Los Alamos National Laboratory Space Science and Applications Scientist (Scientist 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Space Science and Applications Group (ISR-1) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is currently seeking scientists to work on ongoing programs and develop future applied and basic science missions. The selected candidate will:
Lead research within one of group’s primary disciplines, including treaty monitoring, magnetospheric physics, planetary exploration, gamma-ray astrophysics, space situational awareness, and solar-terrestrial interactions.
Build and deploy instruments into space, analyze and interpret data from these instruments.
Advance new measurement methods as well as develop new detection technologies to improve our understanding of signatures and their sources.
Build and lead multi-disciplinary teams for the execution of cross-functional projects in the area of national security space applications.
Lead the training and mentoring of technical staff across the organization.
Lead the development of new concepts and proposals in engineering design and fabrication, spacecraft integration, ground system support and on-orbit operation.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated leadership in deploying instrumentation of key subsystems on a space mission.
Demonstrated ability to secure funding for multi-year projects, supported by DOE, DOD, NASA, or other US agencies.
Advanced knowledge and proven ability in the development and application of innovative gamma-ray, x-ray, neutron, plasma, or energetic ion and electron spectrometers.
Proven exceptional simulation, modeling, or data analysis skills in space plasma physics or radiation transport and their effects.
A record of leading high impact, innovative research as demonstrated by recent publications in peer-reviewed journals, patents, or contributions to major reports.
Advanced knowledge and proven ability in formulating and communicating results to technical audiences.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team, with good communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain strategic collaborations and partnerships with other leading organizations that have enabled new discoveries in the space sciences.
Ability to obtain a DOE “Q” clearance, which normally requires US citizenship.
Experience in working and collaborating across organizational teams and institutions.
Proven experience with mission and/or system design, performance modeling and assessment, requirements definition and specifications, integration and testing.
Active DOE Q Clearance.
Education: Ph.D. degree in physics or engineering and 10 years of technical experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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 Space Science and Applications group (ISR-1) in the Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) division leads a variety of civilian and defense-related programs sponsored by DOE, DOD, NASA, and other US agencies support of these missions. We develop sensors to detect nuclear emissions and measure natural and man-made radiations in space. ISR-1 capabilities extend from mission concept to design and calibration, data analysis, simulation and modeling. ISR division capabilities include engineering design and fabrication, spacecraft integration, ground system support and on-orbit operation.
Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are valued. We are committed to work-life balance, as well as both personal and professional growth. We consider our creative and dedicated scientific professionals to be our greatest assets, and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their successes.
Contact Name Frary, Suzanne R
Vacancy Name: IRC78694
Organization Name ISR-1/Space Science & Applications
Minimum Salary 119700
Maximum Salary 201700
Req ID: IRC78694