Los Alamos National Laboratory, Condensed Matter and Complex Systems

Position ID:Los Alamos National Laboratory-Condensed Matter and Complex Systems-POSTDOC [#23282]
Position Title: Theory Postdoc in Driven Topological Quantum Materials
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Condensed Matter Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Salary Range:$92,000 to $109,710
Appl Deadline:2023/06/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/01/12, finished 2023/06/20)
Position Description:    

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What You Will Do

The Group of Condensed Matter and Complex Systems in the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has immediate postdoctoral position openings in the area of theoretical study of topological quantum materials. The open positions provide an opportunity to pursue fundamental studies of the role of electronic correlation effects and topology in quantum materials.

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate must have a strong skill, with an excellent scientific record of publications, in condensed matter theory and modeling of one or more aspects of topological properties (including topological superconductivity), two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures, quantum Hall systems, Kondo systems and/or strong correlation effects in quantum materials. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in using quantum many-body approaches to unravel the interplay between strong correlation, topology, and long-range entangelment in quantum materials. A background in nonequilibrium and driven phenomena, as well as expertise in the Floquet method for quantum materials, would be advantageous. The ability to work creatively and independently, as a part of a diverse team, is important. Strong communication and language skills, as evidenced by publications and cover letter, are required.

The initial appointment is for two years, and can be extended to the third year. The salary ranges from $92,000 to $109,710 depending on PhD year.

Education: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter or quantum materials physics (completed within the last 5 years).

Note to Applicants: Please send a resume, publication list and the names of three references to: Dr. Shizeng Lin Email: szl@lanl.gov, Phone: +1-505-665-8794 Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position has an initial appointment of two years. Additional information on salary ranges and other benefits can be found online at https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php?source=globalheadernav.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

For more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

Further Info:
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Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545