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Postdoc Program

Point your career towards LANL: work with the best minds on the planet in an inclusive environment that is rich in intellectual vitality and opportunities for growth.


General information about the LANL postdoc program

Perform research in a robust scientific R&D environment

Apply to Postdoc Program

The Postdoctoral (Postdoc) Research program offers the opportunity for appointees to 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.

Prospective postdocs

To be considered for a postdoc appointment, a candidate must be nominated and sponsored by a member of the Laboratory's technical staff.

A candidate can identify a sponsor by

  • reviewing research being conducted at the Lab
  • networking at conferences and workshops
  • reviewing journal articles
  • attending university recruiting events

Selection for postdoc appointments is competitive, determined by the candidate's academic qualifications and research excellence. Laboratory technical staff review postdoctoral CVs and contact candidates who are a strong match for their research.

Apply to Postdoc Program


Postdocs play a vital role in the Los Alamos National Laboratory workforce and scientific programs, making significant contributions to science. Building a career at LANL is always an option for postdocs. Recognition can be received through several awards and prizes.

Postdocs also have the opportunity to apply to open Laboratory positions. See Jobs@LANL (employee CRYPTOCard login).

Innovations for a secure nation

Four Los Alamos projects selected as R&D 100 Award finalists

Four Los Alamos projects selected as R&D 100 Award finalists

Finalists include X-ray imaging, pipe corrosion, data handling and damage-detection software  

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