Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Strongly Correlated Electron Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory has an immediate opening for an exceptional postdoct performing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments. Our team is the first to discover the 239Pu NMR resonance. First in the Mott insulator PuO2, and very recently in the possible topological insulator PuB4,with a 25% difference in Knight shift between the two compounds. We seek an individual with NMR/NQR experience to build on these results to explore the chemistry and physics of Pu-based materials using this internationally unique and newly acquired capability. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to study strongly correlated materials of interest to our team more broadly. Our multifaceted, highly collaborative team, includes capabilities in sample growth, characterization, device fabrication, measurements under extreme conditions (high pressure and low temperature), photoemission, and neutron scattering, explores new physics through new materials. Our interests include (but are not limited to) strongly correlated materials, unconventional superconductivity, quantum criticality, topological matter, quantum spin systems, heavy fermion physics, low dimensional physics, spin-orbit coupled systems, and new phases of matter. We benefit also from the close proximity of the NHMFL pulsed magnetic field facility and the strong theoretical condensed matter group at Los Alamos.

We seek highly motivated individuals who are passionate about science to develop and explore new ideas about correlated electron materials. Any inquiries about this specific opening or other opportunities within our group are welcome and should be sent to fronning@lanl.gov.

What You Need

A strong experimental background in NMR and/or NQR. 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, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 4 potential references to Filip Ronning (fronning@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. Demonstrated expertise in NMR measurements.

Education: A Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, 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.

Note to applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Details:

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.

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 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.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

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

Job Title: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC66004