Experimental Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Metasurface | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Experimental Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Metasurface

What You Will Do

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies of Materials Physics and Applications Division (MPA-CINT), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has multiple postdoctoral positions available. We are seeking talented and highly motivated researchers with a strong background in experimental physics in one of the following areas: (i) quantum optics and photonics; (ii) metamaterials and metasurfaces; (iii) ultrafast optics/terahertz; (iv) quantum sensing/imaging. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with a dynamic, multidisciplinary research team to study new physics phenomena and contribute to new concepts in dynamic quantum optics and sensing.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

• Demonstrate experience with quantum photonics experiment design, setting up and testing of nonlinear optical systems, optical materials or plasmonic devices.

• Demonstrate ability to conduct original research in areas of quantum, nonlinear and ultrafast optics and/or related topics.

• Demonstrate ability to work harmoniously in a diverse multi-disciplinary team.

• Demonstrate strong writing and communication skills, as evidenced by publications, cover letter, and interview.

Education/Experience: Ph.D. in experimental photonics or a related area completed within the last 5 years or to be completed soon.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Expertise in quantum, nonlinear and ultrafast optics, integrated photonics, semiconductor physics, materials, and/or related topics.
  • Experience with single-photon experiments such as generation, detection, correlations, and entanglement.
  • Experience with metamaterials and metasurfaces.
  • Knowledge of commercially available simulation software (e.g., COMSOL, CST, Matlab, etc) for photonics.
  • Excellent accomplishment record through publications and conference presentations.
  • Results-oriented with strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work productively on multiple projects.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

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:

Contact Dr. Abul Azad (aazad@lanl.gov) about this position.

Please send a CV, publication list, a brief statement of research interests and future plans (one page maxinum), and the names of at least two references to start your application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position has an initial appointment of 2 years, with a possible extension for a 3rd year depending on performance and availability of funds.

Outstanding candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship or for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

Additional information on salary ranges and other benefits can be found online at https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php?source=globalheadernav .

For more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php
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.
Employment StatusFull Time