Postdoctoral Appointee – In situ and Operando Experiments Using High-Energy X-ray Scattering

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The Structural Science group (SRS) in  the x-ray Science Division (XSD) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) enables world-class research using high-energy x-rays by developing cutting edge x-ray instrumentation and techniques, and pursuing research in the physical, chemical, environmental, and materials sciences with a main emphasis on in situ and operando experiments. To accomplish this mission, SRS fully operates four independent beamlines in the photon energy range between 27 to 106 keV. We are currently seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Appointee position funded for a 2-year period to support the high-energy x-ray beamline 11-ID-C. The highly productive beamline dedicated to diffraction experiment using 106 keV covering single crystal diffraction, powder diffraction, and total scattering experiments enabling pair distribution function (PDF) analysis.

The successful candidate will develop new sample environments for multimodal approaches and optics  to expand the capabilities of this beamline which has strong programs in battery research, engineering materials science, and materials discovery.

Education and Experience Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience in conducting in situ and operando diffraction experiments
  • Development of sample environments for diffraction experiments especially using beamlines at synchrotrons.
  • Development of software related to the control of sample environments and data acquisition for beamline experiments
  • Knowledge of diffraction theory, crystallography, and approaches to advanced analysis including structural refinement and modeling.
  • Skill in oral and written communication of scientific results and experimental plans.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Requires a PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science and related disciplines

Preferred experience:

  • Design and commissioning of optics and instrumentation at synchrotron facilities

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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