Los Alamos National Laboratory Space Science and Applications Scientist (Scientist 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
We are seeking a Scientist to join our dynamic team! Are you looking for an opportunity to become a contributing member of a highly motivated team focused on monitoring the atmosphere and near-Earth space for nuclear detonations? The Space Science and Applications Group (ISR-1) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is currently seeking scientists to contribute to our ongoing programs and to develop future applied and basic science missions.
On any given day, the selected candidate will:
Contribute to research within one of the group’s primary disciplines, including treaty monitoring, magnetospheric physics, planetary exploration, gamma-ray astrophysics, space situational awareness, and solar-terrestrial interactions.
Help build and deploy instruments into space, analyze and interpret data from these instruments.
Help advance new measurement methods as well as develop new detection technologies to improve our understanding of signatures and their sources.
Contribute to the development of new concepts and proposals.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
One or more of the following:
Experience with the development and application of innovative energetic radiation, plasma, or particle instruments, in particular novel scintillators and associated photodiodes and optical coupling methods; or
Experience in characterizing and test silicon detectors; or
Experience with discrete lab electronics modules as well as NIM, CAEN, and PIXIE for both particle and x-ray detectors; or
Experience in simulation, modeling, or data analysis skills in space plasma physics or radiation transport and effects; or
Experience with mission and/or system design, performance modeling and assessment, requirements definition and specifications, integration and testing.
Experience in organizing, maintaining, and coordinating activities in a laboratory environment.
Demonstrated record of recent publications in peer-reviewed journals, patents, or contributions to major reports.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a highly dynamic team environment, with good communication skills.
Education/Experience: Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 2 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Advanced degree and experience preferred (M.S. or higher) in Chemical, Nuclear or Environmental Engineering, or in fields pertaining to radiological material properties, environmental impacts, and socio-economic impacts plus one (1) year of experience or equivalent combination of education in above mentioned fields and experience (BS + 5 years’ experience).
Experience in working and collaborating across organizational teams and institution.
Active DOE Q Clearance.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 regard 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 call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC86340
Organization Name ISR-1/Space Science & Applications
Minimum Salary 85400
Maximum Salary 139600
Req ID: IRC86340