X-ray Science Division Jobs (last updated 09/17/2014)

Current Openings:

Postdoctoral Openings:

#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.

#321994 Structural Science (SRS) Group, Assistant Chemist

This Assistant Chemist position will design, develop and conduct research programs related to structural studies of materials using the X-ray scattering techniques powder diffraction and pair-distribution-function (PDF) analysis, and/or related methods such as anomalous scattering and single crystal Bragg and diffuse scattering. The role will perform collaborative research with internal and external research scientists,  support user experiments, principally at 17-BM (powder diffraction), but also at other beamlines in the Structural Sciences group as needed, and initiate research activities in the areas of materials for energy generation, storage, conversion, and sustainability. This hire will also be expected to recruit new research groups to utilize the beamlines in the Structural Sciences group.

#322125 Spectroscopy Group (SPC), Assistant Physicist - Term

The X-ray Science Division is seeking a beamline scientist to support the operation and upgrade of beamline 9-BM. The beamline is in the middle of an extensive upgrade program to enhance its capabilities for catalyst research using x-ray absorption spectroscopy. With support from ExxonMobil it will be upgraded to support quick-XAFS capabilities as an addition to its extensive facilities for in-situ catalyst experiments using XAFS. This upgrade will also enhance the popular low energy (E as low as 2.1 keV) capabilities already in place. In addition to supporting the upgrades and operations of the beamline, the candidate will have the opportunity to develop a research program utilizing the expanded capabilities. These include a well-equipped sample preparation lab, online characterization tools such as mass spectrometry and FTIR, and a full complement of operando sample cells with automated gas handling. Experience is required in x-ray spectroscopy techniques and instrumentation with an emphasis on in-operando catalyst research.

#322427 Microscopy (MIC), Assistant Physicist

This position will be responsible for planning and implementing synchrotron radiation research in connection with X-ray fluorescence (XRF) microscopy. The role develops scientific applications and advanced instrumentation for x-ray fluorescence microscopy, including design, construction, and operation of associated synchrotron equipment. Responsible for reporting relevant results in an appropriate form. The individual hired must develop all or part of R&D program of interest to goals of the Division within 5 years.

#322165 GMCA Structrual Biology Facility (MX), Postdoctoral Appointee - Protein Crystallography
Advisor - Craig Ogata

Our X-Ray Science Division is looking for a Postdoctoral Appointee who will be responsible for developing an automated system for scanning macromolecular crystallization plates/microfluidic chips through exploring room temperature data collection and analysis. This work will cover a wide variety of areas for possible experimentation from instrumentation to crystallographic methods development. This includes sample delivery systems, developing, refining and applying existing mini-beam (5-, 10-, and 20-micron beams) tools, e.g. helical/vector data collection and diffraction rastering, sample visualization, exploring radiation damage with a fast large format detector (Pilatus3 6M), data handling and structure solution.

#322463 Inelastic X-ray & Nuclear Resonant Scattering (IXN), 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), 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), 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.