Synchrotron-related job openings

updated 09/03/2014

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DETECTOR AND DIAGNOSTICS ENGINEER, Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source
MECHANICAL ENGINEER, Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source
POST DOCTORAL SCHOLAR, The University of Chicago (GSECARS)
HPCAT POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, HPCAT, Carnegie Institution of Washington
HPCAT PRE-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, HPCAT, Carnegie Institution of Washington
SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATE, Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ACCELERATOR DIVISION, Photon Sciences Directorate, Brookhaven National Laboratory
COMPLEX MATERIALS SCATTERING (CMS) BEAMLINE SCIENTIST, Brookhaven National Laboratory
TENDER SPECTROSCOPY (TES) BEAMLINE SCIENTIST (2 year term), Brookhaven National Laboratory
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION, Ames Laboratory
RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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


DETECTOR AND DIAGNOSTICS ENGINEER
Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source

Washington State University (WSU) is seeking to hire a strongly self-motivated, talented Detector and Diagnostics Engineer (Administrative/Professional Staff Member) to support the research activities at a first-of-a-kind experimental user facility:  The Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory.  DCS constitutes a new paradigm for understanding the dynamic compression and deformation response of materials on ns-µs time scales and at multiple length scales.  Real-time, atomistic-scale investigations of condensed matter phenomena can be undertaken in single event experiments through time-resolved, in-situ measurements utilizing the tunable, high energy X-ray capabilities at the APS.  We are looking to hire an experimentalist who enjoys hands-on experimental work and problem solving in a fast-paced, research environment.
The location for this WSU position is the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Take the lead in the design, development, fabrication, and maintenance of optical and X-ray components, equipment, and systems to ensure state-of-the-art X-ray detectors for diffraction and imaging measurements at the DCS.
  • Develop and maintain GUI based software for the DCS users to post-process CCD images.
  • Participate in the design and development of research methodologies for a broad range of experimental projects conducted at the DCS.
  • Independently define and complete experimental projects and tasks.
  • Conduct and analyze research experiments, and prepare reports and publications, as appropriate.
  • Supervise and guide the work of scientific/technical staff members to ensure high quality, innovative research by all users.
  • Contribute effectively to all aspects of the research projects including assistance to the DCS users; maintenance of the experimental facilities; and working effectively in a team setting.

Qualifications
Only applicants who are currently in the U.S. and meet the following minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:
           
Background in dynamic compression research is not required for this position; however, strong, hands-on experimental background and skills are essential. The required professional qualifications and personal attributes are:
 

  • A recent Ph.D. degree in Physics, or a related field, with a strong experimental background in optical physics, optics, lasers or optoelectronics. 
  • A solid understanding of the principles behind modern X-ray detector elements such as phosphors/scintillators, image intensifiers, CCDs, framing CMOS cameras, and analog pixel array detectors.
  • Ability to write GUI based image processing software.
  • Strong hands-on ability with design and fabrication of instruments and experimental components.
  • Good familiarity with hardware and software required for photonic based experiments.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Personal attributes should include critical thinking, good judgment, clear sense of purpose, attention to detail, ability to work effectively and professionally in a team, and accountability.
  • Must be able to obtain a badge at U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories to gain access to restricted areas

The salary structure is both attractive and nationally competitive. Other benefits include health/dental insurance, vacation/sick leave, and retirement plans.

Applications
Applicants should submit a letter of application explicitly addressing the qualifications for this position and date of availability; detailed curriculum vitae; and the names, email, and addresses of three professional references to:

Ms. Kristin Ahrens
The Dynamic Compression Sector
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Building 438F Room F001
Lemont, IL 60439
or via email at dcs.info@wsu.edu

To ensure consideration, please specify the position (DCS Detector and Diagnostics Engineer) for which you are applying. We will begin reviewing submissions immediately and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

For more information and instructions for how to submit an application, please click here to review the Notice of Vacancy.

