Neutrino Physics Postdoc

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Location: Los Alamos, NEW MEXICO
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Job Title Neutrino Physics Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name P-25/Subatomic Physics
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What You Will Do


The Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory invites outstanding applicants for two postdoctoral positions in the Neutrino Physics team of the Subatomic Physics Group (P-25) to work on the MicroBooNE, SBND, ProtoDUNE and DUNE experiments. LANL has leading roles in the short and long-baseline neutrino program. On the short-baseline program, the group plays a key role in the areas of neutrino oscillation and detector physics analyses in MicroBooNE, and development of slow controls and the photon detection system for SBND. On DUNE, the group is involved in multiple efforts, including calibration, cryogenic instrumentation, and slow controls. Based on their interest, selected candidates will work on either MicroBooNE/SBND or ProtoDUNE/DUNE in any of the above listed areas. On ProtoDUNE/DUNE, the selected candidate will primarily work on developing a laser calibration system for DUNE to be first deployed in ProtoDUNE at CERN and perform data analysis and validation. Depending on the selected/assigned projects, candidates may be based at LANL, Fermilab and/or CERN for short or long periods of time. The candidate must have or expect to complete soon a Ph.D. in physics, preferably in high energy particle or nuclear physics, and must be less than 5 years since the Ph.D. was granted.  The postdoctoral terms are 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 or nuclear physics

- Good oral and written communication


Desired Skills:

- Experience with lasers and their operation

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

- Experience with slow control system like EPICS or LabVIEW

Education:  Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in high-energy particle or nuclear physics within the past five years, or soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants: 

Applications must be submitted online. For any questions related to the job ad, contact Sowjanya Gollapinni ( . Reference letters will be asked at a later stage of the selection process. Consideration of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled.


The successful applicant maybe stationed at LANL, Fermilab or CERN based on topics chosen/assigned.

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.


Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.


For more information about the Postdoc Program, go to  .


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 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work


Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security.  LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

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