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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee - X-Ray Free Electron Lasers in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee - X-Ray Free Electron Lasers

Requisition Number: 407015 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: XSD-X-Ray Science Division

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Not Indicated

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The X-ray Science Division of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is offering a Postdoctoral position to conduct research on x-ray cavities for cavity-based x-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs), future fully coherent hard x-ray sources of extreme spectral brightness. The work of the successful candidate will be focused on development,characterizationand tests of x-ray-cavity optical components, x-ray-cavity detectors and monitors, cavity alignment procedures, appropriate software tools and eventually on cavity tests. The R&D will be performed in a framework of a joint ANL-SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) project.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics, applied physics or materials science, with solid knowledge in the following areas: optics (x-ray optics including), photon detectors, experimental x-ray techniques. Considerable skills in experimental physics and experience of working with complex optical systems are required to develop, test, and characterize novel x-ray optics, and detectors. Competence in using complex software and ability to develop new software tools isessential.

A successful candidate should have experience working at a synchrotron radiation or XFEL facility. Should be able to understand abstract physical concepts and the ability to synthesize experimental results into a proper theoretical framework. Good written and oral communication skills for writing scientific papers and presenting research results at scientific meetings are important.

Other: Knowledge of Linux operating system, LaTeX document preparation system, GLE or other advanced graphical tools, Python or other programming languages is desired.

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