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Seeking a Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher position (C21-0203)(Materials Dynamics Group)
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
SPring-8 Center
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National research institute / Independent administrative institute
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Materials Dynamics Group
Photon Science Research Division
RIKEN SPring-8 Center
(Group Director: Alfred Baron)

[Research Field]
The focus of the laboratory is the dynamics of materials on meV energy scales (THz frequencies) and atomic length scales, as measured using inelastic x-ray scattering. We have recently completed commissioning a uniquely powerful beamline for inelastic x-ray scattering (BL43LXU) that provides unprecedented capability to measure both atomic dynamics and electronic excitations with high resolution. Present areas of investigation include atomic dynamics of correlated materials, superconductors, and liquids, as well as linewidths and thermal effects in simpler materials, and elastic properties in extreme conditions. We also continue development of instrumentation, especially x-ray optics, and are now working on a new type of spectrometer for both RIXS and NRIXS in the 5 to 15 keV region of the spectrum.

[Job title and Job description]
Job Title:
Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Scientist

Job description:
Possible directions for work include investigation of atomic dynamics in complex materials, liquid dynamics, and thermal effects in simpler materials. In addition, it is expected the successful candidate will participate in development of the present facilities, and/or contribute to the construction and testing of the new RIXS/NRIXS spectrometer. Extensive off-line facilities are available, in addition to the beamlines of a premier operating synchrotron (SPring-8) and free-electron laser (SACLA).

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN SPring-8 Center (1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5148, Japan)

[Start of Employment]

Research field
Mathematical and physical sciences
All Engineering
Job type
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Work location
Kinki district - Hyogo 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree before starting employment.
Outstanding candidates from any experimental field will be considered, but applicants with previous experience in x-ray scattering or related spectroscopic methods (INS, Raman, IR) are especially encouraged to apply.
Interest and experience in development of new x-ray techniques and instrumentation will be regarded positively.


For details about "Salary and benefits", please refer to the above "Job posting URL".

Application period
2022/02/17 Deadline for receipt
Until the position is filled (The screening process will start as the applications are received.)
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application and required documents]
Please refer to the above "Job posting URL" regarding the "Application and Required documents".

Until the position is filled (The screening process will start as the applications are received.)

[Selection process]
Selection will be made based on application screening and interviews.

[Contact Information / Send application to]
Send application materials (PDF format) to Email: baron [at]
The Email title should be: (C21-0203) Application for Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher positions on the Materials Dynamics Group

*If you have any research-related questions, please contact Email: baron [at]
Group Director, Dr. Alfred Baron

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