Los Alamos National Laboratory Physics and Chemistry of Materials Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Physics and Chemistry of Materials group (T-1) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking qualified applicants for a postdoctoral position opening on “ Understanding the Growth Kinetics and Resulting Microstructure in Energetic Materials ”. The successful candidate will be expected to perform outstanding research to understand and predict the growth of organic crystals, using electronic-level atomistic simulations to build a kinetic model of crystal growth incorporating the effects of temperature, solvent and impurities. The multiscale project is critical to help understand and predict the morphology of energetic crystals, which directly impacts their properties and performance. The research involves multiple areas of physics, chemistry, and materials science, and provides the opportunities to collaborate with experimental groups at LANL, who will grow crystals under prescribed conditions to confirm the modeling predictions.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated expertise in electronic structure theory and atomistic simulations of materials
Demonstrated expertise in classical, semi-classical, or quantum molecular dynamics
Demonstrated experience in conducting original scientific research through peer reviewed publication record.
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
Education/Experience :A PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related fields, completed within the last five years or soon to be completed.
Expertise in the modelling of organic materials and high explosives in particular, surface physics, and diffusive events, nudged elastic band calculations.
Experience with High Performance Computing (HPC).
Experience using the simulation software LAMMPS or related codes.
Experience with Kinetic Monte Carlo models
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
Ability to work effectively as a part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment and interact with people with a variety of expertise.
Note to Applicants:
Contact: Dr. Romain Perriot ( email@example.com )
Dr. Christian Negre ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Candidates should provide a current CV, the contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter detailing their interest in the position and their qualifications with regards to the job requirements and desired skills.
Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Darleanne Christian Hoffman, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. For general program information, refer to the Postdoc Program web pagehttps://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/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)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type Postdoc Postdoc
Vacancy Name: IRC89411
Organization Name T-1/Physics And Chemistry Of Materials
Req ID: IRC89411