September 3, 2014


MECHANICAL ENGINEER, The University of Chicago (GSECARS)
Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source

Washington State University (WSU) is seeking to hire a strongly self-motivated, talented Mechanical Engineer (Administrative/Professional Staff Member) to support the research activities at a first-of-a-kind experimental user facility:  The Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory.  DCS constitutes a new paradigm for understanding the dynamic compression and deformation response of materials on ns-µs time scales and at multiple length scales.  Real-time, atomistic-scale investigations of condensed matter phenomena can be undertaken in single event experiments through time-resolved, in-situ measurements utilizing the tunable, high energy X-ray capabilities at the APS.  We are looking to hire a mechanical engineer who enjoys hands-on experimental work and problem solving in a fast-paced, research environment. 

The location for this WSU position is the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.  Initially, the individual hired in this position will be temporarily located in Pullman, WA to obtain hands-on experience on the experimental capabilities used for dynamic compression experiments.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Safely operate and maintain all aspects of the DCS impact facilities, including the design and assembly of experimental components and equipment.
  • Contribute effectively to all aspects of the experimental effort, including guidance and assistance to the DCS users; ordering experimental components, equipment and supplies; and working effectively in a team setting.
  • Participate in the design and development of experimental techniques for a broad range of research projects involving high-velocity impacts. 
  • Participate in the research experiments as needed; and prepare reports and publications as appropriate.

 

Qualifications
Only applicants who are currently in the U.S.and meet the following minimum qualifications will be considered for the position: 

  • A recent B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred. 
  • Strong experimental background and hands-on experience with design and fabrication of experimental components; and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability and interest to develop an in-depth understanding of Impact Facilities.
  • Strong academic background in the physical sciences and/or engineering and familiarity with basic laboratory equipment (e.g. vacuum equipment and pressure valves, control hardware, oscilloscopes, sample preparation/characterization equipment, such as a lathe, mill, drill press, etc.).
  • Good computer skills, including experience with technical/design programs, such as LabView and SolidWorks, and working knowledge of data analysis software.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Personal attributes should include critical thinking, good judgment, clear sense of purpose, attention to details, ability to work effectively and professionally in a team, and accountability.
  • Must be able to obtain a badge at U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories to gain access to restricted areas.

Prior experience in research related to dynamic compression experiments is not required.  However, strong hands-on experimental background and skills are essential. 

The salary structure is both attractive and nationally competitive.  Other benefits include health/dental insurance, vacation/sick leave, and retirement plans.

Applications
Applicants should submit a letter of application explicitly addressing the qualifications for this position and date of availability; detailed curriculum vitae; and the names, email, and addresses of three professional references to:

Ms. Kristin Ahrens
The Dynamic Compression Sector
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Building 438F Room F001
Lemont, IL 60439
or via email at dcs.info@wsu.edu

To ensure consideration, please specify the position (DCS Mechanical Engineer) for which you are applying. We will begin reviewing submissions immediately and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

This position is available now.  We will begin reviewing submissions immediately and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

For more information and instructions for how to submit an application, please click here to review the Notice of Vacancy.

September 3, 2014


POST DOCTORAL SCHOLAR, The University of Chicago (GSECARS)

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), located at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), near Chicago, 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 for this position will (1) conduct research on mechanical properties of materials at high pressures and temperatures, in both ductile and brittle regimes, using multianvil devices, especially Deformation DIA (D-DIA) and DDIA-30; (2) participate in core research using D-DIA and DDIA-30; (3) provide support for users from the multianvil high-pressure community using GSECARS beamlines; and (4) participate in core and collaborative research. The PDS will be involved in developing new techniques for collection and analysis of synchrotron data. The successful candidate must possess excellent relevant computer skills, organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, ability to satisfy requirements for access to ANL, and ability to work as a team player as well as independently.  This PDS appointment is for an initial one year term, renewable annually for a total of three years.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, cv, list of publications, statement of research interests, and contact information for three professional references via email to: Dr. Yanbin Wang (wang@cars.uchicago.edu) with a copy to kessell@cars.uchicago.edu.  This opportunity will be closed when the position is filled.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer

