Assist users of synchrotron beamline Sector 3 of the Advanced Photon Source (Argonne National Laboratory) with Nuclear Resonant Scattering and inelastic x-ray scattering experiments. Assist users and potential users with writing proposals.
Assist users in data reduction of Nuclear Resonant Scattering and inelastic x-ray scattering data, including use of the Phoenix and CONUS software programs.
Assist with the design, construction, installation, and commissioning of new experimental capabilities at Sector 3.
Provide user and technical support for a Mossbauer spectroscopy laboratory.
Maintain Mossbauer spectroscopy laboratory, perform Mossbauer experiments and assist users of that lab, and perform analysis of Mossbauer data.
Organize instructional workshops for the high-pressure Mossbauer, Nuclear Resonant Scattering and inelastic x-ray scattering users. Teach users the theory and practice of nuclear resonant experiments and data reduction.
Perform and assist with high-pressure experiments using the diamond-anvil cell, including low-temperature high-pressure experiments using cryogenic techniques.
Provide maintenance, upgrades, and user support for Raman scattering apparatus at Sector 3.
Assist users with characterization of samples for X-ray and Mossbauer experiments using X-ray diffraction, conventional Mossbauer, and Raman spectroscopies.
Provide support for pressure measurements by ruby fluorescence and other techniques.
Develops laboratory protocols and training on new techniques. Manage, analyze and make recommendations on complex data sets for research.
Trains and mentors laboratory personnel.
Â Performs other related work as needed.
PhD in Earth sciences, physics, materials sciences, chemistry, or related field.
Demonstrated research experience beyond the PhD, preferably demonstrated via published works, in most (majority) of the following Nuclear Resonant Scattering, synchrotron science, Inelastic X-ray Scattering, Mossbauer spectroscopy at a synchrotron source, diamond-anvil research techniques, data reduction using the Phoenix, CONUS software programs, data analysis using a variety of software tools such as ORIGIN and similar products. Research experience will be evaluated largely on the basis of published work in the above fields.
Training in conventional laboratory-based Mossbauer spectroscopy at the post-doctoral level.
Experience with Mossbauer spectroscopy with radioactive sources in the laboratory.
Experience at the post-doctoral or above level with Raman spectroscopy and related data analysis.
Doctoral or post-doctoral experience using cryogenic techniques with the diamond-anvil cell.
Experience at the post-doctoral level or above in conducting outreach in the form of being the lead organizer of educational workshops and/or symposia.
Two years of experience with operation of gas-membrane diamond-anvil-cells (DAC).
Three years of post-doctoral experience with Nuclear Resonant Scattering, Mossbauer spectroscopy and/or Inelastic X-ray Scattering, in high-pressure experiments, and/or Inelastic X-ray Scattering using synchrotron radiation.
Knowledge of Mossbauer Spectroscopy, Nuclear Resonant X-ray Scattering, high-pressure experimentation using diamond anvil cells, synchrotron radiation experimentation, and fluorescence spectroscopy for pressure measurement with diamond cells.
Knowledge of cryogenic high-pressure experimentation, Raman spectroscopy.
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Position is based at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.
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