Los Alamos National Laboratory Situ X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging Experiments and Simulations Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Physics and Chemistry of Materials and Plasma Physics groups in the Theoretical and Physics Divisions of Los Alamos National Laboratory are seeking outstanding candidates for one or more post-doctoral research associates in the areas of in situ x-ray diffraction and imaging experiments and simulations. The groups conduct research in the implementation, fielding, and interpretation of in situ x-ray diagnostics in time-resolved impact experiments. This is a multi-disciplinary group with backgrounds and experience in diverse fields of engineering, applied physics, computational methods, and applied mathematics. Collaborations with other Laboratory organizations, the Department of Defense, private industry, and academia are encouraged. Post-doctoral research associates in the following areas are being pursued:

(1) Development, implementation and application of x-ray diffraction and phase contrast imaging diagnostics

(2) Simulation of x-ray diagnostics through development of instrument response functions, including detector resolution, beam coherence, detector system efficiency and signal-to-noise

(3) Development, implementation and application of advanced algorithms and statistics for interpreting data and extracting measures of mesoscale material response

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Applicants should have received a Ph.D. or equivalent degree within the last five years in mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, optical sciences, or a closely related field. A strong background and demonstrated research experience in applied physics/mathematics/crystallography and experimentation or a related field; demonstrated experience in diffraction modeling and propagation methods, phase retrieval methods; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work in both team and independent research environments.

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.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: T-1/Physics And Chemistry Of Materials

Job Title: Situ X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging Experiments and Simulations Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC60291