Postdoctoral position in nonlinear x-ray scattering in quantum materials at SLAC, Menlo Park, USA

Slac invites applications for a postdoctoral opening in non-linear x-ray scattering in
quantum materials at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The project aims at developing
nonlinear x-ray scattering as a spectroscopy of topological properties of quantum materials. Our
group is situated in a rich intellectual environment in ultrafast optics and x-ray scattering at the
PULSE and SIMES institutes at Stanford University and leverages the proximity to world-class
light sources like SSRL and the LCLS.

Required skills: Expertise in one or more of the following areas: x-ray scattering, non-resonant
and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, ultrafast x-ray science, Raman scattering, nonlinear
optics, free electron laser science and a strong background in condensed matter physics.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired skills: Knowledge of synchrotron- and free-electron-laser- based x-ray scattering. A
strong background in x-ray optics, dynamical diffraction theory and strongly correlated electron
materials. Ability to work independently.

Education: A recently or soon to be completed Ph. D in physics or related field is required.

Contact: Interested candidates should email a CV and the name and contact information of three
references to Mariano Trigo ( or David Reis (
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
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