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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee - Superconducting Undulator Development in Lemont, Illinois

Advanced Photon Source at ANL is a world leading source of synchrotron radiation currently providing ultra-bright high-energy x-ray beams to more than 5000 scientists from around the United States and the world. The x-rays are generated by the accelerated electron beam traveling through special arrays of magnets called undulators. In 2023, APS will be upgraded to further increase the x-ray brightness by a factor of thousand. Currently, we are the world’s leader in the field of superconducting undulators (SCUs).

The Magnetic Devices Group of Accelerator Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral research associate positions to actively participate in development of technology of SCUs for future synchrotron light sources and free electron lasers (FELs).

The successful applicant will be part of the team which is currently building several SCUs for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade and also developing novel SCUs based on more advanced superconductors including Nb3Sn and high temperature superconductors as well as developing a concept of cryogen-free cryostats for SCUs. The incumbent will work on magnetic simulation, design and experimental studies of Nb3Sn planar and helical undulators.

Position Requirements

  • A doctorate degree in experimental physics within three years of the start of the appointment.

  • Knowledge of physics of superconductors.

  • Experience of working with superconducting magnets is a plus.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Ability to follow Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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