Postdoctoral Appointee - Superconducting Undulator Technology Development

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, USA

ID: 7255822 (Ref.No. 418425)
Posted: June 18, 2024

Job Description

The Magnetic Devices Group at the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory, part of the Accelerator Systems Division, is actively seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher. The group is engaged in a broad spectrum of activities including maintaining existing undulator systems and advancing superconducting undulator (SCU) technology. This position will play a key role in developing technologies for both current and future light sources, with a focus on enhancing SCU technology.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting multiphysics simulations of various SCU designs.

  • Constructing and evaluate experimental setups to investigate new approaches in SCU technology.

  • Engaging with a multidisciplinary team to contribute diverse perspectives in an inclusive working environment.

    Position Requirements

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

    • Proven experience in electromagnetic and thermal simulations of superconducting magnets, utilizing commercial software such as COMSOL Multiphysics or ANSYS.

    • Proficiency in scientific programming with Python, Matlab, or similar languages.

    • Hands-on experience in building and testing experimental set-ups.

    • Exceptional communication skills, capable of effective collaboration and presentation within a multidisciplinary team.

    • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

    • Ability to understand, value, and promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

    • Specific experience with modeling AC losses and the effects of screening currents on the magnetic field quality in superconducting magnets.

    • Background in the design of superconducting magnets, familiar with materials such as Nb3Sn and high-temperature superconductors.

    • Knowledge of cryogenic systems.

    • Familiarity with integrating and managing data acquisition systems in experimental setups.

    Job Family

    Postdoctoral Family

    Job Profile

    Postdoctoral Appointee

    Worker Type

    Long-Term (Fixed Term)

    Time Type

    Full time

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