Los Alamos National Laboratory Quantum Materials Systems (QMS) Thrust Scientist (Scientist 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico


Job Title Quantum Materials Systems (QMS) Thrust Scientist (Scientist 2/3)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies/MPA-CINT

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Scientist 2/3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT) invites outstanding candidates to join CINT as a scientist in the Quantum Materials Systems (QMS) Thrust. CINT is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) as a national user facility, jointly operated by Los Alamos National Laboratory (Gateway in Los Alamos, NM) and Sandia National Laboratories (Core in Albuquerque, NM).

The successful candidate will perform independent research programs and user interactions related to the QMS thrust’s research themes, such as understanding and controlling quantum effects of nanoscale materials and their integration into systems spanning multiple length scales.

We will expect the selected candidate to make original contributions to the development of their own projects/user programs and the strategic directions for the QMS thrust. The selected candidate has the opportunity to interact with sponsors for fundamental and applied research programs.

Scientist 2 ($87,800-$144,800)

The successful candidate will:

  • Carry out a vigorous program of scientific research and support CINT user science in the area of quantum materials science, in general

Scientist 3 ($96,600-$161,300)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the (higher level title) will be required to:

  • Contribute substantially to setting the strategic directions for the QMS Thrust

  • Interact with a broad set of sponsors beyond BES who may benefit from CINT advances in areas ranging from national security to applied energy programs

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience performing high-impact research in the areas of quantum materials and systems

  • Record of scientific research achievements (publications, citations, presentations, intellectual properties) in the areas of quantum materials and systems

  • Experience developing a new experimental capability

  • Outstanding verbal and writing skills and a record of effective technical communication

  • Experience in the peer review of publications

  • Ph.D. in a relevant area of quantum materials and systems

Additional Job Requirements for Scientist 3 level:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Scientist 3 level requires:

  • Experience leading research as a principal investigator

  • Experience supervising technical support personnel and/or research group

  • Experience developing collaborative research projects

  • Recognized national reputation as evidenced by invited presentations and services on scientific societal committees at national level

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of techniques in nanoscience

  • Experience working with or at a national user facility

  • Experience working with laboratory environmental safety and health practitioners

  • Experience mentoring students or postdocs

  • Experience with proposal writing

  • Familiarity with DOE-BES

  • The ability to obtain a DOE “Q” level clearance, which usually requires US citizenship

Education Requirement: A Ph.D. in a relevant field of science or engineering.

Notes to Applicants: Applicants are required to provide a cover letter, CV, and publication list with citations for full consideration. For questions, please contact Jinkyoung Yoo ( jyoo@lanl.gov ).

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

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.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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.

Appointment Type Regular


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Contact Details

Contact Name Klein, Mandy Marie

Email mmoore@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-665-6405

Req ID: IRC68684