Singapore Synchrotron Light Source

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Postdoctoral research fellowship on SPIN ARPES characterization at SSLS

Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS), 5 Research Link,

National University of Singapore, Singapore 117603



Description of position and requirements

The Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS) is constructing and developing a new state-of-the-art in-situ synchrotron-based characterization facility consisting of a soft X-ray ultraviolet (SUV) beamline, in-situ resonant soft X-ray scattering, in-situ spin & angular resolved photoemission spectroscopy (Spin-ARPES) and pulsed laser deposition molecular beam epitaxy (PLD-MBE) as one integrated system.  The main application area of this new facility is studying the interplay of spin, charge, orbital and lattice degrees of freedom, particularly in two- and low-dimensional materials as well as perovskite materials. We have funding available for a postdoctoral fellowship to work on this project as a beamline scientist, responsible for operating, maintaining and upgrading our new Spin-ARPES system. He/she will have his/her own scientific project and help multiple users



Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized PhD degree, preferably in physics, chemistry, nanotechnology, material science, or equivalent. The candidate should have good physics understanding in spectroscopies, particularly in spin- and angular-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (Spin-ARPES), and surface science.


The following qualities are essential:

  • Ability to work with staff and users as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Willingness to supervise and to train graduate students.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to work in an English-speaking environment.



  • Initial contract of 12 months, renewable for up to a further 24 months
  • Competitive salary
  • Appointment as research fellow or senior research fellow, depending on experience
  • This position will commence in early 2017


All applications and enquiries should be directed to Professor Mark Breese (Director, SSLS), Email:

Applications should include a full CV, cover letter and list of three referees.

This post will remain open until it is filled.