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XAFS PostDoc Research Associate at Elettra ref. E/15/09

Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste is an international multidisciplinary research center operated as a user facility, featuring a 2.4 GeV, third-generation synchrotron light source and a variety of support laboratories. The extremely high quality of the machine and beamlines has set new performance records and has been producing results of great scientific interest. See http://www.elettra.eu for more information. A free-electron laser (FEL) based, fourth generation source - FERMI - is currently under commissioning. See http://www.elettra.eu/lightsources/fermi.html for more information.

The XAFS beamline is dedicated to X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the hard X-ray range. It is installed on a bending magnet source and covers a wide energy range allowing the study of a large number of elements: from sulphur to bismuth. The optical scheme guarantees a stable and spatially homogeneous beam over the whole energy range, and the detection system assures high quality data in transmission mode. In addition, several sample environments are available. These characteristics meet the needs of a large number of researchers in the area of conventional X-ray absorption spectroscopy.  The research projects at the XAFS beamline include the electronic and local structural characterization of systems relevant in many scientific fields: from materials science to solid state physics, from electrochemistry to environmental and earth sciences. These activities are performed by exploiting the capabilities presently offered by the XAFS beamline and by further developing its instrumentation in order to satisfy the experimental needs.
See http://www.elettra.eu/elettra-beamlines/xafs.html for more information.

Job Description: The successful Candidate will be involved in the study of materials relevant for environmental science and/or electrochemistry. He/she will collaborate with the beamline staff and the users in running and further developing the XAFS beamline and experimental station in order to accomplish the experimental program

Qualifications:A Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry or a related discipline is required. Experience in X-ray absorption spectroscopy and EXAFS/XANES data analysis is essential. Moreover, experience in synchrotron beamline instrumentation is required.
Good time management skills and ability to prioritize are expected, together withthe ability to interact with staff and facility users at all levels and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Good oral and written communication skills in English are essential.

The search will be opened immediately and will be closed on May 1st 2015, or it will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The appointment envisioned is a Research Associate contract of an initial 12 months duration. The salary will be commensurate with previous experience and qualifications of the Candidate.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae and the names and email addresses and telephone numbers of two referees.

We thank all applicants in advance.

Applications should be sent by fax (++39) 040.938.0904, by e-mail (jobs@elettra.eu) or by post to the following address:

Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.
Area Risorse Umane
S.S. 14 Km 163, 5 in Area Science Park
34149 Basovizza - Trieste, Italy

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Giuliana Aquilanti ((giuliana.aquilanti@elettra.eu)
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"The undersigned authorizes Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. to handle his/her personal data for the purpose associated with the present announcement, within the meaning of Italian D.Lgs. 196/03".

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