Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a condensed matter physicist, material research scientist, or related field postdoctoral candidate for the Fuel Design & Development Department. Our areas of interests include (but are not limited to) transport and magnetism in actinide-based strongly correlated electron systems, quantum criticality, heavy fermion physics, spin-orbit coupled systems, and new phases of matter. We seek highly motivated individuals who are passionate about strongly correlated physics at extremes. The successful candidate will perform magnetic, structural, transport, and thermodynamic studies of actinide-based materials under extreme conditions such as low temperature, high magnetic field, and pressure. Research to be performed at INL and at large user facilities. Experience in the magnetization, thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, heat capacity, and other transport property measurements, is desired. Preference will be given to candidates with some experience in actinide research, and/or previous postdoctoral experience with demonstrated abilities in writing peer reviewed publications.
PhD in Physics, Material Science, or related disciplines must be completed by commencement of appointment and within the previous 5 years.
Hands-on experience in magnetic, structural, or transport property measurements under pressure.
Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills (in English) and the ability to work independently, creatively, and as part of a team.
Experience in transport and thermodynamic properties measurements.
Knowledge of magnetic, transport, thermal and thermodynamic properties of solids.
Relevant programming experience (LabView).
Previous postdoctoral experience with demonstrated abilities in writing peer reviewed publications.
Preference will be given to candidates with some experience in actinide research.
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Idaho National Laboratory is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With 4,200 scientist, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop ...technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
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