Opportunities for researchers at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS).

Location: Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) – Campinas City, São Paulo state – Brazil.

Post details (i.e. permanent): Permanent staff member position.

Salary: to be negotiated depending on applicant’s experience.

Application requirements: 1. Solid experience on synchrotron science using micro and nano-probe x-ray scanning techniques. 2. Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Physics, Biology, Chemistry or a related discipline, with emphasis on the use of micro and nano-probe x-ray scanning techniques. 3. Experience with beamline design and commissioning. 4. Language: Advanced level of English. Portuguese as a plus.

Brief job description: The selected applicants will have to carry out their own research projects with x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy, as well as being involved in the project, construction and future operation of the nanoprobe beamline on Sirius (CARNAÚBA) on the operation of the x-ray diffraction beamlines at the current 2nd generation Light Source. For more information on the current LNLS beamlines, please visit www.lnls.br.

Interested, please send CV, Motivation and Recommendation Letter to elisa.turczyn@lnls.br. In the subject line, put “47834”, otherwise the CV will not be considered.


Location: Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory at CNPEM in Campinas/ São Paulo, Brazil.

Responsibilities: The extreme condition research group of LNLS has an immediate open Scientist position for an outstanding experimentalist in high-pressure/temperature and materials research. The successful candidate should be heavily involved in the design and implementation of the EMA beamline at the Sirius Synchrotron (under construction). This beamline is intended for spectroscopy (XAS/XMCD/XES) and scattering (XRD/XRMS/XRS) experiments under extreme pressures by taking advantage of submicron beamsize (down to 0.5×0.5 µm2) with high photon flux (up to 10^14 ph/s). In addition, the scientist must develop his/her own research activities and supervise students and post-docs. He/she also must be involved in high pressure/temperature experiments at our current 2nd generation synchrotron in order to prepare the instrumentation and the Latin American community to take advantage of state-of-the-art instrumentation when Sirius is ready.

Requirements: Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, earth science, biophysics, engineering, or a related field. Post-doc experience in the field is desirable but not obligatory. The successful candidate should meet some of the following qualifications (although quick learning scientist with expertise in other areas could also be considered): High pressure and temperature experiments in diamond anvil cells; X-ray diffraction and/or spectroscopy under high pressure/temperature; Visible/IR laser optics instrumentation; Experiments involving high magnetic fields; Commissioning/operation/use of a synchrotron hard x-ray beamline. Fluent English.

Interested, please send CV, Motivation and Recommendation Letter to elisa.turczyn@lnls.br. In the subject line, put “62220”.



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