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06. December 2018 - China Spallation Neutron Source, the Institute of High Energy Physics within Chinese Academy of Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate
06. December 2018 - China Spallation Neutron Source, the Institute of High Energy Physics within Chinese Academy of Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Employer
China Spallation Neutron Source, the Institute of High Energy Physics within Chinese Academy of Sciences
Location

No.1 Zhongziyuan Road, Dalang, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China

Introduction

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position in inelastic neutron scatterings and time-of-flight neutron spectrometer

Description of Institution

The China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) is the first spallation neutron source facility construcuted in developing countries. As one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects in China, CSNS is expected to have positive effects in promoting science, high-tech development and national security. CSNS is located in Dongguan City, roughly 100km north of Hong Kong. It provides a powerful research platform for fundamental research and high-tech development in many fields, such as materials science and technology, physics, life sciences, chemistry, resources and environment, new energy, etc. CSNS completed its CD4 in August 2018 and has entered its operation phase. Currently CSNS operates 3 neutron instruments including a powder diffractometer, a SANS and a polarized neutron reflectometer, with another 17 instruments in planning.

Job description

The polarized neutron group at CSNS is collaborating with the inelastic neutron scattering group at ANSTO, with focus on the time-of-flight cold neutron spectrometer PELICAN. The collaboration has an immediate opening for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position. The successful candidate will spend half of his/her time at CSNS and the other half at Sydney. The candidate will contribute to both CSNS and PELICAN instrumentation development, and is expected to carry out his own scientific studies with inelastic and/or quasi-elastic neutron scattering techniques. Candidates with one or more of the following experiences are highly desired:

1. Inelastic and/or quasi-elastic neutron scatterings,
2. Instrumentation, in particular, on Time-of-flight neutron spectrometer,
3. Polarized neutron techniques,

The successful candidate will receive compensation of roughly ?250k Chinese Yuan per year (pretax), with insurance, provided housing and other benefits. Upon completion of 2-year postdoc, the successful candidate can compete for a permanent staff position within the Institute of High Energy Physics (CSNS). The successful candidate will also have the chance to work or lead newly planned neutron instruments.

Requested Profile

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Physics or other Material Sciences, Engineering or related fields. Priority will be given to candidates with good English communication and writing skills and strong hands-on ability.Experiences in using a varity of scientific softwares,like Matlab, Python, Labview,etc. will be desirable.

Contact
Name

Dr. Xin (Tony) Tong

E-Mail

tongx@ihep.ac.cn

How to Apply

This position will be filled on a continual basis and will remain open until all are filled. Interested candidates should email their application letters along with their CV to Dr. Xin (Tony) Tong, tongx@ihep.ac.cn.

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05. December 2018 - ILL
Scientific Software Programmers Ref: 18/53
Scientific Software Programmers
05. December 2018 - ILL
Scientific Software Programmers Ref: 18/53
Scientific Software Programmers
Employer
ILL
Location

Grenoble, France

Introduction

The mission of the Scientific Computing (SC) Group is to deliver and support the critical data treatment software that enables visiting scientists to exploit their scattering data effectively during experiments. This covers everything from ab initio simulations to data reduction and data analysis.

Description of Institution

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is Europe’s leading research facility for scientific research using neutrons. Every year we host over 2000 visits by scientists, who come to carry out world-class research.

Job description

Working with 8 other team members, your duties will include:

Implementing data reduction workflows in the Mantid code
Participating in the development of, and providing user support for, the most widely used data analysis software (e.g. SasView, BornAgain, QENS, FullProf, …)
Supporting existing simulation codes (both classical molecular dynamics and DFT) with a view to optimising the experimental strategy through a virtual experiment
Validating results against existing software and developing ‘user friendly’graphical interfaces
Coordinating your actions with scientists and software developers to ensure that the software is delivered in a timely and effective manner.

Permanent contracts.
Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required.

Requested Profile
  • Master’s degree in software engineering or in physical science
  • A strong track record in software development and strong motivation to work in a leading scientific facility
  • Expertise in Python and C++ programming and knowledge of modern software development methods and environments (e.g. Eclipse, GitHub, …)
  • Experience with new methods of data analysis, such as deep learning and AI, would be a bonus

You must have a service-oriented attitude, with a committed approach to your work and strong team player skills to be able to work efficiently with the other members of the SC group, as well as with scientists and European partners.

As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France. You must have a sound knowledge of English and be willing to learn French (a language course will be paid for by the ILL). Knowledge of German would be an advantage.

Contact
Name

Dr. Paolo Mutti

E-Mail

mutti@ill.eu

Website

https://www.ill.eu/careers/all-our-vacancies/job-vacancies/

How to Apply

Please submit your application in English on line via our website: https://www.ill.eu/careers/all-our-vacancies/job-vacancies/

Interviews will take place on Monday 14 January and Tuesday 15 January 2019.

Deadline
16. December 2018
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30. November 2018 - European Spallation Source
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist for ODIN
30. November 2018 - European Spallation Source
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist for ODIN
Employer
European Spallation Source
Location

Lund, Sweden

Introduction

The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) invites applications for an instrument scientist for the ODIN imaging instrument.

Description of Institution

The Neutron Instruments Division houses the instrument scientists and post-docs, responsible for designing, constructing and then operating the neutron instruments of the ESS. New designs for a wide range of neutron instruments are in the process of being implemented, optimized to take full advantage of the unique long-pulse time structure of the ESS neutron source. There are currently 15 instruments under construction for ESS, including the neutron imaging instrument ODIN.

