Associate Staff Scientist
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center 206 reviews - Menlo Park, CA

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The Division of Materials Sciences and Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory seek qualified applicants for the position of Associate Staff Scientist in the general area of computational photon spectroscopy. Working within the research program of Thomas Devereaux, over a time-frame of 3 years, the successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program. The research will address the mutual interplay of spin, charge, lattice, and orbital degrees of freedom exhibited by correlated materials using computational theories to address their impact on various x-ray based photon spectroscopies. This includes developing and using new algorithms based on variations of quantum Monte Carlo and full configuration interaction exact diagonalization with extensions into the time-domain for non-equilibrium spectroscopies in connection with experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).

Note: The Associate Staff Scientist position is the entry level in the Staff Scientist career path. The Associate Staff Scientist is a 3 to 5 year fixed term research staff position for a recent graduate or post-doctoral fellow. The second level of this career path, Staff Scientist is a regular continuing position. The Associate position is scheduled to be assessed after the 3 to 5 year period with the possibility of appointment to the Staff Scientist level. Appointment to the Staff Scientist level requires a review and evaluation of documented scientific achievements.

Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in physics or related field with demonstrated expertise in using computational simulations in developing theories for X-ray scattering and other photon spectroscopies.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research, collaborate closely with colleagues conducting experimental research in this area, and participate in the writing of scientific proposals to fund research.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate research results through both written communications and oral presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population.
  • Applicants should include a current curriculum vitae and the contact information for three references able to comment on their qualifications in this area.
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