Fwd: Position Announcement: Detector Engineer/Physicist position at ATLAS at Argonne National Lab
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Subject: Position Announcement: Detector Engineer/Physicist position at
ATLAS at Argonne National Lab
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:49:27 +0000
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*Physics Division Argonne National Lab *
*Detector Engineer/Physicist *
*Posted at RD2 and RD3 – Physics Classification *
The Low Energy Research and Technical Support Groups are responsible for
the successful execution of nuclear physics experiments at the Argonne
Tandem Linear Accelerator System, ATLAS. This individual will work with
the Low Energy Technical Support Group in the role of detector
engineer/physicist who will contribute to the planning, setting up,
design, and implementation of nuclear physics experiments, which are
driven by a large international user base. They will work on
maintenance, regular operation, upgrades to existing detector systems,
and the development of new detector systems and their integration into
the ATLAS experimental areas. These will include ATLAS based
instrumentation and, additionally, those brought to the ATLAS facility
by outside users. In some instances, it may involve the set-up of
detection systems at other facilities connected to the Low Energy
Research program at the Physics Division.
*Key Responsibilities: *
• Plan and set-up the end stations for accelerator-based experiments,
including the target and detectors systems, for a diverse experimental
program at ATLAS in conjunction with ATLAS users and the ATLAS user
• Install, operate, and troubleshoot a variety of nuclear detector
systems including germanium and silicon-based detectors and gas-based
• Operate vacuum systems used for accelerator beams lines, and complex
detector and target-station volumes.
• Operate and set up a variety of magnetic spectrographs and auxiliary
detection systems. A basic knowledge of cryogenic systems.
• Operate and modify electronics signal processing and data acquisition
systems, including having a basic knowledge on programming and data
• Provide support to the ATLAS user program during the initial phase of
experiments when stable and radioactive beams are tuned to the
accelerator end stations, which may involve after-hour efforts or being
on call for certain shifts.
• Work with a diverse team of physicists, technical support personnel,
and the ATLAS operations group, to develop new detector technologies and
capabilities, including new-build and upgrades to existing systems.
• Perform routine maintenance on various detector systems and
*Minimum Requirements: *
• Excellent communication skills to work with a diverse and broad
international user-based research program, and to write technical papers
and orally present work where necessary.
• Computing skills, including familiarity with LINUX/UNIX operating
*Preferred Requirements: *
• A PhD in nuclear science that involved the use of accelerators and
radiation detection systems.
• Demonstrated track record in the design and successful execution of
accelerator and nuclear science-based experiments with a variety of
charged particle and radiation detectors with an emphasis on gas-based
• Experience with mechanical design and stress analysis.
Candidates who are interested will apply at
https://www.anl.gov/hr/external-applicants and reference job posting
405019. Candidates who have additional questions may contact Dr.
Benjamin Kay at kay at anl.gov <mailto:kay at anl.gov>
At the RD2 level candidate will have Bachelors’ Degree and 5+ years’
work experience or Master’s and 3+ years’ experience or Doctorate and 0
At the RD3 level candidate will have Bachelors’ Degree and 8+ years’
work experience or Master’s and 5+ years’ experience or Doctorate and 4+
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.
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