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Assistant Computational Scientist
Lemont, IL

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Job Description

The High Energy Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory invites applications for a Computational Scientist position to work on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC (position preferably to be located in Lemont, IL but CERN in Geneva, Switzerland can be considered). The Argonne group has significant responsibilities in the operation and development of core software in particular the Input/Output software and event data storage. We are responsible for maintaining this software, including its migration to the multithreaded framework and support for the analysis model for LHC Run 3. The group is also heavily involved in High Performance Computing development and has strong ties to Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF).

We are primarily interested in candidates at the Assistant Computational Scientist (Term, subject to funding availability) level but outstanding senior candidates will be considered at higher levels. Additional information on the activities in the group may be found at The Argonne HEP division has research programs in the Energy, Intensity, Cosmic and Theory Frontiers, as well as programs in Detector Development and Advanced Accelerator R&D.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and a description of research interests through the application system and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to For full consideration applications should be received by July 31st, 2019. The position is open until filled. For further information, contact Dr. Peter van Gemmeren at or Dr. James Proudfoot at

Position Requirements

Successful candidates will have:

* Ph.D. degree and 0-1 year of experience or equivalent; MS degree and 2-3 years of experience or equivalent; BS degree and 6-8 years of experience or equivalent
* Fluency in the C++ programming language.
* Familiarity with the Python scripting language.
* Experience with high-performance computing and scientific code development.
* Knowledge of Input/output and data storage for HEP analysis.
* Solid communication skills, both verbal and written as well as outstanding skill in developing good working relations with others.

LEVEL 2-Bachelor's & 5+ yrs, Master's & 3+ yrs or Doctorate & 0 yrs, LEVEL 3-Bachelor's & 8+ yrs, Master's & 5+ yrs or Doctorate & 4+ yrs,

Argonne National Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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 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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