Los Alamos National Laboratory Theoretical Nonlinear Photonics/Condensed Matter Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

The Physics of Condensed Matter and Complex Systems group (T-4) in the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory has a postdoctoral position in nonlinear electronic/photonic phenomena in topological quantum materials. We work on a broad range of topics including (but not limited to) 2D Dirac and van der Waals materials, topological insulators, nano-optics, nonlinear photonics, plasmonics, and fluctuation-induced phenomena. This position provides an opportunity to pursue fundamental studies on the interplay between topological phase transitions and the ultrafast response of Dirac-like systems. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with LANL scientists working on theory and experiments on topological quantum materials and ultrafast optics. Any inquiries about this specific opening should be sent to Dr. Wilton Kort-Kamp (kortkamp@lanl.gov).

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate must have a strong background, with an excellent scientific record of publications, in nonlinear photonics and/or condensed matter theory. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in theoretical/numerical modeling of topological phase transitions, two-dimensional materials, and ultrafast response of Dirac fermions. We seek highly motivated individuals with the ability to work independently, creatively, and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills in English (as evidenced by publications, cover letter, and potential interview) are required.

Education: A Ph.D. in Physics or equivalent with experience in theoretical condensed matter and/or nonlinear optics within the past five years is required.

Notes to Applicants: In addition to applying online, please submit a CV, publication list, a statement of research interests (maximum 1 page) and the name and contact (e-mail and phone number) of three potential references to Dr. Wilton Kort-Kamp (kortkamp@lanl.gov). Review of applications will begin in January 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Position is expected to start in summer 2019.

The position has an initial appointment of two years. Additional information on salary ranges and other benefits can be found online at the Postdoctoral Program webpage (http://www.lanl.gov/science/postdocs/).

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

Job Title: Theoretical Nonlinear Photonics/Condensed Matter Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC69945