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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee for MEME-based Dynamic X-ray Optics in Lemont, Illinois

The X-ray Science Division (XSD) seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to the development of a unique time-resolve (TR) research project at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). The successful candidate will work with scientists in the XSD Time-Resolved Research Group to design and construct synchrotron x-ray instrumentation to realize the idea of dynamic x-ray optics on a chip and integrating the optics to TR experiments at the current and upgraded APS. The position presents an opportunity to contribute to the time-resolved x-ray program (with emphasis on ultrafast optics). There is a strong interdisciplinary nature associated with the project covering both MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) design/fabrication and TR x-ray applications. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to drive the project while interacting closely with senior members of the research group. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or physics, and a strong interest in x-ray scattering and imaging. Synchrotron x-ray imaging experiments and analysis experience are an added preference.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or related field within the last 3 years

  • The ability to conduct research addressing fundamental or applied scientific questions

  • Demonstrated strong analytical, computational, and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • The ability to design, test, and control MEMS devices

  • Experience conducting synchrotron x-ray experiments

  • Familiarity with scientific programing languages, data acquisition, and instrumentation control.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

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Full time

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