Los Alamos National Laboratory Post Bachelor Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Physics Division invites applications for a post-baccalaureate position in the Neutron Science and Technology group (P-23). We are an interdisciplinary, collaborative team of people whoapply a wide range of physics techniques to solve challenges relevant to United States national security. Some of our current projects involve UV holography, nuclear fission, and other shock physics measurements. The postbac will be encouraged to explore other areas relevant to their interests. We will also encourage and support the postbac to explore their options in further graduate studies. This is a one-year appointment with a possible second year extension.
One of many areas of involvement is the material density measurements using x-ray radiography at pulsed power sources. The post-bac scientist will be responsible for measuring and analyzing photon energy spectrum data from pulsed power machines around the country. They will compare pulsed power simulations to data. The nation-wide team will cooperatively mentor the selected candidate so they understand each level of the scientific process in these experiments.
The successful candidate will:
Learn radiography techniques for image analysis
Work together with the experimental design team
Compare pulsed power simulations with data
Develop technical writing and communication skills
Share research at scientific conferences and assist with technical publications
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Education: recent bachelor’s degree in physics, engineering, or a related field
A sense of curiosity, creativity, and a willingness to develop new skills
Ability to work well on a collaborative team
Good verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
Experience working in a professional environment
Some travel will be encouraged for experiments and conferences
Programming and/or data analysis experience (Matlab, C++, python, etc.)
Engineering design tool experience (AutoCAD, Solidworks, etc.)
Familiarity with laboratory equipment (oscilloscopes, electronics, etc.)
A background in fundamental physics concepts (via classes or research)
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Please submit the following through the LANL application system:
A brief cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills.
A current C.V./resume with the following information: Educational background, degree dates, GPA
Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V./resume will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant.
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Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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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)
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Contact Name Thompson, Larry Douglas
Vacancy Name: IRC81579
Organization Name P-23/Physics-Neutron Science & Technology
Req ID: IRC81579
Category: Student - Post Bachelor