13. October 2014 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Condensed Matter
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Condensed Matter
13. October 2014 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Condensed Matter
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Condensed Matter
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

The Quantum Condensed Matter Division (QCMD) in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL operates 13 instruments for elastic and inelastic neutron scattering studies of materials. Instruments are located at both HFIR and SNS. QCMD conducts research on materials with emergent properties that are manifestly quantum in origin. Some examples of current interest include superconductivity, multiferroicity, low dimensional and frustrated magnetism, orbital fluctuations and quantum criticality.

QCMD has immediate openings for one or more postdoctoral fellow positions to work on scientific projects using neutron scattering in the Time-of-Flight Spectroscopy, Triple-Axis Spectroscopy or Structure of Matter groups.

Description of Institution

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov..

Job description

Major Duties/Responsibilities

The successful candidate(s) will join the research teams at any of the three QCMD research groups mentioned above. These positions represent an excellent opportunity to carry out research in condensed matter using neutron scattering in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Other Responsibilities Include

  • Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements.
  • Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.
  • Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research.

Requested Profile

Qualifications Required

A Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or related science is required. The candidate should be self-motivated, have good interpersonal, communication, and presentational skills, and a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with research staff at all levels and to work within a multi-disciplinary team. A strong background in experimental hard condensed matter physics and a proven track record in neutron scattering research would be a distinct advantage.

The date of 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 physical exam and drug screen which must be administered and cleared before employment can begin.

Technical questions regarding the position and reference letters should be sent to the following e-mail address:

Qualifications Desired

Small angle scattering, diffraction, etc.

Other Requirements

Please provide 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 or emailed directly to . Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.

Contact
How to Apply

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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Notice: If the position requires a Security Clearance, reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 will be conducted by the employer and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment and subsequent reinvestigations may be required.

If the position is covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations at 10 CFR 709, a counterintelligence evaluation may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

Deadline
31. December 2014
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