Postdoctoral Research Associate –Automation and Data infrastructure

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7072884 (Ref:409155)

Posted: December 4, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We invite you to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position within our Nanoscience and Technology Division (NST). 

In this role you will:

  • Perform research on the development of autonomous material discovery capabilities, including: automated chemistry labs, data infrastructure, and incorporating artificial intelligence (AL)/machine learning (ML) guidance into automated experimental workflows.
  • Be a part of a multidisciplinary research team that carries out research on developing AL/ML-guided automated chemistry platform for autonomous material discovery. Experience from a range of areas, including but not limited to automation, robotics, data infrastructure, autonomous material discovery, and AI/ML.
  • Have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and gain in-depth knowledge of the research frontiers in the fields of autonomous material discovery. Opportunity to be a part of a world-class scientific team and involved in vigorous research programs.

We expect you to have: 

  • A completed doctorate level degree (within the past three years) in material science, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related discipline
  • Experience in automation, complex data workflows, and AI/ML-guided experimentation
  • Excellent in Python programming skills
  • Experience in material science/chemistry/chemical engineering
  • Experience in both oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with internal and external contacts and achieve established goals
  • Performs both independent and collaborative research
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment 

Interested candidates should send a detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications and the names and addresses of three professional references. For additional questions, please contact Dr. Jie Xu (xuj@anl.gov).

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.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.



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Job posting number:#7072884 (Ref:409155)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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