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Postdoctoral Appointee

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC146784587
Company Name
Argonne National Laboratory
Physical Address

Lemont, IL 60439
Job Description

Postdoctoral Appointee

Requisition Number: 406972 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: ASD\-Accelerator Systems Division

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Not Indicated

Level \(Grade\): 700 Shift: 8:30 \- 5:00

remote monitoring,control, and automation of the entire accelerator complex\.

Responsibilities:

The Accelerator Controls Group has an immediate opening for a Post\-Doctoral Controls Engineer to conduct research aligned with Argonne’s strategic missions\. The post\-doctoral position is for research on topics related to formal theoretical modeling and analysis methods, scheduling and resource management techniques, and tools/prototypes for the component\-based development of modern particle accelerator control systems\. The responsibilities of the position include successful research in the emerging field of modern control systems including high\-level software application development, real\-time data processing, as well as active participation in research projects and interacting with a group of scientists and engineers\.

With mentoring, designs and carries out experiments, promotes findings through publications, presentations, program reports, and other means of reporting outcomes\. Contributes to discovery and technological advances for a modern accelerator control system\. Strengthens career path opportunities by expanding technological skills, developing independent research capabilities, and building professional skills such as communication, networking, and leadership\.

The incumbent will develop, analyze, and extend computer\-based real time instrumentation and controls for the APS Upgrade accelerator and ancillary systems as well as the APS\. This individual will work at a high level and work closely with experimental accelerator physicists, scientists, engineers, and technicians in the design, construction, maintenance, long\-term high reliability operation, and in situ upgrades of a variety of complex high\-speed data networks used in the Advanced Photon Source\.

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The Advanced Photon Source \(APS\) at Argonne National Laboratory is one of the most technologically complex machines in the world\. This premier national research facility provides ultra\-bright, high\-energy x\-ray beams to more than 5,000 \(and growing\) scientists from around the United States and the world\. These scientists \(we call them “users”\) come to the APS from universities, industry, medical schools, and other research institutions\. Our users bring with them ideas for new discoveries in nearly every scientific discipline, from materials science to biology, chemistry, environmental, geological, and planetary science, and fundamental physics\. They bring their ideas to the APS because our x\-ray beams let them collect data in unprecedented detail and in amazingly short time frames\. The knowledge our users gain here promises to have real and positive impact on our technologies, our health, our economy, and our fundamental understanding of the materials that make up our world\.

Argonne National Laboratory is actively designing a major upgrade to the APS accelerator \(APS\-U\) to increase the brightness of the x\-rays, enhance the stability of the beam delivered to the users, and ensure high availability of operations for the visiting scientists\. This upgrade places new demands on the distributed control system that providesremote monitoring,control, and automation of the entire accelerator complex\.

Responsibilities:

The Accelerator Controls Group has an immediate opening for a Post\-Doctoral Controls Engineer to conduct research aligned with Argonne’s strategic missions\. The post\-doctoral position is for research on topics related to formal theoretical modeling and analysis methods, scheduling and resource management techniques, and tools/prototypes for the component\-based development of modern particle accelerator control systems\. The responsibilities of the position include successful research in the emerging field of modern control systems including high\-level software application development, real\-time data processing, as well as active participation in research projects and interacting with a group of scientists and engineers\.

With mentoring, designs and carries out experiments, promotes findings through publications, presentations, program reports, and other means of reporting outcomes\. Contributes to discovery and technological advances for a modern accelerator control system\. Strengthens career path opportunities by expanding technological skills, developing independent research capabilities, and building professional skills such as communication, networking, and leadership\.

The incumbent will develop, analyze, and extend computer\-based real time instrumentation and controls for the APS Upgrade accelerator and ancillary systems as well as the APS\. This individual will work at a high level and work closely with experimental accelerator physicists, scientists, engineers, and technicians in the design, construction, maintenance, long\-term high reliability operation, and in situ upgrades of a variety of complex high\-speed data networks used in the Advanced Photon Source\.

+ Because of the extreme requirements of the software development and real time data analysis for a charged particle accelerator controls, the incumbent must be familiar with a wide variety of software development technical stacks as well as a modern control system\.
+ This is a post\-doctoral position\. The applicant must hold a Ph\.D\. degree in a field that is closely related to physics, electronic engineering, and/or computer engineering\.
+ Good knowledge of analysis, problem solving, and troubleshooting at the interface between hardware and software is required\. Considerable knowledge of software development in C, C\\, Java, JavaScript, Relational Database, involving system calls and manipulation of complex data structures is required\. Some knowledge of the equipment, procedures, and culture of scientific research is highly desirable\. Considerable communication and interpersonal skills are required\.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, 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, 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 Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486\.1\. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department\.


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