Job Opening

Joyce Roberts joycer at
Fri Oct 2 14:54:17 CDT 1998

Job Number: 
              STAFF MEMBER
  Series Level: 
  Date Posted: 
              Oct 03 98
              Q (Position will be cleared to this level).
              Applicants selected will be subject to a
              Federal background investigation and must
              meet eligibility requirements for access to
              classified matter.

    Number of Openings:
              This job is open to all applicants
    Job Type:
              (Regular Full-Time)

               The Manuel Lujan Jr. Neutron Scattering Center (Lujan
Center) is a high-power pulsed spallation neutron
               source with a mission to conduct materials science research
in support of the Science-based Stockpile
               Stewardship program of the Department of Energy/Defense
Programs (DP) and to support a national user
               program funded by the Department of Energy/Office of Basic
Energy Sciences (BES), to conduct basic and
               applied research in materials science, engineering,
chemistry, and condensed-matter physics. We are seeking
               a highly motivated scientist to be the principal LANSCE
scientist for the study of properties of actinide
               materials in support of the Science-based Stockpile
Stewardship. A major emphasis will be on the application
               of neutron scattering to explore the phonon spectra and
lattice dynamics of plutonium and other actinides.
               This activity will be approximately 50% of the job content.
The successful candidate will develop and
               conduct a successful user program in inelastic neutron
scattering for BES and DP on the chopper
               spectrometer PHAROS in conjunction with the current
instrument scientist; execute world-class research
               program using neutron-scattering techniques at the Lujan
Center and elsewhere in the area of lattice
               dynamics and magnetic properties of materials; and make a
contribution to the improvement of the existing
               and new neutron-scattering instruments. The successful
candidate will be an energetic, creative individual
               who can contribute to existing programs and establish new
and independent research programs. The
               successful candidate will serve as a scientific liaison
between the Lujan Center and the Theoretical Division
               for this project. Further information on the Lujan Center
can be obtained on the world-wide web at
 Required Skills:
               Several years research experience and demonstrated record of
accomplishment in inelastic neutron
               scattering. Demonstrated scientific leadership as evidenced
by the quality and breadth of research conducted
               under the applicant's direction, including initiation and
development of original ideas, designing and setting up
               experiments, acquiring and analyzing data, and publishing
results. Experience building experimental
               equipment for neutron scattering use and experience with
neutron scattering instrumentation. Must be
               self-motivated. Ability to organize and lead
interdisciplinary teams that include scientists,
               mechanical/electrical engineers and technicians. Proven
effective interpersonal skills and oral and written
               communication skills. Above experience and skills must be
supported by a strong record of refereed
               publications, honors, awards, and invitations to speak at
conferences and universities and by letters of
  Desired Skills:
               Experience using one or more large interdisciplinary user
facilities (e.g. neutron source, x-ray synchrotron
               facility). Experience performing scattering experiments at
pulsed spallation neutron sources. Familiarity in
               dealing with and supporting environment, safety, and health
               Ph.D. in condensed-matter physics, materials science,
chemistry, or related field. Submit resume or
               application materials to Staffing Group, MS-P286. For
questions about this posting, call (505) 667-5689.

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