Subject: [Neutron] Postdoc position Ames Laboratory
From: David Vaknin
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 13:14:36 -0500

*Postdoctoral Research Associate  in Ames Laboratory*

*X-ray and neutron scattering from soft condensed matter*

A postdoctoral research position in X-ray and neutron scattering from soft condensed matter is now available at Ames Laboratory, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The research is focused on the structure of bio-inspired materials, such as those obtained by bio-mineralization. The scattering group is part of an interdisciplinary effort to unravel the mechanism by which bio-inspired functionalized templates (lipid-membrane, proteins, bio-polymers, etc..) induce crystal growth and morphology from salt solutions. The scattering studies involve structural determinations of the final products and in-situ growth intermediates. In the past, the scattering group has been involved in studying ion-distributions at charged interfaces, interfacial and bulk structure of ionic liquids, polyelectrolyte-surfactant systems, protein-lipid interactions and other topics in soft condensed matter physics. The postdoc will employ surface sensitive synchrotron X-ray and neutron scattering (reflectivity, GIXD, SANS, and SAXS, WAXD) and spectroscopic techniques.

Interested applicants should have a PhD degree in physics, or related area with some experience in scattering techniques. Applicants should send their applications, including two letters of recommendations, by e-mail to Dr. David Vaknin at <>. <>

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