Postdoctoral Position in Materials Science

Argonne National Laboratory

The Materials Science Division (MSD) of Argonne National Laboratory is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral appointee in experimental condensed matter physics. Although exceptional candidates in all areas of experimental condensed matter physics will be considered, particular emphasis will be placed on the dynamical studies of quantum materials and their functionalities. The successful candidate should be highly motivated for research excellence and have a strong track record. He/she will be responsible for conducting research related to the experimental characterization of quantum materials using a range of ultrafast techniques including terahertz, optical, and x-ray radiation. Candidates with a strong background in quantum materials, ultrafast lasers, and synchrotron or FEL-based x-ray diffraction techniques are highly encouraged to apply. The selected individual will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and gain in-depth knowledge of the research frontiers in the fields of quantum materials. He/she will also have the opportunity to be a part of a world-class scientific team and lead tasks in vigorous research programs. Position Requirements Minimum Requirements: PhD in a related field (About to receive or have received within the last 3 years) Ability to model Argonne’s core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity, and teamwork. Knowledge, Skills and Experience: Considerable: A strong background in condensed matter physics and materials science is required. Any prior research experience in ultrafast science is preferred. Considerable experience in experimental research of materials physics systems using advanced optical and x-ray spectroscopy or microscopy techniques is advantageous. Excellent written and oral communication skills are needed. Good: Experience in the development of time-resolved microscopy / spectroscopy experimental platforms for quantum material research. The ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Desirable: The ability to lead interdisciplinary research projects in a highly collaborative environment. Experience with developing and carrying out synchrotron and free electron laser x-ray diffraction experiments is a plus but not required. Job Family Postdoctoral Family Job Profile Postdoctoral Appointee Worker Type Long-Term (Fixed Term) Time Type Full time As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department. All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis. Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements. Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment. Interested in translating science into innovation? Build your career at Argonne. At Argonne, we view the world from a different perspective. Our scientists and engineers conduct world-class research in clean energy, the environment, technology, national security and more. We’re finding creative ways to prepare the world for a better future. To learn more about Argonne's benefits programs, amenities, and other employee programs, visit our main Careers site. To learn more about the exciting science going on at Argonne, visit our Science and Technology page. To request a reasonable accommodation or for other application support, contact us anytime at or 630-252-2336.