Ultrafast Free Electron Laser Program - RA - Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS)Job ID 1936 Date posted 11/07/2019
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Brookhaven National Laboratory currently holds a grant entitled Dynamics and Control of Magnetic and Charge Order in Complex Oxides -- one of 10 nationwide programs for advancing x-ray free electron laser studies of chemical and materials science. The collaboration involves 8 PIs and 5 research associates working together to deliver detailed pictures of ultra-fast spin and charge behavior in complex oxide materials and how this organizes into domains once it couples to the lattice. This multi-degree of freedom, multi-length-scale understanding of canonical strongly correlated oxides is a vital step towards “properties on demand” via strategic ultra-fast excitation of quantum materials.
The successful candidate will work with Mark Dean and Ian Robinson in the X-Ray Scattering Group alongside Ivan Bozovic, Jing Tao, Robert Konik, Weiguo Yin and Yimei Zhu who provide expertise in molecular beam epitaxy, complex data analysis, ultra-fast electron diffraction and theory.
- Develop resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) techniques to probe charge and magnetic ordering in quantum materials in the ultrafast time domain;
- Preparing and performing state-of-the-art x-ray scattering experiments;
- analyzing data, disseminating the conclusions in scientific publications and talks and integrating these with the rest of the team.
- A PhD in experimental condensed matter physics or related field.
- A good understanding of the science of quantum materials, such as complex oxides, or related materials.
- Excellent English-language written and oral communication skills.
- Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
- While principally based at Brookhaven National Laboratory, candidates must be willing to travel 10% of the time to carry out experiments at various national and international facilities.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Experience in scattering techniques such as x-ray scattering, neutron scattering, photoelectron spectroscopy etc.
- Familiarity with facility proposal submission procedures and effective completion of experiments in fixed time-slots using national-scale central facilities.
- Demonstrated data analysis skills. Knowledge of programming languages such as Python and experience with large datasets.
- This position will require national and international travel to central user facilities such as the Linear Coherent Light Source.
- BNL policy requires that appointments be made to individuals who have received their PhD degree within the past five years.
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