Postdoctoral Research Associate – Materials Science
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
The Physics and Chemistry of Materials Group (T-1) in the Theoretical Division, the Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamics Extremes Group (MST-8) in the Materials Science and Technology Division, and the Finishing Manufacturing Science Group (Sigma-2) in Sigma Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory are seeking multiple candidates for postdoctoral appointments in computational materials science research. The positions are in support of several research projects that address problems in radiation damage and corrosion of materials, defect evolution in complex oxides and the development of long-time scale methodologies and simulation codes.
In addition, depending on his/her expertise, the candidate may contribute to a broad range of research projects, including scintillator discovery and characterization, materials under extremes of radiation and corrosion, simulation of nuclear fuels and development of advanced methods for treating long-time scale problems. The initial appointment is for two years, with a possible third-year extension depending on performance and funding availability.
Ph.D. in Physics, Materials Science or very closely related discipline within the last five years
Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research in computational materials science at the atomistic scale
Significant experience in running high-performance simulation tools for modeling these systems
Familiarity with multiple scales of simulating materials (density functional theory, molecular dynamics, kinetic Monte Carlo, accelerated molecular dynamics)
Experience writing code and implementing algorithms into high-performance parallel codes
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