Job description

The current position is for one of the two instrument scientists for ODIN, a versatile imaging beamline with variable resolution for neutron radiography and tomography, optimised for both white-beam and time-of-flight neutron imaging, with a wide and varied science case ranging from engineering materials to geology, archaeology, biological systems and energy materials. The immediate mission is to act as the scientific co-lead of the project to design, procure, install and commission the ODIN instrument. The two instrument scientists will work closely with the lead engineer, forming the core instrument team. It is expected that the instrument project will run until 2022, followed by commissioning and operations, at which stage the mission will be to operate the instrument within the ESS user programme.
ODIN is being built as in-kind contributions from Switzerland and Germany, with the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) identified as the lead partners. The successful candidate will initially be primarily based at PSI in Switzerland, with a 25% presence at ESS in Lund. The primary place of work will move to Lund in 2021 when installation of the instrument starts. Frequent travel between ESS, PSI and TUM will be required throughout the instrument construction project.
The successful candidate must be active in a scientific field of direct relevance to ODIN and have a proven track record of developing neutron imaging techniques, preferably at a pulsed neutron source. The selected candidate will be given the opportunity to develop their own research projects, preferably at operating neutron research centres. Synergies with the neighbouring MAX-IV synchrotron as well as strong links with universities will be encouraged. ESS will support and encourage the candidate to take up an adjunct position at a university in an ESS partner country, in order to facilitate their own research.

The position is permanent with a six-month initial probationary period. Your work place will initially be situated primarily at PSI in Switzerland, with 25% of the time spent in Lund, Sweden. The place of work will move to Lund in 2021. Significant amounts of travel will be needed during the construction project. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Requested Profile

Essential qualifications and experience:
• PhD in experimental studies in one of the natural sciences relevant to the ODIN scientific programme
• Extensive practical experience in neutron imaging, as well as relevant research experience in that area
• Proven track record of developing neutron imaging techniques
• Evidence of a strong independent research profile in relevant science areas commensurate with experience
• Ability to work collaboratively and individually
• Good interpersonal communication and presentation skills, ability to interact effectively with staff and users at all levels
• Flexibility to occasional requests to work out-of-hours to support users
• Responsible attitude to personal safety, and the safety of others
• Willingness to international travel, distributing their time between ESS, PSI and TUM as required by the project
Desirable experience:
• Post-doctoral experience in neutron time-of-flight imaging techniques
• Practical knowledge of other neutron techniques relevant to materials research
• Post-doctoral experience involving neutron instrumentation
• Experience of working in a project environment
• Experience of Monte-Carlo simulation of neutron instruments
• Working knowledge of one or more of the data analysis/visualisation packages used within ESS/ISIS (e.g. MatLab, Python, Mantid, etc.)
• Availability to commence position shortly after appointment (December 2018)
Experience of working in an international environment is preferred and excellent oral and written English skills are prerequisites.
Our work environment is characterised by fast growth, fast pace of work, and an international atmosphere with highly skilled personnel. You must therefore enjoy the diversity of such an environment and have a personality suited for the challenges it presents. Our work environment is exciting and forward thinking and relies heavily on personal initiative.

Contact
Name

Ken Andersen

E-Mail

ken.andersen@esss.se

Website

https://europeanspallationsource.se/careers/vacancies

How to Apply

Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by going to the ESS recruitment web page https://europeanspallationsource.se/careers/vacancies
then clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Sara Margaryan, sara.margaryan@esss.se

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28. November 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physics Applications Developer
28. November 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physics Applications Developer
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
USA

Introduction

The Beam Science and Technology Group is seeking a strong applications developer to maintain and develop the software toolset of the SNS Accelerator Physics (AP) team, needed to sustain stable beam operations and to increase beam power while minimizing beam loss. This is an exciting opportunity to utilize the SNS accelerator to further develop simulation and control software for high intensity beam physics, e.g. conceive and pursue beam-based experiments to validate new physics models. In this role you will support existing software infrastructure and implement migration to modern software development practices. You will interface different software codes (OpenXAL and pyORBIT) with each other to provide seamless online environment. You will also have the opportunity to Interact with the Beam Instrumentation Team, and with the Controls and Operations Groups. This position reports to the SNS Accelerator Physics Team leader.

Description of Institution

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator-based neutron source. The SNS is part of the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which also contains the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor-based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov

Job description

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop general understanding and ability to operate and maintain AP software infrastructure supporting the SNS accelerator operations.
• Develop physics applications as requested by AP team members or other interested parties
• Develop beam simulation models or tools to help understand high intensity beam physics.
• Participate in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of SNS technical notes and memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals.
• Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS.
• The SNS and HFIR facilities are in operation 24 hours per day and 7 days a week year round. You may be occasionally required to support users and/or facilities during off hours or weekends.
• As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director’s office can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity

Pay Band / Level: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Temporary
Relocation: Domestic and International Relocation Assistance is available for this position

Requested Profile

Basic Qualifications:
• PhD degree in accelerator physics or a related science with strong software development skills
• Your PhD should be completed within 5 years of your applcation date
• Good working knowledge of Java, best programming practices and build tools (ant, maven, gradle)
• Basic experience with GIT version control system
• Basic knowledge of SQL (preferably Oracle)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2 or more years of relevant software development experience
• Demonstrated ability to communicate research results in peer-reviewed publications.
• A background in accelerator physics and experience working with an accelerator
• Experience working in a control room, conducting accelerator-based experiments, and performing accelerator simulations
• Good mathematical and programming skills, including Java, Python and C++ skills are highly desirable.
• Knowledge of scientific data storage systems – in particular HDF5 format
• Experience with Wolfram Mathematica including functional programming principles
• General understanding of client/server software development as well as parallelization tools like MPI

Contact
E-Mail

ORNLR@ornl.gov

Website

Advert here

How to Apply

Apply online here

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28. November 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist
28. November 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge TN, USA

Introduction

The Beam Science and Technology Group is seeking a strong physicist to maintain and develop the intellectual understanding of the SNS accelerator beam, required to sustain stable beam operations and to increase beam power while minimizing beam loss. This is an exciting opportunity to utilize the SNS accelerator to further the understanding of high intensity beam physics. In this role you will perform research on topics including (but not limited to) beam dynamics in the normal and the superconducting parts of the SNS linac, the SNS accumulator ring and transport lines, and the Beam Test Facility (BTF). You will conceive and pursue beam-based experiments, and develop analytical and computer models to simulate and understand beam effects. You will actively participate in the team’s activities and interface with other accelerator physics team members, with the Beam Instrumentation Team, and with the Controls and Operations Groups.

