The Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), a Directorate of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, seeks a Research Associate with a background in X-ray or neutron tomography or research work in related field to join the Hard X-rays Unit within our Materials Sciences Division.
In this position, you will work within a rich scientific environment at SLAC and Stanford University. You will have the opportunities to cross-train in electrochemistry, fluid flow characterization, and geochemistry. You will also have the opportunity to publish lead-author manuscripts and to build a career in energy storage technologies or to build toward a future teaching career. A portion of this project is funded by the Stanford-lead Energy Frontier Research Center (CMC-UF). The work will be part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).
Your specific responsibilities include:
- Leverage existing X-ray microscopes for studying energy storage systems and upgrading the micro-tomography capabilities at SSRL.
- Conduct research work in the areas of operando and in situ X-ray tomography of energy storage systems with a focus on understanding the evolution of solid-solid and solid-liquid interfaces in multivalent systems.
- Support scientific program to understand chemical-mechanical-transport processes in shales and other important source rock types through SSRL-based micro-tomography at SSRL.
Note: The Research Associate role is a fixed term staff position. This is a 2-year fixed term position with the possibility of extension. Assignment duration is contingent upon project needs and funding.
Applicants must provide evidence of either a recently completed PhD degree or confirmation of completion of the PhD degree requirements prior to starting the position. Applicants should also include a cover letter, a statement of research area including brief summary of accomplishments, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and names of three references for future letters of recommendation with the application.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
- PhD in physics, materials sciences, chemistry, geochemistry/geomechanics, or related field and course work or demonstrated research experience in X-ray sciences or neutron tomography.
- Demonstrated research experience as evidenced by a publication record.
- Willingness to learn any knowledge/experience gaps.
- Demonstrated effective written and verbal communications skills and ability to work/communicate effectively with a diverse population.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
- Other X-ray or neutron experience may be considered.
Candidates will provide evidence of either a recently completed PhD degree in the area of physics, materials sciences, chemistry, geochemistry/geomechanics, or related field, or confirmation of completion of the PhD degree requirements prior to starting the position.
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