Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
The Instrument Methods, Projects, and Technologies Group in the Neutron Technologies Division of ORNL has an immediate opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on the development of novel neutron spin Larmor labeling techniques. In this role, you will be expected to carry out research and development of Superconducting Radio Frequency Neutron Spin Manipulation devices and their implementation for material research at the HFIR and SNS. You will use the devices to explore the dynamics of ionic liquids and skyrmions.
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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.
You will join a research team of scientists, engineers and programmers to develop and implement the neutron spin Larmor labeling techniques which involves significant instrumentation development. You will also have the opportunity to work with the Instrument Methods, Projects and Technologies Group, colleagues from other ORNL divisions, and university partners to:
Note: Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
Requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionizing radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research.
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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