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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION, Ames Laboratory
RESEARCH SCIENTIST, High Pressure Synergetic Consortium (HPSynC)
BEAMLINES PROJET MANAGER (M-2 / M-3), Brookhaven National Laboratory
RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Canadian Light Source Inc
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, Deep Carbon Observatory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
SCIENTIST / POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, EMPA
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, University of Illinois at Chicago
DIRECTOR, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
PROGRAM MANAGER, Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
MATERIALS SCIENTIST - X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, GE Global Research Center
Postdoctoral Position in Scattering and Spectroscopy Measurements
As part of the new Critical Materials Institute at the Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy national laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, we have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher in Scattering and Spectroscopy Measurements. The successful candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in physics or closely related field and demonstrated experience in x-ray and/or neutron scattering techniques. Experience in x-ray resonant magnetic scattering (XRMS) or x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) is desired. Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter which outlines the following: a) area of interest and experience and b) date of availability for employment; 2) current C.V.; and 3) contact information for three (3) references to: email@example.com. Please specify "Attention: A. I. Goldman" in the subject line and in the body of the email and cover letter. Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer.
May 14, 2013
High Pressure Synergetic Consortium (HPSynC)
The High Pressure Synergetic Consortium (HPSynC) invites applications for one research scientist position at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, USA. The HPSynC mission is to develop high-challenge, high return, novel high pressure synchrotron radiation science and technology. Responsibilities of the HPSynC research scientist include, but are not limited to, designing world leading high pressure scientific goals, developing and integrating novel high-pressure synchrotron techniques, working closely with staff scientists of APS dedicated beamlines, designing, testing, and implementing instrumentations, managing support laboratories, assisting users, and conducting original research.
- Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, earth science, engineering, or a related field.
- This position requires a minimum of two-year work experience after Ph.D. at synchrotron beamlines and/or high-pressure laboratories and outstanding R & D record.
- Expertise in high-pressure apparatus, crystallography, nanotechnology, xray diffraction, x-ray spectroscopy, x-ray imaging, x-ray optics, instrument design, electronics, and/or software development for data acquisition and
analysis is desirable.
To submit an application, click here. Only complete applications submitted via the Geophysical Laboratory website will be considered.
The search will start immediately until the position is filled. This position is supported by Carnegie’s Energy Frontier Research Center (EFree) program which is funded by the Department of Energy. This position is supported for the remaining period of the current EFree term (until August 2014) and may be extended depending on funding availability
and research performance.
The prospective researcher will be working at the Argonne National Laboratory facility iin Illinois. Carnegie Institution of Washington and Argonne National Laboratory are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.
March 17, 2013
The Photon Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking an experienced project manager and/or synchrotron beamline scientist to coordinate and manage the development of a suite of new beamlines at National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). NSLS-II is a new 3rd-generation synchrotron facility being constructed on Long Island, New York, with extremely high brightness and exceptional beam stability over a wide spectral range. As one of beamline project managers at NSLS-II, the selected candidate will provide project management oversight and direction for the project to ensure its successful completion on schedule and on budget
- Providing overall direction for project planning and execution to ensure the project is technically sound and meets its scientific mission and stakeholders’ expectations;
- Organizing project and design reviews, and documenting review results and responses;
- Developing, together with the Division Directors, human resource plans necessary to complete the Project and ensure an effective transition to operations;
- Providing overall directions for the procurement strategy, and day-to-day management oversight for procurement activities and schedules;
- Developing and implementing the overall risk management approach, including the risk analysis and mitigation plans.
- BS in science or engineering, and a minimum of 10 years of experience in managing construction or operation of scientific user facilities.
- Be able to provide executive-level management oversight on design, construction, and transition to operations of the new beamlines and oversee execution of scientific construction projects including the areas of risk management, procurement strategy, and configuration control.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and prior experience in managing scientific/engineering groups.
- Prior experience in project planning, execution, and reporting, and in budget and resource management and/or prior experience in construction or operation of a light source facility.
- Knowledge of best practices in synchrotron beamline designs, beamline safety requirements, and x-ray optics.
- Ph.D. in experimental physics, engineering, or related field.
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate management level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills he or she brings to the position, as well as the amount of relevant experience.
Please apply to Job ID# 16299.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes but is not limited to:
- Medical Plans
- Life Insurance
- Retirement Plan
- On site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits.
BNL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.
