The Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery invites you to apply to our full-time open-rank Research Scientist positions available developing ultrafast laser techniques at our CXFEL laboratory. The Department of Physics seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research scholar to work in the field of biological sample delivery for X-ray lasers.

Compact X-ray Free-Electron Laser Laboratory

Our CXFEL facility comprises 12,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art laboratory space in the new Biodesign C building at the Tempe campus. ASU has embarked on a multi-phase project to develop powerful x-ray beams, beginning with the compact x-ray light source (CXLS) that is now under construction. CXLS uses a compact electron accelerator and high power lasers to produce x-rays via inverse Compton scattering (ICS). Our CXFEL laboratory is equipped with a Yb:KGW femtosecond laser system that provides ultrashort UV pulses for electron injection, and a Yb:YAG thin-disk regenerative amplifier capable of delivering 200 mJ pulses at 1kHz repetition rate for ICS, to produce X-rays tunable between 100eV to 40 keV. The ultrafast x-ray sources will be employed for time-resolved studies of atomic and molecular processes, quantum materials, chemical dynamics, and biological phenomena.

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Department of Physics - BioXFEL

The successful applicant will work with the National Science Foundation's BioXFEL Science and Technology Center (STC) (, a consortium of six US campuses devoted to the application and development of X-ray lasers for biology. This supports the research programs of seven faculty at ASU, where a compact campus XFEL is under construction. He/she will work under the supervision of Prof J. Spence and collaborate with other BioXFEL faculty, while also conducting original research. This may involve the use of our two-photon 3D printer for microfluidic mixing devices to enable time-resolved X-ray crystallography and solution scattering at XFELs. Applicants should hold a doctorate or equivalent degree in a relevant field of science, such as physics, bioengineering, biophysics, fluid dynamics, microfluidics or chemistry. Applicants are responsible for having three references sent to the address below by the relevant deadline, and also for providing the names of these referees and a CV. More details can be obtained from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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