Applications are invited for an immediate postdoc opening in astrophysical fluids and plasmas. We seek candidates with background in astrophysical fluids, plasma physics, including turbulence, transport and particle energization. Experiences in theoretical and computational astrophysics and plasma physics are highly desirable. The successful candidates are encouraged to collaborate on the current projects carried out at LANL, and they will also be able to develop his/her own research programs. The initial appointment is for two years, with a possible third year extension.
What You Need
Candidates should send their applications electronically, including a CV, a publication list, and a concise research statement (within 2 pages) describing past achievements and future plans. Applicants should arrange three reference letters to be sent electronically as well. All material can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants can also contact Hui Li (email@example.com), Fan Guo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Shengtai Li (email@example.com) for further inquries. Applications must be received before Dec. 15, 2019 for full consideration. The review of applications will be on-going until offers are accepted.
The position is offered by the Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group within the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Outstanding candidates may be nominated for the Distinguished Fellowships such as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Hoffman fellows with an application deadline of Nov. 1. Other postdoc fellowships include Director's Fellowship and Keller Fellowship with a deadline of Dec. 15, and the Metropolis Fellowship in Computational Physics (US citizens only) with a deadline of Dec. 15.
Education: PhD in related fields completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.
Internal Number: IRC76251
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.