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Agnew Nat Sec Postdoctoral Fellow
Los Alamos National Security in ,
Date Posted 01/15/2022
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Application Deadline Open until filled

Vacancy Name: IRC98336

Organization Name OES/Office of Experimental Sciences within the ADX Weapons Physics Directorate

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) addresses a broad set of national security needs through cutting-edge experimental, theoretical, computational, and engineering research. LANL seeks applications from outstanding candidates to be considered for an Agnew National Security Postdoctoral Fellow appointment. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to perform transformational research in areas aligned with the national security mission of LANL:

Matter in Extreme Environments:Understanding the dynamic evolution of matter and its properties at high density, high temperature, and other extremes. Key research areas include dynamic materials science (with emphases on the manufacturing and aging of polymers, high explosives, actinides, and other metals), fluid dynamics, high energy density physics (with emphases on radiation transport plasmas, and thermonuclear burn), nuclear physics, inertial confinement fusion, and advanced manufacturing. The study of stellar astrophysics from star formation through stellar end states provides a natural laboratory for extreme environments some of which are also accessible through laboratory experimental facilities.

This area also includes advances of accelerator methods, technologies that enable new diagnostics (including x-ray and proton radiography and neutron diagnostics), and data analysis of matter in extreme environments for current and future facilities such as DARHT , LANSCE , U1a , NIF , Z , APS , and LCLS .

Data Analytics:Techniques and tools to analyze and understand data sets so large and/or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate . Advances in this area include methods to extract knowledge from multiple and diverse data sources, including physical sensor output,streaming data, social media, and other data sources. Tools that could be applied include signal processing, image processing, uncertainty quantification, machine learning, anomaly recognition, and data fusion. Data Analytics can be applied to both Matter in Extreme Environments and Proliferation of WMD. It also extends to security of cyber-physical networked systems, including threat detection and mitigation, especially prevention of surreptitious process modification and information transfer.

Advanced Engineering Analysis — Exploration of finite element analysis, with an emphasis on the development of techniques that incorporate plasticity, creep, and damage of materials and participation in experimental activities to characterize relevant mechanisms and validate constitutive models. Practice of multi-disciplinary engineering methods, including High Explosive Engineering, Complex Systems Engineering, Nuclear Safety and Surety Engineering, Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems, and their application to issues in Stockpile Stewardship. This area also includes extreme engineering for deployment of autonomous measurement systems to remote, harsh environments such as space.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Excellent communication skills; ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Demonstrated success in performing, analyzing, and publishing high-quality research in related areas.

Education: PhD in related fields completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.

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.

Additional Details:

Ability to obtain a Q Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter. Individuals applying for this position should review the following memorandum .

  • 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 Manual 470.4-5 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 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

The application will be reviewed by the LANL Postdoctoral Committee, as well as the Agnew Postdoctoral Committee. Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and/or Distinguished Postdoc Fellow appointment. For general information, refer to the Postdoctoral Program page. Interested candidates should submit a letter describing your research interests, and a CV or resume, including a list of publications in their application. For technical questions, email agnew@lanl.gov . Deadline for application isMarch 7, 2022 .

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Appointment Type Postdoc


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Req ID: IRC98336
Category: Postdoc

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