Postdoc Associate in Plasma Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 16, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 4, 2019
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 plasma astrophysics. We seek candidates with background in particle acceleration, turbulence, and magnetic reconnection. Experiences in theoretical and computational plasma physics and astrophysics 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.

Minimum Requirements: PhD in Plasma Physics and Astrophysics or related areas

Desired Skills: Theoretical and computational modeling

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

Notes to Applicants: 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 ( Applications must be received before Dec. 22, 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. Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and Chick Keller Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Feynman, Hoffman, Oppenheimer, or Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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.

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

For general information to the Postdoc Program (such as salary, benefits, eligibility, appointment types), please go to

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
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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