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Argonne National Laboratory

Assistant Scientist (412124)




Full Time


Lemont, Illinois, United States

Executes innovative research to understand molecular-scale processes occurring at mineral-water interfaces and in geochemical materials through the use, application, and development of coherent X-ray scattering techniques. Develops innovative experimental apparatus and conceptual approaches for such studies using high-brilliance synchrotron radiation, interprets experimental data, and presents results at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed literature.

Position Requirements

We expect you to have:

  • Knowledge of the use and application of coherent X-ray scattering.

  • Knowledge of interfacial science or materials science; experimental techniques in interfacial science; and mathematical techniques, algorithms, and programming for data analysis.

  • Knowledge of synchrotron-based x-ray scattering techniques for in situ and operando studies.

  • Knowledge in devising, performing, and evaluating innovative research using operando observations.

  • Skill in working interactively and productively in a multidisciplinary environment.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • A record of publication and external recognition in these areas.

  • Good skill in the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment and in technical communications.

  • Ability to supervise activities of students and graduate students.

This position may require the ability to travel for work at out-of-state synchrotron facilities when needed.

This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in physics, materials science, interfacial chemistry, or geochemistry at the Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical laboratory experience.

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

Materials/Ceramics/Metallurgical 2

Worker Type


Time Type

Full time

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