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Nuclear Theory - Postdoctoral Research

Entry Level | Full-time
Postdoctoral/Fellowship | livermore, CA | 10/21/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member to develop and pursue innovative research in applications of nuclear density functional theory. You will develop and apply theoretical methods to describe the ground-state properties of atomic nuclei and their decays in a consistent framework. This position is in the Nuclear Data and Theory group of the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division.

In this role you will:

  • Develop and pursue innovative research in nuclear density functional theory.
  • Design and implement the necessary tools to predict the photodeexcitation of atomic nuclei.
  • Propose ideas and methods to build a consistent theory of the decay of fission fragments.
  • Contribute development of computer codes running on large-scale computing facilities.
  • Document and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific publications.
  • Present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Collaborate with other scientists and technical personnel to accomplish research
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • PhD in nuclear theory or closely related field.
  • Expertise in applying or developing mean-field based theoretical methods for nuclear structure, nuclear decays, nuclear reactions or fission.
  • Demonstrated skills in scientific computing.
  • Fundamental experience in high-performance computing on supercomputers.
  • Basic familiarity with uncertainty quantification methods.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, author technical and scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations.
  • Documented publication record in peer-reviewed literature.
  • Experience presenting research results to a large audience.      

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

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LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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