Space Science Data Analysis, Modeling, and Instrumentation Postdoc

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Mar 12, 2021
Apr 11, 2021
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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join us in the Space Science and Applications Group (ISR-1) in the Intelligence and Research (ISR) division, which leads a variety of civilian and defense-related programs sponsored by NASA, DOE, DOD and other US agencies ( In support of these missions, we develop space-based charged particle, X-ray, gamma-ray and neutron detectors to measure natural and artificial radiation in space. We additionally monitor the space radiation environment for space and ground asset predictive warning. We have an international reputation in the data analysis, simulation and modeling of the natural space environment.

In this position, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a collaborative, technical research environment. Your skills and ideas will be applied to specific project goals with guidance from the senior staff. Our postdocs are key collaborators in the development of innovative solutions to important technical challenges and in implementing new technology. You will also be encouraged to present research and write internal and external publications.


  • Ph.D. in a field relevant to Space Science (i.e., physics or engineering, space science, astrophysics, etc.), completed within the past 5 years, or soon to be completed
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting original scientific research and working effectively on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills



Desired Skills:

  • Experience in one or more of the following:
  • Data analysis from past or current magnetospheric, planetary or heliospheric missions
  • Modeling of magnetosphere, natural and man-made radiation belts, space weather or heliospheric environments
  • Design and development of advanced space instruments for the detection of space plasmas, energetic particles or neutral particles
  • Working in instrument or calibration facilities, atomic beam lines or plasma generators
  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance preferred

We Are Delivering Scientific Excellence

Los Alamos National Laboratory is more than a place to work. It is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and achievement. It’s one of the reasons we attract world-class talent who contribute greatly to our outstanding culture. Professional development, work/life balance and a diverse and inclusive team foster lasting career satisfaction. Our onsite cafeterias and medical, fitness and breastfeeding facilities, education assistance and generous compensation and benefits reflect our commitment to providing our people with all they need for personal and professional growth.

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