Los Alamos National Laboratory Plasma Physics & Applied Math Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Plasma Physics Team of the T-5 Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics Group in Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking candidates for postdoctoral appointments in theoretical and computational plasma physics, as well as applied and computational mathematics for applications in fusion energy sciences. A broad range of research projects in physics and computation is available in tokamak disruption and mitigation, and they target MHD stability and magnetic reconnection, particle and energy transport, atomic physics processes and radiation, runaway electron dynamics, boundary plasma physics, and plasma-material interaction. A complimentary focus is on scientific machine learning and multis-scale simulation methods. Although our research is theoretical and computational, close interaction with domestic and international experiments are anticipated. The initial appointment is for two years, with a possible third year extension depending on performance and funding availability.
PhD in related fields completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.
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Candidates may be also nominated for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Darleane Christian Hoffman, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. Applicants with US citizenship will also be considered for the Metropolis Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Physics. For the named fellowship, the research scope can be broadened to include any topic of mutual interest, for example, in inertial confinement fusion, laser-plasma interaction, space and astrophysical plasmas, and computational methods.
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)
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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.
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Vacancy Name: IRC85975
Organization Name T-5/Applied Mathematics And Plasma Physics
Req ID: IRC85975