Postdoctoral Appointee - Materials Science

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7088019 (Ref:ANL-411730)

Posted: October 28, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Applied Materials Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee - Materials Science for developing and conducting independent research in advanced materials characterization at the Advanced Photon Source, using high-energy diffraction, tomography, and small angle scattering, etc., techniques.  Performs collaborative research with internal and external scientists, including planning, designing, and executing beam line experiments.  Develops novel concepts and algorithms for data collection, reduction, and analysis.  Periodically, conduct microstructural and mechanical characterizations on the materials being investigated.  Reports relevant results in an appropriate form, with an emphasis on scientific journals. 

Position Requirements:

  • A recent (0-2 years) Ph.D. Degree in Materials Science/Metallurgy or related field

  • Knowledge of x-ray physics and optics, synchrotron radiation and detectors. 

  • Software skills for high level programming (Matlab, Python, etc) and data visualization are desirable.

  • Experience with advanced characterizations, including XRD, SEM, TEM, EDAX, strength, fracture/fatigue properties

  • Skills and organization in data processing, evaluation, and interpretation.

  • Ability to present reports at meetings or conferences and prepare manuscripts for publication.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills al all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

What will put you ahead:

  • Prior experience of working at synchrotron beamline.

Position Requirements

  • A recent (0-2 years) Ph.D. Degree in Materials Science/Metallurgy or related field

  • Knowledge of x-ray physics and optics, synchrotron radiation and detectors. 

  • Software skills for high level programming (Matlab, Python, etc) and data visualization are desirable.

  • Experience with advanced characterizations, including XRD, SEM, TEM, EDAX, strength, fracture/fatigue properties

  • Skills and organization in data processing, evaluation, and interpretation.

  • Ability to present reports at meetings or conferences and prepare manuscripts for publication.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills al all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time



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