Assistant Physicist - Term

Argonne National Laboratory - Lemont, IL

Requisition Number: 407342 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development Division: PSC-Photon Sciences
Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Shift: 8:30 - 5:00
Level (Grade): RD2
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Position Description

Contributes to the assembly, checkout, installation, commissioning of equipment and instruments at APS/APS-U 28-ID beamline (IDEA) and the subsequent operations of this beamline. Responsibilities include the development of advanced instrumentation and methods for the IDEA R&D activities. Develops innovative new methods of measurement and detection related to the APS-U beamlines, especially in the area of coherence characterization and preservation. Develops scientific applications collaboratively with users. Responsible for reporting relevant results in an appropriate form.

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of experience; Master’s and 3+ years; Doctorate and 0 years, or equivalent.
Knowledge of x-ray physics, including x-ray optics and x-ray detectors, scattering processes, etc.
Skill in understanding abstract concepts and synthesizing results within the current experimental and theoretical framework.
Skill in written and oral communications.
Knowledge in at least one applications area of interest to the division (eg, physics, chemistry, material science, or environmental/geo/soil sciences).
This level of scientific knowledge and sophistication required is normally associated with a Ph.D. in physics, materials science, chemistry, or related disciplines.

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