P-24 is seeking an exceptional early career scientist in the field of experimental HEDP and Weapons Science. The ideal incumbent would have both experience and a record of achievement in multiple topics in the plasma physics field including demonstrated experience with the design and execution of experiments, and/or design, build and fielding of diagnostics.
The successful candidate is expected to successfully complete projects related to HEDP and Weapons Science in support of the DOE Science Campaign, as well as participate as a lead experimentalist on specified projects. Additionally, significant travel is expected to the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Livermore, CA or to the OMEGA facility at Rochester, NY.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Scientific expertise in one or more of the fields of HEDP or Weapons Science, or a closely related one. This includes a track record of peer reviewed publications.
Creativity as evidenced by the ability to identify new questions and opportunities in research, applications or science and finding a way to pursue them.
Flexibility and capacity for professional development, as evidenced by the ability and willingness to learn and to apply new knowledge and technology as well as to engage new projects and opportunities.
Demonstrated ability to work professionally and successfully within a diverse and multidisciplinary scientific research team composed of scientists, technologists, and technicians.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including effectively communicate key scientific results.
Knowledge of executing experiments on large HED facilities such as NIF, Omega, and Z (at Sandia).
Experience in the use of fast x-ray and optical diagnostics.
Broad knowledge of DOE complex.
Ability to obtain a Q-Clearance, which typically requires US citizenship.
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent combination of experience and/or education in physics, engineering, or other closely related topic.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
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About Los Alamos National Laboratory
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 valued. We are committed to work-life balance, as well as both personal and professional growth. We consider our creative and dedicated scientific professionals to be our greatest assets, and we take ride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their successes. We provide mentoring to help new staff build a solid technical and professional foundation, and to smoothly integrate into the culture of LANL.
Full and part time Post Docs are eligible for Compensation Benefits, Competitive salaries, Choice of comprehensive health care plans, to include Medical, Dental..., Vision, Paid sick, holiday, and vacation time, Option of participating in Life, Dependent Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurances, 401k (100% match up to 6% + kicker), Fully vested in 401k on day one, Multiple options for work schedule, Exercise facility free for staff use.
Los Alamos, New Mexico 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 & biking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of rugged canyons and mesas 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.