X-ray Science Division Jobs (last updated 11/24/2014)

Current Openings:

Postdoctoral Openings:

IDDescription
#321711 Atomic, Molecular, & Optical (AMO) Group, Physicist

Performs innovative fundamental research on laser and x-ray interactions with atoms, molecules, clusters, and nanoparticles in both gas-phase and condensed-phase environments. Develops experimental apparatus and measurement techniques using synchrotron radiation, free-electron lasers, and optical lasers. Develops innovative approaches to understand photon-interactions with complex systems and phenomena. Analyzes and interprets data and presents results in peer-reviewed literature and at scientific conferences. Works collaboratively within the Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics group and the X-ray Science Division to develop a research program consistent with the mission of the AMO Sciences: which emphasizes the development and application of new ultrafast x-ray and optical probes of matter, including experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source and BES synchrotron light sources and theoretical and computational methods for the interpretation of ultrafast measurements.

#322463 Inelastic X-ray & Nuclear Resonant Scattering (IXN) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee
Advisor - Yury Shvydko

Our X-Ray Science Division is looking for a Postdoctoral Appointee who will participate in the development and tests of novel x-ray crystal optics for x-ray free-electron laser oscillators (XFELO). This position conducts radiation damage studies in diamond crystals exposed to x-ray beams of highest power densities relevant to XFELO applications, and develops appropriate equipment and research tools. Reports relevant results in appropriate form.

#322590 Detectors (DET) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee
Advisors - Robert Bradford/Antonino Miceli

The APS Detectors Group is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to help launch a new initiative in hybrid pixel detectors.  FASPAX, a high frame rate integrating detector with wide dynamic range, is being developed to meet the detector needs of an upgraded storage ring being planned for the APS.  This detector will achieve a 13 MHz burst image rate, and implement a novel sensor design incorporating an interposer layer.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to all aspects of the detector development being conducted at the APS, including the sensor (Si and CdTe), data acquisition system, and x-ray testing and characterization of detector prototypes. 

#322596 Time Resolved Research (TRR) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee
Advisor - Haidan Wen

The time-resolved research group at X-ray Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated individual to lead the study of ultrafast dynamics in two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides, in collaboration with Professor Xiaodong Xu at University of Washington. The work will utilize the state-of-the-art ultrafast pump-probe tools such as intense THz sources, photoluminescence microscopy, and ultrafast x-ray probes at the Advanced Photon Source and the Linac Coherent Light Source. The potential candidate is expected to have a strong research background in ultrafast material science using optical or x-ray radiation. Knowledge on THz generation and detection, surface x-ray scattering and coherent x-ray imaging technique is a plus.

#322649

Structural Science (SRS) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee
Advisor - Peter Chupas

A post-doctoral position is available in the Structural Science (SRS) group of the Advanced Photon Source. The appointee will work closely with Dr. Peter Chupas and other members of the SRS group as part of JCESR – the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (www.jcesr.org ). The research will be focused on characterization of battery electrodes and electrolytes relevant to the development of transformative energy storage solutions (e.g. multi-valent batteries) using parametric and in-situ/operando synchrotron-based X-ray scattering experiments (e.g. X-ray powder diffraction and pair distribution function methods) and other complementary methods.

#322650

Structural Science (SRS) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee
Advisor - Karena Chapman

A post-doctoral position is available in the Structural Science (SRS) group of the Advanced Photon Source. The appointee will work closely with Dr. Karena Chapman and other members of the SRS group as part of the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) (http://www.chem.umn.edu/icdc/).  The research will focus on characterizing the structure and reactivity of new MOF-based catalysts for energy- and atom-efficient reactions using in-situ/operando synchrotron-based X-ray scattering experiments (e.g. X-ray powder diffraction and pair distribution function methods) and other complementary methods.

#322651 Structural Science (SRS) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee
Advisor - Karena Chapman/Peter Chupas

A post-doctoral position is available in the Structural Science (SRS) group of the Advanced Photon Source. The appointee will work closely with Dr. Karena Chapman, Dr. Peter Chupas, and other members of the SRS group as part of the NorthEast Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage (NECCES) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) (http://binghamton.edu/necces/ ). Research will focus on developing new experimental approaches and sample environments to probe different aspects electrochemical reactions, and studying battery materials to understand their function and failure using in-situ/operando synchrotron-based X-ray scattering experiments (e.g. X-ray powder diffraction and pair distribution function methods) and other complementary methods. 

