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 CNLS Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral Positions

The Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking candidates for Postdoctoral Research. Areas of interest include:

  • multiscale phenomena in materials, discrete simulation of nonlinear systems,
  • probabilistic and combinatorial analysis of biological systems,
  • applications of nonlinear and stochastic dynamics,
  • self-organization and pattern formation,
  • landscapes and dynamics of proteins.

Applications of these studies to condensed matter physics, fluid dynamics, plasma physics, chemistry, materials science, theoretical biology, and computational science (e.g., neural networks, parallel computation) are being actively pursued.

The Laboratory provides excellent working conditions and opportunities for advanced research. Our location in the mountains of Northern New Mexico offers a pleasant lifestyle in a setting of great natural beauty.

A PhD completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed is required. Annual starting salaries typically range from $70,800 to $84,400, plus a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

More information about the laboratory Postdoc Program can be found here. Postdoctoral positions in CNLS are shared with affiliated Laboratory Technical Divisions. Interested applicants can apply through the regular Laboratory process, by sending a CV and statement of interest to, or by directly contacting a Laboratory Technical Staff member with similar interests.

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities needing reasonable accommodation should call +1-505-667-8622. A Teletype Device for the Deaf (TDD) is available by calling +1-505-665-5857. Los Alamos National Laboratory is operated by the University of California for the US Department of Energy.

For further information please contact:
Center for Nonlinear Studies
cnlsoffice @
Los Alamos National Laboratory Human Resources

Graduate Positions

With the permission of their home institution, a few excellently qualified graduate students who have completed their course work and examinations may apply for funding to do thesis research at Los Alamos under the supervision of staff members of the Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS). Research at the CNLS is highly interdisciplinary. The general areas of interest include condensed matter physics and materials science (both soft and hard condensed matter), fluid dynamics, chemistry, theoretical biology, and computational science.

More information about LANL's Graduate Student program can be found here.

For further information please contact:
Center for Nonlinear Studies
cnlsoffice @
Los Alamos National Laboratory Human Resources

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