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Design Physics Division - Postdoctoral Researcher

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 $125.5K

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  • You must have U.S. citizenship, a PhD in a related field, research experience, innovative problem-solving skills, commitment to diversity, and strong communication skills.
  • You will conduct research, develop tools, and collaborate with scientists to advance scientific understanding in Design Physics Division. Publish findings, present at conferences, and support inclusion efforts.

Graduate Job

Science, EngineeringLivermore


  • We have multiple openings for Design Physics - Postdoctoral Researchers. We invite PhD graduates from a variety of STEM fields (including, but not limited to, the various physics disciplines, engineering, experimental science, computational physics, planetary science, chemistry, or material science) to apply for one of our Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. We will work with successful candidates to tailor a postdoctoral project and select a mentor to support each individual’s development. This opportunity is intended for individuals who have finished their PhD and wish to further develop their skills, knowledge, and/or abilities to better position themselves for a future staff position within the Design Physics Division or elsewhere at LLNL.
  • Our postdoc positions are atypical – we select highly qualified candidates based on demonstrated research aptitude and then customize the project assignment to fit their abilities and interests as well as our needs. Recent projects have involved the physics of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), turbulence and fluid instabilities, atomistic and continuum models of transport, planetary defense, diagnostic development, computational solid and fluid dynamics, chemical physics, particle and radiation transport algorithm development, and uncertainty quantification. This position is in the Design Physics Division within the Strategic Deterrence (SD) Directorate.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • PhD in a related physical science, engineering or applied mathematics discipline.
  • Experience in high-quality research in a relevant field, demonstrating both detailed understanding and a broad perspective.
  • Demonstrated significant accomplishments in experimental science, numerical simulations and modeling, and/or the application of theoretical techniques.
  • Experience developing innovative solutions to scientific and technical problems.
  • Demonstrated ability/commitment to promote and value inclusion, diversity, equity and accountability principles in the workplace.
  • Demonstrated proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Develop new tools, algorithms, and/or design new experiments to further our scientific understanding.
  • Conduct research on the use of massively parallel computer platforms to solve scientific challenges.
  • Conduct research in a topical area using theory, experiment, and/or simulation tools.
  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals, and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Recognize and support plans to promote and foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability within the workplace.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





125520 USD


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  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)