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  • G.T. Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellows

    The Seaborg Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program supports research in heavy-element science relevant to the Laboratory mission and intersects with nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, and global security areas.

    The Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellowships support research in actinide science relevant to Laboratory mission areas by attracting and funding a future generation of postdoctoral scientists to foster sustained excellence and enhanced external visibility in nuclear-science-related areas and to establish and sustain a broad intellectual community supporting the Los Alamos actinide mission.

    Actinide science targets for this project include materials, material properties, signatures, modeling, predictions, fabrication, detection, disposal, global security implications, forensics, and the specialized science surrounding actinides and especially plutonium, uranium, and their surrogates as fuels for energy and nuclear weapons.

    The goal is to connect mentors and exceptional postdocs to advance broadly our knowledge of heavy elements for the Los Alamos missions.

    The mechanism for this is support of research arising from a multi-year broad-based postdoctoral fellows project. The Seaborg Institute works to maintain a balance among the many research areas. The program will provide approximately half-time support and a modest amount of M&S funds. The appointment will cover a two-year period. Support for these fellowships comes from the Laboratory Directed Research & Development (LDRD) Program.

    Successful candidates are selected in a competitive process after having been approved by the LANL Postdoctoral Program and be performing research in materials, material properties, signatures, modeling, predictions, fabrication, detection, disposal, global security implications, forensics, and the specialized science surrounding actinides and especially plutonium, uranium, and their surrogates as fuels for energy and nuclear weapons. 

    Funding is subject to all LDRD rules.