Description of Institution

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator-based neutron source. The SNS is part of the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which also contains the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor-based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov

Job description

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develops beam simulation models or tools to help understand high intensity beam physics.
• Diagnose and remedy machine and beam dynamics issues that are not understood.
• Develop lines of inquiry to understand or improve aspects of the SNS accelerator beam.
• Develop beam study plans, and participate in shifts to pursue the general lines of inquiry.
• Participate in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of SNS technical notes and memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals.
• Participate with other team members in developing goals, resource plans, and policies for the Team and the Group.
• Assist team leader in coordinating the work of graduate students in the team.
• Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS.
• The SNS and HFIR facilities are in operation 24 hours per day and 7 days a week year round. You may be occasionally required to support users and/or facilities during off hours or weekends.
• As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director’s office can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity

• Appointments will initially be for 24 months with a possibility of an extension of up to 12 months
• Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding
• Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position
• If you are selected for interview, you will be required to send in a minimum of 2 letters of reference

Band Level: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Relocation: Domestic and International Relocation Assistance is available for this position

Requested Profile

Basic Qualifications:
• PhD degree in accelerator physics or a related science or mathematical discipline
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Your PhD should be completed within 5 years of your applcation date

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong mathematical and programming (Java + Python) skills
• Experience working in a control room, conducting accelerator-based experiments, and performing accelerator simulations
• Demonstrated ability to communicate research results in peer-reviewed publications

Contact
E-Mail

ORNLR@ornl.gov

Website

Advert here

How to Apply

Apply online on the ORNL website here

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22. November 2018 - European Spallation Source
Senior Officer for the Scientific Coordination and User Office
Senior Officer for the Scientific Coordination and User Office
22. November 2018 - European Spallation Source
Senior Officer for the Scientific Coordination and User Office
Senior Officer for the Scientific Coordination and User Office
Employer
European Spallation Source
Location

Lund, Sweden

Introduction

The Scientific Activities Division (SAD) of the Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Senior Officer for the Scientific Coordination and User Offices (SCUO).

Description of Institution

The Scientific Activities Division (SAD) is responsible for the Support Laboratories, Sample Environment as well as the Scientific Coordination & User Office (SCUO) at the ESS. SCUO will enable user access to beam time, ensure community interaction, provide training activities, encourage collaborative scientific activities and enhance neutron usage to young researchers. As Senior Officer for SCUO, you will build this platform and see it through to user operations.

Job description

Activities during the future operational phase shall include (a) managing the peer-reviewed user program incl. proposals, scheduling, planning user visits, collecting experimental report and tracking KPI on ESS’ scientific impact; (b) ensure community interaction on neutron capabilities incl. user meeting and science symposia to enhance neutron usage especially by young researchers; © provide access for and outreach to industry which includes dedicated training activities for community building, collaborative industry actions as well as coordinating industrial liaison activities with other ESS innovation stakeholders and external neutron hubs and (d) encourage internal collaborative scientific activities such as seminars and colloquia via Science Focus Teams as well as coordinate the ESS PhD program.
During the current ESS construction phase your input is required to the ESS access policy and you will be in charge for its implementation for a future user programme. The latter involves (i) exchange of knowledge, best practice and consultancy among the facilities all optimising procedures and offered services, (ii) developing and promoting new access modes and KPI demonstrating ESS’ impact as well as (iii) supporting current and future collaborations such as LENS and BrightnESS2. Finally liaising with the ESS Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC) and other services to ensure adequate software tools are available and train the future SCUO team for its operational tasks. You will be part of the management team of the Scientific Activities Division. As the team grows there is a future development possibility for the role of a group leader.

What ESS can offer

ESS can offer you a variety of things, such as passionate colleagues, a vibrant melting pot of diversity, and a challenging and high paced work environment where our employees take great pride in designing and building a world leading facility for materials research.

If you were to join ESS, you would become an important piece of the puzzle, since all our skilled staff are needed in order to fulfill the overall mission. We value and need expertise, innovative minds, great ways of leading and interacting with others, and the ability to work with people regardless of culture and background. We value and welcome diversity and encourage applicants from under-represented groups to apply for this position.

Duration & Location

The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

For further information regarding the position, please contact the head of the Scientific Activities Division Arno Hiess, arno.hiess@esss.se

Requested Profile

You must hold an academic degree in a subject relevant to the portfolio of the tasks and proven professional experience (3+ years) from a similar role at a research infrastructure, university or industry. A Master’s degree in engineering or a natural science and experience in neutron scattering techniques is an advantage. You are self-motivated, have excellent communication skills, and will be an effective part of a team with diverse backgrounds and competences. Experience of working in an international environment is essential. Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite. You are highly interested in research using neutrons by academia and industry and you have a strong project management culture. ESS is currently a construction project, but will become a user-oriented facility catering to external scientists, therefore a commitment to good service and understanding the needs of others is essential. This position requires a practical approach and you are adaptable, flexible, entrepreneurial, highly motivated, and capable of implementing and successfully pushing the SCUO platform forward. Leadership skills and experience is seen as a merit.

Contact
Name

Arno Hiess

E-Mail

arno.hiess@esss.se

Website

https://europeanspallationsource.se/careers/vacancies

How to Apply

Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website or ESS intranet. Internal candidates are encouraged to apply through the intranet. For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact the HR Officer Sara Margaryan, sara.margaryan@esss.se

Deadline
16. December 2018
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22. November 2018 - European Spallation Source
Lead Scientist Ref 8030142
Lead Scientist – Centralised Polarisation System for Neutron Scattering Instruments
22. November 2018 - European Spallation Source
Lead Scientist Ref 8030142
Lead Scientist – Centralised Polarisation System for Neutron Scattering Instruments
Employer
European Spallation Source
Location

Lund, Sweden

Introduction

The European Spallation Source is seeking a Lead Scientist on Centralised Polarisation System for Neutron Scattering Instruments.

