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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, HPSynC, Carnegie Institution of Washington
STAFF SCIENTIST, HPSynC, Carnegie Institution of Washington
BEAMLINE SCIENTIST, HPCAT, Carnegie Institution of Washington
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW, BioCAT, Illinois Institute of Technology
DIRECTOR, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION
, Northwestern University
POST DOCTORAL SCHOLAR, ChemMatCARS, The University of Chicago
PROGRAM MANAGER, Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
MATERIALS SCIENTIST - X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, GE Global Research Center
POST DOCTORAL SCHOLARS (2), GSECARS, The University of Chicago


POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
HPSynC, Carnegie Institution of Washington

The High Pressure Synergetic Consortium (HPSynC) of the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington invites application a postdoctoral-associate position stationed at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, USA. The HPSynC mission is to develop novel, high-risk, high-impact, high-pressure science and technology using synchrotron radiation. Responsibilities of HPSynC postdoctoral associate include, but are not limited to developing high pressure synchrotron scientific projects, integrating novel high pressure and synchrotron techniques, working with APS beamline staff to design, test, and implement new instrumentations, managing support laboratories, assisting users, and conducting original research.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, earth science, biophysics, engineering, or a related field. Expertise in high-pressure apparatus, crystallography, nanotechnology, x-ray diffraction, x-ray spectroscopy, x-ray imaging, x-ray optics, instrument design, electronics, and/or software development for data acquisition and analysis is desirable.

Applicants should submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and three names of references via email to Dr. Ho-kwang Mao (mao@gl.ciw.edu), Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Road NW, Washington DC, 20015, USA. The search will start immediately until the position is filled.

Carnegie Institution of Washington and Argonne National Laboratory are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.

January 11, 2010


STAFF SCIENTIST
HPSynC, Carnegie Institution of Washington

The High Pressure Synergetic Consortium (HPSynC) of the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington invites application for a staff-scientist position stationed at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, USA. The HPSynC mission is to develop novel, high-risk, high-impact, high-pressure science and technology using synchrotron radiation. Responsibilities of HPSynC staff scientist include, but are not limited to developing high pressure synchrotron scientific projects, integrating novel high pressure and synchrotron techniques, working with APS beamline staff to design, test, and implement new instrumentations, managing support laboratories, assisting users, and conducting original research. The staff scientist position is equivalent to the level of a synchrotron beamline scientist position without a fixed beamline.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, earth science, biophysics, engineering, or a related field. Expertise in high-pressure apparatus, crystallography, nanotechnology, x-ray diffraction, x-ray spectroscopy, x-ray imaging, x-ray optics, instrument design, electronics, and/or software development for data acquisition and analysis is desirable. The staff scientist 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.

Applicants should submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and three names of references via email to Dr. Ho-kwang Mao (mao@gl.ciw.edu), Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Road NW, Washington DC, 20015, USA. The search will start immediately until the position is filled.

Carnegie Institution of Washington and Argonne National Laboratory are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.

January 11, 2010


BEAMLINE SCIENTIST
HPCAT, Carnegie Institution of Washington

The High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT) invites applications for a beamline scientist position at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, USA. The HPCAT operates sector 16 at the APS, which has been developed with multiple synchrotron x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy probes dedicated for high pressure studies. Currently, there are four simultaneously operational beamlines at the HPCAT, addressing scientific problems in multidisciplinary fields. Responsibilities of a beamline scientist at HPCAT include developing and integrating novel high-pressure synchrotron techniques, supporting user programs, and conducting original researches.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, Earth science, biophysics, engineering, or a related field. The beam scientist position requires a minimum of two-year work experience after Ph.D. at synchrotron beamlines and/or high-pressure laboratories. Successful candidate is expected to have an outstanding research and development record as well as the ability to attract research funding and foster collaborative initiatives, and will have excellent relevant computer skills. organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work effectively both as a team player and independently. Expertise in high-pressure apparatus, cryogenics, laser and resistive heating is desirable.

Interested candidates should send a detailed CV, research interests, along with a list of publications, and the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Ho-kwang Mao (mao@gl.ciw.edu), Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Road, NW, Washington DC, 20015, USA. The search will start January 1, 2010 until the position is filled.

The HPCAT is managed by the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.

November 12, 2009


POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW
BioCAT, Illinois Institute of Technology

The Illinois Institute of Technology's Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT) at the Advanced Photon Source seeks a post-doctoral fellow with a Ph.D. in biophysics, physics, chemistry, or biology. The successful candidate will be a recent Ph.D. graduate with research interests in low angle x-ray solution scattering of biological systems. Primary responsibilities will include experimental support for visiting scientists and assistance with instrumentation development. Experience with data analysis, detectors, and hardware/software interfacing is beneficial. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop an active collaborative research program with access to beamtime for these studies.

Illinois Institute of Technology adheres to Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity policies and strongly encourages applications from minority group members and women.

