Los Alamos National Laboratory Theoretical Atomic Physics and Plasma Spectroscopy Modeling Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Materials and Physical Data group (XCP-5) in the Computational Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) seeksan outstanding candidate for a Postdoctoral position in Theoretical Atomic Physics and Plasma Spectroscopy Modeling. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Christopher Fontes (XCP-5) on the development and application of large-scale computer codes to analyze a broad range of plasmas of interest. Applications include low-, mid- and high-density plasmas, such as those occurring in astrophysics (e.g. supernova light curves), magnetic fusion energy applications and inertial confinement fusion research. Emphasis for this position is on balancing the development of new methods, based on fundamental atomic and plasma physics theory, with the application of these methods to the modeling of spectra produced by these plasmas.
XCP-5 is an interdisciplinary group which develops, implements, and validates constitutive models (material strength, damage and failure, etc.), equations of state (EOS), and physical data libraries including opacities and nuclear cross-sections for use in large-scale simulation codes; additionally, some group members collaborate in the design and analysis of small-scale and integral validation experiments for material models and physical data. XCP-5 offers an exciting, flexible, scientifically challenging work environment with many opportunities to collaborate with the broader LANL scientific community.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated expertise in both relativistic and non-relativistic atomic theory, e.g. solving theSchrodinger and Dirac equations and calculating cross sections for fundamental atomic processes
Large-scale atomic physics code development (modern Fortran)
Application of such codes to plasma modeling
Able to work both independently and as a team member to achieve group goals
Ability to express ideas clearly in oral and written presentations
Active DOE Q clearance
Education/Experience :A PhD in Theoretical Atomic Physics or closely related area.
Experience in model development for warm and hot dense matter
Proficiency and familiarity with high performance computing
Programming expertise (principally modern Fortran and development tools) on parallel computing architectures
Note to Applicants:
Applicants should submit a CV/resume and a detailed cover letter describing how they meet the required and desired qualifications for this position. For questions, please contact Christopher Fontes at email@example.com .
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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)
Appointment Type Postdoc Postdoc
Contact Name Johnson, Dana Elizabeth
Vacancy Name: IRC81577
Organization Name XCP-5/Materials And Physical Data
Req ID: IRC81577