Postdoctoral Appointmennt - Computer Vision for Materials Imaging

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7069405 (Ref:408756)

Posted: September 1, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) (https://www.anl.gov/cnm) at Argonne National Laboratory (near Chicago, USA) has an immediate postdoctoral opening on computer vision for materials imaging. The postdoctoral researchers will work on developing and applying computer vision algorithms and software to accelerate the analysis of state-of-the-art microscopy images (including electron microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, ultrafast electron microscopy, and synchrotron-x-ray scanning tunneling microscopy). The postdoctoral researchers will be collaborating extensively with microscopists, theorists, and computer scientists at Argonne and elsewhere. 

Applicants should have expertise in some of the following:

  • Simulation and/or analysis of materials microscopy data, e.g. x-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy.
  • Use of machine learning and/or computer vision approaches
  • Development and implementation of algorithms and software
  • High-performance and parallel computing

We expect you to have:

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary collaborative environment.
  • Software programming experience is required.
  • A PhD in computational physics, chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or a related field, obtained within the past three years, is required.
  • Postdoctoral appointments are on a one-year basis, with a maximum term of three years, subject to performance evaluation. Reviews of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit apply through the Argonne web site at http://www.anl.gov/careers (requisition number NST 408756). Please include a detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications and the names and email addresses of three professional references.

In your cover letter, please describe your previous experience with materials microscopy simulation/analysis; describe your experience with machine learning/computer vision; describe your software development experience; and indicate your expected start date and US work eligibility status (if known).

Optional: If desired, please attach one representative publication that best showcases your work.

For additional questions, please contact Dr. Maria Chan (mchan@anl.gov). 

The Center for Nanoscale Materials (nano.anl.gov) is a part of U.S. DOE’s Office of Science, Nanoscale Science Research Centers program dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Argonne is also home to the Advanced Photon Source, a leading synchrotron light source in the world. Argonne National Laboratory offers excellent compensation and benefit packages. Argonne is a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC. Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce.

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.

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