- Doctoral Degree
- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Research Experience
- Software Development
- Project Management
- Analysis Skills
Requisition Number: 407269 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development Division: XSD-X-Ray Science Division
Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Shift: 8:30 - 5:00
Level (Grade): RD1
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Chartered in 1946 as the nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne enters the 21st century focused on solving the major scientific and engineering challenges of our time: sustainable energy, a clean environment, economic competitiveness and national security. Argonne is home to a staff of over 3,300 employees including over 1,500 scientists, engineers and postdoctoral scholars and, with world-renowned scientific facilities, hosts over 6,500 facility users annually.
The X-ray Science Division (XSD) of Argonne National Laboratory enables world-class research using x-rays by developing cutting edge X-ray instrumentation and techniques, and pursuing research in the physical, chemical, environmental, and materials sciences. To accomplish this mission, XSD fully operates 43 beamlines and is a partner in the operation of three more beamlines at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). We are currently seeking to fill an Assistant Computational Scientist position.
The Scientific Software Engineering & Data Management Group participates in the development, integration, and support of computational techniques and scientific software to improve the systems and instruments at the APS. The Assistant Computational Scientist will work on the development and application of computational techniques and scientific software related to cutting-edge, data intensive x-ray science techniques, such as tomography, ptychography, and x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy. The position works collaboratively with, or under direction of staff, scientists, and external collaborators to deliver solutions. Work may involve the development of computational techniques and software development for scientific data processing, visualization, and management on high-performance computing systems.
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
Knowledge and experience with scientific software development in Python or C++, and the ability to work under common Linux command shells.
Knowledge and experience with object-oriented programming and design patterns.
Knowledge and experience with software project management techniques such as revision control, build tools, and issue tracking.
A foundation in computer science, computational/data science, mathematics, physics or related field.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to think independently and innovatively to develop exceptional technical solutions.
Good verbal and written communication skills, and the Ability to write research reports and publications.
Organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, including the ability to interact well with external collaborators.
RD1 Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
RD2 Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of experience; Master’s and 3+ years; Doctorate and 0 years, or equivalent.
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