Assistant Physicist

Website advancedphoton Argonne National Laboratory

Responsible for planning and implementing synchrotron radiation research for 3D nano-imaging, focusing on ptychography and scanning probe-type instruments. Performs coherent imaging experiments and associated data analysis. Responsibilities include participating in the design, construction, and installation of a new beamline, as well as the development of advanced instrumentation and methods. Develops scientific applications collaboratively with users and supports user experiments. Responsible for reporting relevant results in an appropriate form.

Position Requirements

  • Skill in experimental physics to develop advanced instrumentation for high-resolution imaging with ptychography or equivalent techniques.
  • Experience with beamline instrumentation and commissioning.
  • Knowledge of x-ray physics, including x-ray diffraction, 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.
  • Experience interacting with scientific staff and research groups. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Ability to effectively communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and skill sets.
  • Knowledge of microscopy.
  • Knowledge of coherent diffraction phase retrieval algorithms and tomographic inversion algorithms.
  • Skill in written and oral communications.

*To perform the essential functions of this position successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contract*

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

Physics 2

Worker Type


Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.  

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.  Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.  Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.

To apply for this job please visit