XCP-4/Continuum Models and Numerical Methods, XCP-5/Materials and Physical Data
What You Will Do
The Continuum Models and Numerical Methods (XCP-4) and the Materials and Physical Data (XCP-5) Groups of the Computational Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory are seeking outstanding candidates for several positions from post-doctoral and early career through senior-level scientist in the area of fundamental materials physics models and code implementation in support of high-performance computing simulations for stockpile stewardship and global security applications. Successful candidates are expected to work in a team environment, implement, test and verify their models and algorithms in production-quality software and publish their research in leading scientific journals.
What You Need
Specific job requirements vary depending on the level of the position. Areas of current interest include (note: CANDIDATES DO NOT NEED TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN ALL OF THE BELOW AREAS):
· Materials constitutive behavior at high strain rates
· Damage, spall and fracture of polycrystalline materials under shock loading
· Hypo- and hyper-elastic/plastic solid state models
· Strength and compaction of porous or granular materials
· Continuum-level modeling of the behavior of multiphase and/or composite materials, especially under dynamic loading conditions
· High-order numerical methods and algorithms associated with the implementation of these physical models into a continuum-level multi-physics code, especially with respect to Lagrangian and/or Eulerian frameworks.
Please follow the link to find the appropriate position for your level of experience. Note: candidates for any level must have the ability to obtain a Q Clearance, which usually requires US Citizenship.
Education: Master’s degree in Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related field; PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related field preferred. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred.
Notes to Applicants: Applicants must submit a CV/resume and a cover letter that summarizes their qualifications for the required and desired skills listed above. For questions contact: XCP-4 Group Leader, Karlene Maskaly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated computational professionals are our greatest asset and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their success. Together we are advancing our national security mission.
Compensation and Benefits:
Flexible work schedules
Exercise facility free for staff use
Choice of comprehensive medical plans
Paid maternity and paternity leave, sick time
401k match (100% up to 6% + kicker)
Fully vested in 401k day one
Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM 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 trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera 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.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.
*Eligibility requirements: 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 Order 472.2 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.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
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