Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Nuclear Structure & Reaction Theory

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 104115
Job Code: Post-Dr Research Staff 1 (PDS.1) / Administrative Specialist IV (405.4)
Date Posted: August 14 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research at the intersection of nuclear structure and reaction theory.  You will actively participate in the development of an integrated structure and reaction theory for medium-mass and heavy nuclei. This position is in the Nuclear Data & Theory group of the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division.

Essential Duties
- Conduct research in nuclear structure and reaction theory for medium-mass and heavy nuclei.
- Contribute to and actively participate in the development and implementation of an integrated structure and reaction theory framework for medium-mass and heavy nuclei.
- Design and carry out applications demonstrating the new framework.
- Collaborate with the Nuclear Data and Theory group and with external researchers.
- Document research; report research results via publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Recent PhD in theoretical physics or related field.
- Experience in theoretical nuclear physics, applied to low-energy nuclear structure and/or nuclear reaction phenomena.
- Experience developing computer software for theoretical physics problems.
- Experience in Fortran, C, C++, or equivalent computer programming languages.
- Ability to perform independent research and find innovative solutions to scientific and technical problems.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills needed to effectively present and explain results of scientific research in presentations at seminars, meetings and journal publications.

 Desired Qualifications
- Experience with high-performance computing, with working knowledge of programming using MPI and/or OpenMP or similar methods.
- Familiarity with mean-field and beyond mean-field methods in nuclear physics.
- Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and experience presenting research results at conferences and/or invited seminars.

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.


Note:   This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.  Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award 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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 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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