National Security Education Center (NSEC)Seaborg Institute
Bringing new ideas to long-standing challenges in transactinium science

Call for Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellows

Join us in creating the next generation of research in heavy-element science and continuing the Laboratory mission in nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, and global security areas.


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A special emphasis on plutonium

Our goals and mission

The Seaborg Institute serves as a center for the education and training of students, visiting scientists, and faculty at all educational levels.

Its goal is to maintain and enhance US capabilities in actinide science and technology—and to help attract, develop, and retain the workforce of actinide scientists needed to meet the needs of the nation.

Our institute supports collaborative research and education for transactinium science by:

  • actively facilitating the nucleation of ideas and formation of research teams for the Laboratory and the nation
  • targeting specific funding sources
  • maintaining support for Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellows and student researchers
  • launching new nuclear science initiatives

Call for Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellows

The G. T. Seaborg Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program supports research in heavy-element science relevant to Laboratory mission intersects with nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, and global security areas by attracting and funding a future generation of postdoctoral scientists.

We are accepting applications for the 2019/2020 Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellows Program.

Application Deadline: May 17, 2019

Application process

Call for Seaborg Summer Fellows

We are pleased to announce a nationwide search for 8-10 outstanding graduate student candidates to participate in the Seaborg Institute Summer Research Fellowships Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory, sponsored by the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security and the G. T. Seaborg Institute for Transactinium Science.

Research Fellowships will be offered in two major areas: Nuclear and Radiochemistry and Actinide Science.

As of Sept. 24, 2018, we are accepting applications for the 2018/2019 Seaborg Summer Fellows Program.

Application Deadline: October 29, 2018

Application process

Post Doctoral Fellows Program

The aim is to advance nuclear science in a comprehensive project that ties targeted research with Los Alamos mission imperatives.

Summer Research Fellowships

Open to full time graduate students interested in the areas of Nuclear and Radiochemistry or Actinide Science.
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Institute Lecture Series

The Institute sponsors Plutonium Working Group lectures, Actinide Science lectures, Seaborg Institute Seminars, National Security Education lectures, and a Nuclear Lunch program.
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Workshops and Conferences

Managed by the Institute for over 20 years, the "Plutonium Futures Science Conference" enhances dialogues among scientists on the fundamental properties of plutonium and its technological consequences. We also sponsor and coordinate other conferences, symposia, and outreach events.
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Synthesizing actinide science for a worldwide community

Actinide Research Quarterly

The Actinide Research Quarterly reports on research in actinide science in areas such as process chemistry, metallurgy, surface and separation sciences, atomic and molecular sciences, actinide ceramics and nuclear fuels, characterization, spectroscopy, analysis, and manufacturing technologies.