Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical and Computational Plasma Physics in Los Alamos, New Mexico


Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical and Computational Plasma Physics

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name T-5/Applied Mathematics And Plasma Physics

What You Will Do

The Plasma Physics Team of the T-5 Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics Group in Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking candidates for postdoctoral appointments in theoretical and computational plasma physics research. A broad range of research projects are available in tokamak disruption and mitigation, and they target MHD stability and magnetic reconnection, particle and energy transport, atomic physics processes and radiation, runaway electron dynamics, boundary plasma physics, and plasma-material interaction. Although our research is theoretical and computational, close interaction with domestic and international experiments is anticipated. The initial appointment is for two years, with a possible third year extension depending on performance and funding availability.

In addition to applying online, please send a cover letter and CV (including the contact information of three references) to Xianzhu Tang at xtang@lanl.gov .

Candidates may also be nominated for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Darleane Christian Hoffman, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. Applicants with US citizenship will also be considered for the Metropolis Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Physics. For the named fellowship, the research scope can be broadened to include any topic of mutual interest, for example, in inertial confinement fusion, laser-plasma interaction, space and astrophysical plasmas, and computational methods. For general information go to Postdoc Program .

What You Will Need

PhD in related fields completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.

Additional Details:

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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.

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 regards 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Appointment Type Postdoc


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Contact Details

Contact Name Leyba, Deborah Lee (Debbie)

Email dleyba@lanl.gov

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Req ID: IRC68903