Experimental Nuclear Physics - Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
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We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to develop a comprehensive experimental program of fission studies using inverse kinematics reactions with relativistic beams. The successful candidate will be responsible to deliver and validate high-precision isotopic identifications of primary fission fragments from unstable isotopes for which there are limited experimental or evaluation data. This position is in the Nuclear Physics and Particle group of the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division.

Essential Duties
- Develop in-house expertise for inverse kinematics reactions with relativistic beams.
- Verify the usefulness of the inverse kinematic measurements with those measured in direct kinematics using real photon or neutron beams.
- Perform data analysis and interpret the results of experiments
- Develop simulations of neutron and photon transport and detector response performance
- Participate in the overall program of performing precision studies of nuclear fission.
- Document and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific publications and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
- Collaborate with other scientists and technical personnel to accomplish research goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- PhD in experimental nuclear physics or closely related field.
- Ability to develop independent research projects through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Experience with accelerator-based neutron and photon physics experiments and nuclear spectroscopy.
- Experience with programming in C++ and/or FORTRAN programming languages.
- Experience performing analysis using ROOT, MCNP or GEANT.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, author technical and scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations.
- Documented publication record in peer-reviewed literature with experience presenting research results to a large audience.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  None required.

However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process.  This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check.  (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)

For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

 

Note:   This is a 2 year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of 3 years.  Eligible candidates are those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

 

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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