Materials Science Postbac Student

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Location: Los Alamos, NEW MEXICO
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Job Title Materials Science Postbac Student
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name MPA-CINT/Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies
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What You Will Do

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT) has great opportunities for outstanding post-bac candidates to join our effort in the growth and characterization of quantum materials, with a focus on thin films, heterostructures and superlattices in complex oxides. Functional properties characterizations including magnetism and low temperature transport are critical skills. The growth/characterization tools available within in the team include several pulsed laser deposition systems, sputtering, laser molecular beam epitaxy systems, thin film X-ray diffraction, etc . Other synthesis, nanofabrication and characterization facilities are available at Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT, ). CINT is a Department of Energy, Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) funded national user facility, jointly operated by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. Students will work with scientists to perform cutting-edge materials science research, which supports Laboratory missions and maintains Laboratory Excellence in Science and Technology.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in Physics or Materials Science completed within the last 3 years, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as demonstrated by writing and/or editing technical journals, papers or proposals

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated by experience with public speaking (speaking at conferences, workshop, seminar, etc); experience presenting technical information and data to upper management or others in the scientific community

  • Strong experimental background in thin film synthesis and characterization

  • Experience in magnetism and low temperature transport

  • Experience in X-ray Diffraction

  • Experience in data analysis and data plotting


Notes to Applicants:   As part of the application process, please upload your transcripts, cover letter, and resume.



Additional Details:


No Clearance:  Position does not require a security clearance.  Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.


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Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations.  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 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

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.

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.


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