Los Alamos National Laboratory Condensed Matter Experiment Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an opportunity for a Postdoc in experimental condensed matter research.

The focus of this position is on the study of topological and correlated materials under high-pressure and/or pulsed-magnetic fields. The position also provides opportunities for industrious candidates to develop complementary methods and pursue new research directions in condensed matter research. The successful candidate will work on a team with Drs. Nenad Velisavljevic, Eric Bauer & Mun K. Chan, among others, and be primarily stationed at the Pulsed-Field Facility of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at LANL.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

An experimental background in the design and application of high-pressure measurement apparatus such as diamond anvil cells is required. Additional desirable experience includes 1) electrical/thermal transport, thermodynamic, and magnetic property measurements, 2) high-frequency electronics 3) experiment in high-magnetic field.

Desired Skills: LabVIEW, MatLab or Mathematica programming experience for data acquisition and processing. The growth, preparation and/or characterization of bulk single crystals.

Education: Ph.D. in condensed matter physics or related field completed within the past 5 years

Notes to Applicants: In addition to applying on-line, interested candidates should contact mkchan@lanl.gov with a CV and cover letter. The cover letter should address the candidate’s technical qualifications, include a brief biographical sketch, and list at least three possible 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 Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.

For general information go to Postdoc Program.

Equal Employment 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: MPA-MAG/MPA-CMMS-NHMFL Group

Job Title: Condensed Matter Experiment Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC64518