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Berkeley Lab'sAdvanced Light Source (ALS) is seeking a Project Scientist. The Project Scientist will provide experimental support for beamlines 7.3.1 and 8.0.1 and develop the in-situ/operando soft x-ray spectroscopy capability for energy storage material research. Beamline 7.3.1 provides soft x-rays in the energy range from 250eV to 1500eV for x-ray absorption (XAS) study of energy storage materials, and beamline 8.0.1 provides soft x-rays in the energy range from 80eV to 1200eV for in-situ/operando XAS and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) study of energy storage materials. The project scientist is expected to work closely with the JCESR scientists in the Charge Transfer Thrust and Liquid Solvation Thrust, and collaborate with a wide range of ALS general user groups in energy research projects. This position requires highly developed skills in the soft x-ray instrumentation design and operation, in-situ/operando characterization and data analysis.
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.
What You Will Do:
Collaborate with the JCESR scientists and ALS users in performing state of the art soft x-ray XAS and RIXS experiments of energy storage materials at the ALS
Work closely with other beamline scientists to support the day-to-day operation of beamlines 7.3.1 and 8.0.1
Work closely with other beamline scientists to maintain and further develop in-situ/operando soft x-ray spectroscopy capabilities at beamlines 7.3.1 and 8.0.1
Disseminate research results through publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences/workshops
Conduct research relevant to the mission of the JCESR, Division and Laboratory
Ensure collaborators are acquainted with ES&H regulations and abide by them
What is Required:
Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Material Sciences or Engineering
Broad range of knowledge in synchrotron radiation science and instrumentation
Excellent practical knowledge of material sciences and their applications in energy research
Experienced and desired to work in a multidisciplinary scientific research environment interacting with a variety of researchers
Extensive experience in using soft x-ray XAS and RIXS for the study of energy materials with synchrotron radiation, including the knowledge of operation and characteristics at synchrotron soft x-ray beamlines
Extensive experience in design, fabrication, construction, and operation of in-situ/operando soft x-ray instrumentation with synchrotron radiation
Strong organization and time management skills, provide quality work within tight time constraints and deliver projects on schedule
Experienced in collaboration in a diverse multidisciplinary team environment with excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to interact with a variety of technical and scientific personnel with varied academic backgrounds
Ability to use CAD for mechanical design of soft x-ray, UHV, and in-situ/operando instrument
Effective oral and written communication skills for the documentation of beamline operations and for summarizing, presenting, and publishing the results of R&D projects
Experienced in working with the other scientists and students to effectively and safely operate complex scientific instruments
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on April 16, 2019.
This is a full time, 2-year, term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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