The accelerator development group in Argonne’s Physics Division built the world’s first superconducting linear accelerator for heavy ions, ATLAS, four decades ago and continues to be the world’s recognized leader in technology for superconducting particle accelerators for ion linacs. The group’s home base, ATLAS, is a state-of-the-art National User Facility and hosts 300-400 users each year supporting research for the Office of Nuclear Physics of the Department of Energy. The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory provides ultra-bright, high-energy storage ring-generated x-ray beams for research in almost all scientific disciplines.
We are seeking a highly self-motivated post doctoral appointee with a strong recording of scientific and engineering success to carry out accelerator development for ongoing and new accelerator projects at ANL.
In this position, you will:
Conceive and execute innovative, intellectually challenging, high-quality research, particularly in the area of RF superconductivity, in support of major DOE upgrades to Argonne’s user facilities at the Advanced Photon Source and ATLAS
Perform development on and lead aspects of the technical study of a superconducting RF-based electron gun. Applications are as a low emittance source for DOE Free Electron Laser (FEL) accelerator projects or as a stand along source for ultrafast electron diffraction and microscopy (UED/UEM)
Develop accelerator systems for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade enabling storage of diffraction limited electron beams in the APS-Upgrade ring
Make oral presentations at meetings, conferences, and seminars, publish results in refereed journals, and participate in the scientific life of the Laboratory
The basic requirements are a Ph.D. in physics or engineering and 0-3 years of experience
Knowledge of materials, particularly metals such as aluminum and stainless steel and some experience with metal fabrication techniques such as machining, rolling, forming and brazing
Some hands-on experience with vacuum systems, electronics, and RF systems
Good communication skills and the desire and ability to discuss technical ideas closely with colleagues
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 407685
About Argonne National Laboratory
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.The laboratory works in concert with universities, industry, and other national laboratories on questions and experiments too large for any one institution to do by itself. Through collaborations here and around the world, we strive to discover new ways to develop energy innovations through science, create novel materials molecule-by-molecule, and gain a deeper understanding of our planet, our climate, and the cosmos.Surrounded by the highest concentration of top-tier research organizations in the world, Argonne leverages its Chicago-area location to lead discovery and to power innovation in a wide range of core scientific capabilities, from high-energy physics and materials science to biology and advanced computer science.