Research or Staff Scientist (Advanced Light Source) - 83940
Organization: AL-Advanced Light Source
Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS) Division has an opening for a Career-Track or Career, Scientist.The successful candidate will function as an experimental Physicist engaged in the development and application of scanning transmission soft x-ray microscopy and the support and development of a robust user community. This position reports to the Division Deputy for the Experimental Systems Group (ESG) of the ALS. This is a unique opportunity to work on a wide range of collaborative research projects and to pursue an outstanding individual research program.
Research Scientist Specific Responsibilities:
• Develop the technique of scanning transmission x-ray microscopy with a focus on in situ methods, time resolved imaging and resolution enhancement by ptychographic imaging.
• Attract, develop and support a robust and active user community using the techniques of scanning x-ray microscopy. This will be centered around the dedicated instrument at beamline 11.0.2.
• Apply the techniques of scanning x-ray microscopy to forefront scientific problems in nanoscience, materials science, geoscience and condensed matter physics.
• Develop x-ray beamline and microscope instrumentation where required.
• Develop collaborative arrangements with other soft x-ray experiments at the ALS.
• Disseminate research results via publications in peer reviewed journals; present results via oral presentations at various meetings including conferences and peer reviews of projects.
• Where users have access to beamline equipment, familiarize them with operation; coordinate and schedule experiments; ensure users are acquainted with and abide by all safety regulations, give feedback to the ALS User Office on publications and user satisfaction when required.
• Participate in Division committees where appropriate.
In addition to the above, Staff Scientist Specific Responsibilities:
• Lead the R&D effort in further developing new capabilities of soft x-ray experiments.
• Develop own scientific program.
• Develop internal and external collaborations.
• Prepare and present proposals and communicate directly with agencies.
Research Scientist Required Qualifications:
• 2+ years of experience in the application of scanning transmission x-ray microscopy.
• Demonstrated experience with the development of scanning transmission x-ray microscopy instrumentation.
• Demonstrated experience with advanced computational methods and image analysis.
• Proven ability to work on innovative R&D projects involving sophisticated instrumentation; demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team of physicists, engineers, technical support staff and collaborating scientists.
• Excellent scientific publishing record in the field of x-ray microscopy.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ph.D. or equivalent experience in the Physical Sciences.
In addition to the above, Staff Scientist Required Qualifications:
• Staff Scientist must have at least 5 years of relevant professional experience, beyond the customary highest degree appropriate to the candidate’s discipline, in the application of scanning transmission x-ray microscopy.
Additional Desired Qualifications for the Research Scientist and Staff Scientist:
• Demonstrated leadership in the x-ray microscopy community as evidenced by publications and invited presentations.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 25, 2017.
• This is a full time, 1 year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs, or hired as a career appointment.
• Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
• 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.
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