The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) in Tallahassee, FL is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to the development of X-ray diffraction capabilities in high magnetic fields. The successful candidate will work on the construction, testing and operation of a novel X-ray diffractometer to be integrated with the 25 T Florida Split Coil Magnet of the DC Field Facility at the NHMFL. The diffraction system is to be included in the NHMFL user program.
The tasks of the postdoctoral researcher include but are not limited to the optimization of the setup test bed and the testing of system components, for instance, a rotating anode X-ray source and a pixel array detector. The candidate will contribute to the design and testing of a sample rotator, and will work on the optimization of the in-magnet cryostat. Other tasks include the calibration of the system with X-sources, sample preparation, experiments with various setup iterations, data analysis and publication. The main focus of the postdoctoral research lies on the developments related to the X-ray diffraction setup in the Florida Split Coil Magnet but active contribution to other existing research programs of the PI is encouraged.
Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics, material science or a related subject. Experience in X-ray diffraction or X-ray related imaging (at a synchrotron or table-top X-ray sources) is preferred. Very good hands-on laboratory skills are expected, experience with sample preparation, cryogenics, measurements in high magnetic fields, instrumentation development, and data analysis related to X-ray diffraction are a plus. Good command of the English language is a must. This position is4based at the NHMFL in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Employment could start as soon as March 2017.
Interested candidates should apply to Florida State University (FSU) at www.jobs.fsu.edu and reference Job ID #40919. Please attach your curriculum vitae, cover letter describing your relevant experience, a list of publications and and at least two letters of reference. For additional information, please contact Dr. Theo Siegrist, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310-2740, email@example.com. The NHMFL is operated for the National Science Foundation by a collaboration of institutions comprising Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf. This position requires the successful completion of a background check.