Postdoctoral Appointee – Focused ion beam integration to cryogenic x-ray nanoprobe

Website advancedphoton Advanced Photon Source

X-ray Science Division (XSD) of Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher who will be responsible for developing novel instruments and related methods to combine an x-ray nanoprobe and a cryogenic focused ion beam to realize multi-scale and multi-modality analysis of materials in cryogenic conditions. The candidate will lead the effort in instrument and methodology development as well as applications to materials, biological and environmental sciences. The position will also involve software development for image registration across different analytical platforms and correlative data analysis. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team environment including physicists, engineers, biologists and computer scientists. Results will be reported in appropriate forms: publications in refereed journals and oral presentations at meetings, conferences, and seminars.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Ph.D. degree in physics, materials science, engineering, or related disciplines;

  • Comprehensive knowledge in at least two of the following fields: x-ray physics, x-ray microscopy, electron microscopy, vacuum systems, focused ion beam, image processing;

  • Considerable experience with electron microscopy, focused ion beam, preferably cryogenic microscopy;

  • Passionate about instrumentation and strong diagnostics skills;

  • Considerable experience with programming and software tools such as python and git;

  • Experience with automation, control, and instrument infrastructure is a plus;

  • Demonstrated experience working successfully as part of a team in a collaborative and multidisciplinary scientific environment;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external collaborators and ability to work in a team environment.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

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.

To apply for this job please visit argonne.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com.