Postdoctoral Research Associates in Condensed Matter Physics
XMaS is recruiting two Postdoctoral Research Associates in Condensed Matter Physics to to work with the EPSRC National Research Facility XMaS, the UK Collaborating Research Group synchrotron beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France. The post will be available initially for a period of 24 months with possible extension to 30 months dependant on continued funding.
The EPSRC National Research Facility (NRF) XMaS: X-ray Materials Science Facility at the ESRF is a long running synchrotron x-ray beamline embedded in the European Photon and Neutron (EPN) Science Campus. Recently the facility has been upgraded to match the ESRF EBS upgrade and provide the UK research community with access to a state-of-the-art materials characterisation beamline with extended capabilities across a range of scattering and spectroscopy metrologies.
A PhD in a related field of physical chemistry or physics, in addition to expertise in the use of x-rays for materials characterization, are required. The appointee will be expected to support beamline users, contribute to the on-site team's development of the facility and in-house research and pursue their own independent research. Experience in the design of instrumentation and knowledge of programming with python (or other similar languages) is also desirable. The applicant must be capable of working independently and as a member of a team. We especially encourage applicants with experience in energy materials or soft condensed matter.
The position is available for 2 years (with possible extension to 2.5 years) and is based between Liverpool/Warwick and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France.