#322664 Spectroscopy (SPC) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee
Advisor - Mali Balasubramanian

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position to conduct advanced characterization (x-ray, neutron and electrochemical) studies of high-energy, lithium-ion battery systems. The goal of this work is aimed at advancing next-generation, lithium-ion technology through a deeper understanding of the complex structure-property relationships governing the performance and degradation of lithium-ion battery materials. Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) will be heavily utilized through a variety of X-ray techniques. The candidate will directly collaborate with APS scientists as well as materials and battery scientists, from Argonne’s electrochemical energy storage group, in a multidisciplinary fashion. The candidate is expected to aid in the design, analysis, and interpretation of experiments and present findings to the community through publications and presentations. The knowledge gained in the course of this work will directly contribute to achieving DOE goals of high-energy, lithium-ion systems for transportation applications and beyond.

#322747 Microscopy (MIC) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee
Advisor - Stefan Vogt/Ross Harder

A postdoctoral research position is immediately available in the X-ray Microscopy group of the X-ray Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory. The project being undertaken will involve the integration of time resolved coherent x-ray diffractive imaging (CDI) with large-scale molecular dynamics simulations. Specifically, the candidate will develop coherent imaging methods to study ultrafast energy transport in nanomaterials. The work will be done in direct collaboration with computer scientists and simulation experts to develop a deep understanding of the processes involved in energy transport at the nanoscale. A team integrated across the X-ray Science Division (XSD), Nanoscience and Technology Division (NST) and the Mathematics and Computer Science Division (MCS) of Argonne will conduct this research.

#322789 Imaging (IMG) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee - Multimodal Imaging
Advisor - Francesco De Carlo/Doga Gursoy

X-ray Science Division is looking for a Postdoctoral Appointee who will be responsible for developing computational methods for integrating multimodal imaging of energy storage materials. The appointee will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, physicists and chemists. The research will be focused on understanding multiscale structure-property relationships and dynamics of energy storage materials. The research will involve imaging and spectroscopy performed using synchrotron X-rays at the Advanced Photon Source as well as electron microscopy performed at the Center for Nanoscale Materials.

#322800 Microscopy (MIC) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee
Advisor - Stefan Vogt/David Vine

A postdoctoral position is available in the X-ray microscopy group at the Advanced Photon Source, working on coherent imaging. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers to build and use a novel ptychography instrument. The candidate will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of areas including instrumentation development, implementation of advanced controls systems, software development for controls and data analysis and the design and execution of coherent X-ray experiments. In addition to the goals outlined above, the candidate will be encouraged to develop an independent research program in coherent imaging.

#322930 Optics (OPT) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee
Advisor - Ray Conley/Lahsen Assoufid

A post-doctoral position is available for development of an in-situ stitching interferometry capability for a new “Modular Deposition System”, working with Ray Conley.  This challenging instrumentation project aims to develop precision, hi-resolution surface profile measurements of long synchrotron mirrors that are mounted on a linear translation stage within a vacuum chamber.  Measurement data will be used for mirror figure correction.  This work will cover a wide variety of areas, including optical engineering, mechanical design, algorithm development, controls automation, and plasma processing. 

#322931 Time Resolved Research (TRR) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee-Coherent Surface Imaging
Advisor - Alec Sandy

This Postdoctoral position in our X-Ray Science Division available in the Time Resolved Research (TRR) group beamline 8-ID-E at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), working with Dr. Alec Sandy and members of the TRR group. The positions thrust is to greatly enhance and build coherent x-ray beam capabilities that will benefit tremendously from the APS multi-bend achromat upgrade. The position will focus on advancing the nascent technique of coherent surface imaging at grazing incidence. Projects to be developed include, but are not limited to, experimental methods and instrumentation for coherent scattering imaging in grazing incidence geometry, reconstruction algorithms to improve surface spatial resolution and demonstrations of the utility of this novel coherence-based surface-sensitive methods for probing the structure of low-dimensional nanomaterials such as self-assembled nanocomposites and heterojunction photovoltaics.

#322932 Time Resolved Research (TRR) Group, Postdoctoral Appointee-Fast Coherent Scattering
Advisor - Alec Sandy

This Postdoctoral Appointee position with our X-Ray Science Division is available in the Time Resolved Research (TRR) group beamline 8-ID-I at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), working with Dr. Alec Sandy and members of the TRR group. The position’s thrust is to greatly enhance and build coherent x-ray beam capabilities that will benefit tremendously from the APS multi-bend achromat upgrade. The position is to advance x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS) to delay times approaching the bunch separation in the APS storage ring. Projects to be developed include working closely with the APS Detector Group to contribute to the development and testing of area detectors for collecting finely structured coherent scattering patterns (“speckle”) at fast time scales, developing and performing simulations of coherent scattering and detector response at low count limits, development and/or application of experiment optics, timing infrastructure and sample environments compatible with pulsed broad-bandpass undulator radiation and demonstrating the utility of these tools to measure the spontaneous and driven dynamical properties of nanostructured materials.