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Argonne National Laboratory Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellowship in Lemont, Illinois

Argonne National Laboratory has a long-standing tradition of attracting top early career talent through

the Named Fellowship Program. These special fellowships are awarded internationally each year to

outstanding doctoral scientists and engineers who are at early points in promising careers. The

fellowships are named after scientific and technical luminaries who have been associated with the

laboratory, its predecessors and the University of Chicago since the 1940s, including the Maria

Goeppert Mayer Fellowship named for the Argonne Nuclear Physicist and Noble Prize Winner and

awarded annually.

Argonne offers the opportunity for appointees to perform research in a scientifically and technologically

rich environment; present and publish research; contribute to the overall research efforts of the

Laboratory; advance knowledge in the areas of basic and applied research; and strengthen our national

scientific and technical capabilities. Your academic achievements and demonstrated research

capabilities will undoubtedly contribute to the continuing scientific and technological success of the

Laboratory. It is our intention that your tenure at Argonne be as productive and rewarding as possible.

To qualify for the Argonne National Laboratory Fellowships, you should display superb ability in

scientific or engineering research and promise of becoming a global leader in the research you pursue.

Proposals from all STEM disciplines are accepted and must align with the strategic missions of Argonne or the DOE.

Candidates should consult with their sponsors to determine the strategic alignment of proposals.

You will work closely with an Argonne sponsor to pursue your research interests and are hired as an

Argonne Scholar with full benefits, a highly competitive salary and a stipend for research support.

Fellows may renew their appointments on an annual basis for up to 3 years, with the possibility of

retention. The first two years of the fellowship are funded 100% by Argonne’s Laboratory Directed

Research Development (LDRD) Program. The third year is funded 50% by LDRD and 50% by other

programs identified by the fellow and sponsor. This model allows fellows to advance independent

research as outlined in their fellowship proposal, while making significant contributions to other

Laboratory initiatives.

We are currently accepting applicants for the Maria Goeppert Mayer Scholarship. Deadline is

October 1, 2021.

You must read the application instructions before submitting your application -

https://www.anl.gov/hr/maria-goeppert-mayer-fellowship

Position Requirements

Qualifications We Require:

  • Ph.D. conferred within three years at the time of application or completion of Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment

  • Evidence of academic achievement with potential for technical and research leadership

  • Research in areas that align with Argonne’s mission Qualifications We Desire:

  • Interest in leadership and service as evidenced through community outreach, activities to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, professional society engagement, etc.

  • Creativity and motivation

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Alignment with Argonne’s Core Values (https://www.anl.gov/our-core-values) : Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. Applications Materials: Refer to the Applicant Instructions before submitting required documents.

  • Research proposal and project plan submitted using the research template

  • Sponsor nomination form submitted by an Argonne research staff member

  • Three letters of recommendation—refer to applicant instructions for guidance

  • CV—uploaded through the application link

  • Graduate transcripts—refer to applicant instructions for acceptable format

Letters of recommendation and the Sponsor nomination form must be sent directly via e-mail to

fellowships@anl.gov. In the subject line please include the name of the candidate. Advice for letter writers is included in the applicant instructions.

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.

Education and Experience Requirements

Applicants must read the Applicant Instructions before submitting required documents.

Briefly, your application must include:

  • Sponsor nomination form—completed and submitted by your Argonne sponsor

  • Research proposal and project plan submitted using the research template. Please review the

guidance for using the template.

  • Three letters of recommendation—refer to applicant instructions for guidance

  • CV—uploaded through the application link

  • Graduate transcripts—refer to applicant instructions for acceptable format

Candidates must be within three years of having received the PhD at the time of application or be in the process of completing their degree requirements. All PhD requirements must be met at the commencement of the appointment.

“A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.”

Letters of recommendation and the Sponsor nomination form must be sent directly via e-mail to

fellowships@anl.gov. Letters must be in a PDF file from the individual(s) with a signature on official

letterhead. In the subject line please include the name of the candidate.

Note on Letters of Recommendation: A diverse review committee will be assessing your application

package. It is helpful if your referees can place your record of accomplishment within the context of

others at comparable stages in your field. For example—what should one expect of a new PhD in your

field—publications, patents, conference proceedings, coding, etc? How do you rank compared to other

advisees? How have you demonstrated leadership skills? Also, they may wish to note what

contributions you made to group or multi-authored projects and publications.

You must read the application instructions before submitting your application -

Job Family

Argonne Scholar Family

Job Profile

Argonne Scholar

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 (http://www.anl.gov/careers) site.

To learn more about the exciting science going on at Argonne, visit our Science and Technology (http://www.anl.gov/argonnes-science-and-technology) page.

To request a reasonable accommodation or for other application support, contact us anytime at careers@anl.gov or 630-252-2663.

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