Description of Institution

The Instrument Technologies Division is part of the Science Directorate, which executes the Neutron Scattering Systems (NSS) project. The NSS scope is to design, build and commission neutron scattering instruments, and the Instrument Technologies Division, together with its in-kind partners, is dedicated to providing and supporting key components not only during construction but also during operation of the facility’s scientific instruments.

Job description

The expected high brightness of ESS is ideally suited to using polarised beams and polarisation analysis on the neutron scattering instruments, which are currently being designed and built by partners involving the majority of neutron scattering facilities in Europe. The use of polarised beams and polarisation analysis allows the unambiguous separation of structural, magnetic and incoherent scattering contributions, which has applications throughout biology, soft matter, chemistry and condensed matter physics taking advantage of the inherent strengths of neutrons in being able to see hydrogen atoms and investigate magnetism in novel materials. Whereas the scientific capabilities of many of the first 15 neutron instruments would benefit from polarisation of incident beams and polarisation analysis of scattered beams, few have this in their current scope of construction. ESS will provide polarisation and polarisation analysis capabilities to the instruments via a central service through the Instrument Technologies Division.
The successful candidate will initially report directly to the Head of the Division but work closely with other scientists and engineers within the Directorate. She/he will need to define the scope and detailed project plan, which will deliver a centralised polarisation system for the neutron scattering instruments by December 2023. She/he will be setting up and executing the project, which will require to liaise with instruments construction teams, ESS Scientific and Technical Advisory Panels and other stakeholders to ensure that technical solutions fulfil not only long-term availability and reliability criteria for systems, sub-systems and components but equally so the high-level scientific requirements of the neutron scattering instruments.
Once the Directorate starts operating the instruments it is foreseen to transfer the position into one of the technical groups within the division to provide support and technical assistance during the operation of instruments.

The successful candidate will need to
• lead in the definition of requirements and technical specifications for polarisation systems based on high-level scientific requirements
• participate in the development of strategies, techniques and methods to ensure optimised systems in performance, reliability and cost
• support in-kind partners in the design and procurement of prototype systems for management of polarisation devices
• support in-kind partners and/or commercial suppliers during testing and installation of systems
• commission a centralised polarisation system on site
• ensure safe operation, performance and maintainability of systems
• support the User Programme during facility operation and maintenance during shutdown periods

Requested Profile

We are looking for a self-motivated person with a PhD degree in one of the natural sciences with Physics being preferred, as well as 5+ years of work experience, preferably at a facility similar to ESS.
Additional skills and competencies would include:
• Being precise, attentive to detail, striving for the upmost quality, always looking to refine methods and techniques to improve the deliverable
• Being able to multi-task and to work to deadlines
• Having experience leading and managing a team of people with different competencies
The candidate should be able to demonstrate experience in:
• Developing scientific requirements of system with due consideration of scientific requirements of neutron scattering instruments
• Developing scope, budget, schedule and associated risks description that will allow project execution
• Participation in development of complex mechanical systems and assemblies
• Manufacturing considerations in the context of prototype developments incl quality assurance
Additional experience would include:
• Track record of project management
• Experience in stakeholder involvement and stakeholder’s expectation management
• Experience of working in an international environment
Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.

Duration & Location

The position is permanent with six months probation period. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.

Contact
Name

Oliver Kirstein

E-Mail

oliver.kirstein@esss.se

Website

https://europeanspallationsource.se/careers/vacancies

How to Apply

Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

Deadline
30. December 2018
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16. November 2018 - China Spallation Neutron Source
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate in neutron instrumentation / sample environment
16. November 2018 - China Spallation Neutron Source
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate in neutron instrumentation / sample environment
Employer
China Spallation Neutron Source
Location

No.1 Zhongziyuan Road, Dalang, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China

Introduction

Postdoctoral Research Associate positions open in neutron instrumentation / sample environment

Description of Institution

The China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) is the first spallation neutron source facility in developing countries. As one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects in China, CSNS is expected to have positive effects in promoting science, high-tech development and national security. CSNS is located in Dongguan City, roughly 100km north of Hong Kong. It provides a powerful research platform for fundamental research and high-tech development in many fields, such as materials science and technology, physics, life sciences, chemistry, resources and environment, new energy, etc. CSNS completed its CD4 in August 2018 and has entered its operation phase. Currently CSNS operates 3 neutron instruments including a powder diffractometer, a SANS and a polarized neutron reflectometer, with another 17 instruments in planning.

Job description

The sample environment group and the polarized neutron group has MULTIPLE openings for Post-doctoral Research Associate positions. The successful candidate will contribute to either or both group in instrumentation development. The successful candidate is also encouraged to carry out his own scientific studies or instrument development. Candidates with one or more of the following experiences are highly desired

1. Polarized 3He development and deployment
2. Polarized neutron instrumentation
3. Neutron instrumentation
4. Sample environment development
5. Dynamic nuclear polarization
6. Any instrumentation work within large field of experimental physics

The successful candidate will receive compensation of roughly ?250k Chinese Yuan per year (pretax), with insurance, provided housing and other benefits. Upon completion of 2-year postdoc, the successful candidate can compete for a permanent staff position within the Institute of High Energy Physics (CSNS). The successful candidate will also have the chance to work or lead newly planned neutron instruments.

Requested Profile

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Material Sciences, Engineering or related fields. Priority will be given to candidates with experiences in
using Labview software, strong hands-on ability and good English communication and writing skills.

Contact
Name

Dr. Xin (Tony) Tong

E-Mail

tongx@ihep.ac.cn

Website

http://english.ihep.cas.cn/csns/index.html

How to Apply

The positions will be filled on a continual basis and will remain open until all are filled. Interested candidates should email their application letters along with their CV to Dr. Xin (Tony) Tong, tongx@ihep.ac.cn.

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16. November 2018 - China Spallation Neutron Source
Scientist
Associate Scientist / Scientist Position in Polarized Neutrons
16. November 2018 - China Spallation Neutron Source
Scientist
Associate Scientist / Scientist Position in Polarized Neutrons
Employer
China Spallation Neutron Source
Location

No.1 Zhongziyuan Road, Dalang, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China

Introduction

Permanent Scientist positon in Polarized Neutrons open.

