Los Alamos National Laboratory High Magnetic Field Condensed Matter Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Pulsed Field Facility of the U.S. National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking highly motivated Postdoctoral researchers that wish to advance their research career at the world’s premier high magnetic field research facility. Research at the Pulsed Field Facility spans a range of modern condensed matter topics, utilizing cutting-edge experimental techniques with an emphasis upon multiple extreme environments (high fields, low temperatures, high pressures and strains). The successful candidates for these positions will have a strong track record of experimental research and scientific communication. The current search has a particular emphasis on strongly correlated materials and topologically non trivial systems: including but not limited to exotic superconductivity, magnetic topological insulators and Weyl semimetals, spin liquid candidates, and the physics of low carrier density metals in the extreme quantum limit. In collaboration with PFF mentors, candidates are expected to develop their own high field research projects that align with the ongoing research interests of the group. Beyond being part of the NSF funded pulsed field user program, candidates will have the opportunity to join the Center for the Advancement of Topological Semimetals , a DOE Energy Frontiers Research Center, and LANL LDRDresearch teams. Exceptional candidates will be eligible to compete for distinguished Postdoctoral research fellowships funded through the LANL director’s postdoctoral program.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Excellent interpersonal skills and experience interacting with personnel at all levels.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as evident by a track record of peer reviewed publications, oral scientific presentations and application cover letter.
Demonstrated ability to work safely and productively with minimal supervision.
Education: A Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, or a closely-related field earned within 5 years of the anticipated start date or soon to be completed.
Experience of measurements in high (and pulsed) magnetic fields
Experience designing and realizing custom instrumentation.
Experience utilizing advance sample preparation and device fabrication tool such as Focused Ion Beam lithography.
Experience of Labview, Matlab, Mathematica, Python or other programing languages and platforms for data acquisition, analysis, calculations, and modeling.
Note to Applicants: Interested candidates should contact Laurel Winter firstname.lastname@example.org and Ross McDonald email@example.com for more information. A comprehensive CV including publication list, and a cover letter addressing the qualifications outlined above should be submitted online. Please list names and contact information of three possible references.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
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. The Materials Physics and Applications Division (MPA) enables the development of new technologies that solve pressing national energy and security challenges by exploring and exploiting materials and their properties, developing practical applications of materials, and providing world-class user facilities.
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)
The Pulsed Field Facility is located on the main LANL campus in Los Alamos, New Mexico. LANL is one of three NHMFL partner institutions, along with the University of Florida, Gainesville, and Florida State University, Tallahassee. The NHMFL is sponsored primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Materials Research, with additional support from the State of Florida and the Department of Energy. LANL provides unique capabilities to the PFF for the NHMFL in the form of a 1.4 GVA pulsed power system. In addition to the 100 Tesla Multi-Shot Pulsed Magnet and the 60 T Long Pulse Magnet, the NHMFL features several capacitor-driven pulsed magnets and state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities for materials science research. The PFF supports a scientific user facility, develops magnet technology, and advances science and technology using high magnetic fields in support of the goals and objectives of the NSF and LANL. Further information on the NHMFL, the PFF, and LANL is available at the following websites: nationalmaglab.org , nationalmaglab.org/user-facilities/pulsed-field-facility , and www.lanl.gov .
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Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Climbing stairs, walking, working flexible hours or irregular schedule, operation of motor vehicles, work near electrical power supplies.
Work Environment: Work in widely ranging ambient temperatures, operation of motor vehicles, work in a noisy environment, work near electrical power supplies, work near machinery with moving parts, cleaning chemicals, safety glasses or eye protection, face shield or facial protection, mask or respirator, hearing protection, gloves or hand protection, safety shoes or protective foot gear.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Vacancy Name: IRC86359
Organization Name MPA-MAGLAB/MPA-MAG LAB NHMFL GROUP
Req ID: IRC86359