Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science
and engineering on behalf of national security. The T-1/ Physics & Chemistry Of Materials Division is seeking candidates for the position of Scientist 2 or 3. The candidate will be expected to perform outstanding research in the area of computational physics and chemistry on issues concerning properties and dynamics of materials under extreme conditions. T-1 staff perform research and development in these areas using a wide range of techniques, spanning multiple length scales, from the atomic to the continuum. This position will be filled at either the Scientist 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.
Scientist 2 ($84,300 - $139,000)
Leads independent research
Works in inter-disciplinary teams, encompassing theorists and experimentalists, to develop new theoretical and computational tools for prediction of materials properties under extreme conditions
Submits grant proposals for competitive funding calls as appropriate
Communicates research findings via journal articles, internal and external reports and presentations
Recruits and mentors post-doctoral fellows and graduate students
Scientist 3 ($92,600 - $154,600)
In addition to the duties outlined above, the Scientist 3:
Leads technical decision-making and direction at the project or team level
Coordinates the work of others and serves as a role model for creative technical leadership within the team
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics or Material Science or a closely related discipline with research related to calculation of materials properties
Strong background 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
Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance (U.S. citizenship required)
In addition to qualifications outlined above, Scientist 3 level requires:
Experience in development and analysis of models that describe materials under extreme conditions
Demonstrated experience and success in proposal writing, project management and mentoring
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