Los Alamos National Laboratory Material Co-Design of Novel Magnetic and Topological Materials 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 quantum materials. The opened position provides an opportunity to pursue quantum material discovery. As a material co-design effort in a recently funded National Quantum Science Center, a U.S. DOE hub, the project will be focused to predict and discover novel magnetic and topological materials. It will involve data miningmaterials databases, computing structural stability with DFT, performing machine learning to identify the most promising candidates, and working closely with experimentalists to refine the design strategy.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
The successful candidate must have a strong skill in first-principles DFT electronic structure and total energy calculations of electronic or magnetic materials. Experience with data mining in the area of material science is highly desirable. The candidate is required to have good team skills to work closely with the experimental team at LANL. Strong communication and language skills, as evidenced by publications and cover letter, are essential.
Education: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science (completed within the last 5 years).
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. Jian-Xin Zhu ( email@example.com ). 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/.
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 .
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)
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.
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. Appointment Type
Vacancy Name: IRC82752
Organization Name T-4/Physics Of Condensed Matter & Complex Systems
Req ID: IRC82752