Los Alamos National Laboratory Experimental Geochemistry Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Radionuclide Geochemistry Team within the Earth Systems Observation Group (EES-14) group in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate. We seek a geochemist with expertise in clays and colloids to help expand our work in clay swelling, colloid formation and transport, electrokinetic properties of colloids, and hydrothermal transformation of clays. This work will support applications related to the performance assessment of engineered barriers associated with spent nuclear fuel. We seek candidates with broad research interests, who are enthusiastic about laboratory work and creative problem solving/innovation. You will be expected to publish results in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and present your work at conferences. The term of the appointment is two (2) years, with the option to extend to a third year depending on performance and funding availability.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals
Education/Experience : Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines
Laboratory experience with geochemical experiments or flow and transport experiments
Experience or exposure to thermodynamic and/or geochemical modeling
Experience or exposure to proposal development and writing
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Notes to Applicants :
The application package consists of a CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should explicitly address how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired skills, if applicable. No applicant is expected to have all of the desired skills, anyone who meets the minimum requirements is encouraged to apply. The LANL EES division is committed to fairness, equity, and inclusion of all people from all backgrounds. We value diversity among our students, postdocs, and staff and strongly welcome applications from historically underrepresented races and genders, people with disabilities, and veterans.
LANL postdoctoral researchers start with a minimum annual salary of $79,500. Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. For general information about the application processes and LANL fellowships refer to theLANL Postdoctoral Programpage.
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.
Earth System Observations (EES-14) works broadly across the traditional fields of geology, ecology, and atmospheric sciences, with an emphasis on experimental and observational sciences, often coupled to the development and improvement of predictive modeling.
The group comprises four teams: Atmosphere, Climate, and Ecosystem Science (ACES), Geology and Geochemistry Research Team (GGRT), Radionuclide Geochemistry Team, and Field Instrument Deployments and Operations (FIDO).
We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated 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. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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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.
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 regard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Vacancy Name: IRC90697
Organization Name EES-14/Earth System Observations
Req ID: IRC90697