Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division, T-2

Position ID:Los Alamos National Laboratory-Theoretical Division, T-2-NTSTAFF22 [#20472]
Position Title: Staff Scientist in Nuclear Theory
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nuclear Physics / Nuclear & Particle Theory
Appl Deadline:2022/01/10 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/11/10, listed until 2022/09/30)
Position Description:    

The Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory invites applications for a staff scientist position in Nuclear Theory within the T-2 group (Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology). Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in nuclear theory or a closely related field. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in nuclear theory or closely related areas, as well as strong communication and leadership skills.

The nuclear theory group conducts research on a broad set of topics, including effective theories of strong and weak interactions, low-energy phenomenology within and beyond the Standard Model, neutrino physics and astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, nuclear structure, heavy-ion physics and physics of the quark-gluon plasma, perturbative QCD, quantum few- and many-body systems, and quantum computing. Candidates in all these areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

In addition to seven full time staff scientists working in basic nuclear theory (J. Carlson, S. Gandolfi, C. Lee, E. Mereghetti, D. Neill, I. Tews, I. Vitev), our group has expertise in applied nuclear physics, particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology, and plasma physics. Research at the intersections of these areas with nuclear theory is highly valued. More broadly, the Theoretical Division provides a stimulating scientific environment and opportunities for interdisciplinary science. The Division and the T-2 group enjoy a highly visible postdoctoral program and are actively involved in DOE Nuclear Theory topical collaborations, SciDAC, and Quantum Computing/Quantum Information projects.

Theorists in the Division actively collaborate with experimentalists at LANL and beyond. The experimental Nuclear Physics program at LANL makes critical contributions to QCD and heavy ion physics (e.g. RHIC, EIC), neutrino physics (e.g. LEGEND, accelerator neutrinos), and precision neutron physics (e.g. neutron EDM, lifetime, decay correlations). Candidates whose research program overlaps with any of these experimental efforts are encouraged to apply.

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. The Laboratory strives to create, sustain, and promote a culture of inclusion and respect. Applications from underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged. Application material (CV including publication list, brief statement of research interests, statement on contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion, and at least three letters of recommendation) should be uploaded on the AJO website. For full consideration application packages should be complete by January 10, 2022. Review of applications will begin then and will continue until the position is filled.

For further information please contact ntsearch22@lanl.gov.


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Los Alamos Natl. Lab
Theoretical Division, T-2
P.O. Box 1663
MS B285
Los Alamos, NM 87545-0285

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