T-Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Position ID:Los Alamos National Laboratory-T-Division-APPLIEDNP [#8463]
Position Title: Staff Scientist
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nuclear Physics / Nuclear structure and reactions
Appl Deadline:2016/11/30 (posted 2016/11/01, listed until 2017/08/01)
Position Description:    

The Nuclear Data Team in the Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology (T-2) group in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking outstanding candidates for several staff scientist positions to work on applied nuclear physics. More than one opening is available, each having a different emphasis. One area is the development of nuclear models and codes, and using those tools to produce evaluated nuclear data, as are present in the ENDF/B U.S. nuclear data library. A strong background and an established record of high-quality research in fission theory, nuclear structure and/or nuclear reaction theories, and/or nuclear data evaluations is required. Another area is nuclear data processing and benchmarking. Previous knowledge of the NJOY processing code, the MCNP or similar transport code, and familiarity with the ENDF nuclear data library would be advantageous.

The successful applicant will be expected to engage with the nuclear data evaluation and benchmarking communities through the U.S. Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) and other working groups, and support the release of future versions of the ENDF/B U.S. evaluated nuclear data library. A close collaboration with the Computational Physics Group (XCP-5) is essential. The ability to obtain a Q clearance is required. A third area of desired expertise is plasma-nuclear interactions, in support of our growing effort to provide theoretical guidance for experimental work on Inertial Confinement Fusion and Dense Plasma Focus neutron sources. The Nuclear Data Team has close ties with experimental groups at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) and the Plasma Physics Group (P-24) and with the X-Computational Physics (XCP) Division, which the new hire would be expected to reinforce. Both junior and more senior candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to publish in high-quality technical journals, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and work effectively across organizational boundaries within the Laboratory, and with the international nuclear data community.

Applicants should apply to both this Academic Jobs Online site as well as the LANL site found at


Please include a CV, publication list, research statement, and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendations submitted to both sites. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by Nov. 30th, 2016.

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Further Info:
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