Scientist 2

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

Come join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of U.S national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world.

What You Will Do

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.

We are seeking an outstanding candidate in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or related area to conduct world-leading research in defect-driven quantum information science (QIS) as Quantum Material Integration Research Scientist.  The successful candidate will work as a key member of a team in development of new technology for ‘soft’ chemical implantation of quantum defects into 1D SWCNTs and 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs).  Efforts will include combining covalent functionalization chemistry approaches for creation of sp3 quantum defects in SWCNTs with scanning probe-enabled lithography tools to achieve deterministic placement of covalent quantum defects.  The team will also extend the approach developed for the SWCNTs to TMDs.  A strong background in scanning probe based lithography approaches with demonstrated ability in development of new approaches in scanning probe microscopy, lithography and nanomanipulation is required.  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. Highly accomplished researchers with no postdoctoral experience will also be considered.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Expand CINT experimental capabilities by development of chemical quantum defect implantation capability and non-traditional photonic/electronic defect integration strategies.
  • Conduct a vigorous, high-impact, and collaborative program of scientific research and support CINT user science in the area of nanophotonics and optical nanomaterials.
  • Contribute to setting new strategic directions for the QIS research and NPON thrust.
  • Interact with a broad set of sponsors beyond the Department of Energy, Office of Science who may benefit from CINT advances in areas ranging from national security to applied energy programs.

What You Need

Qualifications We Require:

  • 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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Demonstrated successful experience as the lead for proposal development efforts and participation in/and or leadership of research projects of major importance and impact to the scientific community
  • Recognized national reputation as evidenced by criteria that may include organization of symposia and workshops and service on national scientific societal committees and review panels.
  • Experience developing and cultivating successful scientific collaborations.
  • Experience working with or at a national user facility.
  • Experience mentoring students and postdocs.
  • The ability to obtain a DOE “Q” clearance, which typically requires U.S Citizenship.
  • Experience in 3D printing
  • Experience in device fabrication and testing
  • LabView and/or MathLab programming skills

Note to Applicants: Submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills.  Contact Han Htoon ( directly about this position.

Additional Details:

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.

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 or call 1-505-665-5627.