Soft X-ray Reflection Microscopy Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California

The Superior Mild Supply Division at Lawrence Berkeley Nationwide Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is in search of a Smooth X-ray Reflection Microscopy Postdoctoral Fellow. The target of this postdoctoral place is to develop reflection microscopy of condensed matter supplies utilizing gentle x-rays. You may be answerable for the event, implementation and testing of the approach with the objective of implementing a newly developed full-frame technique referred to as randomized probe imaging (RPI) in reflection.

The Superior Mild Supply is a U.S. Division of Power (DOE) Workplace of Science nationwide scientific consumer facility whose wonderful scientific repute, professional employees, and capabilities within the gentle x-ray, laborious x-ray, and infrared regimes appeal to almost 1,700 tutorial and industrial customers annually in disciplines spanning bodily, chemical, supplies, organic, power, and Earth sciences. It’s one among 5 Berkeley Lab consumer amenities that serve a mixed 11,000 customers yearly. The ALS has been a worldwide chief in gentle x-ray science for greater than twenty years and is presently present process a large-scale improve (ALS-U) that may endow the power with state-of-the-art x-ray capabilities. It is an thrilling time to hitch our workforce!

What You Will Do:

  • Develop the instrumentation and knowledge evaluation for a mirrored image gentle x-ray microscopy approach. 

  • Carry out gentle X-ray microscopy experiments (holography and/or ptychographic-based) at BLs, 12.0.2 and/or 7.0.1

  • Carry out picture evaluation in Python or related by writing codes or utilizing established software program. 

  • Collaborate nicely with different analysis groups and scientists.

  • Publish work in peer-reviewed scientific literature.

  • Current work at nationwide conferences and at common group conferences.

  • Contribute positively to the lively analysis tradition.

  • Work in a secure and wholesome method in keeping with EH&S tips.

  • Respect range and attempt for inclusivity in interactions with others.

What’s Required:

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Supplies Science, or equal.

  • Sound information and eager curiosity in x-ray scattering, diffraction, or microscopy. 

  • Skill to securely carry out unbiased hands-on work in an experimental endstation. 

  • Proficiency in programming for dealing with advanced datasets, e.g. Python

  • Confirmed monitor file in disseminating analysis at conferences and in publications

Desired {Qualifications}:

  • Expertise in ptychography or coherence strategies. 

  • Expertise in condensed matter materials methods (e.g. magnetic, ferroelectric, and many others.)

  • Data of x-ray resonant scattering and/or diffraction strategies. 

  • Working information of excessive vacuum practices. 

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For full consideration, please apply by October third, 2023. This place will stay open till crammed.


  • This can be a full-time, 2 12 months, postdoctoral appointment with the potential of renewal primarily based upon passable job efficiency, persevering with availability of funds and ongoing operational wants. You should have lower than 3 years of paid postdoctoral expertise. Wage for Postdoctoral positions depends upon years of expertise post-degree.

  • This place is represented by a union for collective bargaining functions.

  • The month-to-month wage vary for this place is $6,936.00 – $7,747.00. Postdoctoral positions are paid on a step schedule per union contract and salaries can be predetermined primarily based on postdoctoral step charges. Every step represents one full 12 months of accomplished post-Ph.D. postdoctoral and/or associated analysis expertise.

  • This place could also be topic to a background verify. Any convictions can be evaluated to find out in the event that they straight relate to the obligations and necessities of the place. Having a conviction historical past is not going to mechanically disqualify an applicant from being thought-about for employment.

  • This place is eligible for a hybrid work schedule – a mixture of teleworking and performing work on website at Lawrence Berkeley Nationwide Lab, 1 Cyclotron Street, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are depending on enterprise wants. People working a hybrid schedule should reside inside 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.

The core values of the ALS replicate a powerful dedication to range, fairness, and inclusion. We search candidates who will help a tradition during which every member of the neighborhood feels welcomed and valued. An ongoing dedication to recruiting and retaining a vibrant, numerous, and proficient workforce is paramount to selling a powerful and profitable lab neighborhood. For extra info confer with the LBNL core values and the ALS mission assertion and core values.

Berkeley Lab is dedicated to Inclusion, Variety, Fairness and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to proceed constructing neighborhood with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Alternative and Affirmative Motion Employer. We heartily welcome functions from ladies, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab’s mission of main scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In help of our numerous international neighborhood, all certified candidates can be thought-about for employment with out regard to race, colour, faith, intercourse, sexual orientation, gender id, nationwide origin, incapacity, age, or protected veteran standing.

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