Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, has an opportunity available for an Theoretical Statistical Plasma Physics position.
Theoretical Statistical Plasma Physics
Job IRC52079 Where You Will Work
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. What You Will Do
The Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics Group (T-5) in the Theoretical Division is seeking outstanding postdoc candidates to join our research efforts in modeling of dense, strongly coupled and quantum plasmas (http://www.lanl.gov/projects/dense-plasma-theory/), which are at the heart of many open problems in fusion energy science, planetary science, stellar astrophysics. The objective of our efforts is to achieve a theoretical understanding of the microscopic properties of these systems and of their consequences on their macroscopic properties. To this end, potential research projects will be centered around the development and application of advanced analytical models and/or simulation capabilities with a direct coupling to experiments wherever possible.
Minimum Job Requirements
Candidates should have experience in theoretical and/or computational physics in the field of condensed matter physics, statistical physics, plasma physics or atomic physics. Expertise in any of the following areas is highly desirable, but not absolutely required: classical and quantum molecular dynamics simulations, density functional theory, kinetic theory, quantum many-body theory, plasma theory.
Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.Education
A PhD in related fields completed within the last five years, or soon to be completed is required.
To apply and learn more about the position, please see Job IRC52079 at careers.lanl.gov