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Research Associate / X – Ray Diffraction


The Photon Sciences Directorate is offering an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral research associate.  The successful candidate will be tasked with the development of numerical and experimental techniques which utilize coherent soft x - ray diffraction to image organic nanomaterials at very high spatial resolution and work with a team of scientists with established research programs and synchrotron - based instruments for coherent soft x-ray scattering. With an emphasis on the computational aspects of data acquisition, analysis, and presentation, the candidate will work on the development of an x-ray imaging system to be utilized at the NSLS - II.  The candidate will be responsible for working closely with scientists to develop diffraction imaging techniques, working on the development of a user friendly software package for rapid data analysis, carry out proof of principle experiments at synchrotron facilities using currently available instruments and conduct numerical simulation of x-ray diffraction imaging experiments.  The successful candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication and the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of scientists and engineers.


Qualifications Required:


•             PhD in physics or related field

•             Experience with x-ray diffraction techniques

•             Experience programming numerical algorithms and/or user friendly graphical user interfaces

•             Experience analyzing and processing large datasets


Qualifications Preferred:


•             Experience with numerical algorithms in C/C++ or python

•             Basic knowledge of x-ray microscopy, x-ray synchrotron beamlines, high vacuum systems, and x-ray optical design


Photon Sciences Directorate.  Please apply to Job ID# 15582.


BNL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.



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