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Synchrotron-related Job Openings

To post a position, please submit job description, prerequisites, and contact information to Constance Vanni at vanni@anl.gov. 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: 04/19/2022

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Descriptions

Posting Date

Beamline Mechanical Technician, Center for Advanced Radiation Sources

BioCARS, a University of Chicago research group located at sector 14 of The Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, seeks a technical support staff-member to work with mechanical, electronic, and electrical systems associated with the BioCARS synchrotron beamline. Under supervision the Beamline Mechanical Technician will work with BioCARS staff to: provide technical support necessary for the operations, maintenance, and upgrades of the facility; assemble, install, and test components; procure, design, fabricate, and assemble beamline hardware; assist in the supervision of contractor work (electrical, cryogenic, etc.); learn to diagnose and repair beamline equipment; and take part in the commissioning and verification of equipment at the beamline. For questions, contact Vukica Srajer.

Link to apply and full description of responsibilities and qualifications are available here.  

April 19, 2022

Research Operations Engineer at the Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS)

  • Washington State University (WSU) is seeking to hire a strongly self-motivated, talented Research Operations Engineer to support the research activities at a first-of-a-kind experimental user facility: The Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory.
  • For qualifications and instructions on how to apply, please visit the DCS website: https://dcs-aps.wsu.edu/available-positions/
March 16, 2022

Beamline Technician/Engineer Position at ChemMatCARS

ChemMatCARS is seeking a Beamline Technician or a Beamline Engineer to join the team. 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 operates an x-ray beamline at Sector 15, 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.  

Full-time Beamline Technician/Engineer will assist in technical support activities related to scientific research projects, beamline development and user operations at ChemMatCARS. Activities include, but 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.

Detailed job description is given by the following two sites and applications should be submitted through those sites. Please note that the job opening is for one position, and applicants should select the appropriate site based their experiences.

Beamline Technician (< 2 years of experiences) https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Argonne-National-Laboratory/Beamline-Technician_JR15136 Or

Beamline Engineer (with 2-5 years of experiences) https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Argonne-National-Laboratory/Beamline-Engineer_JR15140

March 2, 2022

Developer Senior at the Life Sciences Collaborative Access Team (LS-CAT)

An experienced programmer with x-ray scientific background is required to support operations at the Life Sciences Collaborative Access Team (LS-CAT). LS-CAT is a highly productive molecular crystallography beamline requiring someone to help support the current infrastructure. In addition, this is a very exciting time with the APS undergoing a major upgrade in April 2023 and LS-CAT needs to implement new equipment and controls to take advantage of the vastly improved x-ray source.

Participates as technical expert in design, development, coding, testing, and/or debugging of major new software and/or significant enhancements to existing software which may include applications over multiple platforms. Guides and advises junior staff. Manages complex projects independently and assists in estimating and planning for future development work. Performs complex system integration tasks.

To view/apply for this job opening, visit here

Please contact Monica Green (monica.green@northwestern.edu) with any questions.

February 22, 2022

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 https://jobs.bnl.gov under Job ID 2921(https://jobs.bnl.gov/job/upton/post-doc-synchrotron-studies-of-molten-salts-solutes-and-interfaces/3437/19297147792) This position is posted on behalf of Energy Frontier Research Center on Molten Salts in Extreme Environments (MSEE) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).

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 me at gills@bnl.gov.

February 15, 2022

Research Engineer at IMCA-CAT

This is an exciting time to join IMCA-CAT. Underway are significant upgrades of our beamline to profoundly increase capacity and dramatically expand capability for challenging research projects. As a member of the IMCA-CAT team, you will be an integral part of these upgrade activities, lead beamline startups, participate in maintaining the flow of diffraction data for pharmaceutical research projects throughout the upgrade and beyond, and contribute to innovative developments that expand our experiment envelope. You will work closely with IMCA-CAT colleagues in an inclusive and respectful environment, and will be expected to take initiative and contribute to the team effort. A full description can be found here.

