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 Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with experience and expertise in electrochemistry and neutron scattering, with a strong emphasis on the design and characterization of energy storage materials. This position is shared between the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division (NDAV) and Chemical and Engineering Materials Division (CEMD). This position benefits from strong interactions with the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD) at ORNL and will comprise a diverse set of activities to expand capabilities for the in situ neutron characterization of interfacial phenomena in energy storage materials.
As a member of this joint team, major responsibilities/duties will include improved design of in situ electrochemical cells, characterization of interfacial structures at electrolyte/electrode interfaces, as well as expanding the analytical capabilities of neutron reflectometry data. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in neutron scattering, development of data reduction and analysis techniques, design and synthesis of energy storage materials, thin film growth, materials chemistry, and device fabrication and characterization. The successful candidate will also be responsible for interfacing with MSTD for the fabrication of thin film samples used in neutron scattering studies.
Experience neutron reflectometry and neutron diffraction, knowledge of characterization techniques e.g.AFM, UV-vis and XRD is highly desirable.
Applicants must have received their degree within five years of the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Certain exceptions may be considered. Appointments will initially be for 24 months with a possibility of an extension of up to 12 months depending on funding and performance.
Publication List and Letters of Reference:
Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position. A minimum of two 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.
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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