The X-ray Science Division of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is offering a Postdoctoral position to conduct research on x-ray cavities for cavity-based x-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs), future fully coherent hard x-ray sources of extreme spectral brightness. The work of the successful candidate will be focused on development, characterization and tests of x-ray-cavity optical components, x-ray-cavity detectors and monitors, cavity alignment procedures, appropriate software tools and eventually on cavity tests. The R&D will be performed in a framework of a joint ANL-SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) project.
?Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics with solid knowledge in the following areas: optics (x-ray optics including), photon detectors, x-ray techniques.
- Considerable skills in experimental physics and experience of working with complex optical systems are required to develop, test, and characterize novel x-ray optics, and detectors.
- Competence in using complex software and ability to develop new software tools is essential.
- Qualified candidates will have experience working at synchrotron radiation or XFEL facilities.
- You hould be able to understand abstract physical concepts and the ability to synthesize experimental results into a proper theoretical framework.
- Good written and oral communication skills for writing scientific papers and presenting research results at scientific meetings are important.
- Knowledge of Linux operating system, LaTeX document preparation system, GLE or other advanced graphical tools, Python or other programming languages is desired.