The Physical and Life Science Directorate (PLS) typically awards postdoctoral assignments for 2 to 3 years. Approximately 50% of our postdoctoral appointees convert to a staff scientist position at the end of their postdoc tenure.

We are continually looking for qualified applicants in the following fields:

  • Bio-related
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Nuclear and Radio Chemistry
  • Polymer and Material Science
  • Physical and Analytical Chemistry
  • Synthetic Chemistry
  • Isotope Geochemistry

How to Apply

When submitting your resume for a postdoctoral staff position, please apply for only one of the following job postings from the LLNL Jobs website:

  • Chemistry and Nuclear Science
  • Biology and Biotechnology
  • Materials Science and Technology
  • Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy

LLNL offers a challenging environment and competitive salary/benefits package.  LLNL is operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the Department of Energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to workforce diversity.

For more information, please contact Nancy Hutcheon.