[ES_JOBS_NET] Los Alamos Post Doc position

Brandi Cron brandicron at gmail.com
Fri May 15 06:32:05 MDT 2015

Job TitleContaminant/Radionuclide Geochemistry Fate and Transport Postdoc
LocationLos Alamos, NM, USOrganization NameEES-14/Earth System
You Will Do*

The geochemistry team in the Earth Systems Observation/EES-14 is seeking
outstanding candidates for a post-doctoral fellow to perform laboratory and
field characterization of fate and transport of radionuclides and other
contaminants under a wide range of potential hydrogeologic conditions
(e.g., porous or fractured media, saturated or unsaturated media, various
geochemical environments). The successful candidate will work within a
multidisciplinary team to examine the physical and chemical mechanisms and
rates of reactive solute and colloid transport processes and to translate
the knowledge gained into process models that can be incorporated into
state-of-the-art contaminant transport and risk assessment models.

*What You Need*

*Minimum Job Requirements:*

Applicants should have experience conducting field and/or laboratory scale
experiments to interrogate contaminant transport processes and/or reactive
transport characteristics of aquifers.  Other desired skills
include:  Experience with micro- or nano-scale characterizations of
contaminant/radionuclide speciation, including probing of surface
interactions, experience working with radiological materials, experience
with chemical and/or radiochemical analytical instrumentation, and
experience in geology, hydrology, analytical chemistry or actinide
chemistry.  Applicants should have strong written and oral communication
skills demonstrated through publications in respected international
journals and presentations at international conferences.

*Education: *A Ph.D. in geochemistry, chemical or environmental
engineering, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, or closely related
fields completed within the last five years is required.

*Notes to Applicants: *Interested applicants should send a cover letter and
a resume. The cover letter should address the candidate experience and how
it applies to the opening.

*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.

*Pre-Employment 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.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding
candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P.
Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.

For general information to 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 applyhelp at lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-5627.

*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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