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Los Alamos National Laboratory Modeling of Electronic Structure and Dynamics of Quantum 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 theoretical modeling and simulation of electronic structure, ultrafast optical response, and transport properties in quantum materials. This position provides an opportunity to pursue fundamental studies of functional properties in a variety of quantum materials including transition-metal oxides, topological insulators and Weyl semimetals, and van der Waals materials, etc. As an integral quantum material effort of Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), a U.S. DOE BES user facility, the postdoctoral project will involve development and applications of solid state and electronic structure methods, numerical and analytical modeling of fundamental and dynamic electronic processes on multiple length and time scales, and will assume an active collaboration with the experimental groups at CINT

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate must have a strong background in computational materials science, condensed matter theory, and theoretical spectroscopy. Expertise in electronic structure and related methods are desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in studies of light-matter interaction or spin dynamics in condensed matter. The ability to work creatively and independently, as a part of a diverse team, is important. Strong written and oral communication are required.

Education : Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter or Materials Physics, Quantum Chemistry, or related discipline (completed within the last 5 years).

Note to Applicants:

Please apply for this position online, and also send a resume, publications list, research interests, brief statement of future plans and the names of three references to Jian-Xin Zhu (jxzhu@lanl.gov). The position has an initial appointment of two years. Additional information on salary ranges and other benefits can be found online at http://www.lanl.gov/science/postdocs/.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Darleane Christian Hoffman, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. For general information refer to the Postdoctoral Program page.

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

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

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Postdoc

Postdoc

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Vacancy Name: IRC83041
Organization Name T-4/Physics Of Condensed Matter & Complex Systems
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Category: Postdoc

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