[Neutron] ORNL10-139-NSSD - Neutron Scattering Instrument Scientist

Smith, Deborah Ann smithda at ornl.gov
Wed Jun 30 19:24:30 CEST 2010

Neutron Scattering Instrument Scientist
Neutron Scattering Science Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee


Project Description:

The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications
for Neutron Scattering Instrument Scientists. With the world's highest flux reactor-based neutron
source (the High Flux Isotope Reactor) and the world's most intense pulsed accelerator-based
neutron source (the Spallation Neutron Source), ORNL has become the world's foremost center for
neutron science. Research at these facilities will encompass the physical, chemical, materials,
biological, and medical sciences and will provide opportunities for up to 2000 researchers each year
from industry, research facilities, and universities all over the world. To learn more about Neutron
Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.

The successful candidate will be a team member to provide operational support for specific
instruments at the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor, and to develop a
vigorous scientific program associated with the instrument.

Major duties and responsibilities:

* Will work with Instrument Scientists and Instrument Associates to provide user support.
This will include helping users to develop user proposals, conduct experiments, and analyze
* Will maintain the instrument and coordinate with support groups to make sure that the
instrument is ready for each user experiment.
* Will work with other staff and research groups at ORNL to conduct world leading research
using instruments at ORNL.
* Will work with the team to conceive, plan, and execute upgrades of the instrument. This will
include both hardware and software.


Ph.D. plus postdoctoral experience in material science, physics, mechanical engineering, or related
fields, involving neutron and/or x-ray diffraction, or equivalent combination of training and
experience, is required. Strong written and oral communication skills and the desire to work in a
team environment on technically and scientifically challenging problems are required. Experienced
with instrument, software and programming development, particularly at a neutron or x-ray facility is

Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of
application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.

Technical Questions:

Questions regarding the position can be directed to the individuals below. Please include the
requisition number and title when corresponding.
Triple Axis Group - Dr. Jaime A. Fernandez-Baca, fernandezbja at ornl.gov
Low Q Group - Dr. Gregory S. Smith, smithgs1 at ornl.gov
Powder Diffraction Group - Dr. Xun-Li Wang, wangxl at ornl.gov
TOF Inelastic Group - Dr. Mark E. Hagen, hagenme at ornl.gov
Single Crystal Diffraction Group - Dr. Bryan C. Chakoumakos, chakoumakobc at ornl.gov

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants must apply online at https://www2.orau.gov/ORNL_POST/. All applicants
will need to register before they can begin the online application. For complete instructions, on how
to apply, please see the instructions at http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/ornl/ornlpdpm/

This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate Research Participation Program and is
administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open
to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national
origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran

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