Los Alamos National Laboratory Signals & Sensing Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

The Space and Remote Sensing Group (ISR-2) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a qualified Postdoctoral Researcher to execute cutting edge research and development in signal processing and measurement with emphasis on ultrasonic waves and other time-series measurements. Areas of research and development that the successful candidate will participate in include the following:

  • Developing new algorithms for processing and extracting information from spatial-temporal signals, including, but not limited to, full-field acoustic/ultrasonic response measurements

  • Designing and prototyping new inspection technology using laser-Doppler vibrometry and other remote sensing techniques

  • Source-to-sensor modeling, including modeling of source physics, signal propagation, sensor performance, and the validation of the data processing and analysis algorithms

  • Applying signal processing capabilities to a range national security applications that involve several remote sensing phenomenology, including seismic, acoustic, radio-frequency, and optical signals.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience with conducting applied research in acoustics/ultrasonics or related field (radar, sonar, seismology, etc.), including designing and executing experiments

  • Experience with the application of basic techniques in signal processing and/or statistical detection theory

  • Working knowledge of acoustic/ultrasonic or related sensors and data acquisition systems

  • Experience with applied computing to process, analyze, and interpret data, and demonstrable knowledge of one or more scientific programming languages (e.g. Matlab, Python, C/C++)

  • Ability to interact effectively in a team environment and ability to work independently

  • Ability to express ideas clearly in written and oral communications

  • Ability to conduct field experiments at various national and potentially international locations

  • Eligible to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance (which generally requires U.S. citizenship)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with laser Doppler vibrometry and/or laser-ultrasound

  • Experience with modeling acoustic wave propagation, or similar phenomenology

  • Experience with designing, building, programming, and/or testing custom ultrasonic inspection systems (or a related technology)

  • Experience with object-oriented programming and source control

Education:PhD in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, physics, or a related field, completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed, is required.

Notes to Applicants: In addition to a resume, candidates must submit a cover letter addressing the specific job requirements and desired skills. Applications without this letter will not be considered.

Additional Details:

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.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

For general information go to Postdoc Program.

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.

ISR‐2 is a research and development group that innovates and implements novel remote sensing concepts (optical, infrared and RF) in the support of global security and to conduct scientific research in a variety of related fields. The group maintains multi‐disciplinary programs in theory, modeling, instrumentation, experimentation, field deployment, and data analysis and exploitation.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Ditsworth, Samantha Aileen

Organization Name: ISR-2/Space And Remote Sensing

Email: samanthad@lanl.gov

Job Title: Signals & Sensing Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC68353