January 25, 2013
The Department of Geology in the School of Earth, Society, and Environment (SESE) seeks a full-time (12 month) Research Assistant Professor. This position will establish the new COMPRES (Consortium for Material Properties Research in Earth Sciences) Technology Center (COMPTECH) at Argonne National Lab and serve as the Center’s Lead Scientist. Detailed information about COMPRES can be found at www.compres.us.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with the COMPTECH Advisory Board and the COMPRES Executive Committee in identifying experimental technology needs of the COMPRES community; spearhead partnerships with existing beam line facilities at the Advanced Photon Source that are of interest to the COMPRES community; lead community-oriented development of infrastructure and experimental methodology projects at these facilities; coordinate activities of collaborative user groups that use these facilities; supervise activities of any additional COMPRES personnel at Argonne; build a vigorous externally-funded research program at these facilities.
A Ph.D. in high-pressure research, mineralogy, crystallography, condensed matter physics, solid-state chemistry/spectroscopy or closely related field is required. At least 2 years of post-Ph.D. professional experience; a strong publication record; ability to generate independent research reports, publications, and grant proposals; ability to interact effectively with other scientists; experience with and synchrotron-related experimental techniques, computer programming, scientific instrumentation development, design and control.
Successful record in obtaining funding through peer-reviewed proposals and expertise in designing, building and using scientific instrumentation are preferred.
Target Starting date: September 1, 2012. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application: Create your candidate profile and upload application materials at https://jobs.illinois.edu. To ensure full consideration, upload your cover letter, resume, and names and email addresses of 3 professional references by July 1, 2012.
For further information, please contact Dr. Przemyslaw Dera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
June 6, 2012
PNC-SRF Research Associate (Term)
Job No. 681
Location: Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLSI) and the Spectroscopy group of the X-ray Science Division of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) have entered into a partnership to operate the PNC/XSD Facility effective April 1, 2012. The CLS is currently recruiting a Research Associate to work with the Staff Scientist to support Canadian-based researchers and ensure the effective operation of the sector 20 and 9-BM beamlines. The incumbent will be situated at the APS, with occasional travel to the CLS as required. The term of employment is from May 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014.
Responsibilities: As a member of the CLSI Experimental Facilities Division and reporting to the Staff Scientist, the Research Associate is accountable for:
- Maintaining and operating the PNC/XSD Facility
- Providing User support
- Conducting independent or collaborative research utilizing sector 20 and 9-BM
- Preparing documentation and protocols for sector 20 and 9-BM operation
- Representing CLS at the APS
- Working flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, is a requirement of the position
Qualifications: Applicants should possess considerable experience in the application of x-ray spectroscopy to problems in surface science, materials, catalysis, chemistry, life sciences or environmental science. A good knowledge of general experimental practices currently employed at x-ray synchrotron radiation facilities is important. Skill in working with diverse research groups, potentially outside the position’s primary field of expertise, to understand abstract concepts and aid in interpreting results within experimental and theoretical frameworks is an asset. The successful candidate has earned a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and should have a strong research background with a continuing interest in personal research. This position requires an individual who is willing to relocate to Argonne, Illinois for the term of the employment contract.
Remuneration: This position is classified as a SR3 on the Scientific & Research Salary Grid with a salary range of $57,120 to $85,680 per annum. A comprehensive benefits package, including supplemental health & dental, life insurance, and 4 weeks annual vacation is part of a competitive compensation package.
Please submit a resume along with professional references, in confidence, to email@example.com. Please quote
Job No. 681 in the subject line of the email. Applications will be considered as of March 5, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Visit our website: www.lightsource.ca.
Consideration will be given to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada (in accordance with Canadian Immigration regulations and granting agency requirements).
February 9, 2012
We invite applications for a Deep Carbon Observatory postdoctoral fellowship position applying synchrotron-based x-ray scattering techniques for high-pressure surface/interface sciences to investigate mineral-fluid interface process under pressure. The project is aimed at investigating the role of mineral-fluid interface processes in deep carbon cycles and the potential influences on abiogenic carbon reduction. The position is for two years and will be located at the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT) at the Advanced Photon Source. The applicants are expected to have backgrounds in aqueous surface/interface chemistry (with titration, MD simulation, optical spectroscopy, etc.), high-pressure sciences (typically with diamond anvil cells or multi-anvil press), and/or synchrotron based x-ray techniques (diffraction, reflectivity, crystal truncation rod, small angle scattering, etc). Besides conducting research related to the project, he or she will be partly responsible for user support at HPCAT beamlines. A CV, a description of research interest (two pages), and contact information of three references should be sent to Changyong Park (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Deep Carbon Observatory is supported by the Sloan Foundation. Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.
