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Los Alamos National Laboratory Isotope Geochemist Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated candidate for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow in the Earth System Observations Group of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division. The primary goal of the support funding is to analyze the molecular and isotopic content of gas and fluid inclusions from geologic samples. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to perform analyses on, and interpret results from, a suite of truly unique geochemical specimens. Additional opportunities for collaboration within EES Division and across the Laboratory’s diverse fields of research will be available.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Innovative, hands-on experimentalist with expertise in light stable isotope mass spectrometry and a particular aptitude in developing novel, front-end sample introduction capabilities.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills demonstrated through publications in professional journals and presentations at research meetings.

  • Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance which usually requires U.S. citizenship.

Education/Experience : A Ph.D. in geosciences, chemistry, physics, materials science or closely related fields completed within the last five years is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and/or interest in gas and fluid inclusions.

  • Experience working with radiological materials and a background in nuclear chemistry.

Note to Applicants:

When applying, please include a cover letter describing background and how you meet the requirements for the position. Also include a curriculum vitae, digitized copies of transcripts and the names of three references. Address any questions about the position to Thom Rahn at trahn@lanl.gov. Applications will be reviewed as received with the intent of filling the position as soon as a suitable applicant is found.

Where You Will Work

Located in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico at an elevation of 2200 m, Los Alamos is a community of 12,000 with year round outdoor recreational opportunities. The state capital, Santa Fe is within commuting distance and provides a plethora of art and entertainment opportunities as well as additional recreational options. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security.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 maternity 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)

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.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Vacancy Name: IRC82200
Organization Name EES-14/Earth System Observations
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Req ID: IRC82200
Category: Postdoc