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 Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) in ORNL is home to some of the world’s most advanced supercomputing infrastructures (For more: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov).
The Accelerator Physics, Beam Instrumentation and Ion Source Group in the Research Accelerator Division (RAD) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate. Applications are sought from creative and motivated individuals who will participate in the development and research program in beam instrumentation for the SNS accelerator systems. This research is expected to be done in a team environment on technically and scientifically challenging problems. A significant amount of effort will be devoted to improving the performance and availability of the existing beam instrumentation systems.
Note: The special combination of skills and experience that will be developed in this role may be needed at SNS for future full time staff opportunities.
Participate in development, design, installation and commissioning of new Beam Loss Monitors system.
Develop novel signal measurement and processing methods for new and existing beam instrumentation systems.
Work Directions and Interfaces:
Interfaces with Physicists, Engineers and Technicians to define and design system upgrades and new systems.
Reports to BIET team leader
Measures of Effectiveness:
A Ph.D. in experimental physics or electrical engineering, 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
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in accelerators for charged beams, charged particles detectors, beam instrumentation, design of printed circuit boards, design of low power analog electronics and programming in LabView. Strong written and oral communications skills are preferred.
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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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