Quantum Material Integration Postdoctoral Research Associate

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Dec 07, 2018
Jan 06, 2019
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

We are seeking multiple outstanding postdoctoral researchers in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or related area to conduct world-leading research in defect-driven quantum information science (QIS) research.  The successful candidate will work on one or more of the following  projects: (1) development of in-situ and operando single quantum defect characterization capabilities toward achieving deterministic defect creation, (2) conducting advanced single defect optical spectroscopies and quantum optic experiments on wide variety of defects ranging from defects of SiC and GaN bulk semiconductors to those created in 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and 1D single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), (3) integration of defects into nanoelectronic devices and photonic/plasmonic cavities.  A strong background in scanning probe based lithography approaches with demonstrated ability in development of new approaches in microscopy, lithography, or nanomanipulation is highly desirable.  Candidates accomplished in research of defect-driven quantum information science, 2D TMDs, covalent functionalization of SWCNTs /TMDs, nanomaterial assembly, non-traditional electronic/ photonic integration, optoelectronic device development, and single defect/molecules/quantum dot spectroscopy are also highly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct state of art research in one or more of the research projects mentioned above
  • Be an effect member of the QIS research team.
  • Analyze the data, write papers and present at international conferences.
  • Support CINT user science in the area of QIS, nanophotonics and optical nanomaterials.
  • Develop new optical spectroscopy or integration capabilities.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • PhD in a relevant area of science or engineering.
  • Demonstrated record of scientific research achievement (through publications, citations, and presentations) in one or more areas mentioned above.
  • Outstanding verbal skills and a record of effective scientific communication.
  • Demonstrated ability of working in a research team in development of new experimental capability

Desired Skills

  • Ability to independently design and conduct new experiments.
  • Experience developing and cultivating successful scientific collaborations.
  • Experience working with or at a national user facility.
  • Experience mentoring students.
  • Experience in 3D printing
  • Experience in device fabrication and testing
  • LabView and/or MathLab programming skills
  • The ability to obtain a DOE “Q” clearance.

Notes to Applicants

  • Contact Han Htoon (htoon@lanl.gov) directly about this position. A cover letter and resume are required.

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. The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy, Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) and National User Facility jointly operated by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories that focuses on cutting-edge nanoscale integration science.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We welcome and encourage applications from the broadest possible range of qualified candidates.  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 1-505-665-5627.