RD2 Assistant Beamline Scientist/RD3 Beamline Scientist

Website advancedphoton Advanced Photon Source

Requisition Number: 410241 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development Division: XSD-X-Ray Science Division
Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 – 5:00
Level (Grade): RD2

The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory seeks a Beamline Scientist to carry out operations and user support at the Spectroscopy (SPC) group beamlines. Along with two bending magnet beamlines for XAFS, the SPC ID beamlines feature: X-ray microprobe station for fluorescence mapping, micro-spectroscopy and confocal imaging; Advanced spectroscopy stations support high resolution fluorescence spectroscopy, emission spectroscopy using bent crystal analyzers and miniature x-ray spectrometers and x-ray Raman spectroscopy. Science at the SPC beamlines includes research programs in, for example, environmental, biological, chemistry, catalysis, and energy science.

As a beamline scientist, the selected candidate will work closely with the SPC group, support general users and conduct a collaborative and independent science program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•       Conduct user support at the SPC beamlines (9BM, 20BM, 25ID).

•       Perform independent research using SPC beamlines.

•       Participate in technical development of the SPC beamlines.

•       Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

•       Perform experimental data treatment and processing as a part of independent research and

user support.

•       Advance the spectroscopy user program at SPC beamlines.

•       Comply and oversee user compliance with safety regulations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

•       Ph.D. in experimental physics, chemistry, material science or related field.

•       Demonstrated publication record using synchrotron x-ray spectroscopy.

•       Experience in x-ray spectroscopy and related data analysis and modeling.

•       Excellent written and oral communications skills.

•       Demonstrated experience in a team environment with a diverse group of scientists,

engineers, technical staff, and users.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

•       Development of synchrotron beamline instrumentation.

•       In-situ synchrotron measurements under different sample environments

•       Scientific Python programming particularly within the bluesky project

•       Ability to train others.

*       A minimum of two years of synchrotron experience in conducting independent experimental

research at synchrotron facilities.

RD2 Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of experience; Master’s and 3+ years; Doctorate and 0 years, or equivalent.
RD3 Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and 8+ years of experience; Master’s and 5+ years; or Doctorate and 4+ years; or equivalent.

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