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Adam P. Hitchcock

Canada Research Chair

in Materials Research
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8S 4M1
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Postdoctoral fellow in soft X-ray microscopy


Position: Affiliated with the Department of Chemistry and the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research at McMaster University, the holder of this position would be stationed at the Advanced Light Source, Berkeley, CA. He/she would carry out research on a variety of fundamental and applied projects in polymer science and environmental science, in collaboration with members of the Hitchcock group and others. Most of the work will involve using a dedicated scanning transmission X-ray microscope (STXM). In addition there will be significant time to develop an independent research program using STXM microscopy. Development of new in situ methods would be strongly encouraged, as would involvement in ongoing instrumentation development in tomography and novel detection technqiues (dark field, ptycography etc)

An ability to work independently, with good oral and written communication skills is essential. You will be expected to communicate and collaborate with a diverse set of collaborators. Prior experience in X-ray microscopy is not required. Familiarity with polymer or environmental science, soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy (NEXAFS ), and/or the synchrotron environment are useful assets.

For further information and examples of the research program see the research highlights section of this web site.

Requirements: I am specifically seeking a recent graduate, although particularly appropriate more senior candidates will also be considered. If you will graduate in the spring of 2009, this may also be suitable.

How to Apply: Send your curriculum vita, along with names and contact information of three references to

Professor Adam P. Hitchcock
Canada Research Chair in Materials Research - CLS/CCRS
Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M1 Canada


Expected filling date: March-April 2009. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Posted : 29 December 2008


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