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Smith, Deborah Ann smithda at ornl.gov
Mon May 3 18:29:45 CEST 2010

Postgraduate Instrument Associate
Neutron Scattering Science Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee


Project Description:
The Neutron Scattering Instrument Associate serves as the primary researcher for epoxy coatings and
bonding of the coatings in high radiation and high stress areas and assists NSSD personnel in the testing
and determination of the application process and application of these coatings.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
Works with guidance from the neutron chopper engineer performing analysis and experiments.
Proposes and develops detailed testing plans.
Hands-on work in both mechanical and chemistry labs to implement testing plans.
Analyzes testing results and writes formal papers documenting the results.
Plans and leads in the testing and evaluation of new or developmental equipment used for e epoxy
application to achieve a flat and smooth surface after application.
May give work direction to technicians, craft workers, and less experienced personnel.

M.S. degree in material science, chemistry, or related field, or B.S. degree plus 2 years of experience in a
science or engineering field. Good communications and interpersonal skills required. Ability to work in a
team environment required. Demonstrated computer literacy including proficiency in word processing
required. Direct experience working on neutron scattering related instruments 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. Periods of moderate travel
and off-normal work hours will be required.
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. Applications will
be accepted until the position is filled.

Technical Questions:
Questions regarding the position can be directed to Bill McHargue at mcharguewm at ornl.gov. Please
include the requisition number and title when corresponding.

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/ornl-pdpm/application.htm.
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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