Description of Institution

The China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) is the first spallation neutron source facility in developing countries. As one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects in China, CSNS is expected to have positive effects in promoting science, high-tech development and national security. CSNS is located in Dongguan City, roughly 100km north of Hong Kong. It provides a powerful research platform for fundamental research and high-tech development in many fields, such as materials science and technology, physics, life sciences, chemistry, resources and environment, new energy, etc. CSNS completed its CD4 in August 2018 and has entered its operation phase. Currently CSNS operates 3 neutron instruments including a powder diffractometer, a SANS and a polarized neutron reflectometer, with another 17 instruments in planning.

Job description

The polarized neutron group has one opening for an Associate scientist / Scientist position. The successful candidate will lead part of the polarized neutron instrumentation work and polarized 3He development. The successful candidate is expected to be a team lead of scientists, engineers, postdocs and students. The successful candidate must have demonstrated strong independent research capabilities. Candidates with one or more of the following experiences are highly desired

1. Design, debugging, operation and maintenance of polarized neutron instruments.
2. Polarized 3He development and deployment
3. Neutron instrumentation
4. Optical pumping in atomic physics

The successful candidate will be a permanent staff (associate professor or professor) within the Institute of High Energy Physics. The successful candidate will receive competitive compensation with insurance, provided housing and other benefits. The successful candidate will also have the chance to lead a diverse team.

Requested Profile

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Material Sciences, Engineering or related fields with postdoc experience required. Priority will be given to candidates with experiences in large neutron facilities. The level of this position will be determined based on each candidate’s qualifications.

Contact
Name

Dr. Xin (Tony) Tong

E-Mail

tongx@ihep.ac.cn

Website

http://english.ihep.cas.cn/csns/index.html

How to Apply

This position will be filled on a continual basis and will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should email their application letters along with their CV to Dr. Xin (Tony) Tong, tongx@ihep.ac.cn.

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15. November 2018 - TUM
Instrument scientist in Experimental physics
Instrument scientist in Experimental physics
15. November 2018 - TUM
Instrument scientist in Experimental physics
Instrument scientist in Experimental physics
Employer
TUM
Location

Garching near Munich
Germany

Introduction

For the expansion and operation of our experimental facilities, we are looking for full time 40.1h / week Instrument scientist in Experimental physics

Description of Institution

The Technical University Munich operates in Garching near Munich the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) one of the most powerful and modern neutron sources worldwide. The scientific instruments and the irradiation facilities hold a leading position in the field of research with neutrons and their technical application.

Job description

You can expect a varied activity at the world’s most intense positron source NEPOMUC and thus in the latest cutting edge research with antimatter. Your activities as deputy instrument responsible include the development, construction and operation of measuring instruments at the positron beam facility. These include magnetic and electrostatic
transport systems, vacuum components, computer-based readout and control of various beam parameters. In cooperation with international scientists, you support positron beam experiments as well as the construction, upgrade and operation of scientific instruments. You are pursuing an independent scientific program focusing on the use of
instruments at FRM II.

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You are a postdoctoral scientist in the field of experimental physics and have a high readiness for further scientific education. Ideally, you have practical experience in the field of control electronics, UHV technology and read-out of radiation detectors. You are highly motivated and like working in our young team of scientists.

Contact
Name

Dr. Christoph Hugenschmidt

Website
Address

Technische Universität München
Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)
Personalabteilung
Lichtenbergstraße 1; D-85747 Garching

How to Apply

For an online application, we ask you to send the documents as a single pdf file. Please send your informative documents, under the reference number IWE112018 by December 12th, 2018 to:

Technische Universität München
Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)
Personalabteilung
Lichtenbergstraße 1; D-85747 Garching
Tel: +49 89 289 14614
E-Mail: jobs@frm2.tum.de

Deadline
12. December 2018
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15. November 2018 -
PhD Fellowship
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
15. November 2018 -
PhD Fellowship
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
Introduction

Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s universities.

Description of Institution

The Department of Physics at City University of Hong Kong has had an excellent tradition of attracting top students for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. Currently, the department has several faculties specializing in neutron and synchrotron scattering studies, as Spectroscopy and Imaging is one of the research focus of the department. Students who choose to study scattering will have opportunities to conduct their experiments at world-class facilities in the US, Japan, Europe, and Australia etc. Topics of interests include,
• Structure and dynamics of metallic glasses
• Energy storage materials
• Phase stability and deformation of high entropy alloys
• Magneto-elastic coupling in ferromagnetic shape memory alloys

Job description

Each fellowship recipient will receive:
• A yearly stipend of HK$301,200 (approximately US$38,610)
• A conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$12,600 (approximately US$1,610) per year
• An additional entrance scholarship of HK$77,496 (approximately US$9,930) covering tuition and on-campus hostel accommodation fees for the first year of studies

If there is any question, please feel free to contact Xun-Li, xlwang@cityu.edu.hk or Dr. Qi Liu, qiliu63@cityu.edu.hk

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Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

While candidates’ academic excellence is of primary consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account factors as follows:

Academic excellence;
Research ability and potential;
Communication and interpersonal skills; and
Leadership abilities.

Contact
Website

https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html

Address

Department of Physics
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon
Hong Kong

How to Apply

To apply, please visit http://www.sgs.cityu.edu.hk

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15. October 2018 - MIT Cambridge, USA
Postdoctoral position
Postdoctoral position in ab initio modelling
15. October 2018 - MIT Cambridge, USA
Postdoctoral position
Postdoctoral position in ab initio modelling
Employer
MIT Cambridge, USA
Location

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear Reactor Laboratory

Introduction

Molten salts are widely used for electrical and thermal energy storage, materials processing, and in Generation-IV Molten-Salt Fission Reactors (MSR) and future fusion reactors (ARC) as a coolant and/or fuel. In particular, the MSR application requires detailed knowledge of the molten salt properties in order to understand and predict the salt’s behavior in service. Fundamental properties of interest include molecular structure and speciation, as well as dynamic properties such as diffusion coefficients for the salt and corrosion and fission products dissolved in it. Computer modeling is necessary to predict changes in physical and chemical properties due to irradiation and burning of dissolved fuel. Our group will perform ab initio molecular dynamics simulations to understand the multi-component liquid solution. Machine learning algorithms will be used to develop a fast-acting model that can handle molten salt with an arbitrary number of chemical elements and be able to predict chemical potential as a function of composition and temperature. The measurement data for the modeling will be obtained with the help of advanced neutron and x-ray scattering and spectroscopy, which provide the most reliable and direct determination of the structure and dynamics of the melts.