August 3, 2011
The Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS) of the University of Chicago has a Post Doctoral Scholar (PDS) position available at the GeoSoilEnviroCARS (GSECARS) synchrotron research facility at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, in Argonne, Illinois. This is a full-time position, for which a Ph.D. in geology, physics, or a related field and synchrotron research experience using large-volume press (LVP) techniques are required. The successful candidate will (1) conduct research on mechanical properties of materials at high pressures and temperatures, in both the ductile and brittle regimes, using multianvil devices, especially the Deformation DIA (D-DIA) and DDIA-30; (2) participate in core research using the D-DIA and DDIA-30; (3) provide partial support for the scientific users from the multianvil high-pressure community who conduct research using the GSECARS synchrotron beamlines at APS; and (4) participate in core and collaborative research. The PDS will be involved in the development of new techniques for collection and analysis of synchrotron data. The successful candidate must have excellent relevant computer skills, organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively both as a team player and independently. Post Doctoral Scholars are appointed to renewable one-year terms for up to four years. The candidate must be able to satisfy requirements for access to Argonne National Laboratory.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests, and contact information for three professional references by e-mail to: Dr. Yanbin Wang (email@example.com) with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org . This opportunity will be closed when the position is filled.
The University of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
March 23, 2011
The Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics (LHPC) at Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for
Materials Science and Technology, has an immediate opening for a
Scientist / Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of
Structure, Transport, and Degradation in Ceramic Fuel Cells
in a 2-year multinational and cross disciplinary project funded by the European Union, which will
commence on October 1, 2010.
We are looking for a highly motivated, ambitious, self driven and hands-on experimentalist with a sound
theoretical background in physical chemistry and an interest in an academic career. The new colleague
should be a Physicist, Chemist, Materials Scientist or colleague from a related discipline with a doctoral
degree and preferably some years of postdoctoral experience in
- x-ray and electron spectroscopy and scattering methods
- electrochemical analysis techniques preferably at high temperatures,
as demonstrated by a competitive and convincing publication record.
The researcher will
- characterize fuel cell materials and components at synchrotron radiation centers and analyze and
interpret the electronic structure in the general framework of structure evolution and/or
degradation kinetics due to exposure to reactive media in a high temperature electrochemical
environment typical to solid oxide fuel cells
- and operate high temperature electrochemical apparatus for the characterization of electrode
materials and assemblies (impedance spectroscopy and I/V curves).
This is a full time 2-year term position with a base salary of 80,000 Swiss Francs per year. LHPC is based
in Dübendorf, very close to Zürich, Switzerland. A fluent command in English in oral and written form
and effective communication skills are mandatory as well as readiness for frequent international travel and
work at nights and weekends.
Additional information can be obtained from Dr. Artur Braun by email email@example.com or from
http://www.empa.ch/abt123 . Qualified applicants should email a brief application (CV, publication list,
short motivation letter preferably in one .pdf file) until 31. August 2010. Competitive candidates who
fulfill the EU Marie Curie mobility criteria are particularly encouraged to apply.
Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics
Empa. Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
CH – 8600 Dübendorf
Phone +41 44 823 4850; Fax +41 44 823 4150
August 19, 2010
Study of Nanoparticle Growth at Liquid Interfaces using X-ray Scattering
We invite applications for a post-doctoral position to use synchrotron x-ray surface scattering to study nanoparticle growth at liquid/liquid interfaces. This position is part of a collaborative US-UK research program with the Dryfe and Schroeder groups at the University of Manchester. It offers the opportunity for extensive travel to synchrotron x-ray laboratories, in the US (Advanced Photon Source, Chicago), the UK (Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire) and France (ESRF, Grenoble), as well as visits to Manchester. The successful applicant will join a group of ~10 students and postdocs with extensive experience in x-ray scattering from liquid/liquid interfaces that is currently engaged in a wide range of activities in this area. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. or be about to obtain one with significant experience in experimental research in condensed matter physics or physical chemistry. Prior experience with synchrotron x-ray scattering is preferred, but experimental ability and initiative are more important. Communication skills and the ability to work with others are also important qualifications.
The anticipated duration of this position is two to three years, though extension beyond the first year will be by mutual consent. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send a resume and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to:
Professor Mark Schlossman
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Physics (M/C 273)
845 W. Taylor Street, Room 2236
Chicago, IL 60607-7059
Phone: 312 996 8787
FAX: 312 996 9016
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
July 19, 2010
SLAC seeks a scientist with an extraordinary combination of scientific vision, accomplishment and leadership, and of demonstrated management skills, to assume responsibility for all aspects of the SSRL Directorate in the role of SLAC Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for the SSRL program. The SSRL ALD will direct the strategic planning, oversee and manage the experimental operation and research functions of the SSRL Directorate, and function as a key executive staff and advisor to the Laboratory Director as member of the SLAC Executive Council. He/she will collaborate with the Director and other ALDs to realize the full potential of SSRL within SLAC, especially in synergy with the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). He/she will be responsible for defining and articulating the strategic direction of SSRL, including major upgrades and long range strategic planning. The SSRL ALD will formulate and manage annual and long-term plans and budgets for the SSRL Directorate. He/she will manage the Directorate to deliver innovative, state-of-the-art science and technology and outstanding user operations within a safe, effective, efficient and respectful work environment. The successful candidate is expected to assume a tenured position on the Stanford Faculty and also develop his/her own science program utilizing SSRL.
