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Postdoctoral Appointee - ATLAS ITk Pixel
Requisition Number: 408083 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development Division: HEP-High Energy Physics
Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree
Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00
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The Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) High Energy Physics Division invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with the ATLAS group on the Phase II Inner Tracker (ITk) pixel upgrade and physics analysis.

The ATLAS group is responsible for the assembly and testing of a large portion of the silicon pixel modules. The successful candidate is expected to take a leading role in the Argonne module construction program. This includes developing module testing capabilities, learning module assembly methods, and participating in test beams and irradiations. In addition, the candidate is expected to participate in physics research carried out by the ANL ATLAS group. The group has strong involvement in Standard Model physics measurements, searches for new physics, Higgs measurements, and development of b-tagging algorithms. The Argonne group also has significant involvement in ATLAS detector operations, TDAQ upgrades, ATLAS core software development, machine learning algorithms, and software design for high-performance computers.

We expect you to have: 

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D in Physics, which was obtained within the last 3 years.
  • Hardware experience, especially with silicon detectors, is highly desirable.
  • Good analysis skills are required.
  • Good general knowledge of current high-energy physics and mathematical methods for physics applications.

The appointment is for three years. Applicants are required to hold a PhD in Experimental High Energy Physics or related discipline at the time of appointment. Candidates should prepare a CV, research statement, and arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to The application can be filled online at:

Questions regarding this application should be sent to Dr. Jessica Metcalfe, 

The position is open until filled. Applications received before May 15, 2020 will be given full consideration.

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, 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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