Berkeley Lab'sAdvanced Light Source (ALS) is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar who will participate in performing synchrotron radiation based energy science in a collaboration with JCESR PIs on experimental study of energy storage materials and electrochemical processes. Your research also have an emphasis on the use of soft X-ray core-level spectroscopy for studying electronic structure of solid/electrolyte interface (SEI) for beyond Li-ion battery materials, including Mg-ion, Zn-ion and Ca-ion liquid and solid solvations and chemistry.
The ALS is a dynamic national scientific user facility that provides thousands of scientists from around the world access to bright beams of x-rays, infrared, and extreme ultraviolet light for scientific studies and technology development in disciplines spanning physical, chemical, materials, biological, energy, and Earth sciences. 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.
For those who hold roles as supervisors, an ongoing commitment to recruiting a vibrant, diverse and talented workforce is paramount to promoting a diverse lab community.
What You Will Do:
Participate in performing forefront research in synchrotron based energy science, with emphasis on the use of in-situ/operando soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and resonant inelastic soft x-ray scattering (RIXS) techniques for studying electronic structure of energy-storage materials and electrochemical processes.
Communicate with the JCESR PIs for the XAS and RIXS experimental planning, data acquisition and analysis.
Provide support for the experimental program including: operation of beamlines 7.3.1 and 8.0.1 the associated endstations.
Adherence to environment, safety, and health policies and procedures; assisting the equipment maintenance of BL7.3.1 endstation and wet-RIXS endstation (BL126.96.36.199).
Participation in planning and implementation of upgrades of the in-situ soft x-ray spectroscopy cells.
Collaborate with various physicists, engineers and technical support staff to perform planned experiments. Disseminate experimental and research results via publications in refereed journals; present results via oral presentations at various meetings, conferences and peer reviews.
What is Required:
Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science.
Experience with synchrotron radiation techniques applied to the study of electronic properties of materials.
Knowledge of electrochemistry and materials chemistry as well as a thorough understanding of modern instrumentation techniques applied to these areas.
Must be independent, innovative and able to carry through an experiment from initiation to meaningful conclusion in collaboration with a team of technical support staff, postdocs, and students.
Proven ability to pursue new areas of energy storage research involving sophisticated instrumentation including ultra high vacuum, photons and charged particle detection.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time 3-year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 2 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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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