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20. September 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Quantum Materials / NB50689614
Postdoctoral Research Associate, ORNL
20. September 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Quantum Materials / NB50689614
Postdoctoral Research Associate, ORNL
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

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

Introduction

The Neutron Scattering Division has an immediate opening for one postdoctoral associate to support a project to study collective phenomena in quantum materials and to probe quantum entanglement using neutron scattering and ultra-high-resolution neutron spectroscopy techniques. This position represents an excellent opportunity to study quantum matter in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Description of Institution

The Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL operates 30 instruments to study a diverse range of materials using elastic and inelastic neutron scattering, small angle neutron scattering, neutron reflectometry and neutron imaging techniques. Instruments are located at both HFIR and SNS. Scientific research areas include quantum materials, soft matter and polymers, catalysis and interfacial chemistry, materials and engineering, biological materials and systems and applications of computing, modeling and data analytics to analysis of neutron scattering data. This is an excellent opportunity to join an interdisciplinary team that performs experiments, high performance computing, and theory.

Job description
  • Studying quantum materials in frustrated magnetic materials by neutron scattering and ultra-high resolution neutron spectroscopy techniques.
  • Publishing scientific papers and presenting results from this research at national and international meetings as appropriate.
  • Ensuring compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
  • You will be expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct by holding yourself and others to the highest scientific, professional, and ethical standards in a manner that fosters mutual respect and enhances the reputation of the individual researcher, his/her colleagues, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in its mission to address the Department of Energy’s and the nation’s scientific and technical challenges.
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Basic Qualifications:

  • A PhD in physics, applied physics, material science, or a related discipline completed within the last five years.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate research results in peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in neutron and/or x-rays scattering methods to study condensed matter.
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with colleagues at all levels and in multi-disciplinary teams

Other Requirements:
Please provide a CV and a list of publications when applying for this position. A minimum of 2 letters of reference are
required and can be uploaded to your profile.

The date of your application must be within 5 years of the most recent degree, and all degree requirements must be complete before starting the appointment. Certain exceptions may be considered. This position is a temporary, full-time assignment for 24 months.

*Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug screen which must be administered and cleared
before employment can begin.

Contact
E-Mail

ORNLR@ornl.gov

Website

https://www.ornl.gov/careers

How to Apply

Apply via the website: https://www.ornl.gov/careers

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Deadline
16. October 2018
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19. September 2018 - The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Instrument Technician (M/F)
Instrument Technician (M/F)
19. September 2018 - The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Instrument Technician (M/F)
Instrument Technician (M/F)
Employer
The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Location

Grenoble, France

Introduction

The Projects and Techniques Division, which is responsible for the development of the ILL’s instruments and for technical support, currently has a vacancy in its Neutron Optics Service for an Instrument Technician (M/F)

Description of Institution

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, and founded by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, is Europe’s leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. Every year the Institute hosts over 2000 visits by scientists, who come to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics.

Job description

Duties:
You will join the Monochromators Group, a five-person team responsible for the production of crystals for the Institute’s neutron monochromators.
You will be in charge of an instrument dedicated to the characterisation of single crystals.

You will be responsible for:

  • characterising and testing crystals
  • maintaining and keeping the instrument in good working order
  • mounting and aligning crystals on the mechanical assemblies of the monochromators
  • monitoring the measurements taken during the neutron cycles.

You will also carry out the maintenance of the Institute’s existing monochromators and will participate in projects for the development of new optical devices for neutron beams.

You will report directly to the engineer/scientist in charge of the service.

Benefits:
Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our employment conditions).

Notes:
This post is a permanent position.
Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required.

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Qualifications and experience:

  • NVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification (e.g. BTEC HND) in a technical field (such as mechanical engineering and computer-integrated manufacturing, optical engineering, instrumentation, etc.)
  • You have good manual skills and are capable of designing and producing mechanical assemblies with varying degrees of complexity
  • You have a basic knowledge of conventional machining
  • You are able to use your ingenuity and creativity to satisfy the unique and changing needs of our scientists
  • A sound knowledge of SolidWorks would also be an asset.

