Postdoc Programs

Shape Your Experience and Grow Your Expertise

Leveraging powerhouse resources in theory, computation, and experimentation, our postdoctoral researchers take on some of the greatest challenges facing the world today.

Build a Career in Science for the Nation

According to an international poll conducted by The Scientist magazine, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is ranked as one of the top 25 national institutes to work at for postdocs.

Our vibrant postdoc community enjoys ready access to the best resources in high-performance computing and experimental research. They get hands-on experience while working closely with leading scientific researchers and colleagues who have national and global impact.

Many postdoc appointments are posted directly through SD or sometimes through one of the scientific discipline organizations such as Computation, Engineering, and Physical and Life Sciences within the Laboratory.

We have many opportunities in a wide range of disciplines:

  • Computational Physics
  • Engineering (Aerospace, Chemical, Mechanical, Nuclear, and more)
  • Experimental Science and Diagnostic Development
  • Material Science
  • Physics (Astro, Atomic, Geo, Nuclear, Particle, Plasma, and more)

Fellowship Opportunities


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John S. Foster, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship

Harold Brown Postdoctoral Fellowship

SD offers the Foster and Brown Fellowships two prestigious fellowships recognizing individuals whose research aligns with the Laboratory’s national security mission.          

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