[20120730] Research Beamline Scientist, Chicago University, USA

The University of Chicago Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS) is seeking a Research Beamline Scientist to become part of the GeoSoilEnviroCARS research facility (Sector 13) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) located at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL).  The successful candidate will provide support for scientific users from the multianvil high pressure community who conduct research using the GSECARS synchrotron beamlines at the APS.  The Research Beamline Scientist will participate in core and collaborative research and will be involved in the development of new techniques for collection and analysis of synchrotron data, as well as in the maintenance and development of beamline instrumentation.  

A Ph.D. in Geology, Physics, or a related field is required along with a minimum of three years synchrotron research experience using large-volume press (LVP) techniques. Ability to work well as a team member and independently is required as are good organization skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and relevant computer skills. In addition, the ability to work in an environment with strict safety regulations and the ability to satisfy the requirements for access to Argonne National Laboratory are essential for consideration for this position.
Position Responsibilities:

1) Assist the user community in using the LVP facilities. 2). Core and collaborative research using high pressure techniques. 3).Participate in the development of new techniques and instrumentation for improving the quality of synchrotron data.  
All interested candidates must apply through the University of Chicago's Jobs website:
All information requested in the job posting must be completed to ensure review of any application. Qualified candidates will be contacted to arrange interviews; reference letter submission information will be provided for qualified applicants.  The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.