The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the Department of Geosciences. The main research topic is to conduct X-ray spectromicroscopy experiments at the Sub-micron Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy Beamline at NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory, on project-related samples, using a high-power laser to influence the sample properties. Successful incumbent will have effective written and verbal communication skills. The Postdoctoral Associate will have demonstrated outstanding research ability, with an emphasis on critical thinking skills and high productivity.

  • Within the predetermined research scope and methodology (1) conduct basic X-ray spectromicroscopy experiments with project-related sample material, and (2) design and execute such experiments using high-power laser light to influence sample properties.
  • Evaluate results within the framework of current understanding of the field, as determined by periodical/literature search.
  • Participate in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include participating in experiments related to the actual project, and attending scientific conferences and meetings.

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