Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientist 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC77352
Job Title Scientist 3/4
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name EES-DO/Earth & Environmental Sciences
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Scientist 3 or Scientist 4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Division (EES) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking mid-career scientists and engineers to join us in our efforts to meet the nation’s earth science, environmental science, energy development, and national security challenges. We are looking for talented, enthusiastic, mid-career individuals who can contribute to existing projects and help develop innovative solutions for challenges requiring expertise in the following science areas:
Aerosol and trace gas measurement,
Boundary layer and surface exchange processes under the influences of complex terrain
Development and implementation of atmospheric models on high-performance-computing platforms.
Hydro- or Biogeochemistry:
Natural and anthropogenic tracer analysis in hydrological, environmental, and ecological studies
Hydrochemistry as applied to vegetation and ecosystem sciences
Biogeochemistry as applied to ecosystem response to disturbance
Process- to landscape-scale modeling of ecosystem response to hydrologic and hydrochemical disturbance.
Damage and fracture mechanics
Continuum and/or discontinuum scale computational modeling methods
Physics-based constitutive model development for geologic and/or metallic materials.
Mechanical behavior of metals and/or rocks under extreme loading conditions
Seismic source modeling and event discrimination
Waveform signal processing: waveform similarity, reflection
Seismic earth model development (travel time, amplitude, full waveform)
Microseismic event analysis
Acoustic methods for material characterization
Potential Field Theory
Optical signature analysis
Subsurface Flow, Transport, Reaction, and Deformation Modeling in Porous and Fractured Media:
Modeling of single and multi-phase fluid flow and/or reactive transport processes in porous and fractured media
Algorithm, numerical methods, and model development
Computational science with subject matter expertise in subsurface flow and transport
Data Analytics Applied to Earth Systems Modeling Including:
What You Need
Scientist 3 Level ($98,900-$165,100)
Minimum Job Requirements:
Thorough knowledge and experience in applying, on a broad basis, scientific principles, techniques, methods and tools to provide solutions for an extensive and diverse range of complex and/or ambiguous problems where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
Demonstrated record of scientific excellence and achievement as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Demonstrated record of contributing to proposal and funding development from a variety of sources.
Demonstrated thorough knowledge and experience in leading components of projects and integrating research with other scientists.
Demonstrated success delivering final work products of value to sponsors.
Scientist 4 Level ($119,700-$201,700)
Minimum Job Requirements:
Advanced knowledge and proven record of scientific excellence and achievement as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Advanced knowledge and proven record of developing proposals and obtaining funding from a variety of sources.
Demonstrated advanced experience in leading projects and coordinating the work of other scientists.
Advanced knowledge and proven success delivering final work products of value to sponsors.
Advanced knowledge and proven ability in formulating and presenting results to technical audiences and leaderships.
Experience working with DOE and/or DOD as a sponsor.
Experience working on a multi-institutional team.
Experience building and leading multi-disciplinary teams.
Experience working in a U.S. National Laboratory environment.
Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which usually requires U.S. citizenship.
Scientist 3 Education Required: Ph.D and at least five years or more work experience.
S cientist 4 Education Required: Ph.D and at least ten years or more work experience.
Notes to Applicant: Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that outlines their background and experience related to at least one specific EES science area . For more information about Los Alamos, please visit *www.LANL.gov or contact the hiring manager, Dr. David Coblentz ( email@example.com ) *.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Division is a multi-program research organization with core capabilities in Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geomaterials, Geography, Hydrology, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Acoustics, Atmospheric Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Computational Science, and Geotechnical Engineering. Cross-cutting capabilities and facilities span the needs for laboratory experimentation, field deployments, computing, and data analytics. Capabilities in the Division are organized into groups, which consist of scientists, postdoctoral researchers, technicians, administrators, and students. Most programs within the Division feature multi-discipline teams organized to solve complex problems of national importance.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Lopez, Alexine F C (Alexine)
Req ID: IRC77352