Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. Along with the U.S. National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), we are seeking a highly motivated and technically excellent Postdoctoral Researcher in experimental condensed matter physics, focusing on high magnetic field science.
Possible projects you may work on include Topological Kondo insulators, or topological insulators or Weyl metal systems; High-Tc superconductors; two-dimensional materials; Spin liquids and frustrated magnetism, and Strongly Correlated Electron Systems.
In this position, your research will generally involve measurements of magnetic, electrical, thermodynamic and structural properties in DC and pulsed magnetic fields, taking advantage of the capabilities available at the Pulsed Field Facility (PFF).
The successful candidate will benefit not only from a highly interactive environment within our team, but also from the close proximity of the Quantum Matter group (MPA-Q), the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT) and the theoretical condensed matter group at Los Alamos. You will also find opportunities to pursue new collaborations, develop complementary techniques and perform independent research within related topics.
Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter physics or related field, completed within the past 5 years
Effective written and verbal communication skills as evidenced by publications, presentations, cover letter and references
Extensive experience with cryogenics or high magnetic field measurements in magnetic materials
Passion about physics and developing and exploring new ideas on correlated electrons
Electrical transport measurements in extreme environments
Sample growth (e.g., flux growth) and characterization
High magnetic field (B> 30 T)
Background in topological materials, high-Tc superconductivity and strongly correlated electron systems
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