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Los Alamos National Laboratory Experimental Nuclear Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications (P-3) group in the Physics division is looking for one or more postdoctoral researchers to work in the Low Energy Nuclear Physics Team on direct and indirect measurements of neutron induced reactions. The successful candidate(s) will perform measurements and analysis at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) or external charged particle and rare isotope beam facilities. There are additional opportunities to develop the suite of instruments located at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center and as part of P-3’s external measurement programs. At LANSCE, tools include the Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments (DANCE) , the Low-Energy (n,Z) (LENZ) instrument , the Chi-Nu Prompt Fission Neutron Instrument , the fission Time-Projection-Chamber , theSPecrometer for Ion DEtermination Research (SPIDER) , the Device for Indirect Capture Experiments on Radionuclides (DICER) and the Irradiation of Electronics Chips (ICE) program. The teams are actively involved in developing new instruments to take advantage of the unique time-of-flight neutron beams made available at LANSCE. Outside Los Alamos, we pursue measurements studying the underlying nuclear physics used to infer nuclear reaction rates for short-lived nuclei.

Research areas in the group include studies of nuclear astrophysics (s-process, r-process, heavy element synthesis), nuclear structure (gamma-ray spectroscopy, level density, photon strength function), nuclear reactions, and studies of the fission mechanism. The team is tightly coupled to the LANL nuclear physics and astrophysics theory group as well as modeling and simulation teams in theoretical design, computational physics, and computer and computation sciences divisions. The intense neutron spallation sources at LANSCE are used in much of this work and cover a neutron energy range from sub-thermal to 800 MeV.

A broad range of expertise and background is desired, and there are multiple distinct projects that a successful candidate could pursue within the research disciplines of the group. There are opportunities for postdoctoral positions that are focused on hardware development, analysis, or simulation. There may be additional opportunities for collaborative work with scientists from other groups or divisions at LANL. Highly qualified applicants will be considered for Director's or Agnew National Security Postdoctoral Fellowships with exceptional candidates being considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant area of nuclear physics, particle physics, astrophysics, nuclear engineering, or related areas to support the current and future experimental physics program

  • Ability to carry out independent and collaborative research

  • Ability to communicate both technically and interpersonally both orally and in writing

Education: A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field completed within the last six years or soon to be completed is required. Exceptions can be made to the six-year time-frame—please inquire if this is relevant.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in neutron, charged-particle, or gamma-ray detector development and/or implementation

  • Experience with Monte Carlo based neutron/charged-particle/gamma-ray simulation tools

  • Experience with detector electronics hardware and/or data acquisition design and development

  • Experience with stellar modeling and/or nucleosynthesis network tools

  • Experience with nuclear structure and/or reaction models

Note to Applicants:

  • Please send any questions for details or information to Aaron Couture , who is co-chairing the search committee (acouture@lanl.gov).

  • In addition to applying on-line, please send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter summarizing relevant qualifications, research, and career goals, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Aaron Couture ( acouture@lanl.gov ).

  • Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Frederick Reines or Harold Agnew Fellowships.

  • General information on theLANL Postdoc Programandpostdoctoral salariesavailable.

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)

Additional Details

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.

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Vacancy Name: IRC89623
Organization Name P-3/Nuclear & Particle Physics and Applications
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Req ID: IRC89623
Category: Postdoc