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Neutrino Physics Postdoc
Los Alamos National Security in
Date Posted 11/17/2020
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Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

What You Will Do

The Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory invites outstanding applicants for a postdoctoral position in the Neutrino Physics team of the Subatomic Physics Group (P-25) to work on the MicroBooNE, Short-Baseline Near Detector (SBND), ProtoDUNE and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) experiments. LANL has leading roles in the short and long-baseline neutrino program. On the short-baseline neutrino (SBN) program, the group plays a key role in the areas of neutrino oscillation and detector physics analyses for MicroBooNE, and development of slow controls and the photon detection system for SBND. On DUNE, the group is involved in multiple efforts, including developing key calibration systems. The selected candidate will take a leading role in the development of calibration systems for DUNE along withanalysis of ProtoDUNE or SBN data. Depending on the selected projects, candidates may be based at LANL and/or CERN (Switzerland) for short or long periods of time. The postdoctoral term is for 2 years, with an option to renew for a third year.

At LANL, we hold a deep commitment towards developing and promoting a culturally inclusive community. We respect, understand, and value differences that embody principles of diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in science and technology.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience with data analysis tools typically used in particle physics

  • Good oral and written communication

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with lasers and their operation

  • Experience with calibration techniques, especially in noble liquids (e.g. Argon/Xenon detectors)

  • Experience with neutrino oscillation and cross section analyses

Education: Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in physics, preferably in particle physics, within the past five years, or to be completed in the next few months.

Note to Applicants:

For any questions related to the job ad, contact Sowjanya Gollapinni ( .

Applications must be submitted online except for the reference letters.Application materials submitted online should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a 2-page statement of research experience and interests, and a list of publications to which the applicant made direct/significant contributions. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to Sowjanya Gollapinni at with the subject “Neutrino postdoctoral position” followed by the first and last name of the applicant.

Consideration of applications willbegin immediately.Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 31, 2020 however acceptance and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Exceptionally well qualified candidates may be considered for the Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship and/or LANL's Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships (Curie, Feynman, or Oppenheimer).

For eligibility and salary information, please see LANL Postdoc Eligibility and LANL Postdoctoral Salary Guidelines .

This position does not require a security clearance, U.S. citizenship or residency. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups in the field, such as women, African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and Latin Americans.

Additional Details

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment 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.

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 regard 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 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid maternity and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

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Vacancy Name: IRC82722
Organization Name P-25/Subatomic Physics
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Req ID: IRC82722
Category: Postdoc

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