Los Alamos National Laboratory Condensed Matter Theory Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Group of Condensed Matter and Complex Systems in the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an immediate postdoctoral position opening in the area of computational simulation and theoretical modeling of strongly correlated materials with a focus on actinides. The opened position provides an opportunity to pursue cutting-edge calculation techniques for studying dynamics in strongly correlated materials such as actinides, actinide compounds, and nuclear fuels. The project will focus on a molecular dynamics (MD) simulation approach to model the behavior of relevant materials. This will involve using ab initio techniques based on DFT as well as extracting data for classical MD force fields. Candidates will work closely with experimentalists to tailor simulations for comparison to measurements.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
The successful candidate must have strong skills in first-principles DFT electronic structure and total energy calculations of electronic or magnetic materials. Experience with molecular dynamics calculations is highly desirable. The candidate is required to have good team skills to work closely with the experimental teams at LANL. Strong communication and language skills, as evidenced by publications and cover letter, are essential.
Education/Experience: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science (completed within the last 5 years).
Experience with DFT packages such as Abinit, Quantum Espresso, Siesta, VASP, and/or WIEN2k is desirable as is any molecular dynamics simulation experience using LAMPPS, GROMACS, or other classical MD codes. A background in coding with Python, Fortran, C++, etc. is also advantageous.
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:
Please apply for this position online, and also send a resume, publication list, research interests, a brief statement of future plans and the names of three references to Dr. Roxanne Tutchton (firstname.lastname@example.org). The position has an initial appointment of two years. Additional information on salary ranges and other benefits can be found online athttp://www.lanl.gov/science/postdocs/.
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 childbirth 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)
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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.
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Vacancy Name: IRC90698
Organization Name T-4/Physics Of Condensed Matter & Complex Systems
Req ID: IRC90698