Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

From working at the frontiers of climate research to using the world’s most powerful supercomputers to reaching toward fusion at the National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore has always been at the forefront of the world’s most important scientific discoveries. Shouldn’t you be able to say the same thing about your career?

If working on interdisciplinary teams to tackle the most challenging scientific problems appeals to you, then consider joining us as a postdoc. You’ll get hands-on experience while working closely with leading scientific researchers and colleagues—and you will have the opportunity to make significant contributions in areas of national interest.

Our postdoctoral employees in LLNL’s Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate 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.

Join a vibrant postdoc community!

  • We have between 130 and 150 postdocs at any given time in all disciplines at the Laboratory.
  • Postdocs are selected for their scientific expertise, capability, and enthusiasm for working at an institution that places a premium on scientific creativity and innovation.
  • Appointments are for one or two years, with a possible third year renewal.
  • LLNL provides career development opportunities.

PLS Postdoctoral Program Contact

 Ted Baumann

Important Links

LLNL Lab-Wide Postdoctoral Program

Lawrence Fellowship

LLNL Careers Page

The Lawrence Fellow Program is a highly competitive program that provides scientific freedom to pursue creative, groundbreaking projects of your own design.

  • Fellowships are awarded to candidates with exceptional talent, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievement.
  • Open to all disciplines.

In the news

PLS Postdoctoral Openings

Current postdoctoral openings in Physical and Life Sciences are listed on the LLNL Find Your Job page.