Oak Ridge, USA
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
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, Structure of Matter, or Thin Films and Nanostructures groups.
The successful candidate(s) will join the research teams at any of the four 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.
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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 drug screen which must be administered and cleared before employment can begin.
Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
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