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Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientist 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Actinide Analytical Chemistry (C-AAC) group in the Chemistry Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory invites outstanding applicants for a Scientist position to support Plutonium Sustainment and other national security programs.

C-AAC supports Plutonium Sustainment and other national security programs by providing a high quality and timely analytical chemistry capability. Work assignments will be directly related to national security objectives and requires the individual to protect and maintain sensitive or classified information.

The candidate will perform research involving laboratory work developing and optimizing radiochemical methods for the actinide elements in a variety of matrices, associated separation science, and nuclear counting (alpha, gamma, and neutron spectrometry) determinations. The position will involve working effectively as part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment and interact with co-workers with a variety of expertise in the development, validation, and implementation of analytical techniques for a variety of national security applications.

W hat You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with one or more of the following analytical techniques: actinide sample preparation including chemical separations, alpha spectroscopy, gamma spectroscopy, liquid scintillation counting, or other analytical chemistry techniques

  • Demonstrated experimental background and strong publication record in radiochemical methodologies, nuclear counting instrumentation operation, and associated data analysis.Ability to provide high quality analytical chemistry results for routine and non‐routine samples.Proven in‐depth experience in the handling of radioactive and/or nuclear material and a willingness to work with actinide materials.

  • Strong technical and interpersonal communication and language skills, as evidenced by presentations, publications, and the cover letter are required.

  • Demonstrated ability to work safely in a radiologically controlled environment.

  • Proven ability to meet project/research deliverables and deadlines.

  • Proven ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

  • An ability to obtain a Q clearance is required, which typically requires U.S. citizenship.

  • Must submit a cover letter and CV (see below for details).

Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, radiochemistry, or nuclear engineering and 4 years of related experience, typically with post-doctoral research experience at a university or national lab or equivalent experience directly related to the occupation. A PH.D is preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in the computer programming / software development using modern computing languages as well as data analysis software.

  • Experience in estimation of analytical method uncertainties using protocols such as JCGM 100, Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement.

  • Ability to adapt to new project requirements and flexibility to learn new areas of research and technology.

  • Experience in contributing to successful research proposals.

  • Knowledge of DOE Conduct of Operations and safety/security requirements for nuclear/radiological facilities.

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

COVID Vaccine : The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hir es.

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.

Note to Applicants: Please send a cover le tt er addressing how you meet each of the above criteria when applying for the posi ti on. A current CV with the minimum following informa ti on/sec ti ons is also required: Educa ti onal background, degree dates, GPA with scale, Unofficial or official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, name of advisor(s); Work experience; Compe titi ve honors; Relevant extracurricular ac ti vi ti es; Invited presenta ti ons; Grants; Patents; Peer‐reviewed publica ti ons; Non‐peer‐reviewed publica ti ons; Talks and poster presenta ti ons; and Names of 4 references.

Only complete applica ti ons with a cover le tt er and CV will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant. For addi ti onal technical inquiries, contact Dr. Jung Rim at jrim@lanl.gov.

Strong candidates may be eligible for a Laboratory fellowship. See https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career‐op ti ons/postdoctoral‐research/postdoc‐program/postdoc‐appointment‐types.php for details.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos Na ti onal Laboratory (LANL) is a mul ti disciplinary research ins ti tu ti on engaged in strategic science on behalf of na ti onal security. LANL enhances na ti onal security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruc ti on, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

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 childbirth 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. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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 Policy Policy P701 for 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.

Employment Status

Appointment Type



Vacancy Name: IRC94813
Organization Name Actinide Analytical Chemistry (C-AAC)
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC94813
Category: Science