Los Alamos National Laboratory Micron Scale Modeling of Plasticity in Metals Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
MST-8 is seeking a postdoc to join a team studying plasticity and phase transformation in metals with hexagonal closed pack structure. The selected candidate will lead the development of spectral based numerical tools to study the synergies between dislocation mediated plasticity and phase transformations. Of particular importance is the role of interfaces (twin and phase boundaries) and the 3D nature of boundary kinetics. The model development will rely on the use of phase field modeling and discrete dislocation dynamics. The position will be awarded to the candidate demonstrating exceptional talent with a successful collaborative and scientific track record.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Expertise in either discrete dislocations dynamics simulations or phase field modeling
Demonstrated knowledge of metals deformation behavior and particularly plasticity at material interfaces.
Experience in discrete dislocation dynamics-based simulations.
Experience in phase field-based modeling.
Experience in algorithm development
Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which generally requires US citizenship.
Education: A PhD in materials science, physics, chemistry, or a related engineering discipline completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed.
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Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Vacancy Name: IRC88355
Organization Name MST-8/Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamics Extremes
Req ID: IRC88355