Quantum Materials Postdoc
Company: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Posted on: January 8, 2022
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Materials Sciences
Division has an opening for a Quantum Materials Postdoc to join the
team. In this exciting role, you will focus on the description and
design of quantum materials with applications to high-energy
physics and quantum sensing using first-principles calculations.
Quantum materials encompass those with exotic physical properties
that have potential technological importance. A burgeoning area of
quantum materials and information is sensing and detection where
quantum phenomena are used to measure a physical property, such as
in the detection of dark matter.
You will explore the understanding and manipulation of quantum
materials for sensing and dark matter detection. It will include
close collaboration with other theorists and with experimentalists,
both in condensed matter and other fields, to design and
characterize quantum materials and their interactions with dark
matter models. This appointment is joined between the Molecular
Foundry and the Materials Sciences Division in the group of Dr.
Sin--ad M. Griffin. What You Will Do:
- Perform research using theoretical/computational calculations
to understand underlying mechanisms and structure-property
relationships in quantum materials for dark matter detection.
- Prepare results for publications (both oral and written) and
contribute to group meetings and collaborative discussions.
- Interact with other theorists and various experimental groups
to progress work and initiate new research directions.
- Present at national and international conferences and
participate in professional activities.
- Additional Responsibilities as needed:
- Outreach activities and mentoring students.
- Code maintenance. What is Required:
- Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physics, Materials Science,
Chemistry or related Physical Sciences or Engineering
- Expertise in first-principles techniques (e.g. DFT) or other
equivalent theoretical/computational solid-state physics
- A working knowledge of high-energy physics and/or
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with experimentalists.
- Well-developed written and oral skills.
- Ability to work as part of a team and participate creatively in
group discussions and collaborations..
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing
- Knowledge of quasiparticle phenomena (such as phonons, magnons)
and their calculation.
- Programming/scripting and high-throughput computational
screening are desirable.
- Experience in constructing effective Hamiltonians of quantum
- This is a full-time 2 year postdoctoral appointment with the
possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance,
continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You
must have less than 4 years years of paid postdoctoral experience.
Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience
- This position is represented by a union for collective
- Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step
- This position may be subject to a background check. Any
convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate
to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a
conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant
from being considered for employment.
- Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National
Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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