Language skills:
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
Website
How to Apply

Please submit your application on line, no later than 30/09/2018, via our website: www.ill.eu/careers (vacancy reference: 18/40).

Deadline
30. September 2018
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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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17. September 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron and X-ray Scattering
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron and X-ray Scattering
17. September 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron and X-ray Scattering
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron and X-ray Scattering
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

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

Introduction

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on neutron and x-ray scattering measurements of the structure and dynamics of nuclear fuel related materials to elucidate the mechanisms underpinning thermal transport. This position resides in the Scattering and Thermophysics Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Description of Institution

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.

Job description

The position is available immediately as part of the Center for Thermal Energy under Irradiation (TETI), a new (August 1, 2018) Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy (https://science.energy.gov/bes/efrc/). The mission of this Center, which is headquartered at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is to advance the science of phonon and electron mediated thermal transport in advanced nuclear fuels. The successful applicant will be expected to work effectively with scientists at ORNL, INL, and other partner institutions (Purdue, Columbia, Ohio State, U. of Central Florida, Air Force Research Lab). The successful applicant will also be expected to work effectively with scientists at neutron and x-ray scattering national user facilities such as the Spallation Neutron Source (ORNL) (http://www.ornl.gov/user-facilities/sns), the High Flux Isotope Reactor (ORNL) (http://neutrons.ornl.gov/facilities/HFIR/), and the Advanced Photon Source (Argonne National Laborotory) (http://www.aps.anl.gov). The general scientific focus will be on using neutron and x-ray scattering measurements of the structure and dynamics of nuclear fuel related materials to elucidate the mechanisms underpinning thermal transport. This work will be done in collaboration with theory and transport measurements carried out at partner institutions.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conduct neutron and x-ray scattering experiments (e.g., lattice dynamics, crystal structure, disorder and thermal diffuse scattering, data analysis, and some modeling).
• Work with others to maintain a high level of scientific productivity.
• Present and report research results and publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner
• Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
• Maintain strong dedication to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
• A PhD in materials science, physics, engineering, or a related discipline completed within the last five years
The ability to communicate in English to an international scientific audience is required.
• The incumbent must be motivated, safety conscious, and possess good interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.
• Possession of a record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences.

PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Training and/or experience in neutron or x-ray scattering and some understanding of materials theory may help.
? Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative and frequently interacting teams of researchers.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Applicants cannot have received their Ph.D. more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding.

Contact
E-Mail

ORNLR@ornl.gov

Website

https://www.ornl.gov/careers

How to Apply

Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position. Three letters of reference are required and can be uploaded to your profile or emailed directly to PSD@ornl.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line. More information can be found on the weblink

Deadline
14. October 2018
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17. September 2018 - ikerbasque
Research Professor and Research Fellow
Research positions in Neutronics
17. September 2018 - ikerbasque
Research Professor and Research Fellow
Research positions in Neutronics
Employer
ikerbasque
Location

IKERBASQUE. Basque Foundation for Science
Maria Diaz de Haro 3, 6 solairua
48013 Bilbao
Bizkaia – SPAIN

Description of Institution

Ikerbasque the Basque Foundation for Science, in association with universities and research centers of the Basque Country, invites applications for research positions at the levels of Research Professor and Research Fellow in the field of neutron science.

Job description

The Basque Country intends to further increase its scientific community in the field of neutron science, in particular in the following neutron research fields:

Neutron science applied to the study of polymer and macromolecular systems.
Neutron science applied to the study of materials for energy.
Neutron science applied to the study of functional materials.
Neutron science applied to the study of biologic systems and bio-inspired materials.
We are looking for candidates with research experience in any of the above research fields. Applications from women are especially welcomed.

