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).
Maintain and develop the intellectual understanding of the SNS accelerator beam, needed to sustain stable beam operations and to increase beam power while minimizing beam loss. Utilize the SNS accelerator to further the understanding of high intensity beam physics, e.g. conceive and pursue beam-based experiments. Specific areas of research include (but are not limited to) beam dynamics in the normal and the superconducting parts of the SNS linac. Includes tasks such as develop and implement beam loss reduction algorithms and high level control applications for beam tuning, and develop of software models to simulate and understand beam effects. Additionally, partipipate in injection stripper foil R&D, including beam-based transmission experiments, high power testing of stripper foils, and guidance for design modifications. Interface with other accelerator physics team members, with the Beam Instrumentation Team, with the Foil Development team, and
with the Controls and Operations Groups.
Work Directions and Interfaces:
Reports to the SNS Accelerator Physics Team leader, works with physicists, engineers, and students.
Provides work direction to engineers, and students within guidelines established by the Accelerator Physics Team.
Measures of Effectiveness:
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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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