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Los Alamos National Laboratory Ultrafast Light-Matter Interactions in Quantum Materials Postdoc in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What You Will Do

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to fill an opening at the Laboratory for Ultrafast Materials and Optical Science (LUMOS), within the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The successful candidate will focus on performing ultrafast optical, terahertz, and even X-ray spectroscopy of quantum materials, with a particular focus on generating vortex beams of intense, ultrashort pulses and using them for nonlinear optics, especially at the nanoscale. Material systems of interest include low-dimensional quantum nanostructures as well as strongly correlated electron systems and topological materials. The experimental systems available for these projects include several amplified femtosecond laser systems with wavelengths tunable from soft X-ray to THz frequencies, high field superconducting magnets, scanning probe microscopy setups, and an angle-resolved photoemission system. Candidates will be located at the CINT Core Facility in Albuquerque, outside of Sandia National Laboratories.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: femtosecond optical spectroscopy, terahertz spectroscopy, ultrafast x-ray spectroscopy, or time-integrated optical spectroscopy (e.g., FTIR and/or Raman spectroscopy).

  • Strong background in condensed matter physics.

  • Demonstrated experience with oral presentations and written journal publications.

Education/Experience : A Ph. D in a relevant field completed within the past 5 years or soon to be completed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of ultrafast lasers and pulse shaping, nonlinear optics, Labview software and programming, data analysis/modeling using MATLAB or an equivalent program.

  • Background in fundamental physical processes occurring in topological materials, strongly correlated electron materials, and/or low-dimensional quantum nanostructures.

Note to Applicants: Contact Rohit Prasankumar for more details ( rpprasan@lanl.gov , 505-284-7966).

This position will be physically located in Albuquerque, NM.

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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

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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. Appointment Type



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Vacancy Name: IRC90098
Organization Name MPA-CINT/Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies
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Category: Postdoc