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[SA_scat] Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource AssocaiteStaff Scientis - SAXS

The Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), a Directorate of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, and a national research facility, seeks a Ph.D. Associate Staff Scientist with research interests and experience in materials sciences small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). This position involves support for our materials sciences SAXS program at beam line 1-4 and has a component (roughly 50%) that involves beam line support and development and a part (remaining 50%) involving SAXS related materials science. 

The Associate Staff Scientist will conduct instrument development and improvement at SAXS beam line 1-4, including development of sample environments (e.g., furnaces, sample automation, in-vacuum, grazing incidence capability), perform research involving studies of complex materials (e.g., batteries and catalysts) using SAXS and related techniques (e.g., diffraction), participate in collaborative studies with investigators at universities and national labs. Additionally, this position will have a significant role in developing and growing the materials sciences SAXS program and user base. Work outside of normal working hours is expected.
Note: The Associate Staff Scientist position is the entry level in the Staff Scientist career path.  The Associate Staff Scientist is a 3 to 5 year fixed term research staff position for a recent graduate or post-doctoral fellow.  The second level of this career path, Staff Scientist is a regular continuing position.  The Associate position is scheduled to be assessed after the 3 to 5 year period with the possibility of appointment to the Staff Scientist level.  Appointment to the Staff Scientist level requires a review and evaluation of documented scientific achievements.

*	Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, or related fields, and experience with small angle X-ray scattering. 
*	A solid background in characterization and experience with instrumentation design and development, computer-instrument interfacing, data analysis and acquisition methodologies
*	Strong technical background in application of synchrotron X-ray techniques, including SAXS, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS).
*	Strong analytical and computation skills.
*	Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
*	Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population. 
*	Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

See http://www6.slac.stanford.edu/general/careers.aspx posting 1055
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