National Security Science Postdoc

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Aug 16, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
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National Security Science Postdoc - Co-Design of Next-Generation Radiation Detector Materials

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, New Mexico

The P-23/Neutron Science & Technology Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking postdoctoral candidates to work with the National Security Sciences (NSS) Team on development of next-generation scintillators for use in x-ray and gamma-ray detection. This work is part of a project that uses machine learning techniques to guide new scintillator material synthesis, coupled with detailed measurements of scintillator performance, to develop a next-generation radiographic imaging system. The successful candidate will be expected to join this multi-disciplinary project and concentrate on scintillator characterization using optical, thermal and radiation excitation of the materials. The candidate may also participate in other areas of the project as the project’s needs and candidate’s interests dictate such as synthesis of scintillator materials.  We have a diverse set of experiments at locations around the country, including the Naval Research Laboratory and the Nevada National Security Site, so some travel will be involved.


Ph.D. in Physics or related field or an equivalent combination of education/experience

Demonstrated scientific achievement in a relevant area of nuclear-, particle-, astro,- plasma-, chemical- or materials-physics or related area to support the current and future applied experimental physics program

A record of successful scientific publication and conference presentation

Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research


Experience with modern Monte Carlo-based particle simulation tools

Experience planning, designing, coordinating, managing and fielding experiments at nuclear physics and/or pulsed power facilities

Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship. 

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