01. May 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
General Purpose SANS Instrument Scientist
General Purpose SANS Instrument Scientist
01. May 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
General Purpose SANS Instrument Scientist
General Purpose SANS Instrument Scientist
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

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.

Description of Institution

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.

Job description

Major Duties/Responsibilities

The Instrument Scientist will report to the Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter Group Leader in BSMD, and will:

  • Participate in user support, instrument development, and research activities on the GP-SANS.
  • Assist users as a local contact for experimental setup, data acquisition, and data analysis.
  • Champion developments in combinations of neutron scattering instrumentation with various soft condensed matter characterization tools to help maintain and further develop the performance of the GP-SANS and its neutron science programs.
  • Develop a high-quality personal research program to study the influence of external stimuli on soft condensed matter that is well aligned with the Division mission.
  • Publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation of ORNL values and ethics and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements.

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.

Requested Profile

Qualifications Required

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 or more years of relevant experience and a strong background in Soft Condensed Matter Science.
  • A track record of successful user support at a neutron or x-ray scattering facility is desired.
  • Ph.D.-level or post-doctoral employment experience at a neutron scattering or synchrotron facility is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with graduate students, post docs and other research scientists from academia and industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with support/technical groups to advance sample environment, data reduction, and data analysis of reflectivity data.

Contact
How to Apply

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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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

Deadline
02. May 2017
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