[20120131] Postdoc in neutron scattering/material science at MPA-CMMS at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Job description

The condensed matter and magnet science group (MPA-CMMS) is seeking highly motivated, outstanding postdoctoral candidates to participate in a research program focusing on the discovery and understanding of novel phenomena in strongly correlated electron materials. The candidate will carry out spectroscopic measurements on heavy fermion and related compounds using both synchrotron and neutron radiation, with a strong emphasize on neutron scattering, at extreme conditions such as low temperatures, high magnetic fields and high pressure. In addition, the candidate will join efforts at MPACMMS to synthesize single crystals materials of interest by means of Czochralski and flux-growth methods. The position is available immediately with an initial appointment of two years.

Job requirements

Applicants should have a strong background in the physics of strongly correlated electron systems. Demonstrated experience in neutron scattering and/or material synthesis is relevant for the position of interest. Additional knowledge of high pressure techniques is desirable, but not required. Also beneficial are programming skills that are required for the analysis of complex neutron scattering data sets. The successful candidate should have excellent communicational skills, and the ability to work as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary research team, as well as a record of scientific research through publications and presentations. A Ph.D. in physics completed within the last five years is required at or near the time of hiring.


Interested candidates should contact either

Dr. Marc Janoschek
E-mail: mjanoschek@lanl.gov
Phone: +1 505 664 0776
Fax: +1 505 665 7652


Dr. Eric D. Bauer
E-mail: edbauer@lanl.gov
Phone: +1 505 665 0942
Fax: +1 505 665 7652

for further details.