Los Alamos National Laboratory Quantum Matter Synthesis Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Strongly Correlated Electron Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory has an immediate opening for one postdoctoral positions, with an emphasis on synthesis and characterization of quantum materials. Our multifaceted, highly collaborative team, which includes capabilities in sample growth, characterization, device fabrication, measurements under extreme conditions (high pressure, high fields, and low temperature), explores new physics through new materials. Our interests for this postdoc position include (but are not limited to): topological matter, unconventional superconductivity, quantum criticality, heavy fermion physics, low dimensional physics, and new phases of quantum matter. The successful applicant will benefit not only from a highly interactive environment within our team but also from the close proximity of the NHMFL pulsed magnetic field facility, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT), and the theoretical condensed matter group at Los Alamos. We seek highly motivated individuals who are passionate about physics to develop and explore new ideas on quantum materials. Any inquiries about this specific opening and other opportunities within our group are welcome and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
A strong background in experimental condensed matter physics
The ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels of peers and supervisors
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to work independently, creatively, and as part of a team
Demonstrated abilities in writing peer reviewed publications
Expertise in the following areas: o Synthesis of bulk polycrystalline materials and single crystals by a variety of methods including: flux growth, Bridgman growth, Czochralski growth, induction and arc-melting techniques o Basic characterization (e.g. electrical and thermal transport, magnetization, and specific heat) of poly- and single crystals
Strong background in the physics of f -electron materials
Measurements at cryogenic temperatures
A Ph.D. in Physics completed within the past five years or soon to be completed is required. The candidate will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of the appointment.
Note to Applic ants:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
Inaddition to applying on-line, please submit a CV, publication list, a brief statement of research interests and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 4 potential references to Eric Bauer ( email@example.com ). Please include a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills when applying for the position. A current C.V. with the minimum following information/sections is also required: Educational background, degree dates; Work experience; Competitive honors; Relevant extracurricular activities; Peer-Reviewed Publications; Non-peer-reviewed Publications; References. Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V. will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant.
Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship or Agnew Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigiousDarleane C. Hoffman, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.
For general information on the LANL Postdoc Program go to:http://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)
Los Alamos National Laboratory anticipates a large turn-over in its workforce during the next five years. Now is a good opportunity to join and help shape the future of the Lab. This position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
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.
Vacancy Name: IRC81884
Organization Name MPA-Q/MPA-Quantum
Req ID: IRC81884