Los Alamos National Laboratory Atomistic Modeling Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral candidate in the area of computational material science, with an emphasis on atomistic modeling to understand deformation mechanisms in polycrystalline metals. A successful applicant will work with computational materials science models to investigate defect evolution in metals at the nanoscale with particular interest in the interaction of dislocations and defects such as grain boundaries. This position is primarily focused on developing a high-throughput approach using LAMMPS to understand GB-dislocation interactions, the data from which will be an input to a machine learning model for scale bridging to phase field mesoscale models. A successful applicant will be expected to publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present at well-known conferences. This work is part of a larger project. A successful applicant will also be expected to work well in a team environment and have the ability to coordinate sharing information with lower and higher length scale models. In addition, a successful applicant will be expected to coordinate with experimentalists to validate new model enhancements incorporated as part of the project.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Candidates with a strong background/experience in the following areas are invited to apply:
Experience utilizing and developing atomistic simulation methods like molecular dynamics.
Experience using analysis tools like OVITO or own algorithms for fast analysis of simulation results.
Knowledge and experience working with high performance computing.
Knowledge and experience working and developing interatomic potentials.
Basic Materials science knowledge with a focus on grain boundaries and interfaces.
Mechanical behavior of metals.
Code development experience.
Proficiency in Fortran, C, C++, or Python.
Experience with using LAMMPS software package.
Knowledge of dislocation and defect theory.
Knowledge of crystallography, microstructural evolution.
Knowledge and experience with machine learning techniques.
Education: A Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Solid Mechanics or related fields is required. The candidate must be within 5 years of completion of Ph.D. at time of being proposed for review by the committee, or will have completed all Ph. D. requirements by commencement of the appointment. Excellent written and communication skills in English are required. Non-US citizens are eligible for this position.
Note to Applicants: To be fully considered for the position, please include a cover letter in which you detail how your experience relates to each of the required and desired skills as applicable. Regular post-doctoral appointments are for two years and are renewable for a third year. Outstanding candidates (with approximately 15 – 20 articles in reputable, peer-reviewed journals) may be eligible for a LANL Director's Fellowship.
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Clearance: A candidate with the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance is desired, but not required. If eligible
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Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Manual 472.2 for additional information.
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.
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)
Vacancy Name: IRC81596
Organization Name MST-8/Structure/Property Relations
Req ID: IRC81596