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Los Alamos National Laboratory Q-6 Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Come join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world.

As a member of the Q-6 Detonator Technology group, you will be performing basic research aimed at advancing the understanding of energetic-material initiation mechanisms.

To include one, or a combination, of the following:

  • Expand existing and/or develop novel ultra-high-speed optical-/laser-based diagnostics.

  • Design and execute high-profile experiments to guide numerical-model development and its verification/validation.

  • Develop and establish three-dimensional numerical-modeling capabilities.

  • Prepare presentations and report results/findings to peers/management that influence high-impact solutions to existing group challenges

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ability to perform multidisciplinary independent research in the areas of engineering, physics, and/or chemistry.

  • Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals and record of presenting at nationally recognized conferences

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge/background in one or more of the following: compressible-fluid dynamics, shock/detonation/initiation physics, energetic materials, molecule synthesis/formulation, laser-based diagnostics, numerical modeling, and/or optics

  • Proficient in performing data reduction routines and applying statistical analyses to results

Education: Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry. PhD must be completed within the past five years or soon to be completed. PhD must be completed prior to hiring.

Notes to Applicants:

Scientific and technical questions relating to this position can be addressed to Matthew Biss, mbiss@lanl.gov or Nathaniel Sanchez, nsanchez@lanl.gov

Additional Details:

Uncleared (U ) - 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.

Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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.

Northern New Mexico has several vibrant communities that many Lab employees call home. From serene mountains and river valleys to active city life, Northern New Mexico communities provide distinctive life style choices and access to it all.

The Q-6 Detonator Technology group performs R&D on new initiation systems for future replacement stockpile systems including enhanced surety4 detonators. It operates a detonator test laboratory utilizing high-speed diagnostics and supports other Los Alamos explosive test facilities in designing, deploying, and maintaining timing, firing, and integrated safety systems, as well as providing technical detonator support in fielding and executing integrated weapon experiments.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Vonharders, Jeremy E
Email jeremyv@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-665-5993
Vacancy Name: IRC79732
Organization Name Q-6/Detonation Science and Technology
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Req ID: IRC79732
Category: Postdoc