Los Alamos National Laboratory Seismic Network Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Los Alamos Seismic Network (LASN) is essential to understanding the seismic and volcanic hazards that affect operations of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Laboratory is located in a complex geologic region, named the Pajarito Plateau, which contains one of the largest young volcanic features on Earth, the Valles Caldera. For over 45 years, LASN has served to better understand the plateau’s rich and complex geologic structure. We are in search of a postdoctoral candidate to apply sophisticated earthquake quantification to LASN seismic data for permanent earthquake monitoring and supporting the seismic hazards program. The candidate will contribute to installing, operating, and maintaining LASN field instrumentation, and is expected to become involved in research opportunities that align with LANL missions such as applied seismology, sustainable energy, and global security.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Excellent written and oral communication skills, and working effectively as part of a team
Proficiency with at least one programming language (Python, Matlab, etc.)
Education :A Ph.D. degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field obtained in the last five years or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment.
Applying machine learning methods to problems in earth sciences
Utilizing fiber optic based distributed acoustic sensing (DAS)
Deployment, operation and maintenance of seismic field instrumentation
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Note to Applicants:
The application package consists of a CV/Resume and a cover letter. Your cover letter should explicitly address how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired skills, if applicable. No applicant is expected to have all of the desired skills. Anyone who meets the minimum requirements is encouraged to apply. Where You Will Work
The mission of the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory is to solve complex problems of importance in environment, energy, and national security by using our capabilities in earth and environmental sciences. The division is a highly interactive, well-funded research organization with an annual budget of approximately $100 million and a staff of approximately 240. The core disciplines of EES Division include Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geodynamics, Geography, Hydrology, Atmospheric Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Computational Science and Geotechnical Engineering. The disciplines are organized into groups within the division, which consist of 30-40 Scientists, with approximately 20 support staff, post-docs, and students. Each group has a variety of scientific programs, on the order of $20-$25M in direct funding. The members of each group are organized into 3 or 4 teams, led by team leaders who support the Group Leader directly.
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 childbirth 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.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status
Vacancy Name: IRC94835
Organization Name EES-17/Geophysics
Req ID: IRC94835