X-ray Science Division Jobs (last updated 6/10/2013)
- X-ray Science Division (ADM), Associate Division Director
- Detector (DET) Group, Physicist/Group Leader
- Imaging (IMG) Group, Physicist (32-ID)
- GMCA Structural Biology Facility (MX), Physicist
- Optics (OPT) Group, Assistant Physicist
- Spectroscopy (SPC) Group, Physicist
- Structural Science (SRS) Group, Assistant Chemist
- Surface Scattering & Microdiffraction (SSM) Group, Assistant Physicist (34-ID-E)
- User Administration and Support (UAS) Group, Administrative Specialist
- IMG (Imaging)
- MEP (Materials Physics & Engineering)
- SRS (Structural Science)
- TAS (Theory & Software)
|#320131||X-ray Science Division (ADM), Associate Division Director
Guides, coordinates, and initiates state-of-the-art research related to x-ray interface science and time-resolved science in the X-ray Science Division. Develops research themes directed toward the Basic Energy Sciences portfolio. Initiates and supports research in collaboration with academic and industrial partners. Ensures high quality and productivity of x-ray research in the Division. Facilitates strong general user programs at the APS beamlines. Supervises the conception, planning, and implementation of synchrotron based equipment, and guides other scientists in these activities.
|#320169||Detector (DET) Group, Physicist/Group Leader
The Group Leader for the Detector Group at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory coordinates the group's activities in detector development, and in operation of the Detector Pool. The group leader is responsible for project prioritization, collaborative development projects, and safety, staff and budget, all in support of APS beamlines and the research mission of the X-ray Science Division. Experience in detector physics and electronics is required, as is familiarity with x-ray science experiments. In addition to the main responsibility of leading the group, the group leader should contribute to the technical development of new x-ray detectors of interest to the goals of the Division.
|#318855||Imaging (IMG) Group, Physicist (32-ID)
Develops high-speed and high-resolution phase-contrast imaging at the Advanced Photon Source. Responsible for conceiving, planning and implementing synchrotron radiation research including, novel instrumentation and techniques, and operating synchrotron equipment in support of high-resolution transmission x-ray microscope and phase contrast imaging problems. Responsible for supporting the operation of beamline 32-ID including experiments by users, beamline commissioning, maintenance, and upgrade activities.
|#319162||GMCA Structural Biology Facility (MX), Physicist
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences and National Cancer Institute Structural Biology Facility, in the X-Ray Science Division of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory is a leader in developing micro-crystallography capabilities that have enabled visiting scientist to study some of the most challenging problems in structural biology. We seek an individual to join the scientific team and participate in ongoing development, commissioning, maintenance, and operation of the GM/CA@APS X-ray beamlines. Particular responsibilities include characterization and diagnosis of X-ray optical equipment; and characterization of beam properties with an emphasis on automation and improved spatial and temporal beam stability. The successful candidate will be responsible for writing and maintaining documentation and protocols describing beamline components and their use. Additional responsibilities include providing user support and training, and participating in beamline or methodology related research and development projects.
|#320186||Optics (OPT) Group, Assistant Physicist
This position involves research, development and delivery of nano fabricated hard x-ray diffractive optics including primarily zone plates for high resolution (<20 nm), high energy (>10 keV) x-ray focusing, but also other nanostructures for beam shaping and conditioning. The scientist will 1) Play a major role in establishing a leading hard x-ray zone plate program at the Advanced Photon Source in collaboration with scientists at relevant groups both within and outside of Argonne National Laboratory; 2) Investigate and develop new approaches to achieve high efficiency with hard x-rays, possibly including high aspect ratio nanofabrication and/or alignment of multiple zone plates; 3) Deliver zone plates to meet the need of the APS Upgrade project and future APS nano- and micro-probes. The work also includes contribution to the overall efforts of the optics group to support APS beamlines and users. Within 5 years of initial appointment, must develop all or part of R&D program of interest to goals of the Division.
|#320513||Spectroscopy (SPC) Group, Physicist
Participates in the ongoing upgrades of beamlines 20-ID and 9-BM, and supports operations of the upgraded facilities. Beamline 20-ID is being moved to 25-ID and will be upgraded to have two branch lines using a canted undulator source. Supported techniques include XAFS, K-B mirror based mapping and micro-XAFS, x-ray emission spectroscopy, and non-resonant inelastic x-ray spectroscopy (x-ray Raman). 9-BM is being upgraded to support quick-XAFS capabilities as an addition to its extensive facilities for in-situ catalyst experiments using XAFS. In addition to supporting the upgrades and operations, the candidate will be expected to develop a research program supporting the goals of the division utilizing the expanded capabilities. Experience is required in the application and instrumentation of one or more of the spectroscopic techniques listed above.
