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

What You Will Do

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT) has great opportunities for outstanding candidates to join our effort in the growth and characterization of quantum materials, with a focus on thin films including heterostructures and f-electron systems. Functional properties characterizations including magnetism and low temperature transport are critical skills. Experience in reflection high-energy electron diffraction, synchrotron experiments or LabVIEW will be a plus. The growth/characterization tools available within in the team include several pulsed laser deposition systems, sputtering, laser molecular beam epitaxy systems, thin film X-ray diffraction, etc. Other synthesis, nanofabrication and characterization facilities are available at Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT, http://cint.lanl.gov/). CINT is a Department of Energy, Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) funded national user facility, jointly operated by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. Candidates are expected to collaborate with scientists at different organizations (e.g. NHMFL, CINT) to perform cutting-edge materials science research which supports Laboratory missions and maintains Laboratory Excellence in Science and Technology.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics or related fields completed within the last FIVE years or soon to be completed is required.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as demonstrated by writing and/or editing technical journals, papers or proposals.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated by experience with public speaking (speaking at conferences, workshop, seminar, etc); experience presenting technical information and data to upper management or others in the scientific community.

  • Ability to work productively on multiple projects as demonstrated by meeting deadlines, goals and requirements.

Desired Skills:

Candidates should have an experimental background and an exceptionally strong publication record in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experimental material physics

  • Strongly correlated electron systems

  • Thin film synthesis

  • Nanofabrication

  • Magnetism and low temperature transport

  • Microstructure characterization

  • Energy applications of nanostructured materials

Interested candidates should send a full CV with the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three potential references to Dr. Aiping Chen, apchen@lanl.gov

Additional Details:

No Clearance: 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 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 general information go to Postdoc Program.

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 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-CINT/Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies

Job Title: Materials Science Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC66380