02. March 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Modeling Scattering Data in Neutron Vibrational Spectroscopy / NB50545014
ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Modeling Scattering Data in Neutron Vibrational Spectroscopy / NB50545014
02. March 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Modeling Scattering Data in Neutron Vibrational Spectroscopy / NB50545014
ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Modeling Scattering Data in Neutron Vibrational Spectroscopy / NB50545014
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Location

Oak Ridge, USA

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: https://neutrons.ornl.gov

Job description

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.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work with scientists and users at the SNS/HFIR:

  • Collaborate with internal and external scientists in the writing and submission of beam time proposals primarily aimed at (but not limited to) quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering.
  • Assist users and beam line staff with the modeling (DFT, molecular dynamics) and analysis of neutron vibrational data.
  • Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research
  • Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences
  • 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 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.

Qualifications Desired:
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.

Contact
How to Apply

Go to https://www.ornl.gov/careers.

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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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
14. May 2016
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