Postdoctoral Appointee – Automation Data

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7098631 (Ref:412922)

Posted: March 31, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher for the Nanoscience & Technology Division in the Physical Science and Engineering Directorate.

Performs research on the development of autonomous material discovery capabilities, including: automated chemistry labs, and incorporating artificial intelligence (AL)/machine learning (ML) guidance into automated experimental workflows.

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.

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.


This appointment will be fully onsite.

Position Requirements

Candidates should have completed a 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)

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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