Los Alamos National Laboratory Theoretical Chemistry Postdoc - Heavy-element in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
First principle studies (DFT and wave-function methods) of electronic properties including relativistic, isotopic, and hyperfine structure effects in spectroscopic signatures of actinide-containing molecules. In parallel to experimental efforts, we look to understand reaction kinetics of f-element complexes as a function of isotopic composition. Fundamental studies of binding and reactivity of heavy element chemistry is also part of the project.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
A strong fundamental knowledge in quantum chemistry/physics and computational methods. Computer programming skills to develop code, modify and edit existing codes and scripts are also required.
Desired Skills: Experience with major quantum chemistry and/or plane wave computational packages is highly desired.
Education: PhD in chemistry or physics completed within the past three years or soon to be completed.
Notes to Applicants: In addition to applying on-line, applicants should submit a CV including publication list. In the cover letter, please describe your background in quantum/computational chemistry, as well as three names of references.
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.
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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: T-1/Physics And Chemistry Of Materials
Job Title: Theoretical Chemistry Postdoc - Heavy-element
Appointment Type: Postdoc
Req ID: IRC63798