[Neutron] SANS instrument scientist position at NIST
butler at nist.gov
Sun Feb 26 10:11:10 CST 2006
SANS INSTRUMENT SCIENTIST
NIST CENTER FOR NEUTRON RESEARCH
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
The Macromolecular and Microstructure Sciences team at the NIST Center for Neutron
Research (NCNR) is seeking candidates for a small angle scattering Instrument Scientist
position. The team is responsible for operating two 30-m long pinhole geometry world
class Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) instruments and one best in class ultra-SANS
(USANS) instrument (http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/programs/sans/sans_inst.html). USANS
extends the SANS accessible Q range by two orders of magnitude so that combined, these
instruments span four orders of magnitude in Q-space corresponding to structural features
in materials ranging from 1nm to over 20,000 nm.
The NCNR has broad interests in the nano- to microscale structures in materials; in
advancing measurement capabilities and analysis methods; in promoting the use of these
facilities by the general scientific community; and in maintaining these facilities at
peak performance. This position will allow the successful candidate an exciting
opportunity to help develop their own scientific program taking advantage of this world
class neutron instrumentation within the context of a major national laboratory.
Collaborations with visiting scientists, NCNR staff, and other scientists at NIST are
nurtured and highly encouraged providing a rich and rewarding scientific atmosphere.
The position requires a Ph.D. in Materials Science or related field and excellent
experimental, communication, and interpersonal skills. Experience in microstructure or
macromolecular structure characterization using x-ray or neutron diffraction techniques
is highly desirable. Responsibilities include aiding visiting researchers in conducting
experiments, instrument maintenance and development, driving the scientific program of
the instrument, and developing an independent research program. Appointment will
initially be for two years with the possibility of extension for outstanding performance.
Salary is in the range from $52,000 to $60,000 depending on qualifications and
experience. Expressions of interest along with a resume should be sent to:
Dr. Paul Butler
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8562
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8562
Tel: (301) 975-2028
Fax: (301) 921-9847
Email: butler at nist.gov
Additional information about the NCNR and the MMS team are available on the Web at:
http://www.ncnr.nist.gov and http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/programs/sans/index.html.
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