[20090512] Beamline Scientist at NSLS

Beamline Scientist in High-Pressure Research at the National Synchrotron Light Source

A position is available for a beamline scientist at beamlines X17C and X17B3 of the National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY. X17C and X17B3 specialize in high-pressure x-ray
diffraction experiments using diamond anvil cells. This position is funded by the National Science Foundation through the Consortium for Materials Property Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES).

Responsibilities of the beamline scientist include, but are not limited to, assisting users, managing support laboratories, developing high-pressure synchrotron techniques, and conducting independent research. The position also involves design, testing, and construction of new instrumentation and software development for data acquisition and analysis for diamond anvil cell facilities at NSLS and the up-coming NSLS II. A Ph.D. in geosciences, physics, chemistry or related field is required. Successful candidates should have experience with some or all of the following: high-pressure apparatus, synchrotron x-ray optics and
diffraction techniques, optical systems such as infrared laser heating systems and Raman spectroscopy. The scientist will be employed by Stony Brook University while based at the NSLS. The appointment is initially for a one year term and renewable according to performance and funding availability.

Interested applicants should send a CV, list of publications, and the names of three references to:

NSLS X17 Beamline Scientist Search Committee
Attn: Ms. Samantha Lin
Mineral Physics Institute
Earth and Space Science building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2100, USA
or Samantha.Lin@sunysb.edu

Please direct further questions regarding this position to Prof. Thomas Duffy (duffy@princeton.edu , 609-258-6769) or Prof. Donald Weidner (Donald.Weidner@sunysb.edu , 631-632-8211).

The Stony Brook University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.