Research Associate – Materials Sciences

Website SLAClab Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) at SLAC

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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