Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The Physics Division invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the Neutron Science and Technology group (P-23) on the Applied Materials and Weapons Physics Team. We study dynamic compression of materials using high explosives and high-speed impactors. The postdoctoral scientist is responsible for developing computational tools for dynamic holographic image analysis and will also gain experience designing holography experiments. This discipline is at the intersection of shock, optics and laser physics.
We are an interdisciplinary, collaborative team of scientists who apply a wide range of physics techniques to solve challenges relevant to United States national security. Some of our current projects involve x-ray radiography, nuclear fission and other shock physics measurements. The postdoc will be encouraged to explore other areas relevant to their interests.
Ph.D. in physics, mathematics or a related field
Experience with data analysis and related computer programming
Demonstrated record of research experience through peer-reviewed publications and presentations
Ability to work well in both a collaborative team environment or independently
Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance (usually requires U.S. citizenship)
Some travel will be required for experiments and conferences
Experience with image processing or imaging technology (optics, lasers) or experimental scientific equipment (condensed matter, nuclear, etc.)
Experience mentoring students
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