The position requires exceptional insight into the research capabilities of the SSRL and a thorough understanding of how these capabilities can be realized and extended through stewardship of the SSRL science experiment program and upgrades of the accelerator, beam lines and instrumentation. Evidence of the required insight would be a research career of international distinction in disciplines served by SSRL, including a record of achievements appropriate to a Stanford University tenured faculty appointment. This position requires ability to lead a facility within a U.S. Department of Energy system of user facility operations with regard to planning, budgeting, performance management, and safety. The successful candidate should also have experience in management of a research organization. Experience in the operation of a government-funded scientific facility is strongly beneficial.
Applicants should submit a summary of their educational and professional background, a current list of published work, and the names of at least three references who may be consulted by the Search Committee. A brief summary of how the candidate’s experience matches the position described above should also be submitted with the application. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a brief description of their plans and ambitions for the future and how those plans might be realized in the present and future SSRL settings. Applications should be submitted by December 15, 2009 to:
SSRL Director Search
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 75
Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA
e-mail address: Search_SSRL@SLAC.Stanford.Edu
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.
October 28, 2009
The US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences(BES), Division of Materials Science and Engineering(DMS&E), has an opening for a program manager in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics. The Program Manager has the responsibility to plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate research programs in the field on a national and international level. The responsibilities include determining scientific focus and direction of the research programs in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics, preparing calls for proposals, organizing independent peer reviews, recommending funding allocations, organizing Principal Investigator meetings, serving as a Liaison on committees, and monitoring scientific progress of the program. The Program Manager will examine and ascertain pioneering research needs and opportunities of the research program against scientific and technological advances and of potential needs of the Department of Energy. The Program Manager will justify, and support the portions of the budget relating to experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics, critically evaluate contractor, DOE laboratory, and grantee research proposals and performance via own scientific and technical judgment, merit review, site visits and reviews and panel reviews. The Program Manager will develop and prepare analytical documents to communicate with top management of DOE and higher echelons of government on the status of programmatic phases and new developments and opportunities in a broad range of experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics. The Program Manager will direct a program that conducts basic research in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics including the publication of research findings in archival peer-reviewed journals.
This position will support both the Experimental Condensed Matter Physics Program and the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Programs in the DMS&E.
The open period for applications will end on July 31, 2009.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Dr. James Horwitz
Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering
Basic Energy Sciences Office of Science
SC - 22.2 Germantown Building U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290
Ph: (301) 903-4894
June 25, 2009
The Chemical and Structural Analysis Laboratory (CSAL) is involved in research into the structure and composition analysis of
materials in support of materials development programs both at GE Global Research and at GE businesses.
As a member of the Chemical and Structural Analysis Lab, you will work with GE Global Research and GE business technology teams to execute research projects using X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and other X-ray and Neutron methods for structure analysis of GE materials systems, including but not limited to metals, ceramics, composites, polymers.
- Deliver phase characterization and structure analysis for a wide range of GE materials through both in-house XRD capabilityand synchrotron and neutron source methods.
- Collaborate with national labs, develop and/or implement new X-ray or neutron based methods that accelerate material
discoveries at GE.
- Participate in research programs at GE Global Research that require XRD characterization expertise.
- Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at GE Global Research and within GE businesses and provide
consultation, experimental results, and analysis associated with research efforts.
- Doctorate degree in Material Science, Chemistry, or related Chemical and Physical Science disciplines OR Masters Degree in
Material Science, Chemistry, or related Chemical and Physical Science disciplines with at least 5 years post-degree
experience in X-ray analysis.
- Extensive hands-on experience in X-ray powder diffraction and other X-ray methods such as SAXS, and XAFS.
- Demonstrated instrumentation skills.
- Strong problem solving skills.
- Must be willing to travel to Synchrotron and Neutron source facilities to perform experiments as needed.
- Unrestricted work authorization in the U.S. is required for Masters level candidates.
- Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.
- Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.
- Must be 18 years or older.
- Hands-on experience with Synchrotron methods is highly desirable.
- Experience in building custom X-ray instruments and carrying out non-traditional experiments.
- Experience with a variety of different material systems.
- Experience in other characterization techniques such as XRF, SEM, TEM, etc.
- Programming skills.
- Working knowledge of statistics and chemometrics.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a global team.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Demonstrated technical leadership capabilities with excellent teamwork and communication skills.
You must submit your resume against job number 1062561 at
www.ge.com/careers to be considered for this position.
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June 23, 2009
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