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 theoretical modeling and simulation of electronic structure, ultrafast optical response, and transport properties in quantum materials. This position provides an opportunity to pursue fundamental studies of functional properties in a variety of quantum materials including transition-metal oxides, topological insulators and Weyl semimetals, and van der Waals materials, etc. As an integral quantum material effort of Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), a U.S. DOE BES user facility, the postdoctoral project will involve development and applications of solid state and electronic structure methods, numerical and analytical modeling of fundamental and dynamic electronic processes on multiple length and time scales, and will assume an active collaboration with the experimental groups at CINT. The successful candidate must have a strong background in computational materials science, condensed matter theory, and theoretical spectroscopy. Expertise in electronic structure and related methods are desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in studies of light-matter interaction or spin dynamics in condensed matter. The ability to work creatively and independently, as a part of a diverse team, is important. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
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 IRC83041), 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 (email@example.com). The position has an initial appointment of two years.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter or Materials Physics, Quantum Chemistry, or related discipline (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: IRC83041
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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