Outer Heliosphere Postdocs

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos
New Mexico
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. We seek candidates for two Outer Heliosphere Postdocs (one for data analysis, one for numerical modeling) within our Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Technology (T) groups. We lead the IBEX-Hi instrument on the Interstellar Boundary Explorer mission and two instruments for the upcoming Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe mission. Our team is developing innovative statistical imaging methods and using them to carry out data analysis and numerical modeling initiatives to understand energetic neutral atom (ENA) observations by IBEX and outer heliospheric processes.

You will interact and collaborate with a team of experts in heliospheric science and ENA data analysis, theoretical and computational plasma physics, and statistical and data science. The initial appointment is for two years, with a possible third year extension.


PhD in space physics, physics, astronomy or a related field completed within the past 5 years or soon to be completed

Experience in observational data analysis or theory and numerical simulations of space and heliospheric physics

Applicants should send their applications electronically, including a CV, a publication list, and a concise research statement (1-2 pages) describing past achievements and future plans.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dan Reisenfeld ([email protected]) and Fan Guo ([email protected]) regarding the expectations of the positions, possible research topics, and other questions related to the application.

Applications should be submitted via lanl.gov/careers; search IRC86344 for the data analysis position or IRC90540 for the numerical modeling position.

LANL is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 21, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 21, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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