|#320686||Structural Science (SRS) Group, Assistant Chemist
Designs, develops and conducts research programs related to structural studies of materials using the X-ray scattering techniques power diffraction, and pair-distribution-function (PDF) analysis, and/or related methods such as single crystal Bragg and diffuse scattering. Performs collaborative research with internal and external research scientists. Supports user experiments, principally at 11-ID-C, but also at other beamlines in the Structural Sciences group as needed. Initiates research activities in the area of new materials for energy generation, storage, conversion, and sustainability. Recruits new external research groups to utilize the beamlines in the Structural Sciences group.
|#319745||Surface Scattering & Microdiffraction (SSM) Group, Assistant Physicist (34-ID-E)
This position involves research using x-ray micro-diffraction at the APS beamline 34-ID-E. This beamline provides a sub-micron diameter white/monochromatic x-ray beam suitable for many types of spatially resolved x-ray diffraction. It is especially suitable for measuring defects in real materials and poly-phase samples. The applicant will be responsible for planning synchrotron radiation research, and for designing, constructing, and operating associated equipment in support of x-ray micro-beam diffraction. Develop scientific applications and advanced instrumentation for x-ray micro-beam diffraction and spatially resolved diffraction microscopy, including development and implementation of advanced data analysis algorithms. Responsible for reporting relevant results in an appropriate form. Within 5 years of initial appointment, must develop all or part of R&D program of interest to goals of the Division.
|#320861||User Administration and Support (UAS) Group, Administrative Specialist
Manages/administers the sensitive DOE/ANL Foreign Visits and Assignments Program for APS and CNM users, as well as for major conferences held at Argonne under the auspices of the APS or APS user institutions. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of complex, constantly changing DOE/ANL requirements for visits, assignments, and visas. Researches and documents information needed for specific security plans and visa support letters. Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with staff throughout the Laboratory to expedite access permissions as needed. Prepares and updates general and specific security plans. Recruits and trains hosts for non-U.S. citizen access approvals. Analyzes trends in user access, prepares statistical evaluations as needed. Carries out special projects as requested. Suggests solutions and recommends procedural changes to resolve access problems for foreign nationals.
|#320267||Postdoctoral: IMG (Imaging)
Advisor - Francesco DeCarlo
The Imaging Group of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on the development of software data analysis tools for Synchrotron Radiation Computed Tomography (SR-CT) data. SR-CT supports a range of scientific measurements and investigations by providing three-dimensional imaging of the interiors of physical and biological objects.
|#320806||Postdoctoral: MPE (Materials Physics & Engineering)
Advisor - Jon Almer
Responsible for developing and conducting independent research in advanced materials characterization at the Advanced Photon Source, particularly at the 1-ID beamline using high-energy diffraction microscopy (HEDM). Perform collaborative research with internal and external scientists, including seeking, planning and executing beamline experiments. Develops novel concepts and algorithms for HEDM data collection, reduction and analysis, including use of clusters and other high-performance computing resources. Reports relevant results in an appropriate form, with an emphasis on scientific journals.
|#320917||Postdoctoral: SRS (Structural Science)
Advisor - Pete Chupas
Under guidance from a supervisor, develop and conduct research to further the understanding of fundamental electrochemical properties of electrochemical energy storage systems. The incumbent will work closely in the highly collaborative environment of the North Eastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage, Energy Frontier Research Center (MECCES-EFRC). The appointee will be responsible for developing and conducting in-situ synchrotron experiments the mechanism of chemical energy storage in novel systems. Responsible for reporting relevant results in an appropriate form.
|#320456||Postdoctoral: TAS (Theory & Software)
Advisor - Michel van Veenendaal
The Theory Group at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, has an opening for a postdoctoral position immediately available in the field of CONDENSED MATTER THEORY. The candidate will conduct theoretical research on nonequilibrium dynamics in materials with strong electron correlations, magnetism, and photoinduced phenomena. Special emphasis will lie on the study of these materials using pump-probe x-ray spectroscopy. We are seeking applicants working in the area of strongly correlated electron systems and are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in numerical techniques (exact diagonalization QMC, DFT).