Ikerbasque is offering research positions, fully funded by Ikerbasque, in the following two categories:

Research Professor: permanent research positions. Applicants must have their PhD completed before 1/1/2007 and a solid research background.
Research Fellow: 5 year research positions with option to apply for a permanent position at the end of the fellowship. The applicants must have their PhD completed between 1/1/2007 and 31/12/2015.
Selected candidates will develop their research in association with one of the scientific institutions of the Basque Country. An acceptance letter of the host institution is mandatory. Eligible institutions are available at the following link: http://www.science.eus/research-organizations

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An acceptance letter of the host institution is mandatory. Eligible institutions are available at the following link: http://www.science.eus/research-organizations

Contact
E-Mail

neutron-science@ikerbasque.net

Website

http://www.ikerbasque.net/en/calls/research-positions-neutronics

How to Apply

Candidates should apply by email to neutron-science@ikerbasque.net before October 19, 2018 providing the following information in pdf: A. Cover Letter (max 2 pages). B. Curriculum Vitae. C. Acceptance letter of the Basque host institution where the candidate wants to develop her/his research. D. Statement of Past Experience (max 2 pages). E. Detailed description of Research Interests (max 2 pages). F. Contact information of three referees.

Deadline
19. October 2018
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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

Contact
Website

https://jobs.bnl.gov/job/upton/postdoctoral-materials-characterization/3437/9095258

How to Apply

To apply visit: https://jobs.bnl.gov/job/upton/postdoctoral-materials-characterization/3437/9095258

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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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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

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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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06. September 2018 - Institut Laue-Langevin
Linux Group Leader
Linx Group Leader at ILL
06. September 2018 - Institut Laue-Langevin
Linux Group Leader
Linx Group Leader at ILL
Employer
Institut Laue-Langevin
Location

Grenoble, France

Introduction

The IT Service at ILL is currently looking for a team leader with sound systems (Linux) and storage expertise.

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 they host over 2000 visits by scientists, who go to carry out world-class research.

Job description

Duties:
The Network and Data Services group (a team of 4) is responsible for the ILL’s Linux systems, IT infrastructure and network services, as well as for the archiving of experimental data for scientific activities. As Head of this Group, you will have the following duties:

Ensuring the support, maintenance and upgrade of: – IT infrastructures for archiving, accessing and analysing experimental data – central Unix systems and associated services (100 servers), storage (PB) and network infrastructures (200 switches, 150 access points). – Leading the Group in a spirit of continuous improvement: regular meetings, change management, delegation, etc. – Reporting on the activities of the Group to the Head of the IT Service; communicating with the rest of the Service, as well as with users. – Cooperating with the other Groups and actively participating in the management and evolution of the Service. – Fostering collaborations with ILL’s local and European partners

Notes:
This post is a permanent position.
Compulsory medical examination.

Benefits:
Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult the employment conditions).

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Qualifications and experience:

- Master’s degree in Networking & Systems Administration or equivalent, together with 10 years’ experience of UNIX systems (mainly Linux) and LAN management. – Team leadership and/or project management experience. – Ability to develop a participative management environment and innovative solutions. – Proven ability to be thorough, proactive and open to new collaborations.

Language skills:
The international research centre is particularly keen to ensure that applicants are attracted 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
E-Mail

recruitment@ill.eu

Website

www.ill.eu/careers

How to Apply
How to apply: Please submit your application on line via www.ill.eu/careers
Deadline
23. September 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.

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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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05. September 2018 - Materials Physics Center
Postdoctoral Researcher
Postdoc at the Materials Physics Center in San Sebastian (Spain)
05. September 2018 - Materials Physics Center
Postdoctoral Researcher
Postdoc at the Materials Physics Center in San Sebastian (Spain)
Employer
Materials Physics Center
Location

San Sebastian, Spain

Introduction

CROWDING EFFECTS ON THE BEHAVIOR OF MACROMOLECULAR NANO-OBJECTS

Description of Institution

Centro de Física de Materiales – CFM is a joint centre by the University of the Basque Country – UPV/EHU and the Spanish Research Council – CSIC. The centre brings together several outstanding teams who develop frontier research using state-of-the-art facilities.

