Postdoc Opening in High-Energy Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Department Name: 
Theoretical Division/T-2 Nuclear & Particle Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology
Los Alamos
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for an immediate postdoc opening in the high-energy astrophysics. We seek candidates with background in radiative processes, particle acceleration, and jets/outflows from compact objects. Experiences in theoretical and computational astrophysics are highly desirable. The successful candidates are encouraged to collaborate on the current projects carried out at LANL, including with the HAWC observation team, and they will also be able to develop his/her own research programs. The initial appointment is for two years, with a possible third year extension.

Candidates should send their applications electronically, including a CV, publication list, and a concise research statement (within 2 pages) describing past achievements and future plans. Applicants should arrange three reference letters to be sent electronically as well. All material and further inquiries can be sent to Hui Li (, Fan Guo ( and Shengtai Li (

The position is offered by the Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group within the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Outstanding candidates may also be considered for a Director's Fellowship as well as the distinguished fellowships such as the Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. Applicants with US citizenship will also be considered for the Metropolis Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Physics. Candidates who want to be considered as distinguished fellowship must send all material by Oct. 15. The review of applications will be on-going until offers are accepted.

Education: PhD in related fields completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.

Benefits and Other Info: For general information to the Postdoc Program (such as salary, benefits, eligibility, appointment types), please go to

Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a pre-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 regards 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 or call 1-505-665-5627.

Clearance Level: U

Recruiting Team: Hui Li (, Fan Guo (, Shengtai Li (

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$74000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Hui Li
Los Alamos National Lab
Department Name: 
T-2/Nuclear & Particle Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology, Theoretical Division
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