Postdoctoral Appointee - X-Ray Free Electron Laser

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7062107 (Ref:407252)

Posted: October 29, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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, characterization  and 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics with solid knowledge in the following areas: optics (x-ray optics including), photon detectors, 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 is essential.  
  • Qualified candidates will have experience working at synchrotron radiation or XFEL  facilities.
  • You hould 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.
  • 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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Job posting number:#7062107 (Ref:407252)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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