Description of Institution

The MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory (MIT-NRL) is an interdepartmental center that operates a high performance 6 MW nuclear research reactor known as the MITR. It is the second largest university research reactor in the U.S. and the only one located on the campus of a major research university. During its long and distinguished history, the NRL has supported educational training and cutting-edge research in the areas of nuclear fission engineering, material science, radiation effects in biology and medicine, neutron physics, geochemistry, and environmental studies.

It is the only university research facility in the U.S. where students can be directly involved in the development and implementation of nuclear engineering experimental programs with neutron flux levels comparable to power reactors. The MITR is an indispensable resource for developing the workforce for the future of nuclear power.

The MITR is equipped with experimental facilities available to users both within and outside MIT. The NRL staff provides technical assistance for research projects for high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, university researchers and faculty members, and national laboratory users.

Job description

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Boris Khaykovich and Prof. Ju Li at MIT to analyze the experimental data and use the data to build and test atomistic structural and dynamics models with the help of artificial intelligence.

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Interest and experience are required in ab initio simulations of materials, machine learning, and/or data processing and evaluation of neutron and x-ray diffraction measurements. Background in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering and nuclear engineering are preferred.

Contact
Name

Dr Boris Khaykovich

E-Mail

bkh@mit.edu

Address

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear Reactor Laboratory

How to Apply

Please send your info, full resume, and up to three (3) papers, potentially relevant to this project, and any questions to:

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17. September 2018 - MST-8, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Scientist 2
Instrument Scientist Position for Energy-Resolved Neutron Imaging at LANSCE
17. September 2018 - MST-8, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Scientist 2
Instrument Scientist Position for Energy-Resolved Neutron Imaging at LANSCE
Employer
MST-8, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Location

Los Alamos, NM, US

Introduction

The MST-8 Scattering Team at LANL is looking for an instrument scientist for the energy-resolved neutron imaging beamline at LANSCE.

Description of Institution

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Job description

The position resides in the Scattering Science Team and interfaces with various DOE programs. The successful candidate will carry out research relevant to material characterization using thermal and epithermal neutron radiography and tomography, in particular energy-resolved neutron imaging techniques, as well as material characterization with neutron absorption resonance spectroscopy and others as necessary. One focus is the continued development of Advanced Pre- and Post Irradiation Examination (APIE) of nuclear fuels to accelerate science-base development of advanced nuclear fuels for the DOE-NE mission. Applying at least basic knowledge of the related imaging and neutron transmission detectors to improve data quality and develop capabilities is required. The ability to contribute to material characterization using cold and ultra-fast neutron radiography, phase contrast imaging, and neutron as well as synchrotron X-ray scattering are desirable. This position will be filled at the Scientist 2 level.

The Scientist 2 will be responsible for contributing to and leading research areas and activities across scientific disciplines in support of research and development (R&D) science related to nuclear energy, scintillator development, and other LANL mission relevant fields. Scientist 2 will lead technologists, students, and/or postdocs and contribute to deliverables such as milestone reports. The candidate will need to be able to apply scientific principles under the scientific method to address technical problems; or to develop novel techniques or principles; or to analyze data or outcomes from experiments (in the real world or in the computational domain) or from observational procedures in the context of the underlying scientific principles or models. Scientist 2 is a capable professional with knowledge in several relevant disciplines or in a narrow, specialized field. The position will require direct interface with customers, writing reports, and providing program updates.

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Minimum Job Requirements:

Understanding of neutron science such as neutron imaging, neutron resonance spectroscopy, or neutron scattering or a related field (e.g. X-ray imaging).
Basic knowledge of neutron imaging and neutron transmission detectors as well as associated hard- and software to lead improvement and develop new capabilities.
Develops new methods, techniques or approaches to address critical technical problems. Develops new technical capabilities.
Develops technical products such as journal papers and reports. Contributes to the development of intellectual property leading to publications, copyrights, and/or patents.
Contributes to the completion of milestones on multiple projects. Contributes to the achievement of programmatic objectives.
Sets direction and goals for well-defined tasks involving more than one person. Scopes tasks within project and defines deliverables at task level. Leads specific project tasks to meet scope, schedule and budget.
Applies and interprets, on a broad basis, existing scientific principles, techniques, methods and tools to provide solutions for a wide assortment of complex problems.
Contributes to the design, testing, analysis, verification, and validation of scientific solutions in support of R&D initiatives.
Develops technical approach, using creativity in applying standard practices and procedures, and leads technical decisions, including selections of technical alternatives, for assigned work.
Shown ability to work in a laboratory environment and has demonstrated laboratory skills.
Ph.D. in Engineering, Material Science, Physics, or related discipline.

Desired Skills:

Demonstrated technical expertise in neutron radiography/tomography or resonance data analysis as indicated through high quality publications, reports, and presentations.
In depth knowledge of neutron imaging and neutron transmission detectors as well as associated hard- and software to lead improvement and develop new capabilities.
Ability to develop data acquisition software for real time processing of detector events.
Expertise in material characterization.
Leads the development of technical products such as journal papers, reports, presentations, and concept papers. May develop intellectual property leading to publications, copyrights, and/or patents. May contribute to technology transfer.
Demonstrated record of successful proposal writing, as evidenced by a history of internal or external research funding and demonstrated success in managing research programs and budgets.
Demonstrated record of user program development or activities in scientific societies such as symposium organization.
Knowledge of the DOE nuclear weapons program structure, Laboratory’s financial management systems, and an aptitude for forward thinking and strategic planning.
Experience in working in small teams.
Experience in mentoring of technical personnel, including but not limited to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
Experience with project management with budget and milestones.
Contributed to partnering with industry and multi-institutional programs and experience with multidisciplinary collaboration.
Experience with projects/tasks requiring quality assurance levels greater than laboratory R&D.
Knowledge and experience with pilot and/or prototype scale processing.

