Research Associate-Experimental 9/2/2020
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, CA
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The Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES), a joint institute between the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University, together with the Physics Department of Lund University, are seeking an exceptional candidate for a Research Associate-Experimental position with research interests in quantum materials studies. Ideally, the candidate would also have expertise in neutron or x-ray scattering.
This position will involve the study of fluctuations in quantum materials, mainly through the use of coherent x-ray and inelastic neutron methods. It will involve work at the Linac Coherent Light Source, as well as travel for experiments at other X-ray Free Electron Laser facilities and synchrotron facilities, such as the XFEL in Germany or MAXIV in Sweden. A strong experimentalist is sought for complex experiments at XFEL and neutron facilities, as well as to plan first experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source II facility at SLAC, currently under construction. Additionally, candidates with expertise in computer analysis and handling complex data sets is also highly desirable, due to the nature of these types of experiments. Finally, the ultimate goal of this project will be in implementing developments and conducting successful experiments at these sources in the specific fields of magnetism and unconventional superconductivity. This position will be based at SLAC in Menlo Park, CA with travel to Lund, Sweden for meetings and discussions, as well as for beamtime experiments.
Please Note due to COVID-19 related curtailment of on-site activities, the job duties for this position will be required to be performed from home until full site-access is restored.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
* Ph.D. in physics, mathematics, materials sciences, chemistry, or related fields.
* Research background in the study of material systems, preferably in quantum materials.
* Demonstrated expertise in X-ray or neutron scattering.
* Demonstrated effective written and verbal communications skills.
* Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively.
* Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
This is a two-year appointment beginning immediately, with the possibility of an extension for 1-2 additional years, depending on available funds. Should you have questions regarding this position, please contact Joshua J. Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth Blackburn at email@example.com with SIMES-Lund Research Associate in the subject heading.
SLAC employee competencies:
* Effective Decisions: Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
* Self-Development: Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
* Dependability: Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
* Initiative: Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
* Adaptability: Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
* Communication: Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages
* Relationships: Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve.
Physical requirements and Working conditions:
* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
* Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
* Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1 General Policy and Responsibilities: http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/esh/eshmanual/pdfs/ESHch01.pdf
* Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
Classification Title: Research Associate - Experimental
Job code: 0127
Duration: Fixed Term
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