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Los Alamos National Laboratory Theoretical Design Scientist 2 (Scientist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC72601


Job Title Theoretical Design Scientist 2 (Scientist 2)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name XTD-DO/X Theoretical Design

Minimum Salary 89900

Maximum Salary 148300

What You Will Do

X-Theoretical Design (XTD) division members are the scientific stewards of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, applying theoretical and computational physics to the performance and safety of nuclear weapons. XTD scientists also contribute their expertise to the nation’s foreign threat assessment, counter-proliferation and non-proliferation efforts through assessment of foreign devices, design of tools to address nuclear emergency response scenarios, and creation of solutions to inhibit nuclear proliferation. In addition, XTD scientists drive cutting edge advances in astrophysics, geophysics, high energy density physics, inertial confinement fusion, chemistry, and material science. Members of XTD use multi-physics codes, running on some of the world’s fastest supercomputers, to create and analyze simulations of very complex systems. We work closely with many other organizations in a diverse variety of tasks, including experimental design and analysis, model development, code validation, and project leadership. The selected candidate will:

  • Develop/demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and capability with large, multi-physics codes.

  • Apply multi-physics codes to solve problems of national security interest.

  • Contribute to one or more of these related tasks: experimental design and analysis, model development efforts, data evaluation, and code validation.

  • Contribute to both individual and team efforts.

  • Learn and develop skills in complementary disciplines to demonstrate generalist capabilities.

  • Work with a wide variety of colleagues with varying backgrounds on research covering multiple physics areas in order to solve difficult problems.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality research, technical and scientific excellence, professional integrity, and personal initiative.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Graduate level training in multi-disciplinary sciences.

  • A desire to contribute to issues related to national security.

  • Experience with one or more of these related tasks: experimental design and analysis, model development efforts, data evaluation, and code validation.

  • Demonstrated commitment to quality research, technical and scientific excellence, professional integrity, and personal initiative.

  • Ability and willingness to obtain a DOE Q-clearance, which requires US citizenship.

Desired Skills:

  • Active Q Clearance

  • Experience with large-scale computing.

  • Familiarity with design and analysis of nuclear weapons.

  • Experience in designing, analyzing and/or conducting experiments.

  • Technical leadership experience.

  • Supervisory or mentoring experience.

  • Knowledge and experience relative to uncertainty and/or risk analysis.

Education Required:

  • MS or PhD degree in science from an accredited college or university required.

  • PhD preferred with postdoctoral work in one of the following or in a related field: Physics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or Materials Science.

Notes to Applicants: Please attach a resume, a detailed cover letter addressing all required and desired skills, and a transcript (unofficial is acceptable) with your application . Please note that without a resume, cover letter and transcript your application will not be considered.

Additional Details:

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 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.

Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated computational professionals are our greatest asset and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their success. Together we are advancing our national security mission.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salaries

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Exercise facility free for staff use

  • Choice of comprehensive medical plans

  • Paid maternity leave, sick time

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401k match (100% up to 6% + kicker)

  • Fully vested in 401k day one

  • Disability insurance

Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM enjoys excellent weather, clean air and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Vigil, Jessica Marlene

Email jessica_m@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC72601