Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
The Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Instrument Scientist for the powder diffraction suite at the SNS. In this role you will report to the Diffraction Group Leader in NSD, and participate in research activities using the suite of powder diffractometers across a diverse range of fields. Examples include, but are not limited to: chemistry, in particular the structure and behavior of electrical energy storage materials; physics; materials science; and mineralogy and earth/planetary science using powder diffraction experimental and analysis techniques. This role is also key to safe operation and user support for the beamlines, which includes user assistance as local contact, helping with experimental setup, data acquisition and data analysis.
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. 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
Work Directions and Interfaces
This position will report to the Diffraction Group Leader. Candidate will work closely with research staff in NSD and staff in the support groups. The individual will be expected to collaborate with science programs across other directorates within ORNL and with external user groups
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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