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Argonne National Laboratory

Applied Physicist - MSD



Full Time

On Site


Lemont, Illinois, United States

The Materials Science Division (MSD) at Argonne National Lab (ANL) is looking for candidates to fill an applied physics scientist position. As part of a scientific team, the incumbent will participate in ongoing research, development, maintenance, and operation of hardware, software, systems, and platforms.

A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with Python programming, Linux-based platforms, software and hardware revision control and tracking techniques, analyte detection, signature processing, and time sequence correlations.

Position Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct work, including experiments, both independently and as part of a team

  • Knowledge and experience with scientific software development

  • Python programming experience

  • Experience with Linux-based (specifically Raspberry PI) platforms

  • Ability to construct systems and fix systems in the field

  • Knowledge and experience with software and hardware revision control and tracking techniques

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills including the ability to interact well with external collaborators and contribute to written technical reports and presentations

  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail

  • A good mechanical proficiency is advantageous

  • CAD experience is advantageous

  • Experience using the R platform is advantageous

  • Experience with data analysis and statistical methods is desired

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who can obtain a Q clearance

  • Must be willing to travel to support field efforts

  • MS in applied physics, radiation physics, or nuclear engineering and 3+ years of experience


RD 2: Bachelor’s and 5+ years, or Master’s and 3+ years, or Doctorate and 0 years, or equivalent

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

Physics 2

Worker Type


Time Type

Full time

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