RD2 Assistant Beamline Scientist/RD3 Beamline Scientist

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The High-Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT) located at sector 16 of the Advanced Photon Source is currently seeking a beamline scientist to provide support for conducting research at extreme pressure-temperature conditions. The primary focus of this role will be to advance the applications of cutting edge, synchrotron-based, static, and time-resolved, high P-T research and enable transformational scientific discoveries in material science, physics, and chemistry. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in laser heating systems, but candidates with broader qualifications/background will be also considered.

The ideal candidate will have the following responsibilities in the field of high-pressure research:

  • Pioneering innovative techniques and methodologies
  • Providing support for user activities at HPCAT beamlines
  • Advancing applications in fields that include extreme pressure-temperature-strain rate studies of material response.
  • Close collaboration with users and other members of HPCAT to develop and nurture a broad research program that brings several probes to bear and leverages rapidly developing computational tools.
  • Advance synchrotron instrumentation and scientific experimental techniques that leverage APS-U and the concomitant HPCAT upgrade.
  • Coordinating with engineers and support staff to facilitate commissioning and bringing HPCAT on-line post upgrade.
  • Reporting project progress, scientific progress, and research appropriately to colleagues, the HPCAT management and the wider user community.

Position Requirements

  • Knowledge in the fields of extreme conditions science and material response to extreme conditions from a diverse perspective of physics, chemistry, and material science or equivalent educational qualification.
  • Extensive/thorough understanding of laser heating systems.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing applications in extreme conditions science and specifically for synchrotron-based applications and studies.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment, displaying flexibility and adaptability to new situations.
  • Compliance with ANL safety regulations and other institutional policies.
  • Role model Argonne’s Core Values.
  • Understand, value, and promote diversity.

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Proficiency in dynamic DAC, x-ray diffraction, microscopy, and imaging techniques.
  • Proficiency in software development for advanced data acquisition and analysis strategies that enable rapid data collection and evaluation with state-of-the-art x-ray and optical detectors.
  • Expertise in integrating pump-probe measurements for developing customized in-situ/operando sample environments with special emphasis on extremes of pressure, temperature, and strain rate.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Degree in physics, chemistry, material science or earth sciences
  • RD2: Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years experience, Master’s degree and 3+ years experience, Doctorate and 0 years experience, or equivalent
  • RD3: Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years experience, Master’s degree and 5+ years experience, Doctorate and 4+ years experience, or equivalent

Job Family:  Research Development (RD)

Job Profile: Physics 2

Worker Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

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