What You Will Do
The Focused Experiments Group in the Dynamic Experimentation (M) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory are national leaders in conducting dynamic experiments, often driven by high explosives, that require a variety of advanced measurement techniques to diagnose. Diagnostics include multiple views of low-energy x-ray radiography, Photon Doppler velocimetry, and optical techniques, including high-speed framing cameras used to extract various quantities of interest.
The successful candidate will work with the existing team of researchers to drive forward the state-of-the-art in one or more of these areas:
Developing diagnostics that are effective in these extreme environments;
Analysis of image and time-series data that are collected from these diagnostics, including methods for fusion of data from multiple sources; and
Application of these techniques to shed insight into complex physical phenomena that these experiments elucidate, typically involving the behavior of materials under dynamic loading conditions, e.g., high strain rates, deformation, fracture.
This position includes an emphasis on radiographic measurement science and analysis, so experience with radiography or other image-based measurement techniques is preferred.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in one or more of the following areas (or closely related area): o Imaging science o High-speed dynamic experiments o Image-based measurement techniques o Radiographic imaging o Advanced data analysis techniques applied to scientific data.
Track record of authoring high-quality journal publications / conference proceedings.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship.
Education/Experience : Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or engineering (completed within last 5 years).
Note to Applicants:
For Best Consideration: Please send a resume, and cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications along with a publication list, research interests, a brief statement of future plans and the names of three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position has an initial appointment of two years. Additional information on salary ranges and other benefits can be found online at https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php?source=globalheadernav .
Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.
For more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
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)
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.
Q Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Vacancy Name: IRC87131
Organization Name M-3/Focused Experiments
Req ID: IRC87131