ALS – Beamline Scientist for X-ray Imaging
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May 8, 2024

The Advanced Light Source Division (ALS) Division has an opening for a a Beamline Scientist for X-ray Imaging to spearhead the day-to-day operations of Beamline 8.3.2, hard X-ray microtomography, maintaining and enhancing infrastructure to support users, and conducting cutting-edge x-ray experiments in collaboration with the ALS community.

This is dual posting.
Some of the job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

 Level 1 Research Scientist (Career-Track/Term):

  • Establish day-to-day operations of Beamline 8.3.2 at the ALS or other assigned ALS beamlines.
  • Maintain and upgrade beamline equipment and associated computing, network, data, and software infrastructure to support ALS users and meet emerging community needs.
  • Collaborate with the ALS user community to conduct state-of-the-art x-ray experiments at assigned beamlines.
  • Practice Integrated Safety Management (ISM) in all work aspects and adhere to Work Planning & Control Activities protocols.
  • Develop collaborations and partnerships with new and existing ALS users, fostering a robust professional network.
  • Serve the broader scientific community through expertise sharing, committee participation, review activities, and conference/workshop engagement.
  • Document and communicate work, including publishing results in peer-reviewed journals and presenting findings at workshops and conferences.

Level 2 Research Scientist (Career) 

  • Perform duties outlined for Level 1 with increased independence, professional judgment, and decision-making, such as taking more ownership of experimental design, execution, data analysis, and interpretation with minimal supervision; taking initiative in identifying and addressing technical issues, troubleshooting equipment, and optimizing experimental protocols independently; exercising advanced scientific judgment in experimental design, data interpretation, and troubleshooting; and making strategic decisions regarding equipment upgrades, resource allocation, and collaboration opportunities to meet emerging user needs and research objectives.


  • This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay. This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
  • For full consideration, please apply by May 27, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.
  • You may access additional details on this job posting and requirements with this link.

Hiring Manager
Dula Parkinson