Postdoc Associate in Astrophysical Fluids and Plasmas

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Department Name: 
T-2/Nuclear & Particle Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology, Theoretical Division
Los Alamos
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for an immediate postdoc opening in astrophysical fluids and plasmas. We seek candidates with background in astrophysical fluids, plasma physics, including turbulence, transport and particle energization. Experiences in theoretical and computational astrophysics and plasma physics 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, a 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 can be sent to Applicants can also contact Hui Li (, Fan Guo ( Shengtai Li ( further inquries. Applications must be received before Dec. 15,2019 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 be nominated for the Distinguished Fellowships such as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Hoffman fellows with an application deadline of Nov. 1. Other postdoc fellowships include Director's Fellowship and Keller Fellowship with a deadline of Dec. 15, and the Metropolis Fellowship in Computational Physics (US citizens only) with a deadline of Dec. 15.

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

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

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$74000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$111000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

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 applyhelp@lanl.govor call 1-505-665-5627.

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Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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