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Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Materials Science in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral candidate in the area of computational material science, with an emphasis on deformation in polycrystalline metals. A successful applicant will work with computational materials science models over a range of length scales (meso – macroscales) to investigate and predict yielding, work hardening and failure behavior in structural materials. A successful applicant will be expected to publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present at well-known conferences. 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.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Computational modeling methods such as crystal plasticity and/or other continuum scale models

  • Knowledge of the mechanical behavior of metals and alloys, particularly when exposed to high-rate loading conditions, or other types of extreme loading conditions

  • Materials science knowledge with particular focus on dislocation behaviors, grain boundaries/interfaces, precipitates/inclusions, and/or evolution of voids/cracks

  • Code development experience, and proficiency in coding languages such as Fortran, C, C++, or Python.

Education/Experience : A Ph.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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of dislocation and defect theory.

  • Knowledge of mesoscale modeling techniques such as discrete dislocation dynamics (DDD), phase field, or others.

  • Knowledge of crystallography, microstructural evolution.

  • Knowledge of shock physics.

  • The ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance which typically requires U.S. Citizenship.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Note to Applicants:

To be fully considered for the position, please include a cover letter in which you detail how your 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 ( ahunter@lanl.gov ) .

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)

Additional Details

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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.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status

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