Physics: Condensed Matter, Physics: Materials, Physics: Solid State
The Group of Condensed Matter and Complex Systems in the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an immediate postdoctoral position opening in the area of computational simulation and theoretical modeling of quantum materials. The opened position provides an opportunity to pursue quantum material discovery. As a material co-design effort in a recently funded National Quantum Science Center, a U.S. DOE hub, the project will be focused to predict and discover novel magnetic and topological materials. It will involve data mining materials databases, computing structural stability with DFT, performing machine learning to identify the most promising candidates, and working closely with experimentalists to refine the design strategy. The successful candidate must have a strong skill in first-principles DFT electronic structure and total energy calculations of electronic or magnetic materials. Experience with data mining in the area of material science is highly desirable. The candidate is required to have good team skills to work closely with the experimental team at LANL. Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced by publications and cover letter, are essential.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Please apply for this position online through LANL website https://www.lanl.gov/careers/index.php (Job id IRC IRC82752), and also send a resume, publication list, research interests, a brief statement of future plans and the names of three references to Dr. Jian-Xin Zhu (firstname.lastname@example.org). The position has an initial appointment of two years.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science (completed within the last 5 years).
Additional Salary Information: Salary ranges and other benefits can be found online at http://www.lanl.gov/science/postdocs/
Internal Number: IRC82752
About Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory is a United States Department of Energy national security laboratory. It was born in 1943 to use interdisciplinary scientific discovery and creative engineering to end World War II. The same spirit of innovation is taken today to solve the national security challenges. It is located a short distance northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the southwestern United States.
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