Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Accelerator Physics

Job Description
Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on the physics of high brightness electron and photon beams, and the technologies for their production. The areas of research span a range of topics important to the production of coherent x-rays from a compact accelerator including high brightness electron beam physics, coherent radiation emission from relativistic electrons, photoinjector R&D, and sophisticated controls and diagnostics of photon and electron beams.  The successful applicant will join the team designing the Compact X-ray Free-Electron Laser (CXFEL) under a recent NSF midscale research infrastructure award. CXFEL will be a novel fully coherent x-ray laser capable of temporal and spectral shaping of the x-ray output that presents opportunities to develop an original research program in related ultrafast science.  The successful candidate will participate in prototype experiments at ASU’s existing Compact X-ray Light Source (CXLS).
Essential Duties
Simulation and R&D in high-brightness electron beam physics including operating electron accelerator, femtosecond laser, and controls and monitors for diagnostics of photon and electron beams.  Training and supervising graduate and undergraduate students. Highly skilled technical writing including lab reports, scientific presentations and publications, and grant applications.  Working in multidisciplinary teams that span different research areas and academic units.
Working Environment
15,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art accelerator, laser, and x-ray labs with precise environmental controls located within a newly constructed research building within ASU’s Biodesign Institute. 
Required Qualifications:
Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. (within the past four years) in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of high brightness electron accelerator physics and technology
  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and technical report writing skills
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary project team
Application Instructions
Applicants are responsible for including a cover letter, CV, and the names of three professional references in their application through the Interfolio website: Emailed applications will not be accepted.
Application deadline is December 16, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and 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.
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Job Category: 
Biodesign Institute