Los Alamos National Laboratory Plasma Physics Post-Doctoral Researcher in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to do cutting-edge plasma physics research? If the answer is “yes”, we encourage you to learn more about being a postdoctoral researcher working on the theory and application of Particle-In-Cell (PIC) kinetic modeling of high-intensity laser-plasma interactions. You will work with a cross-disciplinary R&D team of theoretical and experimental plasma physicists, engineers, diagnosticians, and target fabrication experts starting an exciting new project to develop novel laser-based MeV x-ray radiography systems. You will be running and applying high-performance large-scale VPIC simulations, MCNP neutral-particle transport simulations, and analytic theory to study the nonlinear dynamics of high-intensity short-pulse laser-target interaction for the purpose of optimizing laser-target energy coupling and MeV photon production for a variety of scientific and programmatic applications. A cover letter addressing how the skills requirements are met along with a CV and contact information for three references should be sent to Drs. Lin Yin ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Brian Albright ( email@example.com ). You will be expected to continue fundamental or applied research in your area of specialization as well as to support the national-security programs and mission of the Laboratory.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Excellent communication skills
Research-level expertise in plasma physics (theory, simulation, or code development)
Demonstrated ability to publish research in peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings, communicate research to an interdisciplinary audience and work on an interdisciplinary team
Education/Experience :PhD in plasma physics or a related field. A candidate may be considered for a postdoctoral position within five years of receiving their Ph.D. or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment.
Strong background in theoretical and/or computational kinetic plasma physics
Strong background in high-intensity laser-plasma interaction science
Experience running large-scale, massively parallel codes in a high-performance computing environment
Experience in plasma physics code development
Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance which typically request U.S. citizenship
Note to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online, and must submit a CV and a comprehensive cover letter describing their qualifications and how they meet the required and desired (as appropriate) requirements for the position.
Interested candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter (2 pages or less) that addresses each of the required and desired job requirements and education eligibility.No applicant is expected to have all of the desired skills. Your letter and CV should provide contact information for t least 3 references who are familiar with your qualifications as related to this job. Applicants with questions may contact Lin Yin ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Brian Albright ( email@example.com ). Anyone who meets the education and minimum job requirements is encouraged to apply. This position qualifies for benefits (vacation, medical, sick time, parental leave, retirement, etc).
Vaccination Requirement :
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.
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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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: IRC90191
Organization Name XCP-6/Plasma Theory And Applications
Req ID: IRC90191