Neutron Scattering Instrument Scientists

Thom Mason masont at
Tue Dec 15 15:17:35 CST 1998

Neutron Scattering Instrument Scientists

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for 
Instrument Scientists with the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) project.  
The SNS, a next-generation source for the U.S. Department of Energy's 
(DOE) Office of Science, is a collaborative project among 5 DOE National 
Laboratories led by ORNL.  The SNS will consist of a 1-mA H- front-end, 
a 1-GeV proton linac, and a 221-m circumference accumulator ring.  This 
accelerator will produce short pulse neutron beams from a 1-MW beam of 
protons bombarding a liquid Hg target, for use by a variety of 
state-of-the-art instruments.  The facility is scheduled for completion 
in 2005.

Responsibilities include the scientific oversight of design, installation, 
commissioning, and operation of neutron scattering instrumentation being 
built as part of the SNS Project.   Will develop links with the User 
Community and conduct materials research using neutron scattering.  Will 
interact with engineering design/drafting personnel, other scientists, 
shop personnel, and external suppliers and contractors. The initial 
assignment, for up to 5 years during the instrument design phase, may be 
at the Argonne National Laboratory followed by a transfer to the Oak Ridge 
National Laboratory for instrument installation and operation.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or equivalent training plus 
postdoctoral experience in a materials-related discipline, preferably 
involving neutron scattering or a related technique.  Experience with 
instrument development an asset.  Expertise in crystallography 
(single-crystal or powder diffraction), inelastic scattering (chopper 
spectrometers), and engineering materials (residual strain and texture) 
desired but excellent candidates from any discipline are encouraged to 
apply.  Strong written and oral communication skills and the desire to 
work in a team environment on technically challenging problems required.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume with a list of 3 or more 
references to:

T. E. Mason
Spallation Neutron Source
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 
PO Box 2009, Dept NS, 
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8218 

or e-mail to masont at  

Applications will be reviewed starting Feb. 15, 1999 and accepted until 
the positions are filled.

More information about ORNL and the SNS is available by visiting our web 
sites at: and
ORNL, a multipurpose research facility managed by Lockheed Martin Energy 
Research Corp for the U.S. Department of Energy, is an equal opportunity 
employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse work force.
Thom Mason
Spallation Neutron Source Project 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
104 Union Valley Rd., SNS Building 
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8218
E-mail: masont at  Phone: (423) 241-1499
Fax: (423) 576-5436  WWW: 

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