Postdoctoral Appointee

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7098649 (Ref:413009)

Posted: April 9, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

In this position, the Postdoctoral Appointee will perform multi-scale, multi-physics modeling and simulation to design and analyze nuclear fuel and structural materials. The R&D activities associated with this position include:

  • Nuclear fuel data assessment and qualifications;
  • Validating predict ions of nuclear materials performance and characteristics with experimental results and/or alternative benchmark models;
  • Evaluating and documenting the results of analytical activities for reports and presentations to the technical community;
  • Supporting the preparation of responses to funding opportunities, internal/external, to initiate new projects;
  • Coordinating related work activities at the Laboratory and elsewhere, as appropriate.

Position Requirements

To be considered for this position, the Postdoctoral Appointee must have:  

  • Experience in modeling and simulation of materials;
  • Knowledge of one or more specialized areas in finite element modeling;
  • Skill in the conception, design, and evaluation of innovative approaches and solutions to quantitative problems;
  • Skills in the use of computers, programming, and in the analysis of computational results;
  • Clear and effective documentation and communication of results;
  • Ability to work in a team environment and with support personnel;
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Respect, Safety, Integrity, and Teamwork.

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 Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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, gender expression, 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.  

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.  Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.  Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. 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 prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's 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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