Los Alamos National Laboratory Ultrafas Light-Matter Interactions in Quantum Materials Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
We are seeking outstanding candidates to fill a postdoctoral opening at the Laboratory for Ultrafast Materials and Optical Science (LUMOS), within the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The successful candidate will focus on performing ultrafast optical, terahertz, and X-ray spectroscopy of quantum materials, with a particular focus on using intense, ultrashort pulses to drive these materials into new states. Systems of interest include strongly correlated electron systems, topological materials, and low-dimensional quantum nanostructures. The experimental systems available for these projects include several amplified femtosecond laser systems with wavelengths tunable from soft X-ray to THz frequencies, high field superconducting magnets, scanning probe microscopy setups, and an angle-resolved photoemission system. Some studies may also be performed at national user facilities, such as the Advanced Photon Source and Linac Coherent Light Source. Successful candidates will be located at the LUMOS labs in Los Alamos.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Expertise in one or more of the following areas: femtosecond optical spectroscopy, terahertz spectroscopy, ultrafast x-ray spectroscopy, time-integrated optical spectroscopy (e.g., FTIR and UV-VIS spectroscopy), surface science, and photoemission spectroscopy. Strong background in condensed matter physics. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of ultrafast lasers, nonlinear optics, ultrahigh vacuum, Labview software and programming, data analysis/modeling using MATLAB, Igor Pro, or an equivalent program. A strong background in fundamental physical processes of topological materials, strongly correlated electron materials, and/or low-dimensional quantum nanostructures. Ability to work independently.
Education: A Ph. D in a relevant field completed within the past 5 years or soon to be completed.
Note to Applicants: For information please contact Sirica ( firstname.lastname@example.org , 505-667-9706) and Rohit Prasankumar (email@example.com, 505-284-7966)
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 more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
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 maternity 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)
Vacancy Name: IRC80712
Organization Name MPA-CINT/Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies
Req ID: IRC80712