Post-Doctoral Researcher in Synchrotron Aqueous Geochemistry
University of Minnesota, Advanced Light Source
Location: Berkeley, California
Type: Full Time
See additional information about benefits at the official application website (https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/358786)
Internal Number: 358786
Context: The “Synchrotron Earth and Environmental Science” or SEES project was funded by the National Science Foundation to support Earth and Environmental Science (EES) research at U.S. Department of Energy synchrotron facilities. At the Advanced Light Source, the “SYnergy of Soft and Tender X-rays for Earth Research” or SYSTER project will focus on soft and tender X-ray spectromicroscopy and ptychography for EES applications. The SYSTER program will be funded through a SEES sub-contract to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
The Post-Doctoral Researcher hired for this new position will be an employee of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities stationed at the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley, CA. This position is a full-time appointment for one year, renewable for a second year. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will be supervised and mentored by Dr. Brandy Toner (University of Minnesota) and Dr. David Shapiro (Advanced Light Source). The person hired will focus on the physical and chemical properties of marine colloids and particles and have the following responsibilities (estimated percentages of time on tasks provided):
(1) develop and apply X-ray spectromicroscopy and ptychography methods for EES research (50%);
(2) develop a workshop series and related online resources to support EES users in scientifically productive use of the Advanced Light Source’s X-ray microscopes (20%);
(3) communicate regularly with supervisors, mentors, and project collaborators (10%); and
(4) prepare research findings for peer review publication (20%).