Post Doctoral Research Associate, I18
|Job Title||Post Doctoral Research Associate, I18|
|Post Type||Full time, 3 year fixed term|
|Salary information||£32,805 to £38,593 (Discretionary range to £44,382)|
|Date of interviews|
I18 is a microfocus spectroscopy beamline, producing a micron scale X-ray beam over the energy range 2.05 to 20.6 keV. It performs 2 and 3 D imaging using X-ray fluorescence, X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction techniques. It has recently developed novel set-ups for operando catalysis studies e.g.DOI:10.1126/sciadv.1602838.
To lead in the development of new sample environments for using microfluidics to look at particle formation kinetics and reactions; maintaining and improving existing sample environments for operando catalysis; assisting in the operation of the beamline; keeping abreast of new experimental trends; conduct own research related to particle formation and catalysis.
Working with the I18 beamline team in the following areas:
- Development of new microfluidic sample environments for microfocus X-ray studies of kinetics;
- Maintaining and improving existing sample environments;
- Assisting in the operation of the beamline;
- Pursuit of a research programme on the study of related to particle formation and catalysis, including the analysis and publication of the results;
- Keeping up with latest results and research directions internationally;
- Assist the beamline staff in maintaining and running the beamline peripheral laboratories;
- Occasional support of the research projects of users, (analysis, experimental set-up etc.) who will come from a diverse scientific background. (This will include occasional duties as local contact for users).
Qualification & Experience - Essential
- Appropriate First Degree;
- Appropriate PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent qualification;
- Experience or knowledge of synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy;
- Experience with Windows/Linux/Unix;
- Ability and initiative to get to the heart of the problem and take it effectively through to completion;
- Good interpersonal, communication and presentational skills;
- Ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels;
- Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team ;
- Must be available to travel occasionally within the UK and abroad, including overnight absences.
Qualification & Experience - Desirable
- Hands-on experience of using or developing apparatus for in-situ experiments;
- Experience of X-ray diffraction experiments and analysis;
- Experience of microfocus X-ray techniques;
- Experience with XAS analysis;
- Experience in Python, Jython, Java or C++.
- Must be available to travel occasionally within the UK and abroad, including overnight absences
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