Los Alamos National Laboratory High Magnetic Field Condensed Matter Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the U.S. National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) are seeking a highly motivated and technically excellent postdoctoral researcher in experimental condensed matter physics focusing on unconventional superconductivity in the cuprates and newly discovered infinite-layer nickelates. The successful candidate is expected to focus their effort on electrical transport and AC elasto-resistance measurements in pulsed magnetic fields, taking advantage of the capabilities available at the Pulsed Field Facility (PFF). The position also provides opportunities for industrious candidates to pursue new collaborations, develop complementary techniques, and perform independent research within related topics.
LANL is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. 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, andwww.lanl.gov.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Education: A Ph.D in experimental condensed matter physics or related field completed within the past 5 years.
Experiencein one or more of the followingareas:
§ Electrical transport (lineal or non-linear), particularly at high-frequencies or challenging environments
§ Elasto-resistance measurements
§ Vibrating beam or cantilever fabrication and/or measurements
§ Elastic properties measurements such as resonant ultrasound spectroscopy or pulse-echo ultrasound
§ Clean-room nanofabrication and/or focused ion-beam fabrication
§ Effective written and verbal communication skills as evinced by publications, presentations, cover letter, and references
§ Matlab, Mathematica, Python or other programing languages and platforms for data analysis, calculations, and modeling
§ FPGA programming
§ Labview or Python for experimental control and data acquisition
Note to Applicants:
Interested candidates can contact Mun Chan at email@example.com and Boris Maiorov firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
§ Cover letter addressing the qualifications outlined above. Please list names and contact information of three possible references
§ One notable published paper or pre-print (co-)authored by the candidate (.pdf format)
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 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.
Appointment Type: Postdoctoral Research Associate, two-year appointment. Highly competitive candidates will be considered for prestigious position as a LANL Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow.
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)
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.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Vacancy Name: IRC81558
Organization Name MPA-MAGLAB/MPA-MAG LAB NHMFL GROUP
Req ID: IRC81558