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Postdoctoral Positions

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

  • Non-equilibrium Phenomena: Applied mathematics methods for plasma physics, Space plasmas, Structural properties of materials, Fluid dynamics and turbulence, Soft matter, active matter.
  • Quantitative Biology: Stochastic Gene Regulation, DNA/RNA structure and function, Disease modeling, Viral Dynamics
  • Complex Networks: Physics informed machine learning, Deep learning, Applications to grids, materials and biology, Interference and Algorithms, Smart Grid applications, Complex Networks, Cyber security, Bioinformatics, Materials Informatics
  • Quantum Physics: Atomic and molecular, Bose-Einstein condensates, Strongly correlated electron systems, molecular physics, non-adiabatic excited-state dynamics, Warm dense matter

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.

Postdoctoral positions in CNLS are shared with affiliated Laboratory Technical Divisions. Interested applicants can apply by directly contacting a Laboratory Technical Staff member with similar interests or by sending a CV and statement of interest to If you have contacted a laboratory staff member or are interested to work with a specific staff member do state those details in your cover letter.

A PhD completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed is required. Annual starting salaries typically range from $74,000 to $83,800, plus a generous and comprehensive benefit package. More information about the laboratory Postdoc Program can be found here. 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.

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 Los Alamos National Security LLC for the US Department of Energy.

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

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Click here for job ads posted by LANL staff members. These jobs may relate to areas or research carried out in CNLS and will possibly be carried our at CNLS. Follow the appropriate procedure here detailed to apply for the job ads in this page: Job Ads Related To CNLS

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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