Los Alamos National Laboratory Proton Radiographic lens Modeling and Development Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Proton Radiography, Applications and Development Group (P-26) at Los Alamos National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The LANL proton radiography facility operates at the 800-MeV Los Alamos Neutron Science Center Linac, desired by its diverse user base for its ability to provide multi-frame radiographic data of dense, dynamic systems with inter-frame temporal resolution down to 150 ns. The Postdoc will work on the development of novel proton radiographic lensing solutions, including, specifically, the development of an achromatic beam lines and achromatic imaging lens. The latter leverages the ability of an achromat to image across a broad depth-of-focus, representing a new radiographic capability.
We seek a candidate with a background in accelerator beam line design and/or analysis, and a desire to apply their expertise to the advancement of proton radiography. Experience in the application of machine learning to the tuning of beam delivery structures is desirable, but not required.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Education: A Ph.D. in physics, accelerator physics, medical physics or a closely-related field earned within 5 years of the anticipated start date.
Safety Practice: Demonstrated ability to work safely and productively with minimal supervision.
Communication: Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and experience interacting with personnel at all levels. Ability to explain and present technical information, both verbally and in written form, to an audience with varied technical backgrounds.
Clearance: Ability to obtain and maintain a US Department of Energy (DoE) Q Clearance, which typically requires US citizenship.
Technical Knowledge: Experience with beamline transport modeling and development, non-destructive evaluation and testing (X-ray CT, NMR/MRI).
Systems & Tools: Experience with beam modeling software, COSY Infinity, MADX, transport, or other. Experience with data analysis software such as, but not limited to: Python, MATLAB, or ImageJ.
Applicants should submit a CV and a detailed cover letter specifically addressing each of the required qualifications and desired skills below through the LANL HR system and also e-mail a copy to Fesseha Mariam ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The initial appointment will be for a period of two years and will be renewable for a third year contingent upon progress and funding availability. The successful applicant will be also be considered for the Director's Funded and named Fellowships at LANL (more info can be found at LINK).
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.
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 more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .
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 email@example.com 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)
Vacancy Name: IRC81700
Organization Name P-26/Proton Radiography, Applications, and Development
Req ID: IRC81700