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Computational Physics and Chemistry Postdoc
Los Alamos National Security in the
 
 
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Date Posted 10/15/2020
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Admin-Other Administrative Positions
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What You Will Do

The Physics and Chemistry of Materials group (T-1) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking qualified applicants for possible postdoctoral openings in several research areas. The candidate will be expected to perform outstanding research in the field of computational physics and chemistry on problems concerning properties and dynamics of materials. The members of the T-1 group, who would sponsor the postdoctoral associate, are experts in theory and simulation of materials using a wide range of techniques, spanning multiple length-scales, from the atomic to the continuum.

The Physics and Chemistry of Materials group (T-1), seek to understand how basic forces operating at the atomic level manifest themselves in the properties of matter at the macroscopic level. The group maintains theory, modeling and simulation capabilities in a broad set of materials-related areas. Current activities in the group include research in atoms, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas. Our goal is to provide innovative and creative solutions needed to solve technical problems across the Laboratory’s missions, including energy security, stockpile stewardship, and global threat reduction.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated expertise in one of the following:

§ Electronic structure theory and atomistic simulations of materials

§ Classical, semi-classical or quantum molecular dynamics

§ Multiscale physics and continuum models

§ Equation of state and thermodynamics

§ Materials mechanical properties, reactive burn and flow

§ Opacities and the physics of hot and warm dense matter

§ Machine learning methods in their application to materials and chemistry research

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting original scientific research through peer reviewed publication record.

  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in computer programming using modern computing languages.

  • Experience in running large-scale computational physics, chemistry, or materials science codes based on atomistic quantum-chemical approaches and/or molecular dynamics using classical force-fields and/or continuum models.

  • Experience with High Performance Computing (HPC) or GPU computing.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimum supervision

  • Ability to adapt to new requirements for projects and be flexible enough to learn new areas of research as needed

  • Ability to work effectively as a part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment and interact with people with a variety of expertise.

Education Required: A PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Computer Science, or related fields, completed within the last five years or soon to be completed.

Note to Applicants:

Contact: Dr. James Colgan ( jcolgan@lanl.gov )

Dr. Sergei Tretiak ( serg@lanl.gov )

For more information on Postdoc program at LANL, please refer to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/index.php

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 .

Additional Details

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be submit 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.

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)

Appointment Type

Postdoc

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Vacancy Name: IRC82347
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