Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Material Science 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 mesoscale 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 surface defects such as grain boundaries. A successful applicant will be expected to publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present at well-known conferences.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Candidates with a strong background/experience in the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Computational modeling methods such as: DFT, MD, DDD, PN-models, phase field, and/or crystal plasticity

  • Code development experience

  • Mechanical behavior of metals

Desired Skills:

  • Dislocation and defect theory

  • Crystallography, microstructural evolution

  • Proficiency in Fortran, C, C++, or Python

  • Mechanical behavior of metals under extreme loading conditions

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.

Notes to Applicants: 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.

In addition to completing the online application, e-mail CV with a detailed publication list and names and addresses of four references to Drs. A. Hunter (ahunter@lanl.gov) and D.J. Luscher (djl@lanl.gov).

Additional Details:

Clearance: A candidate with the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance is desired, but not required. If eligible*, selected applicants will be subject to a Federal background investigation for access to classified matter.

*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 regards 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.

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: XCP-1/Lagrangian Codes

Job Title: Computational Material Science Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC70503