The Physics Division of Argonne National Laboratory is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Appointee in support of low-energy experimental nuclear physics research carried out at the ATLAS accelerator facility. The position involves providing targets and radioactive sources required for accelerator beam studies. Along with senior staff, you will assist in the operation and maintenance of the target making laboratory. Some of the responsibilities will include:
Handling and manipulating stable and radioisotope materials into forms needed for targets and sources.
Developing new techniques for the production of targets and radioactive sources.
Conducting and publishing original research to advance the art of target making.
Investigating the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products.
Planning and executing laboratory research.
Modeling and interpreting experimental results.
Maintainomg substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, which may include contributing to scientific literature and conferences.
This position requires knowledge of the principles of physics, nuclear chemistry, metallurgy and related fields.
Considerable skill is required in communicating with physicists as well as various laboratory techniques of physics and radio-chemistry.
Excellent organizational skills in coordinating work for many individuals.
Requires laboratory experience in devising solutions to difficult technical problems.
A strong background in nuclear chemistry or radiochemistry is highly desirable.
This job description documents the general nature of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
The Physics Division operates a target development laboratory that produces targets and foils of various thickness and substrates, depending on the requirements for experiments performed at the ATLAS and Dynamitron accelerators. The targets are prepared from both naturally occurring materials and stable isotopes, which are supplied, either in pure, elemental form, or as stable compounds. Targets are made not only for the Physics Division but also for other divisions at the Laboratory and occasionally for other laboratories and universities.
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