Los Alamos National Laboratory Experiemental Condensed Matter Physics Postdoc: Strongly Correlated Electron in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

The Strongly Correlated Electron Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory has an immediate opening for one postdoctoral position, with an emphasis on characterization of novel materials including intermetallic nanowires. Our multifaceted, highly collaborative team, which includes capabilities in sample growth, characterization, device fabrication, measurements under extreme conditions (high pressure, high fields, and low temperature), explores new physics through new materials. Our interests for this project include (but are not limited to): topological matter, unconventional superconductivity, quantum criticality, heavy fermion physics, low dimensional physics, and new phases of matter. The successful applicant will benefit not only from a highly interactive environment within our team but also from the close proximity of the NHMFL pulsed magnetic field facility, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT), and the theoretical condensed matter group at Los Alamos. We seek highly motivated individuals who are passionate about physics to develop and explore new ideas on correlated electrons. Any inquiries about this specific opening and other opportunities within our group are welcome and should be sent to pfsrosa@lanl.gov .

What You Need

A strong background in experimental condensed matter physics. The ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels of peers and supervisors. Demonstrated abilities in writing peer reviewed publications.

In addition to applying on-line, please submit a CV, publication list, a brief statement of research interests and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 4 potential references to Priscila Rosa (_pfsrosa@lanl.gov ).

Minimum Job Requirements:

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to work independently, creatively, and as part of a team.

Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Basic characterization (e.g. electrical and thermal transport, magnetization, and specific heat) of single crystals at cryogenic temperatures;

  • Electrical transport measurements in nanowires;

  • Scanning Electron and Transmission electron microscopy.

Desired Skills:

  • Labview programming;

  • Experience in optical characterization of low-dimensional systems;

  • Strong background in the physics of low-dimensional materials;

  • Strong background in the physics of f_-electron materials.


A Ph.D. in Physics or equivalent experience within the past five years or soon to be completed is required. The candidate will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of the appointment.

Notes to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

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 general information go to Postdoc Program.

Additional Details:

Los Alamos National Laboratory anticipates a large turn-over in its workforce during the next fi­ve years. Now is a good opportunity to join and help shape the future of the Lab. This position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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 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 the mountains of northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: MPA-CMMS/Condensed Matter & Magnet Science

Job Title: Experiemental Condensed Matter Physics Postdoc: Strongly Correlated Electron

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC68714