[Neutron] ORNL Instrument Scientific Associate
martinrg at ornl.gov
Tue Apr 3 11:27:42 CDT 2007
The Neutron Scattering Science Division (NSSD) at Oak Ridge National
Laboratory invites applications for an SNS Instrument Scientific
Associate. The mission of the division is to carry out and enable
excellent and vibrant science programs using these neutron scattering
instruments by supporting a world-class user science program, developing
and participating in signature science programs across ORNL, and
conducting cutting-edge in-house research. The NSSD is responsible for
operating and developing the neutron scattering instruments located at
both the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High Flux Isotope
Reactor (HFIR). Research at the facilities will encompass the physical,
chemical, materials, biological, and medical sciences.
Responsibilities & Qualifications
The successful candidate will serve as a technical specialist in
assisting users and NSSD personnel with operation of the neutron
scattering instrumentation, the performance of experiments, and analysis
of the results.
Major duties and responsibilities:
* Works with and provides technical assistance to users and NSSD
Instrument Scientists in the performance of experiments and analyses.
* Serves as the technical specialist for the operation and maintenance
of sophisticated equipment used for neutron scattering.
* Conceives, designs, and develops improvements or changes in neutron
scattering instrument components or in other related equipment.
* Ensures facilities are under safe and environmentally sound
conditions, and ensures that users perform their experiments in a safe
and environmentally sound manner.
* Develops and presents general facility records, reports, and analyses.
* Proposes, develops, and presents procedures for operating and
maintaining sophisticated equipment.
* Plans and leads in the testing and evaluation of new or developmental
* May supervise or direct technicians, craft workers, and less
experienced scientific associates.
* Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality
program requirements including ISMS.
* Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation
of values and ethics.
The successful candidate must have an MS degree plus 2 years of
experience or equivalent or BS degree and 5 years experience or
equivalent in science or engineering. Good communications and
interpersonal skills required. Ability to work in a team environment
required. Demonstrated computer literacy including proficiency in word
processing and communications skills required. Direct experience working
on neutron scattering instruments and related systems such as vacuum,
magnets, water, power distribution, and instrumentation/controls is
highly desirable. Must be capable of working with scientists and
engineers from verbal or written instructions. Must have demonstrated
the ability to bridge the gap between other technical disciplines during
installation, commissioning, and operations. Periods of moderate travel
and overtime will be required.
No Clearance is required for this position.
Relocation assistance is available for this position.
Candidates who identify themselves as 3161-eligible will be required to
supply appropriate documentation upon request.
If you have trouble applying for a position, please email
Helpdesk at icims.com.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO BOX 2008 MS6478
SNS Human Resources Office
Building 8600, MS 6478, Room C-458
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6478
(865) 241-6660 (fax)
martinrg at sns.gov
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