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Synchrotron-related Job Openings

To post a position, please submit job description, prerequisites, and contact information to Tony Killelea at For listings of jobs in the Photon Sciences Directorate, see the Argonne Careers page. Please note that postings are removed by request or one year after the original posting date.

Last updated: 10/5/2023

Current Openings:




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Beamline Engineer/Scientist (LRL-CAT)

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LRL-CAT operates an X-ray synchrotron beamline for protein crystallography, located at the Argonne National Laboratory in the Advanced Photon Source (APS) in Lemont, IL. LRL-CAT is responsible for the acquisition, processing, and delivery of diffraction data from macromolecular samples prepared by LRL structural biologists to be utilized in the discovery, design, and development of drugs.

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April 4, 2023

Beamline Technician Position at ChemMatCARS

Beamline Technician Position at Chemistry and Material Sciences Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (ChemMatCARS), University of Chicago

ChemMatCARS, affiliated with the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME), the University of Chicago and funded by NSF, is a national user facility for frontier research in chemistry and materials science using synchrotron x-rays. It is located at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. The mission of ChemMatCARS is to develop and operate world-class synchrotron x-ray facilities in the areas of small-molecule crystallography, liquid interface scattering, and anomalous small angle scattering to serve the needs of ChemMatCARS users. Under the supervision of the Faculty Director, the Beamline Technician will assist in technical support activities related to scientific research projects, beamline development, and user operations at ChemMatCARS. Activities include, but are not limited to, operating and maintaining UHV and HV vacuum equipment, troubleshooting electronic instruments, managing electrical cables, machining parts, and assembling equipment to facilitate users’ experiments.

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February 6, 2023

Energy Research Associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory

On behalf of Energy Frontier Research Center on Molten Salts in Extreme Environments (MSEE) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), we would like to bring your attention to postdoctoral Research Associate position within the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) on Molten Salts in Extreme Environments.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, physics, materials science or a related field. The interdisciplinary research will focus on structural and spectroscopic investigation of molten salts, solutes in them, and liquid-solid interfaces. You can find the detailed description of the position requirements and apply online, go to under Job ID 2921(

The postdoc will investigate molten salt systems using NSLS-II beamline facilities at Brookhaven National Laboratory, with X-ray absorption fine structure along with x-ray scattering techniques. This position will be in Nuclear Science and Technology Department at Brookhaven National Lab, Under supervision of Dr. Simerjeet Gill. Responsibilities will include performing synchrotron experiments on molten salt systems with and without actinides and collaborating with other participants of MSEE-EFRC. For inquiries, please email Dr. Simerjeet Gill at

January 31, 2023

Staff Scientist (NE-CAT)

The Northeastern Collaborative Access Team (NE-CAT), located at the Advanced Photon Source at the Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago, is seeking applicants for a Staff Scientist position at the Research Associate and Sr. Research Associate levels. Primary responsibilities will be to provide training and support to users of NE-CAT’s two state-of-the-art X-ray beamlines, provide crystallographic expertise to ensure the highest quality data and structures, and contribute to the continued development of beamline software tools. The prospective applicant will collaborate with other NE-CAT team members to enhance and extend the capabilities of the NE-CAT beamlines – ideally contributing to the continued development of software tools that improve the user experience at NE-CAT and will be expected to take initiative and contribute to the team effort in an inclusive and respectful environment. To be considered for the Senior Research Associate level, a candidate should have significant experience managing synchrotron beamlines as well as advanced experimental and programming capabilities.

For more details, to apply, and submit a cover letter visit Cornell University, Chemistry and Chemical Biology (

January 25, 2023

Synchrotron X-ray Beamline Scientist in Liquid Interface X-Ray Scattering at ChemMatCARS

The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a Beamline Scientist in liquid interface x-ray scattering to join NSF’s ChemMatCARS, a national synchrotron x-ray user research facility at Sector 15 of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The appointment will be made as a Visiting Research Assistant Professor during its initial phase with long term renewal as a ChemMatCARS employee subject to funding availability and performance.

For more details, to apply, submit a cover letter, a research statement, and a CV visit

November 2, 2022


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