Los Alamos National Laboratory Theoretical Modeling and Computational Science Postdoctoral Research Associate in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution of science on behalf of national security. This is a two year position available immediately.

The Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics Group of Theoretical division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral appointment in the multidisciplinary of fluid, material science, solid, chemistry, shock-physics etc. of computational physics. The postdoc researcher will be expected to conduct fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research towards improving predictive capabilities of mechanically activated thermal chemistry model in modeling behavior of high explosives. The successful candidate will pursue model development, implementation, and validation against experimental data. Collaboration with experimental investigators, theoretical and computational chemists, and materials model developers will be essential.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in science, physics, applied mathematics or related fields completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated record of achievements in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) or solid mechanics code development.

  • Knowledge in chemically reacting flows.

  • Ability in written and oral communication.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.

  • Programming experience with languages such as Fortran etc, for scientific applications

  • Experience in high explosive modeling or experiments.

  • Experience in damage and fracture modeling.

Education: Ph.D. in related field soon to be completed or completed within the last five years.

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.

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

Contact Name: Ma, Xia

Organization Name: T-3/Fluid Dynamics And Solid Mechanics

Email: xia@lanl.gov

Job Title: Theoretical Modeling and Computational Science Postdoctoral Research Associate

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC70566