Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The Pulsed Field Facility (PFF), which is the Los Alamos branch of the U.S. National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), is seeking a highly motivated R&D Scientist for experimental physical science in ultra-high, pulsed magnet fields. The PFF runs a scientific user program that allows qualified researchers from around the world access to some of the strongest magnets available anywhere, from our standard 65 T short-pulse magnets to the mammoth 100 T multi-shot magnet. Major scientific themes of current interest include quantum matter, strongly correlated electron systems, topological materials, superconductivity, two-dimensional materials, magnetic materials, actinide science and new systems for quantum information science.
The successful candidate will develop in-depth knowledge in pulsed-field experimental physical science and use that knowledge to help scientific users – from initial contact with researchers formulating new ideas, through design and execution of experiments, to publishing results. Your work will include contributing to overall PFF planning and operations, collaboration development and fund raising through proposal submission and program development. This position is an outstanding opportunity for a relatively junior researcher (LANL Scientist Level 2) to establish a strong reputation, publish in high-impact journals, develop new experimental capabilities and extend the applicability of high magnetic field research to new classes of materials.
Bachelor’s degree in condensed matter physics, materials science, materials chemistry or related field and 4 years of related experience (typically with post-doctoral research experience at a university or national lab or equivalent experience directly related to the occupation); Ph.D. preferred
Ability and inclination to excel at scientific user support
Record of scientific publication commensurate with experience
Ability to become an intellectual leader in high magnetic field science
Experience with cryogenic systems and measurements in cryogenic environments
Experience developing, testing or using complex measurement systems for physical science, engineering or related field
Ability and inclination to contribute to a wide range of basic-research and mission-science programs
Research experience in condensed matter physics, high magnetic fields or pulsed magnetic fields
Experience with a novel measurement technique with potential high impact for pulsed high magnetic field science
Experience with user support at scientific user facilities
Experience initiating scientific projects through collaboration development or proposal process
Experience mentoring junior personnel
Ability to obtain DOE Q Clearance (usually requires U.S. citizenship)
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