Fwd: Position Announcement: Detector Engineer/Physicist position at ATLAS at Argonne National Lab

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Tue Sep 11 13:10:08 PDT 2018

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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 
visualization packages.

• 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 
experiment-based instrumentation.

*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 
years’ experience.

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+ 
years’ experience.

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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