Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointment in Soft Condensed Matter in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointment in Soft Condensed Matter

Requisition Number: 405367 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: MSD-Materials Science Division

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Appointment in Soft Condensed Matter research with the Materials Science Division's (MSD) at Argonne National Laboratory.

The position is related to the research project aimed at the discovery of new bio-inspired out-of-equilibrium colloidal materials and understanding fundamental principles guiding collective behavior and self-assembly in active colloids ( You will conduct research at the forefront of experimental soft condensed matter physics. The primary focus will be on dynamic self-assembly and collective phenomena in active (driven or self-propelling) colloidal systems in the bulk, microfluidic films and LC media.

We expect you to have:

  • A PhD in Physics or related field.
  • Experimental experience with LC materials.
  • Strong experimental/theoretical background in soft matter.
  • Experience with optical microscopy, skills in image processing (PIV, particle tracking, 3D visualization).
  • Knowledge of experimental techniques for characterizing granular and colloidal materials in equilibrium and non-equilibrium conditions.
  • Basic programming skills (MATLAB, LabView).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

This position will involve a considerable amount of experimental laboratory work with a variety of video-microscopy/electron microscopy techniques. The work will also include a variety of physical measurements and techniques such as PIV, electro transport measurements, lithography, 3D printing at microscale and related techniques. You are expected to think and work independently and conduct research in a highly interdisciplinary environment of physicists, chemists and materials scientists.For additional questions, please contact Dr. Alexey Snezhko (

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