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Los Alamos National Laboratory Isotope Program Engineering Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Isotope Program (IP) utilizes the Isotope Production Facility (IPF) at the LANSCE accelerator to bombard a variety of target materials with protons for the production of radioactive isotopes for a wide application spectrum in both industry and research. The targetry used at the Isotope Production Facility presents a unique engineering challenging, pushing the boundaries of heat transfer and necessitating novel target fabrication techniques in order to ensure target survivability. The LANL IP is a world leader in high current targetry, and work conducted by its members paves the way for development in the field. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoc to contribute to the IP mission through experimental work and analysis to probe subcooled boiling cooling mechanisms, understand limitations with the current cooling configuration, and perform thermal contact resistance measurements of isotope production targets to determine effectiveness of heat transfer.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Hands-on experience building or operating experimental set-ups for thermal-hydraulic data collection and analysis.

  • Experience performing data analysis using software tools such as Matlab or ImageJ and associated packages.

  • Independent and collaborative problem solving skills demonstrated by publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Strong technical and interpersonal communication and language skills both orally and in writing as evidenced by publications and technical presentations at inter(national) venues.

  • Creative and proactive approach to scientific problem solving.

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience utilizing high speed cameras for experimental work.

  • Experience using inductive heating instrumentation.

  • Experience taking thermal contact resistance measurements.

  • Experience with thermal hydraulic and mechanical design modeling software packages such as ANSYS.

  • Proven contributions to successful research proposals.

  • Experience using process control software such as LabView or Epics.

Education: PhD in nuclear or mechanical engineering or other related field completed within the past five years or soon to be completed. Must be completed before hiring. Other doctorate level degrees with sufficient relevant experience will also be considered, including nuclear physics.

Note to Applicants:

A cover letter (guideline: 1 – 2 pages) is required addressing (point-by-point) how you meet all of the minimum job requirements and possibly desired skills listed in the job posting.

A current curriculum vitae (C.V.) with the following information/sections is also required: educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale, name of advisor(s); work experience; completive honors; relevant extracurricular activities; peer‐reviewed publications; non‐peer‐reviewed publications; talks and poster presentations.

You should also provide the names of three people who can serve as reference for your ability. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant.

In addition to applying online, interested candidates should send their inquiries, cover letter, C.V., and the names and contact information of three references to Ellen M. O’Brien (emobrien@lanl.gov).

Evaluation of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V. will be considered.

Additional Details

Ability to obtain a Q Clearance: 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 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.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, 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)

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Vacancy Name: IRC81996
Organization Name C-IIAC/Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chem
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Req ID: IRC81996
Category: Postdoc