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Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational High Energy Density and Materials Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Physics and Chemistry of Materials group of the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in computational physics of warm dense matter and hot dense plasmas. The candidate will primarily perform novel stochastic and mixed stochastic-deterministic Kohn Sham Density functional Theory calculations of materials in extreme conditions using a LANL developed code. The candidate may also contribute to DFT theory, algorithm, and software development.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated expertise in one of the following: o Electronic Structure of condensed matter o Quantum Chemistry o Density Functional Theory

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting original scientific research through peer reviewed publication record.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience modeling Warm Dense Matter or Matter in Extreme conditions

  • High Performance Computing

  • Experience with Kohn Sham and/or Orbital-Free Density Functional Theory

  • Experience with packages such as VASP, ABINIT, Quantum Espresso, Q-Box

  • Software Development, particularly in Fortran and using MPI

  • Equation of State Development

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to adapt to new requirements for projects and be flexible enough to learn new areas of research as needed.

Education: Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computational Science, Materials Science, or an equivalent field within the last 5 years or soon to be completed.

Note to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a CV including publication list and a cover letter with application.

In the cover letter please:

  • Indicate your background (course work, experience, teaching) relevant to job requirements and desired skills

  • Identify your area(s) of interest

  • List three Reference

  • In addition to applying online, please send cover letter and CV to:

Dr. Alexander White

Email : alwhite@lanl.gov

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position has an initial appointment of two years. Additional information on salary ranges and other benefits can be found online at https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php?source=globalheadernav.

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

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.

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Vacancy Name: IRC81698
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Category: Postdoc