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Post-Doctoral Associate – Simulation of Experiments (NSLS-II)

Job ID 1450 Date posted 09/17/2018


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The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory seeks post-doctoral associates to support the development and implementation of an advanced suite of synchrotron radiation and wave propagation simulation software tools to enable realistic start-to-end (source to detector) simulations of experiments at light source facilities.  This includes work on the development of physical optics computation methods and software (both core libraries and user interfaces), performing simulations, and benchmarking the results vs. experimental data.  The successful candidates are also expected to participate in the design of new beamlines, as well as in some commissioning activities and experiments on existing beamlines at the National Synchrotron Light Source-II and other light source facilities.



Required Qualifications and Skills

- PhD in Physics, Computer Science or related field;
- Basic knowledge of Electrodynamics;
- Experience with Numerical Methods (in particular FFT, multi-dimensional integration and optimization);
- Extensive programming experience (preferably in C/C++);
- Ability to interact effectively in a team environment with a diverse group of scientific staff;
- Good communication skills

Preferable Qualifications and Skills

All the Required Qualifications and Skills, plus:
- Experience with X-ray Optics and /or participation in experiments at synchrotron light source facilities;
- Basic knowledge of Condensed Matter Physics;
- Python programming experience and acquaintance with popular “3rd party” Python libraries;
- Experience with collaborative development and/or support of large scientific software projects;
- Analytical calculation skills.


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