Los Alamos National Laboratory Nanomaterials Chemist Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC76053
Job Title Nanomaterials Chemist Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name MPA-CINT/Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies
What You Will Do
A position is available (starting immediately) for a highly talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in nanomaterials synthesis, surface modification, and/or assembly to engage in a dynamic multidisciplinary experimental/theoretical research environment. Overall, research is motivated by the broad goal to discover, develop and apply new functional (optical, magnetic, and/or plasmonic) colloidal nanomaterials. The successful applicant will split their effort between two research efforts: (1) Synthesis of 0D-2D magnetic nanomaterials and integration (e.g., via scanning probe nanolithography) with 1D-2D quantum emitters toward novel quantum transduction schemes, and (2) Synthesis and surface functionalization of semiconductor quantum dots for incorporation into novel scintillator technologies. The postdoc would have available to them standard air-sensitive handling equipment, as well as a unique automated reactor system, microfluidic system, and microwave reactor. For assembly and integration of nanomaterials, the postdoc would have a dip-pen nanolithography system, thin-film preparation tools, and 3D printer for their use. The successful candidate will do this work in collaboration with a team of Ph.D. staff scientists, postdocs and students with expertise in the areas of single-nanostructure optical spectroscopy/imaging, theory/modeling, polymer chemistry, x-ray scattering, and electron microscopy .
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Strong chemical synthesis skills using air-sensitive handling techniques applied to nanocrystal synthesis, manipulation and surface modification, in particular of semiconductor and/or magnetic nanomaterials
A strong publication record
Excellent communication and writing skills
Nanocrystal self-assembly, templated assembly, hierarchical assembly
Nanocrystal-polymer composite synthesis
Nanocrystal shape control
Inorganic-organic hybrid materials
Direct experience with semiconductor quantum dots
Direct experience with colloidal nanomagnets, 0D-2D
Optical and structural characterization techniques
Planning and execution of complex, multistep reactions
Education: Ph.D. in inorganic, organic or materials chemistry or related field completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed.
Notes to Applicants:
Contact Jennifer Hollingsworth ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Amanda Graff ( email@example.com ) directly about this position.
At least 3 letters of recommendation are required.
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.
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 .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy, Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) and National User Facility jointly operated by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories that focuses on cutting-edge nanoscale integration science.
Appointment Type Postdoc
Req ID: IRC76053