Los Alamos National Laboratory Ph.D. Statistician (Scientist 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for excellent candidates who seek to develop a career in research, development, and collaborative application of statistical methods. The Statistical Sciences Group works in partnership with world-leading scientists in a wide range of science, technology, and engineering areas such as materials science and advanced manufacturing, environmental modeling, next-generation energy science and technology, space and planetary systems science, cosmology, epidemiology and public health, cyber security and network science, image and multi-source signals analysis, and analysis of complex engineered systems including the nuclear stockpile. Simulation and high performance computing, including novel architectures, play a large and growing role in many of these applications.
The successful candidate will actively participate in collaborative projectsand research activities and will have experience in a broad cross section of statistics. Our group develops and uses methods from areas such as spatial statistics, time series, machine learning, reliability, design of experiments, computer experiments, Bayesian methods, functional data analysis, stochastic processes, hierarchical models, industrial statistics, uncertainty quantification, data fusion, graphical models, advanced regression techniques, and statistical computing.
Duties of this job include contributing to innovation in statistical methodology; advancingbasic and applied sciencethrough rigorous statistical modeling;addressing statistical challenges innational and global security; initiating and developing new projects and proposals; mentoring students and postdocs; and participating in professional activities, includingpeer-reviewedpublications,presentations, and service to the statistics community.This position will be filled at either the Scientist 2 or Scientist 3 level(see below), depending on the experience of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level, appropriate to the requirements listed below.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Minimum Job Requirements for Scientist 2 ($87,800 - $144,800)
Ph.D. in Statistics or equivalent training and experience.
Capability in research, development, and application of methods in statistics.
Experience in collaborating with subject matter experts and other statisticians to solve problems in challenging domains.
Ability to communicate methods and technical results to both statistical and non-statistical audiences.
Strong statistical computing skills including experience using software for statistical programming and advanced statistical analysis (e.g., R, MATLAB, Python, Julia).
Ability to obtain a DOE Q Clearance.
Additional Job Requirements Scientist 3 ($96,600 - $161,300)
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Scientist 3level requires:
On-the-job experience beyond PhD and postdoctoral training.
Record of technical leadership, independence, and accountability.
A substantial record of achievement through publications, presentations, or technical products.
Track record of developing collaborative research proposals.
History of professional engagement such as through peer review and service to the field of statistics.
Demonstrated scientific accomplishment and expertise in one or more relevant technical areas.
Experience with statistical applications in the physical and engineering sciences.
Familiarity with scientific computing (e.g., C/C++, Python) and high-performance computing, such as using MPI or shared memory programming.
Education Required: Ph.D. in Statistics or closely related fields.
Note to Applicants:
Please submit a CV and cover letter with your application.
Applications will be considered while this job as is open, with first priority given to applications received by January 4th.
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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Appointment Type Regular Regular
Contact Name Doyle, Christine Louise
Vacancy Name: IRC82411
Organization Name Statistical Sciences
Req ID: IRC82411