X-ray Dichroism Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s Advanced Light Source Division

The Advanced Light Source has an opening for a Scientist to join the Photon Science (PS) Group as a member of its Dichroism Program.

In this role, you will perform independent and collaborative research at an x-ray beamline that hosts an external user program and features multiple endstations for soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy and scattering experiments. You will specialize in one of three techniques using soft x-rays: absorption spectroscopy; resonant diffraction or reflectometry; or magnetization dynamics using ferromagnetic resonance, and work as part of a group under the supervision of an experienced ALS scientist. The position may be filled at level 1 (Research Scientist) or level 3 (Staff Scientist) and will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.

Some of the job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

What You Will Do:

· Share responsibility for safely operating, maintaining, and developing the capabilities of the soft x-ray Beamline 4.0.2.

· Jointly support the external user program of the beamline.

· Cultivate your research program that uses and expands the resources of the ALS.

· Develop novel x-ray instruments and characterization techniques that enable cutting-edge research; develop software and methods for analyzing experimental data.

· Work with other members of the PS Dichroism Program to define and pursue strategic goals that drive innovation and foster team science in a diverse and inclusive workplace.

· Interact with a vibrant scientific and technical community at LBNL and its visiting researchers to explore solutions to Grand Challenges, as set by DOE Basic Energy Sciences and other funding agencies.

· [Level 3: Staff Scientist] – Pursue internal and external funding for research and development projects; potential to supervise other ALS scientists; design and lead successful scientific and technical innovations that benefit the ALS and its community

You may access the job posting and a more detailed list of job responsibilities with this link

For full consideration, please apply by July 20, 2022.

This is a full-time, 3 year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to a career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.