Assistant Scientist - NST Center for Nanoscale Materials
Argonne National Laboratory
Location: Lemont, Illinois
Government and National Lab
Research and Development
Internal Number: 416616
The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking an Assistant Scientist with an emphasis on transformational research enabled through the use and development of advanced synchrotron X-ray microscopy capabilities – particularly those enabled by the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade at the CNM Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Beamline (CNM/APS HXN). The CNM is a DOE Office of Science user facility that provides researchers from across the globe with world-class expertise and instrumentation for multidisciplinary Nanoscience and Nanotechnology research. All research and tools are designed to support cutting edge science of the staff and the user community.
The candidate will be responsible for two areas of equal emphasis. The first is developing a world-leading experimental program based on harnessing the capabilities of the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade with an emphasis on use of the CNM/APS HXN 2D and 3D nanoscale X-ray fluorescence, diffraction and time-resolved ptychographic capabilities for operando imaging of phenomena intersectional with CNM strategic scientific directions. Potential research areas include, but are not limited to, systems for sustainable energy harvesting, storage, transduction or catalysis as well as novel microelectronics or quantum information sciences. The second is providing scientific and technical support of user experiments and operations at the CNM/APS HXN. The prospective researcher will carry out basic research and development to both advance CNM research and to enable discoveries engaging a diverse external user community for collaborative research.
The minimum education requirement is a Ph.D. in the physical sciences.
A strong background in areas of experimental or analytical synchrotron X-ray research and/or other advanced microscopy techniques used for materials research.
Leveraging existing cutting-edge capabilities and scientific expertise at the CNM is expected.
Ability to model Argonne’s core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity, and teamwork.
Interested candidates should include with their application:
Cover letter; detailing how the candidate’s experience and expertise will contribute to success in this position.
Detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications and the names and addresses of three professional references.
(1) 2-page statement on proposed research.
(1) 1-page statement regarding an approach to engage and grow the scientific user program.
Argonne National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented researchers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity.
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