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Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Radiation Transport Analyst (Scientist 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Do you want to use cutting edge simulation tools and your radiation transport expertise to solve challenges in the nuclear weapons arena? We are seeking early and mid career scientists to help lead a team to help understand vexing problems and apply neutron, gamma, proton and electron transport expertise and find solutions.

Work could span a broad range of Department of Energy & National Nuclear Security Administration missions, including modern and historic experimental diagnostics, intrinsic radiation, radiation detection and measurement, shielding design, criticality safety, nuclear threat reduction and response, radiation health protection, nuclear weapons effects, and nuclear forensics. We are seeking candidates that have simulation and/or experimental backgrounds and interest in two or more of these topics. While most of our analysis involve the use of Monte Carlo radiation transport codes (especially MCNP and GEANT), we do value expertise with Discrete Ordinate methods. We also value experience with experiment design and radiation detection hardware, data collection, interpretation and analysis. Most staff in this group work within two or more of the above teams, and strong written and verbal communication skills are important in this group.

A successful candidate will need to clearly demonstrate the depth of experience, roles and responsibilities in previous team projects, and technical rigor.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Knowledge

You will need a technical background in one or more of the following areas: historic experimental diagnostics, intrinsic radiation, radiation detection and measurement, shielding design, criticality safety, nuclear threat reduction and response, radiation health protection, nuclear weapons effects, and/or nuclear forensics.

Radiation Transport Simulation Code

For this role you will need expertise in at least one radiation transport simulation code (e.g. MCNP6, GEANT, Attila/Attila4MC, PARTISN, etc)


Team work is essential to the success of our group. You will need to have demonstrated the ability to function effectively in a team environment with a willingness to learn new skills and be flexible in work assignments. This includes exhibiting professional conduct in interactions with co-workers and supervisors.

Publications, Presentations, & Proposals

You will need to have demonstrated scientific productivity as evidenced by publications and presentations. You will also be expected to seek out internal/external funding opportunities for yourself and optimally others through leading development of small to moderate proposals.


At this level you will be expected to take an active role in collaborating with and mentoring more junior staff including students and postdoctoral researchers.

Education/Experience : This position requires a Master’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 6 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Preference may be given for a PhD in nuclear engineering, physics, mechanical engineering, or applied mathematics required.

Desired Qualifications:


It would be great if you had knowledge and skills in additional science & engineering simulation capabilities, such as ABAQUS, SpaceClaim


It would be a plus if you had working knowledge of a scripting language and/or data analysis software (e.g. Matlab, root, python, etc)


It would be nice if you had experience modeling particle transport experiments and analysis/comparison of experimental data.

Q Clearance

An existing Q-clearance is strongly preferred

Note to Applicants: Applicants should submit a CV, and a comprehensive cover letter describing their qualifications and how they meet the required and desired requirements for the position.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

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)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q (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.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

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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Contact Details
Contact Name Greenhall, Ashley Nelsen
Email anelsen@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC86032
Organization Name XCP-7/Radiation Transport Applications
Minimum Salary 113100
Maximum Salary 190900
Req ID: IRC86032
Category: Science