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Assistant Physicist

Title:  Assistant Physicist Date Posted:  10/25/2012
Division:  X-Ray Science Date Re-posted:  
Requisition:  320032 XSD Salary:  
Employment Category:  Regular Pay Cycle:  Monthly
Shift:  8:30am - 5:00pm Grade:  RD2
Hours:  40  
Job Description
  Basic Purpose
  Responsible for enabling and performing research in time-resolved x-ray science primarily related to physical sciences at the BioCARS facility, Sector 14. The Sector 14 facility is the premier synchrotron-based beamline for time-resolved x-ray diffraction and scattering. Sector 14 is multidisciplinary and supports R&D and users in structural biology (roughly 65%) and physical sciences (roughly 35%). Responsible for the laser pump/x-ray probe instrumentation. Develops scientific applications and advanced instrumentation for x-ray time-resolved research in chemical and physical sciences, and contributes to such research in biological sciences. Responsible for reporting relevant results in an appropriate form. Within 5 years of initial appointment, should develop an R&D program of interest to goals of the Division
  Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Knowledge and experience in ultrafast femtosecond and picosecond laser systems and optics. Experimental skills to develop scientific applications and advanced instrumentation for ultrafast time-resolved x-ray scattering and spectroscopy; skill in understanding abstract concepts and synthesizing results within the current experimental and theoretical framework; skill in advanced data analysis algorithms and methods; skill in written and oral communications.
Knowledge of optics, detectors, electronics, vacuum systems, synchrotron radiation, x-ray optics, and precision instrumentation.
This level of scientific knowledge and sophistication required is normally associated with a Ph.D. in physics, materials science, physical chemistry or related disciplines.
  Minimum Education/Experience Requirements
Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years work experience, or Master's Degree and 3+ years work experience, or Doctorate and 0 years or their equivalents

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