CFM’s headquarters is located at Ibaeta Campus in San Sebastian, within walking distance from several institutions also committed to explore physics and material science, both at fundamental and applied levels. Altogether, we represent a thrilling international community devoted to innovation and discovery at the very edge of science.

Job description

The general framework of this project is to contribute to the understanding of crowding effects on the structure and dynamics of macromolecules of diverse types. We are currently running a project focused on single-chain nano-particles (SCNP) – soft nano-objects obtained by intramolecular cross-linking of individual macromolecules. In dilute conditions, SCNP have been found to adopt sparse morphologies, reminiscent of those presented by intrinsically disordered proteins (IDP) under the same dilute conditions. This similarity motivates the use of synthetic SCNP as mimicking nano-objects for IDP to investigate structural as well as dynamical aspects as functions of different variables. The proposed project aims to characterize the influence of increasing the concentration of the macromolecular environment of SCNP and IDP. In this way, we try to extract universal features due to steric effects of the behavior of biomacromolecules in the crowded conditions typical for cellular environments. The study will be based on the application of scattering techniques, in particular neutron scattering on deuterium-labeled samples, as well as small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), static and dynamic light scattering (SLS and DLS) available in our labs. Experience of the candidate in light scattering will be particularly appreciated.

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We are looking for highly-motivated experimentalists with a PhD in condensed or soft matter physics or in material science. Previous experience with scattering techniques, in particular light scattering, will be highly valuated.

Contact
Name

Arantxa Arbe

E-Mail

a.arbe@ehu.eus

Website

http://cfm.ehu.es/about-cfm/job-offers/

How to Apply

INformation on how to apply can be found at: http://cfm.ehu.es/view/files/Call-PD_2018.pdf

Deadline
23. September 2018
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05. August 2018 - University of Macau (UM)
Post-doctoral Fellowship - new advanced poly- and single-crystalline materials
Post-doctoral Fellowship - new advanced poly- and single-crystalline materials
05. August 2018 - University of Macau (UM)
Post-doctoral Fellowship - new advanced poly- and single-crystalline materials
Post-doctoral Fellowship - new advanced poly- and single-crystalline materials
Employer
University of Macau (UM)
Location

Macau

Introduction

The UM Macao Post-doctoral Fellowship (MPF), established by University of Macau (UM) under the UM Macao Talent Program, aims to attract high-calibre PhD graduates for faculties to sustain and strengthen their research capabilities and build up areas of expertise.

Job description

Exploiting and synthesizing new advanced poly- and single-crystalline materials with potential applicable macroscopic properties and exploring their intriguing properties with comprehensive in-house characterizations and modern neutron and X-ray scattering techniques at worldwide large neutron and synchrotron facilities.

We provide most advanced research and modern in-house facilities (such as PPMS DynaCool, Laser floating-zone furnace, Arc-melting furnace, High- pressure/vacuum furnace, SAXS, XRD, SEM, TEM, XPS, etc.), worldwide connections and first-class neutron and synchrotron sources, an international studying environment that will provide plenty of opportunities and cast a passport to a successful academic or industrial career.

Honorarium and duration

  1. Monthly remuneration of MOP40,000 (about USD5000).
  2. Annual conference and research related trips allowance of MOP20,000.
  3. Contract period of 2 years.

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  1. PhD graduates from reputable universities in the past 1-2 years (e.g. top 200 universities of recognized world university rankings or Project 985/211 universities in Mainland China), and
  2. Outstanding research achievements with proven publication records, patents, etc. in previous research experience.
How to Apply

If you are interested in the UM Macao Post-doctoral Fellowship, please provide the necessary materials (e.g. copy of PhD certification, identity card/passport, detailed curriculum vitae and letter of reference/recommendation etc.) and contact us via e-mail to
.

Application deadline

  • 1st batch: on or before May 31, every year.
  • 2nd batch: on or before September 30, every year.

