Postdoctoral Appointee – High-Energy X-Ray Imaging

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, USA

Job posting number: #7245251 (Ref:418177)

Posted: May 17, 2024

Job Description

The X-ray Science Division (XSD) at Argonne National Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position to develop novel X-ray diffraction techniques for 3-dimensional imaging. The postdoctoral appointee will enhance the spatial resolution of high-energy X-ray diffraction microscopy (HEDM)[1] at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) by exploiting its high brilliance and coherence and use this technique to study the effect of irradiation on the properties of structural materials. The appointee will work with a multi-disciplinary team of Argonne scientists spanning several divisions including XSD, Materials Science Division, Nuclear Science and Engineering Division, and Applied Materials Division.

In the last two decades, the APS has been a world leader in developing high-energy X-ray imaging techniques such as HEDM and High Energy Bragg Coherent Diffraction Imaging (HE-BCDI) to provide microstructure and micromechanical state information of polycrystalline materials at mesoscale and nanoscale, respectively. With the new High Energy X-ray Microscope (HEXM) beamline at 20-ID coming online as a part of the APS-U, we seek a postdoctoral researcher who will play a key role in further developing HE-BCDI and integrating it with HEDM. This integrated instrument at HEXM is envisioned to characterize polycrystalline materials and their hierarchical features spanning macroscopic to nanoscopic length scales. In particular, we are interested applying this novel instrument to understand the effect of irradiation on material strength and accumulation of damage.

 

[1] https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1662034

Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in material science and engineering or related field obtained within the last three years.

  • Experience with X-ray diffraction (of single or individual crystals).

  • Experience programming in one or more programming languages, such as C, C++, and Python.

  • Exceptional communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with internal and external collaborators and ability to work in team environment.

  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

  • Understand, value, and promote diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with rotating single crystal method, high energy diffraction microscopy and/or Bragg coherent diffraction imaging.

  • Experience and skills in interdisciplinary research involving computer and material scientists.

  • Knowledge of irradiation effects on structural materials.

  • Experience with high-performance computing and/or scientific workflow.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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Job posting number:#7245251 (Ref:418177)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
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