The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) is a new synchrotron light source operating at Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. NSLS-II seeks a qualified Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join the research effort on model magnonic devices through the study of the spin excitations and their dynamics utilizing the Soft Inelastic X-ray Scattering (SIX) beamline. The SIX Beamline, currently under commissioning, will provide state-of-the-art Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) capabilities, with ultra-high energy resolution in the soft X-ray range (160 eV – 2300 eV) up to 70000 resolving power, thus enabling the study of the electronic properties in quantum materials with an unprecedented energy resolution.
The selected candidate will contribute to the construction and testing of a new sample manipulator “Opera” to enable device-operating conditions, perform scientific research by taking advantage of the unique qualities of the SIX beamline, and help with user support at SIX. As a member of the Soft X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopy program, the candidate is welcome to collaborate with other members of the group as well as to utilize complementary research opportunities at other beamlines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Carry out scientific research on spin excitations from magnonic devices, utilizing the unique capabilities of SIX
Contribute to development and testing of the “Opera” manipulator
Participate to user support activities and contribute to achieve and complete high-impact experiments
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science or related fields
Prior experience in one or more of the following: synchrotron-based soft X-ray techniques, ultra-high vacuum instrumentation, transport measurements, or measurements under magnetic field and electric field
Understanding of strongly correlated electron systems
Strong publication record
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to interact effectively in a team environment with a diverse group of scientists and users
Demonstrated analytical skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience in X-ray absorption (XAS) and scattering techniques, such as X-ray scattering, neutron scattering, photoelectron spectroscopy, etc.
Experience in single crystal alignment techniques
Experience in data analysis and data reduction
Experience in using software/codes XAS and RIXS calculations such as Quanty, CTM4RIXS, or similar
Programming skills in Python or similar languages
Demonstrated ability for disseminating research by writing papers and giving academic talks
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