Los Alamos National Laboratory Polymer Structure:Function Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

The Group of Condensed Matter and Complex Systems in the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has a postdoctoral position opening in modeling and simulations combined with machine learning and optimization of biopolymers. This is part of a project integrating aspects of chemical and biological synthesis and analysis. It merges machine learning applied to accelerated discovery using simulations and databases with one of the largest algal programs in the country. The aim is to create an accelerated pipeline process for bioplastics by rapidly screening for new chemistries of biologically synthesized degradable polymers.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate should have expertise in theoretical soft matter or computational polymers/biomaterials or chemistry, and background in machine learning and optimization coupled with a desire to be part of a highly interdisciplinary team. The ability to work creatively and independently is also important, as are strong communication and language skills.

Education: Candidates must have a Ph.D. completed within the last 5 years.

Notes to applicants: The position has an initial appointment of two years. Additional information on salary ranges and other benefits can be found online at http://www.lanl.gov/science/postdocs/. Please apply online, and also send a resume, publication list, research interests, future plans and the names of three references to T. Lookman (txl@lanl.gov) and G. Pilania (gpilania@gmail.com).

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

Contact Name: Leyba, Deborah Lee (Debbie)

Organization Name: T-4/Phys Of Condensed Matter & Complex Sys

Email: dleyba@lanl.gov

Job Title: Polymer Structure:Function Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC68446