Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Chemistry Postdoc - Electrochemistry in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Study electrochemical properties of transition-metal complexes using first principle methods including density functional and wave-function theory. In collaboration with experimental efforts, we look to understand the driving forces for tuning multi-electron redox potentials, therefore, to provide design principles for the discovery of novel complex with desired electrochemical performance.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

A strong fundamental knowledge in quantum chemistry/physics and computational methods. Computer programming skills to develop code, modify and edit existing codes and scripts are also required.

Desired Skills: Experience with major quantum chemistry and/or plane wave computational packages is highly desired.

Education: PhD in chemistry or physics completed within the past three years or soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants: In addition to applying on-line, applicants should submit a CV including publication list. In the cover letter, please describe your background in quantum/computational chemistry, as well as three names of references.

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: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: T-1/Physics And Chemistry Of Materials

Job Title: Computational Chemistry Postdoc - Electrochemistry

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC63797