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

What You Will Do

The candidate will be expected to conduct theoretical and computational research in the area of reactive and programmed burn modeling and calibration of high explosive detonation. The work will support experimental programs within M-9, contributing to a variety of Laboratory programmatic missions, including stockpile stewardship and global security programs. Specifically, the candidate will

  • Provide scientific guidance and support of condensed-phase high explosive detonation performance model development and calibration, utilizing data from physics experiments in M-9.

  • Work closely with program offices and funding agencies to complete programmatic deliverables and ensure funding.

  • Mentor students/postdocs and other junior staff members.

  • Establish scientific collaboration and expertise in detonation physics.

  • Performing work in a safe and secure manner.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Strong background and record of achievement in the physical sciences or engineering, with a demonstrated understanding of detonation physics modeling or related discipline.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience in theoretical analysis including asymptotic approaches, calibration and computational methods of condensed-phase reactive and programmed burn detonation models.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and experience interacting with various levels of personnel and customers.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience building interdisciplinary collaborations with experimental groups

  • Thorough knowledge of nuclear weapon physics

  • Active DOE Q clearance

Education: PhD plus 3 or more years in of relevant experience in Applied Math, Physics, or Engineering or closely related fields.

Notes to Applicants:Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills. (Please save cover letter with job number and name).

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.

Maximum Salary: 161300

Minimum Salary: 96600

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Budge, Trevor L.

Organization Name: M-9/Shock and Detonation Physics

Email: tbudge@lanl.gov

Job Title: Scientist (Scientist 3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC66965