Argonne National Laboratory Senior Scientist/Leader, Quantum Information Sciences in Lemont, Illinois

Senior Scientist/Leader, Quantum Information Sciences

Requisition Number: 404141 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: OTD-Office of the Laboratory Director

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RDL3 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Argonne invites applications for a scientist to serve as the intellectual lead for a growing program in the area of Quantum Information Sciences. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, experimental efforts in quantum coherent devices and systems, quantum imaging and sensing, quantum computation and communication, and quantum measurement. An appointment will be made with an Argonne division appropriate to the expertise of the scientist at a rank commensurate with their experience, and will also include an affiliation with the Institute for Molecular Engineering.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a strong research program at Argonne, including coordination and collaboration with scientists both at Argonne and at the University of Chicago. Joint appointment as a faculty member at the University of Chicago may be considered for appropriate candidates.


  • Ph.D. in a relevant field of study and have an outstanding research record with a minimum of 7 years of experience beyond a Ph.D.
  • Comprehensive skills and abilities in acquiring and maintaining relationships with multiple funding sources including the Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program and other federal sponsors.
  • Considerable skill in oral and written communications skills and the ability to work with high level internal and external contacts.

Chartered in 1946 as the nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne is one of the preeminent multidisciplinary research facilities in the U.S. located about 25 miles southwest of Chicago. It enters the 21st century focused on solving the major scientific and engineering challenges of our time through a broad portfolio of fundamental and applied research. Argonne is home to a staff of over 3,300 employees including over 1,500 scientists, engineers and postdoctoral scholars and, with world-renowned scientific facilities, hosts over 6,500 facility users annually.

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.