Los Alamos National Laboratory Experimental Nuclear Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

A postdoctoral position in Experimental Nuclear Physics is available with the Subatomic Physics Group (P-25), Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. We are seeking exceptional candidates to join us to work in the fields of fundamental neutron physics and application of neutron physics. LANL is leading major efforts in the field of fundamental neutron physics. Our current efforts include: (1) measurement of the electron asymmetry in neutron decay using bottled ultra-cold neutrons (the UCNA experiment), (2) development of a cryogenic experiment to search for the neutron electric dipole moment (the SNS nEDM experiment), (3) precision measurement of neutron decay parameters using cold neutrons (the Nab experiment), (4) a measurement of the neutron lifetime using bottled ultra-cold neutrons (the UCN¤ä experiment), and (5) development of a new room temperature experiment to search for the neutron electric dipole moment using the LANL ultracold neutron source (LANL nEDM experiment). In addition, we have recently developed a new method to study material damages caused by fission using ultracold neutrons.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development and execution of various aspects of one or two of the experiments mentioned above. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to publish his or her results to the international community and to further his/her career by speaking in a variety of venues. He or she will join teams of other postdocs and staff members as well as university collaborators.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a strong background and publication record in experimental nuclear and particle physics, or closely related field. Evidence of good communication skills is also required.

Desired Skills:Prior experience with precision measurements, ultra-cold neutrons, and cryogenic experiments is not required but is desired

Education: A PhD in experimental nuclear physics or related field completed within the last five years or soon to be completed is required.

Notes to Applicants: For further technical information, please contact Dr. Takeyasu Ito at 505-606-1985 or ito@lanl.gov, or Dr. Mark Makela at 505-667-5084 or makela@lanl.gov.

Additional Details:

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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.

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.

For general information to the Postdoc Program go to http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php.

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.

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.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: P-25/Subatomic Physics

Job Title: Experimental Nuclear Physics Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC53578