Los Alamos National Laboratory Physics and Chemistry of Materials Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC74324
Job Title Physics and Chemistry of Materials Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name T-1/Physics And Chemistry Of Materials
What You Will Do
The Physics and Chemistry of Materials group (T-1) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking qualified applicants for possible postdoctoral openings in several research areas. The candidate will be expected to perform outstanding research in the field of computational physics and chemistry on problems concerning properties and dynamics of materials. The members of the T-1 group, who would sponsor the postdoctoral associate, are experts in theory and simulation of materials using a wide range of techniques, spanning multiple length-scales, from the atomic to the continuum.
The Physics and Chemistry of Materials group (T-1), seek to understand how basic forces operating at the atomic level manifest themselves in the properties of matter at the macroscopic level. The group maintains theory, modeling and simulation capabilities in a broad set of materials-related areas. Current activities in the group include research in atoms, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas. Our goal is to provide innovative and creative solutions needed to solve technical problems across the Laboratory’s missions, including energy security, stockpile stewardship, and global threat reduction.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Demonstrated expertise in one of the following:
§ Electronic structure theory and atomistic simulations of materials
§ Classical, semi-classical or quantum molecular dynamics
§ Multiscale physics and continuum models
§ Equation of state and thermodynamics
§ Materials mechanical properties, reactive burn and flow
§ Opacities and the physics of hot and warm dense matter
Demonstrated experience in conducting original scientific research through peer reviewed publication record.
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
Experience in computer programming using modern computing languages.
Experience in running large-scale computational physics, chemistry, or materials science codes based on atomistic quantum-chemical approaches and/or molecular dynamics using classical force-fields and/or continuum models.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimum supervision.
Ability to adapt to new requirements for projects and be flexible enough to learn new areas of research as needed.
Ability to work effectively as a part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment and interact with people with a variety of expertise.
Education Required: A PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Computer Science, or related fields, completed within the last five years or soon to be completed.
Dr. James Colgan ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Dr. Sergei Tretiak ( email@example.com )
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.
Appointment Type Postdoc
Req ID: IRC74324