Deadline
30. September 2018
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18. July 2018 - European Spallation Source ERIC
Software Developer and Materials Scientist for data analysis and modelling
Software Developer and Materials Scientist for data analysis and modelling
18. July 2018 - European Spallation Source ERIC
Software Developer and Materials Scientist for data analysis and modelling
Software Developer and Materials Scientist for data analysis and modelling
Employer
European Spallation Source ERIC
Location

Copenhagen, Denmark

Introduction

The Data Analysis & Modelling Group at the European Spallation Source ERIC invites applications for Scientific Software Developer in the Scientific Directorate at the Data Management and Software Centre in Copenhagen.

Description of Institution

The European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS) is currently under construction in Lund, Sweden, and will become the most powerful neutron source in the world once in full operation. ESS will run a user programme that will serve thousands of materials scientists per year, who will make use of the unique properties of neutrons to investigate structural and dynamic properties of materials ranging from atomic to macroscopic scale.

The Data Analysis and Modelling (DAM) group of ESS is located in Copenhagen, Denmark at the ESS Data Management and Software Centre in the Science Directorate. The DAM group is in charge of providing support and software for data analysis and modelling for all the beamlines at ESS. It currently has eight members with a mixed background in areas such as scientific computing and software development, (computational) chemistry and physics, molecular biology and hard condensed matter. The group engages in international open source software and research projects, particularly with other European neutron sources, but also with photon sources and universities, all with the aim of increasing the scientific impact of the ESS user programme. The group is planned to grow to about 20 members in the next few years and in the future will support users of ESS with analysis and modelling associated with their experiments, as well as developing software and further developing the field.

The group’s preferred programming languages (and that of the field) are Python and C++ with graphical user interfaces developed in the Qt framework. The group has over the last few years successfully adapted a collaborative agile development methodology with some freedom for the individual to specialize in specific domains and perform research on their own in areas of interest for ESS. In this context, all group members are expected to contribute to the further development of the group and its capacities along with development of their own individual skills.

Job description

What ESS can offer

At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills, you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world.

Duration & Location

The positions are permanent with three months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. The positions are to be filled as soon as possible.

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We are currently looking into expanding our group with a new member, who is a skilled software developer and have a solid background in materials science (biochemistry, chemistry, physics, engineering, or similar at minimum PhD level) and who can contribute to the success of the group. Ideally, the person has experience with distributed software projects using Python, C++, and Qt, best practice software development, and experimental work at photon or neutron sources including data analysis. However, many different backgrounds can be envisioned for this position.

Experience of working in an international environment is essential. Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage

Our work environment is characterized 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.

How to Apply

Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by clicking “apply” on the bottom of the original job posting page 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.

ESS will start to review applications on August 1, 2018, but it will be possible to apply until the positions are filled.

For further information regarding the open position, please contact recruiter, .

For further information regarding the open positions, please contact Section Leader for the Data Analysis & Modelling Group, .

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16. July 2018 - University of Tennessee
Postdoctoral position for neutron imaging sensor development
Postdoctoral position for neutron imaging sensor development
16. July 2018 - University of Tennessee
Postdoctoral position for neutron imaging sensor development
Postdoctoral position for neutron imaging sensor development
Employer
University of Tennessee
Location

Knoxville-Oak Ridge area

Introduction

There is an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee (https://ne.utk.edu) to support a new, three-year grant from the Department of Energy. The research project will focus on the design, construction, and implementation of the next generation neutron imaging sensor for radiography, tomography, and energy resonance imaging. The specialization for this position is on front-end circuit design and implementation with an emphasis on large channel systems (i.e., FPGA programming), ideally in the area of radiation detection system development. Further, the successful candidate will benefit from a background in the following areas: understanding of semiconductor-based electronic systems; analog and digital pulse processing; statistical analysis of radiation-induced electrical signals and data acquired with radiation detection pulse processing systems; and/or concepts and challenges related to high spatiotemporal resolution imaging. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in order to perform research in a collaborative environment. Other desirable skills include familiarity with radiation detector materials development, semiconductor processing, and advanced computational methods (e.g., electrodynamic, radiation transport, and/or machine learning).

