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: https://neutrons.ornl.gov
CEMD has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate with experience in neutron scattering data -with a strong emphasis on neutron vibrational spectroscopy. The successful candidate will work closely with ORNL CEMD scientists to model and analyze spectroscopy data leading to publication of the results. In addition, he/she will also be involved in assisting with data collection and the development of sample environment on the beam line. The experiments will include studies of dynamics, mainly in hydrogenous materials in the quasielastic and vibrational regimes. Emphasis will be on the recently commissioned VISION spectrometer. Previous experience on inelastic neutron scattering and/or advanced computer modeling using DFT, molecular dynamics etc. is desirable.
The successful candidate will work with scientists and users at the SNS/HFIR:
A Ph.D. in materials science, chemistry, physics, or other related science fields is required. Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
Familiarity with the practice of one or more experimental spectroscopic techniques (NMR, Raman, IR, xray, neutron, EELS,…) would be highly desirable. Prior research experience at neutron scattering facilities would be a plus. Expertise in computational modeling (DFT, molecular dynamics) of materials.
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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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