Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) - Postdoctoral Research Program
NOTE: Applications are accepted in early April, July, October & December. Deadlines vary according to program.
Postdoctoral appointees perform research in a robust scientific R&D environment, present and publish research, advance knowledge in basic and applied science, and strengthen national scientific and technical capabilities. To be considered for a postdoctoral appointment a candidate must be nominated and sponsored by a member of the Laboratory's technical staff. There are several postdoctoral appointment types.
Initial appointments are for two years, renewable for a third.
- Research Associates pursue research as part of ongoing LANL science and engineering programs.
- Director's Fellows collaborate with LANL scientists and engineers on staff-initiated research.
- Agnew National Security Fellows pursue experimental, theoretical, computational science and engineering research aligned with the national security mission (see Identified Research Areas). Open to persons with the ability to obtain a DOE "Q" security clearance, which usually requires U.S. citizenship.
- Nicholas C. Metropolis Fellows pursue research in the areas of computational and computer science, physics, and engineering (see Identified Research Areas).
Appointments are for three years.
- Marie Curie (MC) Fellow - Awarded to the highest-ranked women candidates. Open to all nationalities and research areas aligned with the Laboratory's mission. For more information, see Madame Curie Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment.
- Richard P. Feynman (RPF) Fellow in Theory and Computing - Awarded to the highest-ranked candidates in theory or computing. Candidates must have the ability to obtain a DOE "Q" security clearance, which usually requires U.S. citizenship.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer (JRO) Fellow - Open to all nationalities and research areas aligned with the Laboratory's mission.
- Frederick Reines (FR) Fellow in Experimental Sciences - Awarded to the highest-ranked candidates in experimental sciences. Candidates must have the ability to obtain a DOE "Q" security clearance, which usually requires U.S. citizenship.
Postdoctoral Partnership Appointment
- Intelligence Community (IC) Fellows - In coordination with the Intelligence Community and the Department of Energy, this fellowship provides the opportunity for recipients to collaborate with LANL scientists and engineers regarding staff-initiated research in areas that have the potential for future technological developments important to the Intelligence Community. This fellowship is open to those who have the ability to obtain a DOE “Q” Security Clearance, which usually requires US citizenship
- Be sponsored by a technical staff member in order to be considered for a postdoctoral position.
- Have completed their PhD by the starting date of the postdoctoral appointment.
- Have completed their PhD within 5 years of their application for the postdoctoral appointment.
- Some positions require citizenship.
- Salary ranges from $72,200 - $106,000.
- Award includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Mary Anne With
Education and Postdoc Office
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Categories: Annual stipend of at least $10,000; Sciences/Engineering/Math; US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents; International Students; Postdoctoral/Post-graduate; Fellowship/Grant; Unrestricted
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