• Postdoc Associate in Plasma Astrophysics

    Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos, NM 87544

    Job #777716257

  • What You Will Do

    Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for an immediate postdoc opening in the plasma astrophysics. We seek candidates with background in particle acceleration, turbulence, and magnetic reconnection. Experiences in theoretical and computational plasma physics and astrophysics are highly desirable. The successful candidates are encouraged to collaborate on the current projects carried out at LANL, and they will also be able to develop his/her own research programs. The initial appointment is for two years, with a possible third year extension.

    What You Need

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    • PhD in Plasma Physics and Astrophysics or related areas

    Desired Skills:

    • Theoretical and computational modeling

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

    Notes to Applicants: Candidates should send their applications electronically, including a CV, publication list, and a concise research statement (within 2 pages) describing past achievements and future plans. Applicants should arrange three reference letters to be sent electronically as well. All material and further inquiries can be sent to Hui Li (~~~), Fan Guo (~~~) and Shengtai Li (~~~). Applications must be received before Dec. 22, 2018 for full consideration. The review of applications will be on-going until offers are accepted.

    Additional Details:

    No Clearance: 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 Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

    For general information go toPostdoc Program.

    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 ~~~ or call ~~~ 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.

    The position is offered by the Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group within the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

    Work Telephone: ~~~

    Contact Name: Li, Hui

    Organization Name: T-2/Nuclear & Particle Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology

    Email: ~~~

    Job Title: Postdoc Associate in Plasma Astrophysics

    Appointment Type: Postdoc

    Req ID: IRC69504

    Updated 12/11/2018

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