Employment

Vacancy Announcement (Nov 2017)

Postdoctoral Associate at HPCAT at the Advanced Photon Source

The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science (Carnegie), seeks applications for one postdoctoral associate in the field of high pressure synchrotron research at the HPCAT facility at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. As a dedicated high-pressure synchrotron facility, HPCAT has developed an array of x-ray diffraction, x-ray spectroscopy, and x-ray imaging techniques suited for high-pressure research. Successful candidates will work with the HPCAT team in synthesizing new materials, materials performance at extreme conditions, and materials metastability
using synchrotron radiation together with the new development of high-pressure x-ray techniques such as time resolved techniques, multigrain crystallography, and/or high-energy diffraction microscopy.

The appointment is for one year, with possibility for a second year pending the progress and availability of funds. The position is available immediately, and will remain open until it is filled.

Minimum qualifications: A PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Successful candidates are expected to be able to work in both independent and collaborative group environments.

Desired qualifications: A strong background in crystallography will be strongly favored. Research experience in high-pressure materials science and good skills in scientific software and diamond anvil cell technology will be considered advantages.

Interested parties can submit an application with a cover letter, curriculum vita, research interests, and names of at least three references, via the Carnegie website. Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered. To submit an application, click here.

The prospective researcher will be working at Carnegie’s HPCAT facility at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. The Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

 

Vacancy Announcement (11/27/2017)
Beamline Scientist Position at HPCAT at the Advanced Photon Source
 

The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science (Carnegie), seeks applications for one Beamline Scientist in the field of high pressure synchrotron research at the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT) facility at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. One beamline scientist position is open for application at the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory. HPCAT operates Sector 16 at the APS, where four simultaneously operational beamlines have been developed and established with an array of x-ray probes optimized for high-pressure research using x-ray diffraction, x-ray spectroscopy, and x-ray imaging techniques. Among other programs at HPCAT, one major area for the Beamline Scientist is the high-pressure synchrotron research using Paris-Edinburgh presses. The responsibilities of the beamline scientist include developing and integrating novel high-pressure synchrotron techniques, supporting user programs, and conducting independent researches.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, Earth science, or a related field. The Beamline Scientist position requires a minimum of two-years work experience after Ph.D. at synchrotron beamlines and/or high-pressure laboratories. The successful candidate is expected to have an outstanding research and development record as well as the ability to attract research funding and foster collaborative initiatives. Applicants need to excellent relevant computer skills, organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work effectively both as a team player and independently. Experience in Paris-Edinburgh press and other high-pressure devices is desirable.

Interested parties can submit an application with a cover letter, curriculum vita, research interests, a list of publications, and names of at least three references, via the Carnegie website. Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered. The search will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To submit an application, click here.

The prospective researcher will be working at Carnegie’s HPCAT facility at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. The Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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