X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy Postdoc
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Location: Berkeley, CA
- Job Number: 7070319 (Ref #: 91164)
- Posting Date: Sep 25, 2020
- Application Deadline: Oct 14, 2020
Job DescriptionX-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy Postdoc - 91164
Organization: AL-Advanced Light Source
Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Division has an opening for a X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy Postdoc.
The ALS is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national scientific user facility whose excellent scientific reputation, expert staff, and capabilities in the soft x-ray, hard x-ray, and infrared regimes attract more than 2,000 academic and industrial users each year in disciplines spanning physical, chemical, materials, biological, energy, and Earth sciences. It is one of five Berkeley Lab user facilities that serve a combined 11,000 users annually. The co-location of these user facilities – including the Molecular Foundry Nanoscale Science Research Center and the NERSC scientific computing center, as well as Berkeley Lab's outstanding programs in materials and chemical sciences among others – offers a prime environment for collaborative science. The ALS has been a global leader in soft x-ray science for more than two decades and is currently undertaking a new project (ALS-U) that will endow the facility with state-of-the-art x-ray capabilities. It's an exciting time to join our growing team!
The core values of the Advanced Light Source (ALS) reflect a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who will support a culture in which the entire ALS community feels welcomed and valued. An ongoing commitment to recruiting a vibrant, diverse and talented workforce is paramount to promoting a diverse lab community.
What You Will Do:
The Advanced Light Source Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to immediately fill up a position. The candidate will be responsible for instrumentation development and commissioning of a new Timepix based soft X-ray detector developed specifically for performing nanosecond X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy on a wide variety of materials. The new postdoctoral fellow will join a small world-class team conducting X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy and coherent X-ray scattering experiments on a wide variety of condensed matter systems.
• Develop instrumentation and commissioning of a new Timepix based detector.
• Perform X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy experiments using the detector at the newly built Cosmic beamline at the ALS.
• Develop toolkit using Python or Matlab to analyze experimental data.
• Collaborates with other research teams and scientists.
• Publishes work in peer-reviewed scientific literature.
• Presents work at national meetings and at regular group meetings.
• Contributes positively to the active research culture.
• Works in a safe and healthy manner consistent with EH&S guidelines.
• Respects diversity.
• Inclusive in interactions with others.
What is Required:
• PhD in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science, or equivalent.
• Sound knowledge and keen interest in advanced instrument development.
• Ability to write codes to reduce and analyze scattering data.
• Ability to perform independent hands-on work in an experimental endstation.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
• Experience in Photon Correlation Spectroscopy methods.
• Knowledge of resonant scattering methods.
• Working knowledge of high vacuum practices.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on October 14th, 2020.
• 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.
• Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
• 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.
• Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
• Work will be primarily performed at:Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
How To Apply
Apply directly online at http://126.96.36.199/counter.php?id=186900 and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.
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