Postdoctoral Position in Software Engineering

Argonne National Laboratory

United States

The Structural Science group (SRS) in the X-ray Science Division (XSD) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) operates five high-energy diffraction and total scattering beamlines, and has been developing both hardware and software to enable cutting edge research in the physical, chemical, environmental, and materials sciences. We are looking for a postdoctoral appointee to help develop an autonomous pipeline for comprehensive reduction and analysis of serial 2D X-ray diffraction and scattering data. The pipeline is designed to perform on-the-fly image segmentation and analysis, detecting and characterizing interested events, providing preliminary interpretation that assist researchers in on-site decision making. The pipeline can significantly reduce human effort in the analysis of large volume of serial 2D data and avoid potential omissions or biases. The project will involve working with Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s supercomputing resources. The appointee will work closely with scientists from the Computational X-ray Science group (CXS) and the Scientific Software Engineering & Data Management group (SDM) in developing and deploying the pipeline software. The appointee will also have the opportunity to pursue independent research related to X-ray diffraction, total scattering, and grazing incidence scattering. The position offers the option for remote work. Questions about the posting should be directed to Position Requirements Required skills: A Ph.D. degree in computer science, physics, applied mathematics, chemistry and/or related disciplines obtained within the last 3 years Research coding experience with Python or C/C++ Ability to work well both in a team environment and by oneself Good written and communication skills Preferred skills: Experience with GUI design and development Experience with LINUX Knowledge of crystallography and x-ray diffraction theory Experience with 2D powder XRD data, single crystal data, or grazing incidence scattering data Strong math skills 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.

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