The Arizona State University’s Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery and Dr. William Graves invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the fields of physics and engineering of high brightness electron and photon beams. The areas of research span a range of topics important to the production of coherent x-rays including linac and RF system engineering, high brightness electron beam physics, photoinjector R&D, physics of coherent radiation emission, and sophisticated controls and diagnostics of photon and electron beams. The successful candidate will become part of an interdisciplinary team of research groups at the Center for Applied Structural Discovery within Biodesign Institute.
R&D in physics of coherent radiation emission along with high brightness electron beam physics. Development of methods to produce coherent X-rays. Handing and operating linac, and RF systems. Operating photoinjectors and controls and monitors for diagnostics of photon and electron beams. Training and supervising graduate and undergraduate students. Communications involving meticulousness in writing; including lab reports, scientific publications and/or protocols. Working in multidisciplinary teams, in different research areas, academic units. Reviewing the scientific literature to develop sound research plans and interpret results. Devising or helping to draw up new research proposals and applying for funding and grants along with producing content for research publications and presentations. Work schedule is flexible including some evenings and weekend work if required by the project.
Applicants must have a recent Ph.D (within the past four years) in Physics or Electrical Engineering
Demonstrated knowledge of high brightness electron accelerator technology
Excellent verbal, presentation, and technical report writing skills
Ability to work within multidisciplinary project team
Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org as a single pdf document the following materials: 1) a cover letter specifying relevant qualifications and training, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of current research interests and expertise (2-page maximum), 4) contact information for at least three professional references, and 5) list of recent publications. Please include “Application for Postdoctoral Research Associate – Accelerator Physics and Engineering” in the email subject line. Initial review of applications will begin on July 17, 2017; As long as the position is not filled, review will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Salary is $47,476 per year.
Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
About Biodesign Institute - Arizona State University
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired... by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and it welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. ASU is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S.
The Biodesign Institute addresses today's critical global challenges in healthcare, sustainability, and security by developing solutions inspired from natural systems and translating those solutions into commercially viable products and clinical practices.
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