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Project Scientist [X ray spectroscopies]

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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Menlo Park, California

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Fri, 26 Mar 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details Full-time | TemporaryEstimated: $80,000 – $120,000 a year1 hour ago Qualifications – Analysis skills – Spectroscopy – Communication skills – Data collection – Python – Doctoral degree Full Job Description SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) is one of the world’s premier research laboratories, providing an internationally leading capability in the form of its accelerator based light sources and its science programs. The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), which is an x-ray free electron laser facility and directorate of SLAC seeks a Project Scientist with a background in optical and X-ray spectroscopies to join the Hard x-ray department. Members of this department are responsible for developing new instrumentation and methods as well as performing innovative ultrafast experiments using x-ray beams from LCLS. The main program that you will be part of seeks to develop spectroscopic methods that take advantage of the unique properties of LCLS and SSRL and allow measurements that span the different timescales allowed by the two facilities mainly for bioscience measurements. In this position, you will: 1) operate and maintain existing and future hard x-ray spectroscopy instrumentation at LCLS, 2) work towards the automation of spectroscopic data collection for chemistry and bioscience experiments at LCLS, and 3) support the LCLS User Science program. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers at SLAC, Stanford University, and the broader SLAC User community working on simulations and theoretical frameworks of the underlying physics. The successful candidate should be curious, motivated and self-driven. Note: This is a three-year fixed-term appointment with the possibility of extension. Assignment duration is contingent upon project needs and funding. Project Scientists are expected to work with a significant degree of independence on one or more specific tasks in support of the research program, frequently interacting with the laboratory’s scientific community. SLAC is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory operated by Stanford University and based in Menlo Park; CA. Due to COVID-19-related curtailment of on-site activities, the job duties for this position may be required to be performed from home until full site access is restored. To be successful in this position you will bring: A Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, biology, biophysics or related field with demonstrated coursework or experience including: X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy UV-Vis spectroscopy Demonstrated experience as evidenced by a publication record commensurate with level of work experience. Ability to carry out independent research. Strong analytical and experimental skills. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population. In ition, desired skills and experience include: User facility operations and research. X-ray scattering techniques. Script and program writing in Python Experience in automation. 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 common goals. 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 the job. May work extended hours during peak business cycles. The ability to travel to synchrotron and XFEL facilities around the world to perform experiments Work standards: 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 1General Policy and Responsibilities: 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, – Classification Title: Project Scientist Job Code: 0112 Employment Duration: 3 years Show full job description Apply Now