Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee – X-ray Optics and Diagnostics for X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers in Lemont, Illinois
Postdoctoral Appointee – X-ray Optics and Diagnostics for X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers
Requisition Number: 410136 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 Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is offering a Postdoctoral position to conduct research on x-ray cavities of cavity-based x-ray free-electron lasers (CB-XFELs). CB-XFELs are future fully coherent hard x-ray sources of extreme spectral brightness. Your work will be focused on computer simulations of x-ray cavities; development and tests of x-ray-cavity optical components, x-ray monitors, cavity alignment procedures, and eventually on cavity tests.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- Ph.D. in physics with solid knowledge in optics (including x-ray optics).
- Considerable skills in experimental physics and experience of working with complex optical systems are required.
- Competence in using complex software and ability to develop new software tools is essential.
- Experience of working at synchrotron radiation or XFEL facilities.
- Understanding of 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.
- 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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