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Subject: 18.11.01 Postdoc, Physics and Chemistry of Materials, Los Alamos, NM, US

Postdoc, Physics and Chemistry of Materials, Los Alamos, NM, US

We are looking for outstanding candidates interested in a postdoctoral position to work with Enrique R. Batista and Ping Yang at the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The successful candidate will employ electronic structure methods in one or more of the following areas of interest:

  • Chemical bonding, reactivity, spectroscopic signatures of actinide-containing systems;
  • Electrochemical properties of transition-metal complexes to understand multi-electron redox processes;
  • Chemistry and catalytic behavior of metal oxide surfaces.

To apply the interested parties should:

  • [1] Go to the following web site:
  • [2] Click on the upper right orange box that says Apply Now
  • [3] In the new page search the appropriate job ad: In Vacancy Name/Keywords use IRC69446
  • [4] Follow the instructions to complete your application

Minimum Job Requirements: Candidates should have 1.) a strong background in quantum chemistry or condensed matter physics; 2.) experience with major quantum chemistry and/or plane wave computational packages; 3.) computer programming skills to develop code, modify and edit existing codes and scripts.

Desired Skills: Computational method development and building code from scratch

Education: PhD in chemistry or physics completed within the past three years or soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants: In addition to applying on-line, applicants should submit a CV including publication list and a cover letter. In the cover letter please:

  • 1) indicate your background (course work, experience, teaching) on quantum mechanics and computational chemistry;
  • 2) identify your area(s) of interest;
  • 3) list three names of references.

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.

Additional Details:
Pre-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a pre-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Candidate may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and an outstanding candidate may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.
For general information to the Postdoc Program go to

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