Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
The Biology and Soft Matter Division (BSMD) of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding candidate for Instrument Scientist who can build a program in Rheo-SANS characterization on the General Purpose Small Angle Neutron Scattering Diffractometer (GP-SANS) at HFIR. This will be a temporary, two year staff assignment with possibility for extension based on funding and performance.
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 Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter Group Leader in BSMD, and will:
Work Directions and Interfaces
This position will report to the Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter Group Leader in BSMD and works closely with research staff in BSMD and CEMD. The candidate is expected to take advantage of opportunities to build collaborations with other Directorates within ORNL.
Candidates with Ph.D. and post-doctoral or equivalent experience in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related fields will be considered. Must have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience past a PhD, and experience with X-ray or neutron scattering techniques. An in-depth knowledge of rheological methods is also required. Must be willing to accept a temporary 2 year assignment.
Strong written and oral communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work in a team environment on scientifically challenging problems are required.
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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