[Neutron] Neutron Diffraction Instrument Scientist
coatesl at SNS.GOV
Thu Jan 3 09:41:41 CST 2008
Neutron Diffraction Instrument Scientist
The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
invites applications for Neutron Diffraction Instrument Scientist. With
the world’s highest flux reactor-based neutron source (the High Flux
Isotope Reactor) and the world's most intense pulsed accelerator-based
neutron source (the Spallation Neutron Source), ORNL has become the
world's foremost center for neutron science. Research at these
facilities will encompass the physical, chemical, materials, biological,
and medical sciences and will provide opportunities for up to 2000
researchers each year from industry, research facilities, and
universities all over the world. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at
ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.
Responsibilities & Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be a member of a team to develop new
world-leading capabilities for crystallography to service many aspects
of scientific research using single-crystal neutron diffraction. The
TOPAZ single crystal neutron diffractometer is part of the SNS
Instruments Next Generation Project (SING) and is scheduled for
commissioning early in FY2009. TOPAZ is designed to perform elastic
scattering experiments under controlled environmental conditions to
probe material structures and responses. Enabling to measure the same
single crystal sample with neutron as with X-ray diffraction was the
guiding design principle of TOPAZ. TOPAZ will address problems and
greatly expand the range of materials explored in chemistry, earth
sciences, materials science, solid-state physics, and biology.
Major duties and responsibilities:
• Will develop and lead, together with the Lead Instrument Scientist,
the scientific program for the TOPAZ single crystal neutron diffraction
instrument in the Neutron Scattering Science Division, which includes
both the SNS and HFIR facilities.
• Works well within the TOPAZ team, single crystal diffraction group and
with other SNS staff and research groups to conduct world leading
research at SNS.
• Interacts with other scientists within the team to maximize scientific
output on the TOPAZ instrument.
• Interacts with shop personnel, and external suppliers and contractors
to support instrument development during construction and for further
• Contributes profound knowledge of software packages and applications
related to small and large molecule data processing and analysis software
• Contributes profound knowledge in programming languages like C/C++,
Labview, or similar and contributed to data analysis packages or
• Develops links with the User Community and conduct research in small
and large molecule crystallography and structural analysis using neutron
• Ensures compliance with environmental, safety, health, and quality
program requirements including ISMS
• Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation
of laboratory values and ethics.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Ph.D. plus postdoctoral experience in chemical
crystallography, physics, material science or a structural chemistry
discipline, involving neutron and/or x-ray diffraction, or equivalent
combination of training and experience, is required. Strong written and
oral communication skills and the desire to work in a team environment
on technically and scientifically challenging problems are required.
Experience with instrument, software and programming development,
particularly at a neutron or x-ray synchrotron facility, is desired.
Software and programming skills for object oriented and specific
diffraction problems are a plus.
ORNL offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.
Apply at http://jobs.ornl.gov/
This position will remain open for a minimum of three weeks after which
it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.
Please submit your resume, references, and publication list in one file.
We only accept Microsoft Word documents. Resumes from third party
vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the
candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.
If you have trouble applying for a position, please email
Helpdesk at icims.com.
UT-Battelle is committed to achieving its strategic business objectives
by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce.
Prof Leighton Coates
Lead Instrument Scientist: Protein Diffractometer (MaNDi)
Professor of Chemistry (University of Toledo)
Spallation Neutron Source
P.O. Box 2008
Email coatesl at sns.gov
Fax (865) 576-0174
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