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Argonne National Laboratory Electron and X-Ray Microscopy Group Leader in Lemont, Illinois

Electron and X-Ray Microscopy Group Leader

Requisition Number: 408574 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: NST-Nanoscience and Technology

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

Level (Grade): RDL1 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Nanoscience and Technology (NST) Division at Argonne National Laboratory hosts theCenter for Nanoscale Materials(CNM),one of five Department of Energy Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs). The CNM isa multidisciplinary user facility with expertise and capabilities in the characterization, fabrication, synthesis and theory of nanoscale materials. Additionally, the CNM scientific staff perform programmatic nanoscience research. NST and CNM research ranges from fundamental to use-inspired nanoscience with connections to industry and the Argonne applied science divisions. The division seeks to bring together scientists and engineers from national laboratories, industry, and academia to meet nanoscience and nanotechnology challenges of the present and future.

We seek a Group Leader for the Electron and X-ray Microscopy (EXM) Group who will provide creative scientific leadership and management in leading a team of scientists carrying out research in the area of electron and x-ray microscopy as applied to nanoscience and nanotechnology. A key aspect of the role of the Group Leader will be to facilitate world-class user science research utilizing the extensive electron microscopy facilities available in CNM, and the synchrotron based hard x-ray microscope sited at the Advanced Photon Source, (APS). The Group Leader will also lead the design and implementation of new technologies as they related to electron and X-ray microscopies, such as ultrafast techniques, detector technologies, and complementary spectroscopies that reveal structure-function relationships. Of further interest is the group’s strategic focus on the use of data science and artificial intelligence/machine learning approaches to data analysis projects utilizing electron and X-ray microscopy.

The candidate should possess a background incorporating the synergies of studies utilizing electron and x-ray microscopies in materials science, chemistry, and/or physics. Experience in applications of nanostructures to key technologies such as energy conversion, quantum science, electronics, and sensing would be valuable. Knowledge of data management and artificial intelligence/machine learning approaches to effective experimental planning and data analysis is beneficial. In addition to managing the group and developing its user science program, the Group Leader is expected to have an active research program of his/her own. He or she should have a comprehensive publication record in related fields and recognition as indicated by invitations to major international conferences and specialized workshops.

The candidate should have an interest in management; possess excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to manage budgets and human and physical resources, and the ability to work with varied internal and external contacts at varying scientific/professional levels.

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