Computational Physics and Chemistry Postdoc
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 03/18/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
|Job Title||Computational Physics and Chemistry Postdoc|
|Location||Los Alamos, NM, US|
|Organization Name||T-1/Physics And Chemistry Of Materials|
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking several highly motivated candidates for postdoctoral appointments to work with Danny Perez, Enrique R. Batista and Ping Yang at the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The successful candidate will work in a very dynamic multidisciplinary research team. The positions are in support of several exciting research projects including liquid phase coordination chemistry, chemical bonding and reactivity studies using electronic structure approaches, and methodology development and application for long-timescale methods for molecular dynamics. Particular areas of interest include:
1. Applications of state-of-the-art atomistic methods to a range of problems in computational chemistry, including:
· Coordination chemistry, dynamics and kinetics in liquid phase and at interfaces
· Chemical bonding and reactivity, spectroscopic signatures of organo-metallic systems using electronic structure methods, including both DFT and wave-function based methods
· Chemistry and dynamics of catalytic behavior of metal oxide surfaces
2. Computational method development:
· machine learning approaches for the efficient exploration of chemical space
· development of semi-empirical methods for heavy elements
· application, development, and implementation, of long-timescale atomistic methods
The ideal candidate would have expertise in multiple areas. Projects can be tailored to combine several aspects, depending on the applicant’s strengths and interests.
Candidates may also be nominated for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Darleane Christian Hoffman, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. Applicants with US citizenship will also be considered for the Metropolis Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Physics. For these fellowships, the research scope can be broadened to include any topic of mutual interest.
For general information to the Postdoc Program go to http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Education: A Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry, Physics, Computational Science, or closely related discipline, earned within five years of the employment start date.
Note to Applicants:
Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
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 maternity 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)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . 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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.