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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.

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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.

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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.

Requested Profile

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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07. September 2018 - Paul Scherrer Institute
Postdoctoral Fellows
PSI-FELLOW-II-3i / Postdoctoral Fellows
07. September 2018 - Paul Scherrer Institute
Postdoctoral Fellows
PSI-FELLOW-II-3i / Postdoctoral Fellows
Employer
Paul Scherrer Institute
Location

Switzerland

Introduction

Within the framework of our new PSI-FELLOW-II-3i Program, we are looking for PSI-FELLOW-II-3i / Postdoctoral Fellows

Description of Institution

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2100 people.

Job description

In the framework of the international fellowship program with the acronym: “PSI-FELLOW-II-3i”, the PSI is inviting experienced researchers (Postdocs) from all over the world to submit their applications for research positions that are part of our new postdoctoral program. Our “3i or triple i” postdoctoral program offers unique opportunities for scientific and career development with international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral prospects. Our postdoctoral program is a Horizon2020 Marie Sk?odowska-Curie COFUND Action (grant agreement 701647).
https://www.psi.ch/psi-fellow/psi-fellow

Requested Profile

The following requirements must be met:
PhD degree in one of the PSI related scientific fields
Publication record: at least one original accepted first author publication in press or published in a peer-reviewed journal

Eligibility criterion in terms of Mobility: Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date (i.e., start of the employment contract). Compulsory national service and/or short stay, such as holidays, are not taken into account. The program is open for candidates from Member States, associated or third countries. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully: https://www.psi.ch/psi-fellow/eligibility-criteria

Contact
E-Mail

psifellow@psi.ch

Website

https://www.psi.ch/pa/stellenangebote/1843

Address

Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI
Switzerland

How to Apply

Please connect to the job-offer website & the PSI-FELLOW-II-3i website and obtain important information about the eligibility criteria and the application process.

Deadline
30. November 2018
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05. September 2018 - Argonne National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Researcher in Neutron & X-Ray Scattering Group
Postdoctoral Researcher in Neutron & X-Ray Scattering Group
05. September 2018 - Argonne National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Researcher in Neutron & X-Ray Scattering Group
Postdoctoral Researcher in Neutron & X-Ray Scattering Group
Employer
Argonne National Laboratory
Location

Lemont, Illinois, USA

Introduction

There is an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the Neutron & X-ray Scattering group of the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, to work on the study of magnetic films and heterostructures.

Description of Institution

The Neutron and X-ray Scattering program uses a variety of scattering techniques to investigate the structure and dynamics of complex disorder in crystalline materials that drives many unusual phenomena of interest for future energy applications.

Job description

The emphasis of the work will be on studying interactions at interfaces of complex oxide heterostructures. The primary research tool for studying these systems will be neutron scattering, particularly polarized neutron reflectometry. This will be complemented by x-ray techniques, such as X-ray magnetic dichroism, and in-house laboratory probes.

Requested Profile

The ideal candidate will have a background in experimental magnetic films basic research, such as a background in magnetism and film characterization by magnetometry, the use of laboratory magnetic fields, cryogenics, computer data analysis and modeling, structural characterizations and structure properties relationships. Independently pursuing research ideas, a track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and making conference presentations are all requirements.

Contact
Name

Dr. Suzanne G.E. te Velthuis

E-Mail

tevelthuis@anl.gov

Website

https://www.anl.gov/msd/neutron-and-xray-scattering

Address

Neutron & X-ray scattering group
Materials Science Division, bldg-223, room B205
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave, Argonne IL, 60439

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email their CV directly to tevelthuis@anl.gov. Please include the contact information for 3 references in the CV.

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