26/03/2021

Experienced Researcher in Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction for a new in-situ growth installation at ALBA light source

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/07/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Cerdanyola del Valles
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The project consists of designing, building, commissioning and exploiting a new experimental set up devoted to fast thin film growth while acquiring simultaneously diffraction data. It will operate at the NCD-SWEET beamline of ALBA light source (Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona). The installation should enable to evaluate ultrafast (~100 ms/frame) crystallization processes during heating ramps of few degrees per second under controlled and reduced atmospheres with a fast 2D XRD detector in a 3 axis goniometer equipped with an XZ stage. The system will be also equipped with a residual gas analysis mass spectrometer and an in-situ conductivity measurement. The samples to be analysed are high temperature superconducting films deposited by chemical solution deposition and grown through the high throughput Transient Liquid Assisted Growth (TLAG) process [1] for the energy transition, though the installation should be open to other materials interests. The project will also explore the in-situ growth combinatorial experiments with compositional gradients deposited by ink-jet printing [2], for their evaluation using machine learning algorithms.

The project is a collaboration between the Superconducting Materials Groups at the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and the NCD-SWEET beamline at ALBA synchrotron light source. The research work will be carried out at Alba premises and the successful candidate will become a beamline researcher of NCD-SWEET beamline. He/she will also participate in the activities of maintenance and upgrade of the beamline instrumentation and will have access to additional in-house beam time allocated to the project described above.

The project aims to engage a skilled researcher with experience in synchrotron hard X-ray diffraction and/or surfaces scattering (GIWAXS) with interest in in-situ fast acquisition processes and evaluation of combinatorial samples. He/she will be the Experiment Operator.

Visit these sites for additional information:

https://suman.icmab.es/

https://www.cells.es/en/beamlines/bl11-ncd

[1] Nature Communications, 11, 344 (2020) (doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13791-1)

[2] ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 9101−9112 (doi/10.1021/acsami.0c18014)

More Information

Selection process

Candidates should send their CV and reference letters to: hr_suman@icmab.es. The recruitment process will be closed when a suitable candidate is found. Incorporation will be in less than 2 months after candidate selection. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional comments

The project duration is two years with possibilities of extension.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: PhD or equivalent
    Chemistry: PhD or equivalent
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

-Experience in synchrotron radiation instrumentation and applications

-Experience in XRD (GIWAXS) and 2D detectors

-Experience in assembling instrumentation (furnaces with controlled atmosphere, vacuumpumps, electro valve systems, mass spectrometers, mass flows, etc.)

-High knowledge of Python programming and scientific equipment automation

-Familiar with crystal growth

-High level of written/spoken English

-High motivation and communication skills

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
ALBA Synchrotron
Spain
Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Valles
08290
Carrer de la Llum 2-26

EURAXESS offer ID: 620533

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