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Argonne National Laboratory Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellowship in Lemont, Illinois

Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellowship

Requisition Number: 408303 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: OTD-Office of the Laboratory Director

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Not Indicated

Level (Grade): 705 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Argonne National Laboratory has a long-standing tradition of attracting top early career talent through

the Named Fellowship Program. These special fellowships are awarded internationally each year to

outstanding doctoral scientists and engineers who are at early points in promising careers. The

fellowships are named after scientific and technical luminaries who have been associated with the

laboratory, its predecessors and the University of Chicago since the 1940s, including the Maria

Goeppert Mayer Fellowship named for the Argonne Nuclear Physicist and Noble Prize Winner and

awarded annually.

Argonne offers the opportunity for appointees to perform research in a scientifically and technologically

rich environment; present and publish research; contribute to the overall research efforts of the

Laboratory; advance knowledge in the areas of basic and applied research; and strengthen our national

scientific and technical capabilities. Your academic achievements and demonstrated research

capabilities will undoubtedly contribute to the continuing scientific and technological success of the

Laboratory. It is our intention that your tenure at Argonne be as productive and rewarding as possible.

To qualify for the Argonne National Laboratory Fellowships, you should display superb ability in

scientific or engineering research and promise of becoming a global leader in the research you pursue.

Proposals from all STEM disciplines are accepted and must align with the strategic missions of Argonne or the DOE.

Candidates should consult with their sponsors to determine the strategic alignment of proposals.

You will work closely with an Argonne sponsor to pursue your research interests and are hired as an

Argonne Scholar with full benefits, a highly competitive salary and a stipend for research support.

Fellows may renew their appointments on an annual basis for up to 3 years, with the possibility of

retention. The first two years of the fellowship are funded 100% by Argonne’s Laboratory Directed

Research Development (LDRD) Program. The third year is funded 50% by LDRD and 50% by other

programs identified by the fellow and sponsor. This model allows fellows to advance independent

research as outlined in their fellowship proposal, while making significant contributions to other

Laboratory initiatives.

We are currently accepting applicants for the Maria Goeppert Mayer Scholarship. Deadline is

October 1, 2020.

You must read the application instructions before submitting your application -

Applicants must read the Applicant Instructions before submitting required documents.

Briefly, your application must include:

  • Sponsor nomination form—completed and submitted by your Argonne sponsor

  • Research proposal and project plan submitted using the research template. Please review the

guidance for using the template.

  • Three letters of recommendation—refer to applicant instructions for guidance
  • CV—uploaded through the application link
  • Graduate transcripts—refer to applicant instructions for acceptable format

“A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.”

Letters of recommendation and the Sponsor nomination form must be sent directly via e-mail to Letters must be in a PDF file from the individual(s) with a signature on official

letterhead. In the subject line please include the name of the candidate.

Note on Letters of Recommendation: A diverse review committee will be assessing your application

package. It is helpful if your referees can place your record of accomplishment within the context of

others at comparable stages in your field. For example—what should one expect of a new PhD in your

field—publications, patents, conference proceedings, coding, etc? How do you rank compared to other

advisees? How have you demonstrated leadership skills? Also, they may wish to note what

contributions you made to group or multi-authored projects and publications.

You must read the application instructions before submitting your application -

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.