Argonne National Laboratory Assistant Physicist in Lemont, Illinois

Assistant Physicist

Requisition Number: 404653 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: HEP-High Energy Physics

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RD2 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Argonne National Laboratory is seeking candidates with a well-established track record in instrumentation to join the Detector Research and Development program in the High Energy Physics Division and participate in the experimental science program of the division. The instrumentation program develops advanced scientific instrumentation, and leads collaborative multi-disciplinary research initiatives across laboratory divisions, with universities and with other laboratories. The program also engages in acquiring new funding sources for the development of sensors and detectors whose scientific importance extends beyond the field of High Energy Physics.The laboratory offers a multi-purpose research environment with a broad science range and world-class user facilities and is investing in cross-disciplinary initiatives that build on core Argonne capabilities, such as materials engineering, sensor development, large-scale monitoring, leadership computing and machine learning to tackle technological barriers that will enable future scientific discoveries. The High Energy Physics Division has considerable expertise and infrastructure in detector development for particle physics experiments. Its current areas of focus are superconducting sensors with emphasis on transition edge sensors and kinetic inductance detectors, semiconductor pixel detectors with emphasis on HV CMOS, low gain avalanche detectors (LGADs) and development of precision timing in silicon pixels, quantum sensors, and photodetectors. The division has strong mechanical and electrical engineering teams and large-scale facilities in complementary areas of science are available throughout the laboratory.The successful candidate is expected to:

1. Develop advanced scientific instrumentation for particle physics experiments aligned with the priorities of the field,

2. Develop collaborative multi-disciplinary research initiatives across the laboratory

3. Develop and execute a vision matched to the Laboratory's overall strategic plan

4. Work closely with other divisions with state-of-the-art instrumentation needs

5. Communicate effectively to all stakeholders and program sponsors and stimulate collaboration between Instrumentation staff and scientists at Argonne and other institutions

Actively participate in the High Energy Physics Division’s science program.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics with at least 3 years of experience in instrumentation, a strong background in developing detectors and broad general knowledge and interest in sensors and detectors. Experience with quantum sensors is an advantage. The candidate will be expected to interact with physicists and other technical people, be able to work effectively as part of a team, and ensure that these efforts are carried out in compliance with relevant ESH policies of the Laboratory. Some field work may be required. This position is targeted at the junior or mid-career scientist level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Exceptional candidates may be considered for a higher-level position, and additional job responsibilities would be assigned as appropriate. Willingness and ability to obtain a security clearance is desirable. Interested candidates should submit applications including CV, research statement, list of publications and funding sources, three recommendations, and any other relevant professional background information to For further information, please contact Review of applications will begin June, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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