Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Brookhaven National Laboratory operates a program entitled Dynamics and Control of Magnetic and Charge Order in Complex Oxides -- one of 10 nationwide programs for advancing x-ray free electron laser studies aiming to advance our understanding of chemical and materials science. The collaboration involves 8 PIs and 6 research associates working together to deliver detailed pictures of ultra-fast spin and charge behavior in complex oxide materials and how this organizes into domains once it couples to the crystal lattice. This multi-degree of freedom, multi-length-scale understanding of canonical strongly correlated oxides is a vital step towards controlling "properties on demand" via strategic ultra-fast excitation of quantum materials.
The successful candidate will work with Simon Billinge, Mark Dean and Ian Robinson in the X-Ray Scattering Group alongside Ivan Bozovic, Jing Tao, Robert Konik, Weiguo Yin and Yimei Zhu who provide expertise in molecular beam epitaxy, complex data analysis, ultra-fast electron diffraction and theory.
Position Description The successful candidate will develop ultrafast X-ray total scattering techniques to probe charge and magnetic ordering in quantum materials using the pair-distribution function method. This involves preparing and performing state-of-the-art x-ray scattering experiments, analyzing the data and disseminating the conclusions in scientific publications and talks.
While principally based at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the candidate should be willing to travel to carry out experiments at various national and international facilities.
A PhD in experimental condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, materials science or related field.
Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Proven abilities for disseminating research by writing papers and giving academic talks.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A good understanding of the science of quantum materials.
Experience with total scattering and Pair Distribution Function methods.
Experience in central facility-based techniques such as x-ray, electron or neutron scattering etc.
Strong data analysis skills.
Knowledge of programming languages such as Python and experience with large datasets.
BNL policy requires that research associate positions be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years.
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