We have an opening for a Experimental Nuclear Physics Postdoctoral Researcher to study the evolution of shell structure and collectivity in nuclei using radioactive ion beams facilities at TRIUMF, ANL, and MSU. Responsibility includes the maintenance of LLNL developed auxiliary charged-particle detection systems for the gamma-ray detector arrays such as GRETINA. You will also have opportunities to participate in the research of applied nuclear physics such as the study of neutron-induced reactions in actinides carried out at neutron facilities such as LANSCE. This position is in the Nuclear and Particle Physics group of the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division.
Essential Duties - Plan and field approved experiments at facilities mentioned above - Develop data-analysis tools and techniques to interpret the results of the experiments - Perform simulations of the experimental setup to evaluate the detector response and background - Work with nuclear theorists to interpret analyzed experimental results - Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars, and/or technical meetings - Collaborate with scientists and engineers at LLNL and other laboratories - Provide technical contributions to the development of future nuclear physics experiments - Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications - Recent PhD in a nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics or related field - knowledge in nuclear structure and nuclear reaction physics as well as their experimental techniques and detector systems - Experience working with Coulomb excitation or similar experiments and analysis - Programming experience in C++ and/or other programming languages - Experience performing analysis using ROOT or comparable analysis framework - Experience performing simulations with GEANT4 or MCNP - Documented publication record in peer-reviewed literature in physics or a related field. - Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff.
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.)
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.
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.
Internal Number: 107062
About Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.
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