Education: A Ph.D. completed in engineering, materials science, physics, or a related field.

Contact
Name

Chacon, Amy Sara

E-Mail

achacon@lanl.gov

How to Apply

Full job description is here

Contact Sara Chacon.

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14. September 2018 - Brookhaven National Laboratory
Job ID # 1420 – Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Materials Characterization
Post-doc in Materials Characterization
14. September 2018 - Brookhaven National Laboratory
Job ID # 1420 – Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Materials Characterization
Post-doc in Materials Characterization
Employer
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Location

Brookhaven National Lab
PO Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
(631) 344-8000

Introduction

The mission of the Materials in a Radiation Environment (MRE) Program Office within the Nuclear Science and Technology Department is to increase access to synchrotron characterization techniques to researchers studying materials for nuclear energy applications. We develop unique experimental infrastructure and support a large user community dedicated to materials science for advanced nuclear reactors and extending the life of existing reactors. We use various beamlines at the National Synchrotron Light Source-II to study radioactive materials and radiation effects. We are designing a new facility with multiple high-energy x-ray beamlines capable of handling more highly radioactive materials.

Description of Institution

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory’s almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

Job description

The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s research programs in radiation damage and new materials development for nuclear applications. Materials of interest include structural materials and fuels for nuclear energy applications. The research involves applying synchrotron techniques including diffraction, spectroscopy and imaging for investigating radiation damage in materials. Strong analytical and computational skills are required for data analysis. Experience with other characterization techniques and microscopy (TEM, SEM and sample preparation) is highly desirable. Most importantly, the successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to work independently within broadly defined research directions, and to collaborate between research areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Support ion beam experiments designed to study materials in radiation environments
Perform collaborative materials science research within the nuclear energy materials user community
Support synchrotron characterization of radioactive materials through support for experiments at the beamline and data analysis

Occasional travel
Occasional shift and weekend work for supporting x-ray data collection

Brookhaven National Laboratory offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement and a competitive salary.

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Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ph.D. in engineering, physics, material science or a related field
Experience with operation of scientific instrumentation for materials characterization
Experience with experimental design
Familiarity with some of these techniques is required: X-ray diffraction and scattering, spectroscopy or imaging, ion beam irradiation
Ability to work in a team environment and self-motivated

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge/publication record in ion beam techniques
Experience in advanced data analysis software and techniques
Experience in handling radioactive material
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Contact
Website

https://jobs.bnl.gov/job/upton/postdoctoral-materials-characterization/3437/9062683

How to Apply

To apply, please visit us at
https://jobs.bnl.gov/job/upton/postdoctoral-materials-characterization/3437/9062683

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14. September 2018 - Brookhaven National Laboratory
Job ID # 1411 – Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Materials Characterization
Post-doc in Materials Characterization
14. September 2018 - Brookhaven National Laboratory
Job ID # 1411 – Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Materials Characterization
Post-doc in Materials Characterization
Employer
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Location

Brookhaven National Lab
PO Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
(631) 344-8000

Introduction

The Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) on Molten Salts in an Extreme Environment (MSEE) was recently funded at BNL. Liquid molten salts (MS) are found as solvents of the fuel constituents and/or coolants in nuclear reactor technology. Due to their nature as ionic fluids, MS have structural and dynamical correlations distinct from those of uncharged molecular or atomic liquids. The scientific mission of MSEE is to provide fundamental atomic-level understanding of bulk and interfacial molten salts. The Center will measure and predict the local and intermediate-range interactions, the structures and dynamics of molten salts in the bulk and at interfaces. Specifically, the Center will develop and use in situ synchrotron x-ray spectroscopy, scattering and imaging techniques to understand interfacial and corrosion processes in MSEE. X-ray measurements will be integrated with modeling approaches i) to provide fundamental new information on surface ordering and dynamics of MS and ii) to understand and predict non-equilibrium, metastable states formed during the reactions at interfaces.

The position is in the Materials in a Radiation Environment (MRE) Program Office in the Nuclear Science and Technology Department at BNL. The mission of the MRE program office is to increase access to synchrotron characterization techniques to researchers studying materials for nuclear energy applications. The MRE Program Office uses BNL’s unique experimental infrastructures and supports a large user community dedicated to materials science for advanced nuclear reactors and extending the life of existing reactors.

Description of Institution

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory’s almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

Job description

The successful candidate will design and execute experiments and perform data analysis to characterize bulk MS and MS/interfacial systems using x-ray synchrotron methods. This interdisciplinary research will focus on the structural determination of solvents, solutes, and liquid-solid interfaces of MS. This effort requires sample handling at high temperatures and in corrosive conditions. The candidate will collaborate with other members of the EFRC project on sample handling and hardware implementation and will perform the x-ray experiments together with beamline staff at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at BNL.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Design, develop and commission sample environments for synchrotron experiments on MS
Perform x-ray diffraction, reflectivity and spectroscopy measurements on molten salt systems
Participate in translating the experimental results into new scientific knowledge through the use of advanced data analysis techniques
Work on manuscript preparation
Develop and maintain safe practices and working conditions

Occasional travel
Occasional shift and weekend work for supporting x-ray data collection
Must be willing to handle small quantities of radioactive material

Brookhaven National Laboratory offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement and a competitive salary.

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Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, materials science or a related field
Basic knowledge and hands-on experience with one or more of the following Synchrotron techniques: X-ray diffraction, reflectivity, spectroscopy
Demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills in experimental science
Self-motivation and ability to work in a diverse team environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Understanding the chemical and physical properties of high temperature materials
Experience in developing scientific apparatus for corrosive and/or high-temperature environments
Knowledge of the chemistry and/or atomic structure of molten salt systems or actinides
Experience in applying and/or developing advanced data analysis software for X-ray diffraction, reflectivity, and/or spectroscopy

BNL policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past 5 years.

