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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we
apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now
one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
We have openings for exceptional physical scientists and
engineers with backgrounds in fields such as plasma physics,
radiation transport, atomic physics, nuclear physics, physical
chemistry, condensed matter physics, computational physics, or
hydrodynamics. Our national-security mission encompasses aspects of
computational, theoretical, and experimental physics associated
with the complex processes of nuclear explosives. Under limited
direction, you will be responsible for advancing our understanding
and developing methodologies for important national-security
challenges. This position is in the Design Physics Division within
the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate. This
position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level
depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities
(outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher
level. Essential Duties
- Assess the complex physics interactions that take place in
- Design and provide analysis of experiments exploring the
physics of nuclear explosives.
- Simulate weapons phenomena and perform weapons assessment and
certification tasks using physical models in computer codes.
- Define and implement stockpile stewardship for specific
- Present and disseminate research results at scientific
conferences and in peer-reviewed publications, in both open and
classified environments, internal and external to LLNL.
Responsibilities may also include interacting with external
stakeholders, both at DOE/NNSA and across the broader interagency,
as well as via offsite assignments.
- Develop expertise in interrelated fields of physics important
to weapons assessment and certification. - Travel minimally or
substantially based on needs of projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned. In Addition at the SES.3
- Independently develop, assess and provide in depth analysis of
the complex physics interactions that take place in nuclear
explosion where problems may not be well defined.
- Work as technical expert on multidisciplinary team.
- Guide the analysis and lead the design of experiments
exploring the physics of nuclear explosives. Qualifications - PhD
in physics, engineering, or a related field or equivalent level of
- Demonstrated record of completing outstanding research in
relevant areas of physics and engineering.
- Experience with computer-based design and analysis of
- Demonstrated aptitude for mastering new fields of physics; a
record of creativity, physical insight, and breadth of
understanding in applications of complex physical processes.
- Experience in using advanced computational facilities for
applied physics analysis and conducting applied physics
- Proficient verbal and written communication and presentation
skills necessary to author technical and scientific reports,
publications, invited papers, and to deliver scientific
- Experience working effectively independently and in a
multidisciplinary, team-research environment.
- Demonstrated self-motivation and initiative in addressing
challenging problems. In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Advanced knowledge of physics, engineering, or a related
- Significant experience and ability to lead independent work
conducting applied physics research.
- Demonstrated record of leading top quality research in
relevant areas of physics and engineering. Pre-Placement Medical
Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be
Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for
this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment
drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal
Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.
Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of
Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.
If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background
investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for
access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q
cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level
clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple
citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to
renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance
will be processed/granted.
Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and
external candidates may be considered for this position.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the
San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science
laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security
Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's
mission is strengthening national security by developing and
applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that
respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence
to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a
current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing
approximately 6,500 employees.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national
origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age,
citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 106068 About Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a
safer place.Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the
safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent.
Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as
dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy
shortages and climate change threaten national security and global
stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being
applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and
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