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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientist 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC72563


Job Title Scientist 2

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name P-21/Applied Modern Physics

Minimum Salary 89900

Maximum Salary 148300

What You Will Do

The successful candidate will be part of a team that re-analyzes data from underground nuclear tests (UGTs) conducted before the implementation of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, participates in subcritical experiments at the Nevada National Security Site, and develops new diagnostic techniques to be applied to such tests. Primary duties will include responding to users of the data from the UGTs, performing required analyses of that data, furthering our understanding of the performance of these devices, and extending and improving the methods used to analyze the data.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Careful attention to detail and the ability to document clearly and understandably the steps taken in work done

  • Strong communication skills including the ability to write clear, concise summaries of work done and to give clear oral presentations

  • Basic understanding of statistics and experimental data error analysis

  • Some experience with optics

  • Ability to obtain a Q-clearance, which typically requires U.S. Citizenship

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with particle and radiation detectors

  • Ability to program in IDL, Matlab, and/or Python

  • Demonstrated experience fielding complex experiments


PhD in nuclear, plasma, or atomic physics, applied mathematics or closely related fields. Some post-doctoral experience is expected.

Additional Details:

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.

  • 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. See DOE 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: 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.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Nelsen, Ashley Nicole

Email anelsen@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-667-8509

Req ID: IRC72563