 July 18, 2014


HPCAT POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
HPCAT, Carnegie Institution of Washington

HPCAT Postdoctoral Associate Position in Synchrotron X-ray Reflectivity

Oxide passive layer on metal/metal alloy surface under hydrothermal fluid is crucial to understanding life cycle and materials integrity of pressurized water reactor tubing and fuel cladding in nuclear power plant. HPCAT, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington currently hosts an international collaborative R&D dedicated to development of a new experimental technique to characterize zirconium oxide interacting with hydrothermal fluid for the material integrity enhancement of fuel claddings in nuclear power plants. Application of high-resolution X-ray reflectivity and element-specific resonant anomalous X-ray reflectivity techniques for the in-situ probe of hydrothermal-fluid and zirconium-oxide interfacial process is mainly targeted to achieve the goal. The molecular aspect of interaction at the hydrothermal interface of zirconium oxide and pressurized hot water will be investigated.

We are seeking for an exceptional candidate for Postdoctoral Associate position dedicated to the research work to accomplish the goal in a relatively short term (until the end of November 2016). A promising candidate will meet the following qualifications:

Minimum qualifications:  A PhD in physical sciences or engineering at the time of appointment.

Desired qualifications:   A background in X-ray diffraction/scattering and/or a field experience in nuclear materials characterization would be considered strong advantage.

* Candidates from broad fields including physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, earth and planetary sciences, mineral engineering, nuclear engineering, and the similar fields are all welcome.

* A self-motivated candidate to challenge a multi-disciplinary research will be highly recommended.

The position is based at HPCAT, Sector 16 at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory.  The project provides the appointee with opportunities of developing high-resolution X-ray reflectivity techniques, including resonant anomalous X-ray reflectivity, instrumental design and interface development, and synchrotron beamline operation.

The position is available immediately and the term ends November 2016. To submit the application, click here. Only complete application submitted via the website will be considered.

The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

 July 18, 2014


HPCAT PRE-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
HPCAT, Carnegie Institution of Washington

HPCAT Pre-doctoral Associate Position in High-pressure Single Crystal Diffraction

With the development of micro-beam techniques using synchrotron radiation and the high pressure technology in synthesizing and/or preserving single (or multiple) crystal(s) at ultrahigh pressures, details of structural information can be obtained using single crystal approaches for samples under high pressure. We are seeking an exceptional Ph. D. student to pursue a research program that can exploit this new capability. In addition to scientific output, the successful candidate would participate in implementing x-ray techniques and advanced detectors.

Minimum qualifications: A current PhD student of more than 3 years in his/her PhD program; Areas of interests include physics, chemistry, earth science or a related field.

Desired qualifications: A strong background in materials science and structural science is desirable (in particular, crystallography), and experience of both high pressure and synchrotron facilities would be considered a strong advantage.

This position is for one year from September 1, 2014, and will be based at HPCAT at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. This call for applications will remain open until the position is filled.

To submit an application, click here. Only complete applications submitted via the Carnegie Institution for Science website will be considered.

The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

July 18, 2014


SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATE
Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source

Washington State University (WSU) is seeking to hire a strongly self-motivated, talented Scientific Associate (Administrative/ Professional Staff Member) to support the research activities at a first-of-a-kind experimental user facility: Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory. We are looking to hire an individual who enjoys hands-on experimental work and problem solving in a fast-paced, research environment. The DCS research activities involve state-of-the-art, dynamic compression experiments that utilize X-ray and optical measurements on nanosecond time-scales to understand the response of materials at high dynamic stresses.

