The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

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: 3/15/2024

Current Openings:




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Laser Operations Engineer (DCS-CAT)

We are seeking to hire a strongly self-motivated, talented Laser Optical 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. The successful candidate will perform hands-on work and operate/maintain the 100J laser system to ensure optimal performance and development of new capabilities.

The DCS research activities involve state-of-the-art, dynamic compression experiments that utilize x-ray and optical measurements on nanosecond time-scales to understand the response of materials under extreme thermodynamic conditions.

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February 16, 2024

Surface Scattering and Microdiffraction Group Leader

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale.

Argonne is looking for a group leader to manage, lead, and mentor the members of the Surface Scattering and Microdiffraction group (SSM) within the X-ray Science Division (XSD) at the Advanced Photon Source. In this position you will manage the day-to-day operations, budget, as well as R&D activities of the group. You will also lead the development of scientific programs based on surface scattering, microdiffraction and coherent methods, and guide other scientists in these activities. Lastly, the group leader will develop a personal R&D program recognized for world-wide impact.

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January 24, 2024

Beamline Engineer/Scientist (LRL-CAT)

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

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


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