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 Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with strong experience and expertise in either scattering sciences, or super-resolution imagery algorithm developments. This project is a collaboration between the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division (NDAV) and the Computer Science and Mathematics Division (CSMD) at ORNL, and it benefits from interactions with the instrument teams in the Neutron Science Directorate (NScD). The project goal is to improve capabilities for the inelastic Time-of-Flight neutron instrument suite at SNS through computing.
Developing Super-resolution Inelastic Neutron Scattering (SR-INS) by applying super-resolution imagery techniques to 4-D single crystal datasets and 2-D powder datasets measured at the direct geometry neutron chopper spectrometers at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). We are seeking self-starters, willing to develop expertise in neutron data analysis, computational imagery, statistical analysis, and optimization techniques. The position is integrated in an interdisciplinary research team between NDAV, CSMD, and QCMD with expertise in inelastic neutron scattering, Monte-Carlo neutron ray-tracing simulations, statistical modeling, optimization, high-performance computing, and development of data reduction and analysis techniques. Duties also include algorithm developments, scientific data analysis, INS neutron experiments, publishing results, and developing software.
Responsibilities will include:
Applicants must have received their degree within five years of the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Certain exceptions may be considered. Appointments will initially be for 24 months with a possibility of an extension of up to 12 months depending on funding and performance.
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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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