The location for this WSU position is the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Support and maintain the components related to the DCS beamline including: vacuum systems, X-ray monochromators and mirrors, liquid nitrogen pump systems, and X-ray beam choppers.
  2. Design and fabricate experimental components used for the beamline, as well as for equipment in the experimental end stations.
  3. Develop, maintain, and utilize research equipment and laboratory facilities, particularly within the Lab Office Module (LOM), such as the Sample Assembly, Materials Preparation and Characterization, and Chemistry Laboratories.
  4. Contribute effectively to all aspects of the experimental effort, including guidance and assistance to DCS users; ordering experimental components, equipment and supplies; and working effectively in a team setting.
  5. Assist DCS engineering staff in the regular maintenance of experimental apparatus.

Qualifications
Only applicants who are currently in the U.S. and meet the following minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:

  • Bachelor's degree in the physical sciences or engineering. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory equipment (e.g. vacuum equipment and pressure valves, control hardware, oscilloscopes, sample preparation/characterization equipment, etc.).
  • Strong experimental background and hands-on experience with design and fabrication of experimental components; and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in using technical/design programs, such as SolidWorks or CAD programs, and working knowledge of data analysis software.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and the ability to fabricate experimental components.
  • Experience in machining with shop tools such as a mill and lathe.
  • Personal attributes should include critical thinking, good judgment, clear sense of purpose, attention to details, ability to work effectively in a team, and accountability.
  • Must be able to obtain a badge at U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories to gain access to restricted areas.
    Previous experience at a synchrotron radiation facility is desirable but not essential. However, strong hands-on experimental background and skills are essential. The salary structure is both attractive and nationally competitive. Other benefits include health/dental insurance, vacation/sick leave, and retirement plans.

Applications
To apply, please submit application materials via the WSU Human Resource Services web site: www.wsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=59447

Applicants should submit a letter of application explicitly addressing the qualifications for this position and date of availability; detailed resume; and the contact information for three professional references. Applications must be submitted by January 12, 2014.

Questions may be submitted to Sheila Heyns, Manager, Administration and Operations Institute for Shock Physics, 509-335-1861, dcs.info@wsu.edu.

For more information and instructions for how to submit an application, please click here to review the Notice of Vacancy.

January 17, 2014


DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ACCELERATOR DIVISION
Photon Sciences Directorate, Brookhaven National Laboratory

The Accelerator Division of the new NSLS-II synchrotron radiation lightsource, which will start delivering beam to users by the end of FY14, is seeking to strengthen its management team by hiring the Deputy Accelerator Division Director. The successful candidate will report to the Accelerator Division Director and will support the Division Director in managing the operations of the NSLS-II accelerator complex, executing accelerator upgrade projects, and reporting status to the Photon Sciences Directorate management, the BNL management and to DOE. The Deputy Director is also expected to assist the Division Director in supervising and providing guidance to the excellent technical and scientific staff of the accelerator division.

Qualifications Required:

  • PhD in Physics/Accelerator Physics or a relevant Engineering Discipline
  • Proven record as a successful accelerator physicist/accelerator engineer and should be recognized in the accelerator community
  • At least 10 years of experience in operating accelerators in a responsible position as well as experience in successfully managing accelerator projects. This includes having significant experience in overall project management, operations management, and the management of human resources.
  • Considerable technical and programmatic understanding of typical interface issues in a multifaceted complex synchrotron facility environment.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and technical staff, as well as with external stakeholders.
  • Comprehensive organizational skills and demonstrated success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities.
  • Strong supervisory or mentoring abilities

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Familiarity with the high standards on operational excellence in a DOE accelerator laboratory would be desirable

Please apply to Job ID# 16555.

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
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Dental Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • 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.

December 5, 2013


COMPLEX MATERIALS SCATTERING (CMS) BEAMLINE SCIENTIST
Brookhaven National Laboratory

The Photon Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking an experienced scientist to lead the development of the Complex Materials Scattering (CMS) beamline at National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), which 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.