Contact
Website

https://jobs.bnl.gov/job/upton/postdoctoral-materials-characterization/3437/9062681

How to Apply

To apply visit: https://jobs.bnl.gov/job/upton/postdoctoral-materials-characterization/3437/9062681

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14. September 2018 - Brookhaven National Laboratory
Job ID # 1419 – Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Materials Characterization
Post-doc in Materials Characterization
14. September 2018 - Brookhaven National Laboratory
Job ID # 1419 – Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Materials Characterization
Post-doc in Materials Characterization
Employer
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Location

Brookhaven National Lab
PO Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
(631) 344-8000

Introduction

The Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) on Molten Salts in an Extreme Environment (MSEE) was recently funded at BNL. Liquid molten salts (MS) are found as solvents of the fuel constituents and/or coolants in nuclear reactor technology. Due to their nature as ionic fluids, MS have structural and dynamical correlations distinct from those of uncharged molecular or atomic liquids. The scientific mission of MSEE is to provide fundamental atomic-level understanding of bulk and interfacial molten salts. The Center will measure and predict the local and intermediate-range interactions, the structures and dynamics of molten salts in the bulk and at interfaces. Specifically, the Center will develop and use in situ synchrotron x-ray spectroscopy, scattering and imaging techniques to understand interfacial and corrosion processes in MSEE. X-ray measurements will be integrated with modeling approaches i) to provide fundamental new information on surface ordering and dynamics of MS and ii) to understand and predict non-equilibrium, metastable states formed during the reactions at interfaces.

The position is in the Materials in a Radiation Environment (MRE) Program Office in the Nuclear Science and Technology Department at BNL. The mission of the MRE program office is to increase access to synchrotron characterization techniques to researchers studying materials for nuclear energy applications. The MRE Program Office uses BNL’s unique experimental infrastructures and supports a large user community dedicated to materials science for advanced nuclear reactors and extending the life of existing reactors.

Description of Institution

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory’s almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

Job description

The successful candidate will participate in collaborative research across synchrotron beamlines to characterize the MS/solid material interface. The position entails all aspects of experimental design for MS from sample handling, hardware design, data collection and data analysis and interpretation. The primary responsibilities of this position are to design environment chambers, develop experimental protocols for MS at the synchrotron and for electron microscopy, and to perform measurements on MS systems. Other responsibilities include collaborating with beamline staff and computational scientists to perform advanced, integrative data analysis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Design, develop, fabricate and commission hardware for electrochemical experiments and in situ electrochemical synchrotron and microscopy experiments.
Perform synchrotron experiments (x-ray diffraction, reflectivity and spectroscopy) on molten salt systems with and without actinides
Participate in translating the experimental results into new scientific knowledge through the use advanced data analysis techniques
Work on manuscript preparation
Develop and maintain safe practices and working conditions

Occasional travel
Occasional shift and weekend work for supporting x-ray data collection

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Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, material science or a related field
Experience with operation of scientific instrumentation for materials characterization
Experience with experimental or hardware design
Familiarity with some of these techniques is required: Synchrotron X-ray diffraction, reflectivity, spectroscopy or imaging.
Ability to work in a team environment and self-motivated
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge/publication record in electrochemistry
Experience in advanced data analysis software and techniques for some X-ray techniques (X-ray diffraction, reflectivity, spectroscopy or imaging)
Experience in hardware design for electrochemical experiments
Experience in handling radioactive material

BNL policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past 5 years

How to Apply

To apply visit the website

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11. September 2018 - Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory
Various
Neutron Scattering Instrument Scientist Positions
11. September 2018 - Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory
Various
Neutron Scattering Instrument Scientist Positions
Employer
Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory
Location

The laboratory is located next to CSNS in Dongguan, China, about an hour north of Hong Kong.

Introduction

Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory has multiple openings for neutron scattering scientists.

Description of Institution

The laboratory was established in 2018 under the leadership of the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Chinese Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) and the city of Dongguan; with an initial, first phase funding of RMB ¥5 billion (approx. US $750M) provided by the city of Dongguan.

Job description

A key part of the laboratory’s core competencies is the platform for neutron scattering sciences, which will consist initially of a suite of time-of-flight neutron scattering instruments at the CSNS?
• A direct geometry thermal chopper spectrometer
• A direct geometry cold chopper spectrometer
• An indirect geometry, multi analyzer spectrometer
• A single crystal and cross-correlation diffuse scattering spectrometer

Candidates from entry to senior levels are encouraged to apply. Salary is generally in the range of RMB ¥400,000 to ¥800,000 depending on qualifications and experiences. Higher salaries are possible on a case-by-case base. Housing subsidies, and generous startup funding packages will also be provided.

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The laboratory is seeking qualified and motivated scientists to lead the instrument design and construction efforts. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biophysics, Material Sciences, Engineering or related fields, and a proven scientific record. Priority will be given to candidates with experiences in neutron and synchrotron scattering sciences and techniques. Exceptional candidates with experiences in related fields will also be considered. Candidates are expected to be able to effectively communicate with various instrument construction and support teams, as well as with the Chinese neutron scattering user community at large. The ability to communicate in Chinese is strongly preferred. Selected candidates are also expected to maintain his or her scientific research at a high level.
Candidates from entry to senior levels are encouraged to apply. Salary is generally in the range of RMB ¥400,000 to ¥800,000 depending on qualifications and experiences. Higher salaries are possible on a case-by-case base. Housing subsidies, and generous startup funding packages will also be provided.

Contact
Name

J.K. Zhao

E-Mail

jkzhao@iphy.ac.cn

Address

Distinguished Professor, Institute of Physics,
& Chair Professor, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences?
PO Box 603, Beijing 100190, China

How to Apply

The positions will be filled on a continual basis and will remain open until all are filled. Interested candidates should email their application letters along with their CV and 3 references or reference contacts to J.K. Zhao

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