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Argonne National Laboratory Computational Scientist, Group Leader in Lemont, Illinois

Computational Scientist, Group Leader

Requisition Number: 407349 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: XSD-X-Ray Science Division

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

Level (Grade): RDL2 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Computational Science Group Leader will lead and manage the X-ray Science Division (XSD) Computational X-ray Science (CXS) group that is responsible for the development of frameworks for processing, analysis and interpretation of data obtained at a wide variety of APS beam lines especially those aligned with the APS strategic thrusts in microscopy, coherence, high energy, ultrafast imaging and combinations of the above. Facilitates the translation of these frameworks into production software. Anticipates and responds to emerging opportunities such as artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing. Interacts with and provides computational support to experimental groups within XSD. Facilitates and cultivates synergies with complementary XSD groups such as Beamline Controls (BC) and Scientific Software Engineering and Data Management (SDM) and other relevant Argonne Directorates like Computing, Environment and Life Sciences (CELS). Facilitates collaborations with leadership computing facilities both within Argonne and throughout the DOE complex. Mentors junior staff and seeks opportunities to leverage their talents and career development both as individuals and within ad hoc teams assembled to solve wide ranging technical challenges. Performs personal and collaborative R&D recognized for its scientific impact. Prepares and manages the group budget and shared resources.

  • Understanding of synchrotron-related physics and applied mathematical methods in order to prototype and implement software of general benefit to the APS.
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art computing and its application to science and technology within the APS.
  • Skills in understanding of abstract concepts and synthesizing results within the current experimental and theoretical framework.
  • High proficiency in written and oral communication.
  • Leadership skills and the ability to teach, mentor and enhance the skills of subordinate staff.
  • Knowledge and skill in establishing and running independent research program(s).
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to manage and apply financial and project skills and operate software development and implementation within the established budgetary control guidelines.

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