Los Alamos National Laboratory Electron Emission Postdoctoral Research Associate in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Applied Electrodynamics group of the Accelerator Operations and Technology Division of LANL is seeking a postdoc to work on photocathodes and electron emissive devices, for both accelerator and detector applications. Experience with ultrahigh vacuum, thin film growth, x-ray analysis (XPS, XRF, XRD,XRR), and photoemission are desirable, as is a background in accelerator physics or materials science. Experience with diamond devices and surface preparation is also a plus.
The successful applicant will work on semiconductor photocathode development, including diamond photocathodes, and will assist in the design and construction of novel photodetectors. Must be eligible for a Q clearance.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience with UHV
Ability to obtain or maintain a DOE Q clearance
User facility experience, especially synchrotrons
XRD or XRR analysis experience
Experience with Thin film growth
Experience with photoemission measurement
Education: A Ph.D. in Physics, Materials Science or a very closely related discipline, earned within the last five years.
Note to Applicants:
In addition to applying online, it is recommended that interested candidates also send their inquiries, and CV including a list of peer-reviewed publications, invited talks, and the names and contact information of at least three references to Dr. John Smedley.
To receive full consideration, please ensure that your application package provides all of the information requested above.
Evaluation of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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.
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)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Q Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
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 Order 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.
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 more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php.
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. Appointment Type
Vacancy Name: IRC85791
Organization Name AOT-AE/Applied Electrodynamics
Req ID: IRC85791