Postdoctoral positions in nonlinear and ultrafast x-ray scattering in quantum materials, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, California, USA

Summary: We invite applications for two postdoctoral openings in nonlinear x-ray and ultrafast x-ray scattering in quantum materials at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The first project aims at developing nonlinear x-ray scattering as a spectroscopy of topological properties of quantum materials. The second postdoc opening is for ultrafast scattering of nonequilibrium phases 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: Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: x-ray scattering, non-resonant and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, x-ray optics and instrumentation, ultrafast x-ray science, Raman scattering, nonlinear optics, free electron laser science ideally as applied to current problems in quantum materials. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team.

Desired skills: Experience in time and/or energy-resolved synchrotron- and free-electron-laser- based x-ray scattering. A strong background in laser and x-ray optics and strongly correlated electron materials.

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 (