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Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoc in Quantum Molecular and Semiconductor Nanomaterials Theory in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

A position is available for a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in one of the following areas and the ability/willingness to learn and collaborate with the experts: (i) theory and modeling of quantum photon emission properties of hybrid nanoscale semiconductor-molecular materials influenced by photonic/plasmonic cavities and/or waveguides; (ii) theory of molecular nanomagnet qubits, EPR spectroscopy of interacting spins, spin and/or photon correlations; (iii) electronic structure theory and first-principles modeling of molecular qubits influenced by environmental fluctuations including spin-phonon interactions. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with a dynamic, multidisciplinary experimental and theoretical research team that bridges fundamental science with applications and results-oriented device development and integration.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Strong knowledge and experience in one of the following:

  • Theoretical/computational quantum optics/plasmonics.

  • Experience with quantum effects in molecular or solid-state systems

  • Electronic structure theory and atomistic simulation of materials.

Education/Experience : Ph.D. in either theoretical/computational quantum optics/photonics, condensed matter theory, or theoretical physical chemistry completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Analytical skills in the theory of open quantum systems

  • Experience of using or willingness to learn QuTiP or other similar quantum optics packages

  • Experience to work on the theory of molecular qubits, and modeling of correlated spin dynamics in open systems

  • First-principles modeling of magnetic properties of molecular spins interacting with environment

  • Good communication and writing skills

  • Ability to work well with others in a multi-disciplinary team

  • Willingness to work productively on multiple projects

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Note to Applicants:

  • The appointment is for 2 years, with a possible extension for the 3rd year

  • Contact about this position to one of the project members: Andrei Piryatinski ( apiryat@lanl.gov ), Nikolai Sinitsyn ( nsinitsyn@lanl.gov ), or Yu Zhang ( zhy@lanl.gov ).

  • Send a cover letter and your CV to start the application process. At least 3 letters of recommendation are desirable, and will be required before the final interview.

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 childbirth 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)

Additional Details

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Vacancy Name: IRC93511
Organization Name T-4/Physics Of Condensed Matter & Complex Systems
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Req ID: IRC93511
Category: Postdoc