Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. Staff in both the Detonation Science and Technology Group (Q-6) in the Weapon Stockpile Modernization Division and the Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamics Extremes Group (MST-8) in the Materials Science and Technology Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory are seeking candidates for a joint postdoctoral appointment in computational materials science research. This position supports efforts to address radiation damage and changes in performance to a range of materials, including semiconductors, optical components, insulators, etc. Areas of particular interest include:
Computational methods for simulating radiation damage production in materials
Approaches for simulating the accumulation of damage in materials over long times
Expertise in the properties of semiconductor and optical systems, and how radiation damage modifies the performance properties of these components
Ph.D. in Physics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, earned within the last five years
Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research in computational materials science at the atomistic scale
Solid understanding of fundamental defect properties in materials
Significant experience in running high-performance simulation tools for systems modeling
Publication in peer-reviewed journals and record of presenting at nationally recognized conferences
Familiarity with multiple scales of simulating materials (e.g. molecular dynamics, kinetic Monte Carlo, accelerated molecular dynamics)
Experience writing code and implementing algorithms into high-performance parallel codes
Experience in experimental testing of material properties
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