Job description

Activities of this position will include individual research, managing the short-term objectives and tasks of externally funded research, and mentoring a team of undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Travel to various DOE neutron user facilities is required to test the developed neutron imaging sensors. The successful candidate is expected to conduct original research and disseminate results via peer-reviewed journal publications and conference presentations. The candidate may also help with proposal writing and teaching classes, so this experience will be good preparation for a tenure track position.

Knoxville, a vibrant and growing city, is nestled at the base of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Knoxville was recently rated the “best place in the U.S. for new college graduates to live and work” by the ERI Economic Research Institute, a compensation research firm specializing in salary survey and cost-of-living studies. This comes on the heels of Knoxville’s “ninth hottest area of the country to do business” ranking and a five-star rating for quality of life.

The Knoxville-Oak Ridge area is a national powerhouse in nuclear science and engineering research and industry. The partnership between UT and the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the nation’s largest science and energy national laboratory, is especially significant. Faculty members and student and staff researchers often work on joint programs with ORNL, sometimes in part time residence at ORNL. The local area is also the home to 100+ nuclear-related companies.

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Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in nuclear engineering, physics, materials science and engineering, electrical and computer engineering, or a related field.

How to Apply

Candidates may apply by submitting a statement of interest, CV, and three professional references to Dr. Eric Lukosi at . More information on Dr. Lukosi’s research activities is available at http://web.utk.edu/~elukosi/.

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16. July 2018 - University of Illinois
Postdoc and GRA Positions in Physics and Chemistry of Liquids at UIUC
Postdoc and GRA Positions in Physics and Chemistry of Liquids at UIUC
16. July 2018 - University of Illinois
Postdoc and GRA Positions in Physics and Chemistry of Liquids at UIUC
Postdoc and GRA Positions in Physics and Chemistry of Liquids at UIUC
Employer
University of Illinois
Location

Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

Introduction

Motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researchers and graduate research assistants (GRA) are invited to join Prof. Yang Zhang’s research group in the area of Physics and Chemistry of Liquids under Extreme/Interfacial/Non-equilibrium Conditions at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Description of Institution

The research of our group focuses on the physics and chemistry of liquids, especially under extreme/interfacial/non-equilibrium conditions. We synergistically combine and push the boundaries of accelerated atomistic simulation methods that are based on statistical and quantum mechanical theories and neutron and X-ray scattering experiments. By studying a variety of liquids and liquid-like systems, the goal is to unravel the emergent principles that govern a much wider range of long timescale phenomena and rare events.

Job description

Immediately, we have one postdoc and several GRA positions to work on the following projects. Outstanding postdoc candidates can be considered for the Beckman fellowships.

  1. [postdoc] Study of the emergent properties (solvation, transport, kinetically-trapped structures) of liquids at interfaces, especially in redox flow battery environment, using neutron and X-ray scattering experiments and first-principle and accelerated atomistic simulations.
  2. [GRA] Study of the collective excitations in liquids (metallic, water, ionic) and liquid-like matter, at and away from equilibrium, using neutron scattering experiments, kinetic theory, and atomistic simulations.
  3. [GRA] Development of accelerated atomistic simulation and rare event sampling methods (with applications to long timescale phenomena such as supercooled liquids and glass transition, nucleation and crystal growth, molecular self-assembly, materials aging and degradation, etc.).
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The experiments are usually performed at the neutron and synchrotron user facilities at national laboratories around the world. Solid background in theories and programming are essential. Physics, Chemistry, and EECS majors are preferred, but other majors are also welcome.

How to Apply

For more information, please contact (with a CV, and contact information of two references (for postdoc position)):

Yang Zhang, Associate Professor

Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Email:
Web: http://zhang.engineering.illinois.edu

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