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Los Alamos National Laboratory Radiography Scientist (Scientist 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Radiographic Analysis Capability Team in Physics Division (P-1, Dynamic Imaging and Radiography) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is inviting applicants for a Scientist position to help enhance our quantitative understanding of dynamic experiments. The Team collaborates across disciplines and facilities throughout the DOE-NNSA complex. This involves design of experiments geared toward higher fidelity data, simulation of accelerators and X-ray sources, as well as detectors and camera systems, to enhance understanding of systematic effects, and development of algorithms to analyze complex data sets.

We are looking for a candidate who holds a doctoral degree with a focus in the physical sciences, computer science, or mathematics and statistics. The successful candidate will engage in research utilizing expertise in at least one of the following areas:

  • Monte Carlo simulations with MCNP, GEANT4, or equivalent, or development of such simulations tailored to a particular experiment

  • Image analysis

  • Software development for scientific computing using C, C++, Python or equivalent

  • Statistic inference of physical quantities from experimental data

  • Data fusion

This position will be filled at either a Scientist 2 or 3 level depending on the skills of the candidate. Additional responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Scientist 2 ($94,100 - $155,700)

A Scientist 2 typically performs research under the supervision of a senior scientist and has often recently completed a postdoctoral appointment.

Scientist 3 ($113,100 - $190,900)

A Scientist 3 has generally demonstrated the ability to perform experimental research both collaboratively and independently and to complete projects of a significant nature. They are also expected to lead projects and mentor junior scientists, postdocs, and/or students.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Scientist 2:

  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following areas:

  • Monte Carlo simulations with MCNP, GEANT4, or equivalent, or development of such simulations tailored to a particular experiment

  • Image analysis

  • Software development for scientific computing using C, C++, Python or equivalent

  • Statistic inference of physical quantities from experimental data

  • Data fusion

  • Quantitative data analysis demonstrated based upon a complex and/or noisy set of data or a unified quantitative analysis of multiple sets of data corresponding to different physical measurements.

  • Development and application of novel analysis techniques.

  • Record of successful collaboration with other scientists from different organizations or institutions.

  • Strong scientific research credentials as demonstrated by arecord, appropriate for experience level, ofpeer-reviewed conference orjournal publications.

  • Excellent oral and writtencommunication skills.

  • Ability to obtain or maintain a DOE Q clearance, which typically requires U.S. Citizenship.

In addition to the requirements listed above, the Scientist 3 requires:

  • Ability to lead the development of research in a new field or develop a new experimental capability.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with people from other teams, groups, divisions, and programs to create effective technical collaborations.

  • Experience preparing technical proposals for both internal and external funding opportunities.

  • Experience mentoring students, postdocs, and junior scientists in their scientific work and career development.

Education/Experience:

Scientist 2 : Positions requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences, computer science, mathematics and statistics, or a related field from an accredited college and university and 4 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Ph.D. is highly preferred.

Scientist 3 : Position requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in physical sciences, computer science, mathematics and statistics, or a related field from an accredited college or university and 6 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Ph.D. is highly preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Broad range of knowledge in a combination of fundamental physics, applied mathematics or statistics, shock compression of solids, and development of scientific computing software.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year .

Note to Applicants:

Application review will start at the beginning of October and continue on a rolling basis. Please submit the following for full consideration:

  • Cover letter that describes your research interests and addresses your qualifications for the job requirements listed above.

  • CV (with publication list)

  • In addition, candidates may be asked to provide three references.

For additional information about this position, please contact Sky Sjue (P-1, Radiographic Analysis Capability Project Lead,sjue@lanl.gov).

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)

The Physics Division’s Dynamic Imaging and Radiography group (P-1) is comprised of over sixty scientists, engineers, technical and support staff, postdocs, and students working on a variety of experiments in support of the lab’s missions. We operate a key facility at LANSCE providing proton radiography (pRad). For a single experiment, the Proton Radiography (pRad) facility is able to make multiple images over time to form a time-lapse movie that illuminates ultra-fast phenomena. This capability is used to study shocked materials and other dynamic processes. The development of imaging proton radiography is the direct result of the synergy between the Lab’s national security and basic science missions, supporting the Lab’s defense programs and providing for fundamental discoveries. Dynamic material experiments are also supported across a number of facilities including the Nevada National Security Site, the National Ignition Facility, the Special Technologies Laboratory, and firing sites across the lab. The LEGEND-200 experiment searching for the rare process of neutrinoless double-beta decay is also a primary focus in our efforts to study the properties of the neutrino.

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

  • 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 472.2 for 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.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

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

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Contact Details
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Email lthalacker@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC90535
Organization Name P-1/Dynamic Imaging & Radiography
Minimum Salary
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Req ID: IRC90535
Category: Science

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