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Lawrence Fellowship Postdoctoral Researcher in Livermore, CA for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Job : 05-aug-22

Location: Livermore, California

Education required: PhD


Computing: information technology

Physics: Materials

Physics: Physics



Work function:

Postdoctoral research

Lawrence Fellowship Postdoctoral Researcher
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Livermore, California, United States
Full time
Post Code 1: PDS.4 Lawrence Fellow Post Doc
Organization: Office of the Director
Category: Postdoctoral fellowship/Scholarship
Security clearance: None (however, assignments longer than 179 days require a federal background investigation)
Pre-placement medical examination: Not applicable
Pre-hire drug testing: required for external candidates selected for this position (includes marijuana testing)
Type of position: Post-doctorate
Referral bonus: Not applicable

Company Description
Join us and leave YOUR mark on the world!

Are you interested in joining some of the world’s brightest talents to strengthen America’s security? Come join the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values ​​and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for the continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

job description
The Lawrence Fellowship is a highly competitive postdoctoral position at LLNL that is open to all technical disciplines. Fellows are free to pursue their own independent research program with subject matter experts who provide guidance and mentorship. Fellowships are awarded to applicants with exceptional talent, scientific background and potential for significant achievement. Fellowship details can be found at

Applicants should submit a CV, a 3-4 sentence research impact statement, a research proposal of no more than 6 pages, three references for letters of recommendation and transcripts. Once you have submitted your application, you can go back and make updates. All application updates and attachments must be submitted by October 1, 2022.

In this role, you will

  • Conduct research and/or development work described in your research proposal in one or more of the following fields: atmospheric sciences, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental sciences, geosciences, energy, lasers, materials science, mathematics and physics.
  • Pursue independent research interests with outstanding scientists both internal and external to the Laboratory.
  • Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to achieve research goals.
  • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present findings at external conference seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Review research progress with the laboratory’s directed research and development program.
  • Perform other assigned duties.


  • PhD in a relevant scientific field.
  • Demonstrated creativity, exceptional ability and proven achievement in the candidate’s area of ​​specialization through peer-reviewed publications and presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a research project that has an impact on national security or society.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication with their technical peers and with a broad interdisciplinary audience.

    Further information
    All your information will be kept confidential in accordance with EEO guidelines.

    Job Information

    This is a postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension up to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are those who have obtained a doctorate at the time of the date of employment.

    Why the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Featured in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a leading innovative national laboratory
  • Full benefits package
  • Flexible hours (*according to project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive and fun team environment

    Learn more about our company, the selection process, types of positions and security clearances by visiting our Careers site.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

    LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring all new Laboratory employees to be immunized against COVID-19, unless they are provided with housing under applicable federal or state law. This requirement will apply to all new hires, including those working on-site, as well as those working remotely.

    Security clearance

    Not necessary. However, if your assignment is longer than 179 cumulative days in a calendar year, you must go through the personal identity verification process. This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving background check approval. (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.) For more information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

    Drug test before hiring

    The external candidate(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer and pre-employment drug test. This includes marijuana use testing because federal law applies to us as a federal contractor.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    LLNL is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer that values ​​and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity , disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation during the application or recruitment process, please submit a request through our online form.

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