20. September 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Quantum Materials / NB50689614
Postdoctoral Research Associate, ORNL
20. September 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Quantum Materials / NB50689614
Postdoctoral Research Associate, ORNL
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831


The Neutron Scattering Division has an immediate opening for one postdoctoral associate to support a project to study collective phenomena in quantum materials and to probe quantum entanglement using neutron scattering and ultra-high-resolution neutron spectroscopy techniques. This position represents an excellent opportunity to study quantum matter in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Description of Institution

The Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL operates 30 instruments to study a diverse range of materials using elastic and inelastic neutron scattering, small angle neutron scattering, neutron reflectometry and neutron imaging techniques. Instruments are located at both HFIR and SNS. Scientific research areas include quantum materials, soft matter and polymers, catalysis and interfacial chemistry, materials and engineering, biological materials and systems and applications of computing, modeling and data analytics to analysis of neutron scattering data. This is an excellent opportunity to join an interdisciplinary team that performs experiments, high performance computing, and theory.

Job description
  • Studying quantum materials in frustrated magnetic materials by neutron scattering and ultra-high resolution neutron spectroscopy techniques.
  • Publishing scientific papers and presenting results from this research at national and international meetings as appropriate.
  • Ensuring compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
  • You will be expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct by holding yourself and others to the highest scientific, professional, and ethical standards in a manner that fosters mutual respect and enhances the reputation of the individual researcher, his/her colleagues, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in its mission to address the Department of Energy’s and the nation’s scientific and technical challenges.
Requested Profile

Basic Qualifications:

  • A PhD in physics, applied physics, material science, or a related discipline completed within the last five years.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate research results in peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in neutron and/or x-rays scattering methods to study condensed matter.
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with colleagues at all levels and in multi-disciplinary teams

Other Requirements:
Please provide a CV and a list of publications when applying for this position. A minimum of 2 letters of reference are
required and can be uploaded to your profile.

The date of your application must be within 5 years of the most recent degree, and all degree requirements must be complete before starting the appointment. Certain exceptions may be considered. This position is a temporary, full-time assignment for 24 months.

*Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug screen which must be administered and cleared
before employment can begin.





How to Apply

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