Berkeley Lab's Chemical Sciences Division has an opening for a Chemist Research Scientist. The Chemical Dynamics Beamline at the ALS is a national user facility located at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. It is devoted to the study of fundamental chemical processes using vacuum ultraviolet light and soft X-Rays generated by an undulator at the ALS. Broad themes in gas phase chemical physics are to build complexity from isolated elementary bimolecular reactions to gas surface reaction dynamics to coupled networks of elementary unimolecular and bimolecular pathways in multiphase systems using molecular and nanoparticle beam VUV photoionization mass spectrometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Solvation, charge transfer, nucleation and molecular growth processes in the condensed phase and on interfaces are investigated with a combination of X-ray spectroscopy coupled with in-situ reactors and multimodal optical spectroscopies.
Build synchrotron radiation infrastructure (beamlines, spectrometer) and couple it to instrumentation at the Chemical Dynamics Beamline at the Advanced Light Source (ALS). Conduct research using synchrotron radiation (VUV and soft X-rays) to probe chemistry and physics in gas phase, clusters and nanoparticle systems. Develop experimental methods to probe photoelectron and photo-ions via imaging and mass spectrometry on molecular jets and particle beams. Couple lasers to experimental apparatus to perform scattering and pump-probe experiments. Interface experiments utilizing Lab View and other techniques. Design and integrate X-ray optics and beamline hardware.
What You Will Do:
Design, implement, and operate beamlines and experiments at the Chemical Dynamics Beamline at the ALS (Advanced Light Source)
Perform original experiments, analyze data, and test quantitative theoretical models against data.
Execute experiments and support Chemical Science Divisions' program. Preparation of research publications (both oral and written) on experimental results.
Communicate results in group meetings and participate in professional activities, as appropriate.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Have a current Job Hazards Questionnaire (or equivalent) on file.
Complete required training.
Work safely to prevent accidents at all times.
Adhere to the Lab's ‘Stop Work’ Authority at http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/CH01.html#_Toc407015329.
Completing course EH&S020, ES&H for supervisors (Mandatory for Operations managers and supervisors. Supervisors and Managers in Scientific Divisions should consult their Division ISM Plans.).
Being familiar with PUB3000 and other relevant EH&S policies.
Ensuring that your staff actively incorporates safety into their work.
Taking preventive actions to minimize injuries and illnesses, property damage and adverse environmental impact.
Thoroughly investigating all accidents.
What is Required:
Ph.D. and/or equivalent experience in Physical Chemistry, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field and a minimum of up to 5 years of work experience or equivalent combination of research and education.
Ability to work independently and ability to multi-task and adapt instrumentation in various configurations.
Ability to develop methods to collect, analyze, and interpret big and complex experimental data sets.
Experimental experience to work and modify high vacuum equipment.
Ability to carry out hypothesis driven science to understand chemical reactivity in gas, heterogeneous, and condensed phases.
Ability to communicate results effectively, both oral and written in the form of reports and peer reviewed publications.
Excellent record of publications in physical chemistry and chemical physics.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience with synchrotron-based VUV and X-ray beamline design, construction, and commissioning.
Demonstrated experience working in a User facility and providing User support.
A strong publication record of molecular and nanoparticle beam generation, photoelectron imaging, and photoionization mass spectrometry.
Knowledge in coupling lasers to synchrotron radiation and experimental apparatus, synchrotron radiation optics and beamlines (knowledge of CAD, optical and associated software), and associated computers and electronics for data acquisition and analysis.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on November 22, 2018.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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