Los Alamos National Laboratory, Condensed Matter and Complex Systems

Position ID:Los Alamos National Laboratory-Condensed Matter and Complex Systems-DPD [#25124]
Position Title: Theory postdoc position in driven quantum matters
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Condensed Matter Physics / Theoretical Condensed Matter
Salary Range:$92,000 to $109,710
Appl Deadline:2023/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/07/09, listed until 2024/01/09)
Position Description:    

Theory postdoc position in driven quantum matters Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

What You Will Do: The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies and the Group of Condensed Matter and Complex Systems in the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has immediate joint postdoctoral position openings in the theoretical study of driven quantum matters. The open positions provide an opportunity to pursue theoretical studies of stabilizing and controlling novel states in driven quantum materials. The initial appointment is for two years and can be extended to a third year. Salary ranges from $92,000 to $109,710 depending on PhD year.

What You Need:

Minimum Job Requirements: One of the most exciting frontiers in quantum materials research is the exploration of materials that are driven out of their equilibrium states by external stimuli, such as intense light or electromagnetic fields. These non-equilibrium states offer novel opportunities to discover and manipulate quantum materials with exotic properties that are not accessible in thermal equilibrium. Our current research projects focus on the theoretical understanding and design of the many-body interactions of quasiparticles that are typically excited far from equilibrium and on ultrafast timescales. The main goal is to predict the new quantum states of matter and the associated experimental signatures in driven materials. We seek candidates with a Ph.D in condensed matter theory and expertise in modeling one or more of these topics: topological properties (including topological superconductivity), two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures, strong correlation effects in quantum materials, and Floquet theory. Candidates should also have a strong interest in ultrafast nonequilibrium dynamics. The successful candidate must have strong skills, with an excellent scientific record of publications. 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.

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

Notes to applicants: Please send a resume, publication list, research interests, a brief statement of future plans 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.

Additional Details: New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

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 .

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545