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Assistant Scientist-regular Materials Science Division

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Job Details
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Company Name
Argonne National Laboratory
Physical Address

Lemont, IL 60439
Job Description

Argonne National Laboratory invites applications for the position of junior research scientist in the Materials Science Division (MSD) in the area of experimental condensed matter physics or materials science.

Although exceptional candidates in all areas of experimental condensed matter and materials physics will be considered, particular emphasis will be placed on expertise in materials and phenomena relevant to microelectronics. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct both independent and collaborative research in a dynamic environment of physicists, chemists, and materials scientists. She or he will leverage the resources and expertise at Argonne to carry out research at the forefront of condensed matter science and to successfully pursue funding from appropriate sponsors to support their research activities.

The Materials Science division emphasizes the study of the structure and function of novel materials to solve America’s energy challenges. To find out more, please visit the MSD home page at

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge Skills and Experience:

+ Experience at a level typically achieved with a Ph.D. and 2-5 years of research in academia, industry, or a national laboratory setting.

+ Deep expertise and knowledge of experimental condensed matter physics and/or materials science, with emphasis on research in materials and phenomena relevant to microelectronics.

+ Experience, and interest, in pursuing use-inspired, as well as basic, research would be viewed favorably.

The position will remain opened until filled; starting date is flexible, with a target of Winter 2021.

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

Physics 2

Worker Type


Time Type

Full time

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