Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



A vibrant postdoc community

Work closely with leading scientific researchers and colleagues in your chosen field

A vibrant postdoc community

Work closely with leading scientific researchers and colleagues in your chosen field

The Physical and Life Sciences Directorate Postdoctoral Program offers young scientists the opportunity to make significant contributions in basic and applied research areas of national interest. Our postdoctoral employees are talented scientists from across the broad spectrum of physical and biological sciences who work in a highly collaborative environment that places a premium on scientific innovation and publication.

Meet Ivy Krystal Jones

Meet Ivy Krystal Jones

Ivy Krystal Jones is a postdoc working in the High Pressure Physics/Physics (Materials Science) Division of the Physical & Life Sciences Directorate.

"I'm working on fabricating functionally graded solid-state laser gain media via direct ink writing and transparent ceramic processing."


PLS postdocs embrace Research Slam

Research Slam! winners pictured from left: Ramya Tunuguntla, Michael Homel, Anna Belle and Daniel McCartt.

Picture this: it's the day of your first poster presentation as a postdoc. You've picked out your best professional suit (or your only professional suit, reserved just for this occasion), your poster has been beautifully printed with help from the Lab's print plant, and your heart is racing with nerves and excitement. Your first interested visitor stops by, quizzically glances at your poster, and asks you for a short synopsis of your research for the non-specialist. How do you reply?


PLS research well represented at poster symposium

The PLS postdoc program offers young scientists the opportunity to collaborate with experienced researchers and make significant contributions in basic and applied research areas of national interest.

PLS Postdoctoral Program Contacts

Director:   Sarah Chinn
Administrator:   Camille Vandermeer

Important Links:

LLNL Lab-Wide Postdoctoral Program 

Lawrence Fellowship 

LLNL Careers Page 


Current postdoctoral openings in Physical and Life Sciences are listed below: 

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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Noble Gas Mass Spectrometry  
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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Modeler  
Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Experimentalist  
Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Physics  
Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Bioinformatics  
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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Modeler  
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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member- Machine Learning  
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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Computational Materials Science  
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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Cloud Processes Research  
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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Middle Atmosphere  
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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Materials Science  
Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Membrane Science  
Postdoctoral Researcher - Geophysical Subsurface Imaging  
Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Physics  
Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Biology