Los Alamos National Laboratory Ultrafast Light-Matter Interactions in Quantum Materials Postdoc in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What You Will Do

We are seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join our team at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). The successful candidate will focus on performing ultrafast optical and terahertz spectroscopy of quantum materials, particularly in combination with metamaterials and plasmonic structures. We seek to explore new regimes of light-matter interaction between low energy excitations in quantum materials and plasmonic metasurfaces. The experimental systems available for these projects include several amplified femtosecond laser systems with wavelengths tunable from UV to THz frequencies, as well as a high field 8 T superconducting magnet. This position will primarily be located at the CINT Core Facility in Albuquerque, outside of Sandia National Laboratories.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Expertise in one or more of the following areas: femtosecond optical spectroscopy, terahertz spectroscopy, and time-integrated optical spectroscopy (e.g., FTIR and UV-VIS spectroscopy). Strong background in condensed matter physics. Familiarity with electromagnetic properties of metasurfaces and sample fabrication. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Skills:

Knowledge of ultrafast lasers, solid-state physics, nonlinear optics, Labview software and programming, data analysis/modeling using MATLAB or an equivalent program. A strong background in fundamental physical processes of semiconductor nanostructures, carbon nanostructures, and/or strongly correlated electron materials.

Education: A Ph. D in a relevant field completed within the past 5 years or soon to be completed.

Additional Details:

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

For general information go to Postdoc Program.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Location: Albuquerque, NM, US

Organization Name: MPA-CINT/Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies

Job Title: Ultrafast Light-Matter Interactions in Quantum Materials Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC66477