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Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Division has an opening for a Materials Postdoctoral Scholar. This appointment is for soft-xray characterization of emergent and other complex materials, in support of a Laboratory Director Research and Development LDRD project. The project aims to create an experimental and computational research platform for the identification of new materials phases using 2D combinatorial sample libraries characterized by Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES).

The incumbent will participate in the growth of such sample libraries using existing in situ growth systems (Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) and/or Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD)). You will modify these synthesis systems for combinatorial growth and to conduct ARPES measurements. You will be supervised by Dr. E. Rotenberg at BL7 of the ALS and work closely with computational investigators in the CAMERA facility at LBNL, providing the essential experimental data to be fed into machine learning algorithms optimized for pattern recognition of ARPES data. This role will have significant discretion as to the choice of material systems studied, consistent with the candidate’s research interests, as well as the overall goal of identifying new emergent phases in complex or correlated systems, and the requirements of the ARPES, machine learning techniques and LDRD goals.  


What You Will Do:

  • Grow high-quality, single crystal sample libraries using advanced epitaxy methods (MBE or PLD).

  • Acquire ARPES data on materials synthesized by the candidate and by other collaborators and perform data reduction necessary for applying machine learning algorithms.

  • Work closely with machine learning specialists for the training of computer algorithms and the interpretation of ARPES data.

  • Write beamtime proposals for specific material studies.

  • Publish work in peer-reviewed scientific literature.

  • Present work at national meetings and regular group meetings.


What is Required:

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related field.  

  • Deep understanding of the principles of ARPES and its interpretation.

  • Experience with ultra-high vacuum instrumentation.

  • Significant experience with advanced growth techniques such as MBE, PLD, including the ability to optimize surface and bulk crystallinity using RHEED, LEED, and ARPES as feedback.

  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed international scientific journals, with extensive experience in the preparation and publication of scientific papers.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with synchrotron beamline operation.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes:

  • This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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