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Los Alamos National Laboratory GRA in ultrafast dynamics and control of quantum materials in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Job TitleGRA in ultrafast dynamics and control of quantum materialsLocationLos Alamos, NM, USOrganization NameMPA-CINT/ CENTER FOR INTEGRATED NANOTECHNOLOGIESMinimum SalaryMaximum Salary

What You Will Do

The Laboratory for Ultrafast Materials and Optical Science (LUMOS) at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral or graduate candidate to join our experimental efforts to study and control the dynamic properties of quantum materials. The prospective candidate will primarily be involved with the development, optimization, and use of ultrafast spectroscopy tools for the control of these material systems. This will be accomplished using an array of ultrafast excitation schemes spanning the near-infrared (NIR) to the terahertz (THz) regime and selective probes of dynamic phenomena, such as extreme ultraviolet (XUV) absorption spectroscopy, THz conductivity, and harmonic conversion. The prospective candidate will also have access to a wide variety of laser systems, laser-based spectroscopy techniques, and material systems through on-going research being conducted at LUMOS. Information on current research projects and capabilities at LUMOS are available at http://cint.lanl.gov/facilities/LUMOS/ .

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

An experimental background in one or more of these areas: magnetic materials, topological materials, vdW or other low-dimensional materials, nonequilibrium/dynamic phenomena, and ultrafast spectroscopy.

Education/Experience: The candidate must be actively pursuing a PhD in physics, materials science, optics, or a related field

Desired Qualifications:

Deep knowledge of magnetic and/or topological materials, THz spectroscopy, nonlinear optical spectroscopy, magneto-optical spectroscopy, and advanced skills in the development/optimization of ultrafast spectroscopy systems and data analysis.

Work Environment:

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management

Note to Applicants:

Candidates must be willing and able to commit to work at LANL and the CINT Core Facility for the duration of the project.

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 (PTO and holidays)

  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs

  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating the employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 (https://directives.nnsa.doe.gov/supplemental-directive/sd-0206-0002) . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 (https://int.lanl.gov/policy/documents/P701.pdf) for applicant eligibility requirements.

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 regard 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 1-505-664-6947 option 2.

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