Postdoc Opening in Protoplanetary Disks

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Department Name: 
T-2/Nuclear & Particle Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Job Title: Postdoc Associate in Protoplanetary Disks

Organization Name: T-2/Nuclear & Particle Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for an immediate postdoc opening in the protoplanetary disks (PPDs) modeling. We seek candidates with background in accretion disk physics, gas and dust dynamics and instabilities, radiative processes, and jets/outflows from PPDs. Experiences in theoretical and computational modeling of PPDs are highly desirable. The successful candidates are encouraged to collaborate on the current projects carried out at LANL, 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 page) 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 ( and Shengtai Li (

Applications must be received before Jan. 28, 2018 for full consideration. The review of applications will be on-going until offers are accepted.

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 other named Fellowships at LANL.

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.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$75000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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