Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Material Science Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Materials and Physical Data group (XCP-5) in the Computational Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral candidate in the area of computational material science, with an emphasis on mesoscale deformation mechanisms in polycrystalline metals. A successful applicant will work with computational materials science models to investigate defect evolution in metals at the nanoscale with particular interest in the interaction of dislocations and interfaces such as grain boundaries. This position is primarily focused on applying and extending a phase field based dislocation dynamics model to study dislocation-grain boundary interactions. A successful applicant will be expected to publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present at well-known conferences. This work is part of a larger project. A successful applicant will also be expected to work well in a team environment and have the ability to coordinate sharing information with lower and higher length scale models. In addition, a successful applicant will be expected to coordinate with experimentalists to validate new model enhancements incorporated as part of the project.
XCP-5 is an interdisciplinary group which develops, implements, and validates constitutive models (material strength, damage and failure, etc.), equations of state (EOS), and physical data libraries including opacities and nuclear cross sections for use in large-scale simulation codes; additionally, some group members collaborate in the design and analysis of small-scale and integral validation experiments for material models and physical data. XCP-5 offers an exciting, flexible, scientifically challenging work environment with many opportunities to collaborate with the broader LANL scientific community.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Proficiencyinone or more meso- and/or macro-scalecomputational modeling method such as: discrete dislocation dynamics (DDD), Peierls-Nabarro (PN)-models, phase field, and/or crystal plasticity.
Expertise inthe mechanical behavior of metals and alloys.
Materials scienceexpertisewith particular focus on dislocation behaviors, grain boundaries and/or interfaces.
Code development experience, including experience using high performance computing.
Proficiency in Fortran, C, C++, or Python.
Excellent written and communication skills in English.
Education/Experience :APh.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Solid Mechanics or related fields is required. The candidate must be within 5 years of completion of Ph.D. at time of being proposed for review by the committee, or will have completed all Ph. D. requirements by commencement of the appointment.
In depth understandingof dislocation and defect theory.
Expertise incrystallographyand/ormicrostructural evolutionmechanisms.
Expertise in grain boundary structure and behavior.
Knowledge of machine learning techniques.
Active or ability to acquire a Q clearance.(Non-US citizens are eligible for this position.)
Note to Applicants:
To be fully considered for the position, applicants should submit a CV/resume and a detailed cover letter addressing how their experience relates to each of the required and desired skills as applicable. Regular post-doctoral appointments are for two years and are renewable for a third year. Outstanding candidates (with approximately 15 – 20 articles in reputable, peer-reviewed journals) may be eligible for a LANL Director's Fellowship.For specific inquiries regarding the position, please contact Dr. Abigail Hunter ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Dr. Saryu Fensin ( email@example.com ).
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Q Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.
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 more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .
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 regard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Greenhall, Ashley Nelsen
Vacancy Name: IRC81690
Organization Name XCP-5/Materials And Physical Data
Req ID: IRC81690