Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Forensics/Actinide Research Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Nuclear Materials Science (MST-16) group is searching for a postdoctoral candidate with a strong background in spectroscopic techniques to investigate the nuclear forensics signatures of actinide materials. The position will involve selecting, preparing and spectroscopically characterizing actinide materials at both on-site and off-site facilities, overseeing the shipment of the materials for off-site analysis, and collecting and analyzing data. The position will primarily be located at LANL, but will require frequent travel to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The position will require the candidate to successfully interact on a multi-disciplinary team with personnel from both within and outside of LANL. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successful collaborations, scientific achievement, and have displayed exceptional talent in their field.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
The selected candidate will perform research activities and responsibilities to include the following:
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a large, multi-disciplinary team.
Have a track record of publications and experience presenting at conferences.
Possess or ability to obtain a Q clearance, which generally requires US citizenship.
Experience with x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES/EXAFS), x-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, auger spectroscopy, absorption/fluorescence, or similar spectroscopic techniques.
Experience in data analysis.
Experience with radioactive, toxic, or air-sensitive materials.
Experience with responses of materials in extreme environments, which can include irradiation, pressure, corrosion, or non-ambient temperature environments.
Experience with x-ray beamline techniques (EXAFS, XANES, XRD, etc.)
Education: A PhD in materials science, physics, chemistry, or a related engineering discipline completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed.
Besides the traditional postdoctoral research associate position, opportunities also exist for positions as Director’s funded, Agnew National Security, and Nicholas C. Metropolis postdoctoral fellows. Distinguished postdoctoral appointments are available for those who qualify based on extraordinary abilities in scientific research, leadership, and innovation in establishing new capabilities. Qualifyingcandidates may be considered the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. Details can be found on the LANL external webpage: http://www.lanl.gov/
Note to Applicants: For technical questions related to this position contact: Alison Pugmire at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Q Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
For general information to the Postdoc Program go tohttp://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Vacancy Name: IRC83082
Organization Name MST-16/Nuclear Materials Science
Req ID: IRC83082