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

What You Will Do_

TheEarth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division in Los Alamos National Laboratory has an immediate opening for an outstanding candidate for a postdoc position. The postdoc will focus on renewable carbon tracking for bio-oil/crude co-processing using light isotope technology. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in other projects that support the team’s isotope nuclear forensics and isotope geochemistry for tracking underground water contaminations. The successful applicant should have a strong publication record and a demonstrated hands-on experience working in a stable isotope laboratory. The selected candidate will reside in Earth System Observations Group (EES-14). EES-14 has diversified instruments including two stable isotope laboratories equipped with three isotope ratio mass spectrometers (MAT253, Delta V, Isoprime) and a number of peripherals (GC IsoLink, TC/EA, EA, GC-MS, laser fluorination line, etc.). Additional instruments are available for research needs, including Perkin Elmer ICP-MS NexION 300S, ELAN 6100, OES Optima 2100DV, Dionex HPLC Ultimate 3000, ICS-2100, and OI Analytical Aurora 1030 TOC Analyzer, XRF and XRD.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working in a stable isotope laboratory media.

  • Strong proven background in geochemistry

  • Strong proven background in earth science data analysis and modeling.

  • Outstanding track record of peer-reviewed publication in Geochemistry and demonstrated exceptional potential for publishing peer-reviewed research

  • Strong communication and language skills, oral and written as evidenced by publications, presentations, and the cover letter.

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative, multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary scientific environment.

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Hands-on experience in stable isotope lab.

  • Gas chromatography and organic geochemistry experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in earth science data mining and modeling including machine learning.

  • Development of research proposals and publications.

Education: Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of the appointment and must be within five years of completion of the Ph.D. in Geology, Chemistry, Geochemistry, Earth Science, or related field. Candidates may also have previous experience including postdoctoral experience.

Notes to Applicants:

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 to Postdoc Program.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and a selection will be made within a very short turnaround.

Interested individuals are invited to submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter which includes career goals, and contact information for 3 references.

Competitive salaries and benefits are offered. Salaries are based on the date the PhD degree requirements were completed or the degree was awarded. On the anniversary of these dates, salaries are automatically adjusted to the next higher level, e.g. PhD + 0: $74,000; PhD + 1: $75,900, etc. For more information please go to Postdoc Salary Guidelines .

Additional Details:

Q Clearance: (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.

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

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Duran, Andria M

Organization Name: EES-14/Earth System Observations

Email: amduran@lanl.gov

Job Title: Isotope Geochemistry Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC68483