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Argonne National Laboratory Research Associate - Term in Lemont, Illinois

Research Associate - Term

Requisition Number: 408606 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: HEP-High Energy Physics

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RD2 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) High Energy Physics Division invites applications for a Research Associate position with ASIC design experience to work on the AstroPix Project. The project is a collaboration with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and others to develop pixelated silicon CMOS sensors for space-based detectors. The successful candidate will be mainly responsible to adapt an existing CMOS sensor design to meet the unique requirements for space-based detectors. The position may also include development of testing infrastructure and device characterization dependent on the candidate’s skills and interests.

The position is for 2 years with the possibility of extension depending on funding. Travel to GSFC and KIT will be required.

Position Requirements

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Physics or Electrical Engineering.
  • ASIC design experience is required preferably in HEP or related context.
  • Hardware experience, especially with silicon detectors, is highly desirable.
  • Good communication skills are required.
  • Good general knowledge of current high-energy physics experiments and detector design constraints is desired.

The appointment is for two years. Applicants are required to hold a PhD in Electrical Engineering 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

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

The position is open until filled.

Argonne National Laboratory is an EqualOpportunity/AffirmativeAction employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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.