On any given day, you will do one or more of these things:
--Ensure beamline instrumentation is operational and produces data of the highest quality.
--Manage sample environment (including robotics and cryogenics systems) for optimum performance.
--Lead startup of the beamline at the beginning of each operations cycle.
--Conduct experiments in support of drug discovery research efforts at both IMCA-CAT and a growing portfolio of synchrotron sources.
--Contribute to the development and implementation of new technologies that expand the experiment envelope of the beamline.
--Participate in collaborative working groups and engage in the technical development of the beamline.
--Communicate with industrial researchers and present at meetings.

To apply, send cover letter, CV, and contact information (name and email) for three references to Lisa Keefe, PhD, Executive Director of IMCA-CAT and Vice President of Advancing Therapeutics at HWI, at keefe@imca-cat.org.

February 15, 2022

Synchrotron Macromolecular Crystallographer at IMCA-CAT

This is an exciting time to join IMCA-CAT. Underway are significant upgrades of our beamline to profoundly increase capacity and dramatically expand capability for challenging research projects. As a member of the IMCA-CAT team, you will be an integral part of these upgrade activities, participate in maintaining the flow of diffraction data for pharmaceutical research projects throughout the upgrade and beyond, and contribute to innovative developments that expand the experiment envelope. You will work closely with IMCA-CAT colleagues in an inclusive and respectful environment, and will be expected to take initiative and contribute to the team effort. A full description can be found here.

On any given day, you will do one or more of these things:
--Ensure beamline produces data of the highest quality.
--Conduct x-ray diffraction experiments in support of drug discovery research efforts at both IMCA-CAT and a growing portfolio of synchrotron sources.
--Develop and expand the structural biology programs for pharmaceutical structure-based drug design.
--Contribute to development and implementation of technologies that expand the experiment envelope.
--Establish efficient protocols for accelerating data acquisition while enhancing data security.
--Collaboratively develop automated methods for acquiring quality data from challenging samples.
--Engage in the technical development of new strategies for ultra-high throughput.
--Collaborate with team on strategically-aligned research and development projects.
--Communicate with researchers and present at meetings.

To apply, send cover letter, CV, and contact information (name and email) for three references to Lisa Keefe, PhD, Executive Director of IMCA-CAT and Vice President of Advancing Therapeutics at HWI, at keefe@imca-cat.org.

February 15, 2022

Beamline Scientist at the BioCAT Beamline at the Advanced Photon Source

The Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT) at the Illinois Institute of Technology operates the world-class biological small angle X-ray scattering and diffraction beamline 18-ID at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory (near Chicago, IL).

BioCAT is seeking a Ph.D. level scientist to lead the solution small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) user program. You will serve as a beamline scientist, supporting in-person and remote/mail-in users of the BioCAT facility. You will have primary responsibility for supporting SAXS users at the beamline and maintaining the state-of-the-art sample preparation and sample delivery and characterization equipment. You will also collaborate scientifically with users and other beamline staff.

Preference will be given to candidates with significant experience in hands-on biological macromolecular purification and biophysical characterization. Significant structural biology experience is also highly desirable. Extensive experience with small angle scattering (either of neutrons or X-rays) is an asset, but training in this technique can be provided on the job.

For further information about the position, please contact BioCAT Director Tom Irving (irving@iit.edu) or Deputy Director Jesse Hopkins (jhopkins1@iit.edu). Applications received by August 9th are guaranteed full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Full description of the responsibilities and qualifications as well as guidance for applying are available here.

July 30, 2021

User Support Specialist at the BioCAT Beamline at the Advanced Photon Source

The Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT) at the Illinois Institute of Technology operates the world-class biological small angle X-ray scattering and diffraction beamline 18-ID at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory (near Chicago, IL).

BioCAT is seeking an experienced biochemist to provide user support for our solution small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). You will have primary responsibility for supporting both in-person and remote/mail-in SAXS users, and maintaining the state-of-the-art sample preparation and sample delivery and characterization equipment. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate scientifically with users if desired.

Experience with small angle scattering (either of neutrons or X-rays) is desirable, but training in this technique can be provided on the job.

For further information about the position, please contact BioCAT Director Tom Irving (irving@iit.edu) or Deputy Director Jesse Hopkins (jhopkins1@iit.edu). Applications received by August 9th are guaranteed full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Full description of the responsibilities and qualifications as well as guidance for applying are available here.

July 30, 2021

 

 

 

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04.19.2022