Oak Ridge, USA
The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division (CEMD) of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated early career Instrument Scientist for the NRSF2 diffractometer at the HFIR. For more information about the Neutron Residual Stress Mapping Facility, please visit: https://neutrons.ornl.gov/nrsf2
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, these facilities carry 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 Instrument Scientist will report to the Engineering Materials Group Leader in CEMD, and will participate in research activities using NRSF2, primarily for, but not limited to, diffraction-based residual stress mapping.
Other duties and responsibilities include:
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Candidates with a Ph.D. and at least two years of post-doctoral experience in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or related fields will be considered. Experience in neutron and/or x-ray powder diffraction-based residual stress instrumentation is required. The candidate should be self-motivated, have strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment on scientifically challenging problems. A strong record of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals is required. Must have the ability to develop an independent science program using the above techniques. (a research plan should be supplied to demonstrate this).
Work Schedule requirements: This position supports programs and facilities at HFIR that are operational 24 hours a day and seven days a week. This position will require flexibility in work schedule, and support will be needed during off duty hours and weekends, in many cases, to assist with user experiments.
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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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