The Plasma Theory and Application Group (XCP-6) applies theoretical and computational plasma physics to model and design novel ICF/HED experiments, theoretical models, and computational algorithms. Areas of particular interest are: inertial confinement fusion; high energy density physics; turbulence and/or perturbed plasma flows; algorithm and model development for plasma and high energy density science. This research may lead to the design, fielding, and analysis of experiments at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), and National Ignition Facility (NIF) lasers or on the Z machine pulsed power facility. The successful candidate will be expected to continue fundamental or applied research in his/her areas of specialization as well as to support the national-security programs and mission of the Laboratory.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
A doctoral degree in physics, engineering, astrophysics, applied mathematics or a closely related field completed within the last five years or soon to be completed.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment
Experience running large, parallel codes in a high-performance, Unix computing environment.
Experience in fielding and analysis of experimental data.
Experience in modeling ICF/HED experiments.
Record of achievement in Thermonuclear burn physics, MHD, Plasma physics (theory, simulation, code development), Plasma transport and turbulence, or Kinetic plasma effects.
Education Required: PhD in physics, engineering or a closely related discipline. Applicants typically have completed a postdoctoral appointment in a related field.
Notes 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.
Internal Number: IRC76337
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.
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