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Seismic Imaging Postdoctoral Research Associate
Los Alamos National Security in ,
Date Posted 01/22/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The Geophysics Group in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division focuses on a broad array of energy, environmental, and national security challenges with research into subsurface imaging, seismology, infrasound, ground-shock modeling, and acoustics, to address critical needs in energy, environment, seismic hazards, threat detection and reduction, and earthquake prediction.

We seek applications from diverse candidates with expertise in any of the following research areas:acoustic and elastic-wave modeling, imaging, inversion, and machine learning.The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of observational and computational geophysicists to develop novel algorithms for applications to geothermal energy and geologic carbon storage. While the research goals for these projects have been established, there is significant flexibility in the way these goals can be achieved. A self-motivated, creative postdoc will find this environment conducive to intellectual and professional growth and we are looking for applicants with a wide variety of backgrounds who are motivated to work in the National Laboratory system.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D.in a related fieldwithin the last five years or soon to be completed

  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively and independently, and in a team environment

  • Proficiency in scientific computation programming using such as Fortran, C/C++, and Python

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to plan and organize assignments to meet project deliverables

  • Strong scientific computation programming capability and experience using modern Fortran, and/or C++, and/or Python, on high-performance parallel computing platforms.

  • Experience in machine-learning-related research and programming based on TensorFlow and/or PyTorch, and related tools.

  • Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance

We Are Delivering Scientific Excellence

Los Alamos National Laboratory is more than a place to work. It is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and achievement. It’s one of the reasons we attract world-class talent who contribute greatly to our outstanding culture. Professional development, work/life balance and a diverse and inclusive team foster lasting career satisfaction. Our onsite cafeterias and medical, fitness and breastfeeding facilities, education assistance, and generous compensation and benefits reflect our commitment to providing our people with all they need for personal and professional growth.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid maternity and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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