Job Opening @ LANSCE
joycer at lanl.gov
Sun Oct 22 12:49:17 CDT 2000
Job Number: 016209
Title: STAFF MEMBER - Other
Number of Openings: 1
Recruiting Scope: Open to all
Date Posted: 10/19/2000
Job Type: Limited Term Appt 2 Years Full-time
Summary: The Manuel Lujan Jr. Neutron Scattering Center (Lujan
Center) is seeking
a highly motivated individual to work full time on the project
"Development of High
Performance Cold Neutron Spectroscopy at LANSCE." This project
is funded by
institutional research through an LDRD grant. The goal of the
project is to develop and
test two novel instrumentation approaches, repetition rate
multiplication and ballistic
neutron guides, designed to make cold neutron spectroscopy for
the first time
competitive with the powerful suite of this kind of instruments
operating at reactor
sources (e.g. IN5 at ILL). These new techniques will allow the
implementation of cold
neutron spectroscopy at Lujan Center with improved
signal-to-noise compared to the
best existing instruments today. The successful candidate will
assist in planning, design
and installation, including testing of the performance of a
prototype repetition rate
multiplying chopper systems combined with a prototype ballistic
neutron guides. This
includes analyzing the effects of technical imperfections,
tolerances and stability of
operation, and comparison of measured neutron optical
performance with simulation
calculations. The successful candidate will establish the
technical knowledge of using
repetition-rate-multiplied, multi-wavelength operation in
realistic experimental situations
and evaluate the efficiency of this type of data collection
compared with conventional
single wavelength procedures. The assignment includes
responsibility for day-to-day
technical decisions, day-to-day project management, and for
ensuring that all
applicable LANSCE and Laboratory procedures are followed. The
candidate will conduct a program of neutron scattering research
with an emphasis on
the application of neutron spectroscopy to the study of dynamic
in complex matter using the Lujan Center and other neutron
scattering facilities. More
information of the Lujan Center can be obtained at
* Several years research experience and strong record of excellence and
achievement in experimental neutron scattering, in particular in the field
of application of inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopy.
* Proven effective interpersonal skills, oral and written communication
* Demonstrated ability to organize and lead interdisciplinary teams
that include scientists, mechanical/electrical engineers, and technicians.
* Demonstrated ability to work with teams consisting of internal and
external participants to develop consensus on technical decisions.
* Demonstrated commitment to safety and health, including minimization
of the environmental impact of activities.
* Experience and skills must be supported by a strong record of
refereed publications, honors, awards, and invitations to speak at
conferences and by letters of recommendations.
* Experience with project management techniques and tools.
* Experience with the operation of large experimental facilities.
* Experience with conducting research and building instrumentation at a
spallation neutron source.
* Familiarity in dealing with procurement procedures and policies.
Education: Ph.D. in condensed matter physics, materials science,
chemistry or related field.
Notes to Applicants: For specific questions about the status
of this job, call (505)
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