Please submit CV and a list of three references to:

Ms. Clareen Krolik
APS/435B/Sector 18
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439

krolik@bio.aps.anl.gov

November 9, 2009


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


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION, X-ray Interfacial Science
Northwestern University

A Postdoctoral or Research Associate position is available immediately for x-ray experimental research in the area of interfacial science. As part of a DOE/BES -sponsored Energy Frontier Research Center, the research will focus on characterization of solid-electrolyte interfaces that are relevant to processes that limit performance of energy storage materials. The research will make use of (already operational) surface x-ray scattering and spectroscopy facilities at the Advanced Photon Source.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, or Materials Science with experience in surface/interface science, and experience in x-ray scattering or x-ray spectroscopy. Applicants should send their vitae, research interests, list of publications and names of 2 to 3 references (with phone numbers) to:

Prof. Michael Bedzyk
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Northwestern University
2220 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208

or e-mail to bedzyk@northwestern.edu.

October 21, 2009


POST DOCTORAL SCHOLAR
ChemMatCARS, The University of Chicago

The Chemistry and Material Sciences Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (ChemMatCARS), University of Chicago, invites applications for a post-doctoral scholar position with the University of Chicago Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS) to study the formation, structure and elastic response of thin films of nanoparticles at oil/water interfaces. This experimental program will utilize the ChemMatCARS liquid interface x-ray scattering facility at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The successful applicant will also participate in the development of a general user program at ChemMatCARS in the field of liquid/liquid interface scattering. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. with significant experience in experimental research in condensed matter physics or physical chemistry. Prior experience with synchrotron x-ray surface scattering is preferred, but experimental ability and initiative are equally important. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others are required. Ability to satisfy requirements to work at Argonne National Laboratory is required.

The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable for one or two additional years. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2009, and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send a resume and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to Dr. Binhua Lin (lin@cars.uchicago.edu) of the University of Chicago and Prof. Mark Schlossman (schloss@uic.edu) of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

ChemMatCARS, funded by the NSF and DOE and operated by the University of Chicago, is a national synchrotron facility at APS (ANL) to investigate dynamic and structural properties of interest to materials scientists and chemists (see http://cars9.uchicago.edu/chemmat/). The University of Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Dr. Binhua Lin
ChemMatCARS, Bldg. 434C
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, IL 60439

Prof. Mark Schlossman
Department of Physics (M/C 273)
University of Illinois
845 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607-7059

August 7, 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


POST DOCTORAL SCHOLARS (2)
GSECARS, The University of Chicago

GeoSoilEnviroCARS (GSECARS), a national user research facility at the Advanced Photon Source (APS),
Argonne National Laboratory, near Chicago, Illinois, seeks two full-time Post Doctoral Scholars in diamond
anvil cell high pressure science. These are University of Chicago positions with the Center for Advanced
Radiation Sources (CARS).

Diamond Anvil Cell Techniques Specialist: The responsibilities of this position are primarily focused on
developing and applying high pressure diamond anvil cell techniques at GSECARS beamlines, including
operation and management of a recently installed gas loading system for diamond anvil cells with on-line
imaging and laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy for in-situ pressure measurements.

High Pressure Scale Specialist: The responsibilities of this position are primarily focused on the accurate
determination of high pressure scales at high temperature in the externally heated and laser heated diamond
anvil cell using a combination of the on-line Brillouin spectroscopy and diamond anvil cell x-ray synchrotron
techniques available at GSECARS. The candidate will have close collaboration with scientists working at the
Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Each successful candidate will have opportunities to carry out his/her own research projects in the field of the
high pressure, high temperature mineral physics and chemistry using the following synchrotron-based
techniques available at GSECARS: on-line laser heating in the near and far infrared range, Raman, Brillouin
and optical emission spectroscopy, high resolution micro x-ray diffraction, inelastic x-ray scattering, x-ray
emission and absorption spectroscopy. The successful candidates will be also be responsible for user support
and developing related high pressure diamond anvil cell techniques at the GSECARS beamlines.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Geosciences, Physics, Optics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related field
as well as experience in some or all of the following areas: diamond anvil cell techniques, laser heating, optical
spectroscopy and synchrotron x-ray techniques. Ability to work well as a team member and independently is
essential; good organizational skills and good verbal and written communication skills are also required. The
ability to work well with both staff and users of GSECARS facilities in a research environment with strict safety
regulations is essential. The successful candidate must be able to meet the requirements for entry to Argonne
National Laboratory.

The preferred start date for these positions is immediate.

Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, statement of research interests,
and contact information for a minimum of three references. For further information or to submit an
application, please contact:

Dr. Vitali Prakapenka
CARS, University of Chicago
Bldg 434A, APS
9700 S.Cass Ave
Argonne, IL 60439
Phone: 630-252-0439
Fax: 630-252-0436
E-mail: prakapenka@cars.uchicago.edu

6/15/2009


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