CMS will be a high-throughput simultaneous small and wide angle x-ray scattering beamline with a three-pole wiggler source. As a scientific staff member reporting to the Associate Division Director in the Photon Division, the selected candidate will lead a group of scientific and engineering staff to design, construct, commission, and operate an NSLS-II beamline that effectively integrates components transferred from the existing NSLS-I synchrotron. The candidate will also develop an independent science program, and scientific collaborations, which intersect with the CMS capabilities. Responsibilities include interacting with the scientific user community to define the mission and technical scope of the beamline, carrying out independent research utilizing the beamline techniques, and providing users with the support and capabilities needed to complete high-impact projects.

The CMS beamline was proposed to enable the rational design of application-specific mesoscale assemblies, incorporating nanoscale subunits and functional macromolecules, which were often arrived at through non-equilibrium assembly pathways.

Qualifications Required:

  • Ph.D. in experimental physics or related field
  • At least ten years of working experience associated with activities at x-ray or neutron scattering beamlines
  • Experience in the collection and analysis of small or wide angle scattering data and an established research program in soft matter or biophysics
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Able to interact effectively in a team environment with a diverse group of scientists, technical staff
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Prior experience with the GISAXS geometry and methodology, advanced data analysis software development, robotics and automation, construction or operation of a synchrotron beamline as well as in project planning, execution, and reporting.

Please visit http://www.bnl.gov/HR/careers/ and apply to Job ID# 16472.

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
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Dental Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • 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 and inclusive workforce.

August 7, 2014


TENDER SPECTROSCOPY (TES) BEAMLINE SCIENTIST (2 year term)
Brookhaven National Laboratory

The Photon Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking an experienced scientist to develop a tender (1- 5 keV) x-ray spectroscopy beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), which 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 a scientific staff member the selected candidate lead the effort to develop a state-of-the-art, tender x-ray spectroscopyIspectromicroscopy beamline and its associated scientific programs at NSLS-II. Responsibilities include interacting with the scientific user community to define the mission and technical scope of the beamline, and leading beamline design, work planning and execution, and cost and schedule performance reporting.

Qualifications Required:

  • Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, or a related field
  • A minimum of at least five years of working experience associated with activities at a synchrotron beamline
  • Experience in synchrotron based research and user support in the area of tender (1- 5 keV) x-ray spectroscopy
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and be able to interact effectively in a team environment with a diverse group of scientists, engineers, technical staff, and users.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Prior experience in the design and/or construction of a synchrotron x-ray beamline and/or in x-ray optics and instrumentation
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the tender x-ray regime (1- 5 keV) and experience with microfocusing optics.

Please visit http://www.bnl.gov/HR/careers/ and apply to Job ID# 16486.

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills, as well as the amount of relevant experience.

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
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Dental Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • 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 and inclusive workforce.

August 7, 2014


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION
Ames Laboratory

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: postdocsearch@ameslab.gov. 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


RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (F1200056)
Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
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 dera@cars.uchicago.edu.

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


POST DOCTORAL SCHOLAR
Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS), The University of Chicago

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 (wang@cars.uchicago.edu) with a copy to pachof@cars.uchicago.edu .  This opportunity will be closed when the position is filled.

The University of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

March 23, 2011


SCIENTIST / POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER
EMPA

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 artur.braun@empa.ch 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
Überlandstrasse 129
CH – 8600 Dübendorf
Switzerland
Phone +41 44 823 4850; Fax +41 44 823 4150

August 19, 2010


POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
University of Illinois at Chicago

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
E-mail: schloss@uic.edu

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

July 19, 2010


DIRECTOR
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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


PROGRAM MANAGER
Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division

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.

It is posted on the USA Jobs site, the BES website, the Nature Jobs site, and the
American Physical Society DCMP website.

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


MATERIALS SCIENTIST - X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

You will:

  • 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.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

June 23, 2009


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