[Neutron] ORNL: Postdoc in Inelastic & Quasielastic Neutron Scattering Studies of Complex Fluid-Based Systems

Levesque, Cerissa J. levesquecj at ornl.gov
Thu Apr 10 14:18:19 CEST 2014

Job Posting Title
Postdoc Research Associate in Inelastic & Quasielastic Neutron Scattering Studies of Complex Fluid-Based

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End Posting Date

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor
(HFIR), the United States' highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world's
most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 27 instruments for neutron scattering
research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical
sciences for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron
irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.

We seek an outstanding candidate for a post-doctoral research associate position to carry out inelastic and quasielastic
neutron scattering studies of complex fluid systems associated with the activities of the ORNL-based Fluid Interface
Reactions, Structures and Transport (FIRST) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC).

Major Duties/Responsibilities
The successful candidate will work with scientists at the SNS/HFIR and ORNL-based members of the FIRST EFRC, as well
as non-ORNL members of the FIRST EFRC to:
- Collaborate with internal and external scientists in the writing and submission of beam time proposals primarily aimed at
(but not limited to) quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering studies of complex fluids in various nano-confinement
environments within the framework of the FIRST EFRC activities.
- Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research.
- Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences.
- Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of
time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with
operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research.

Qualifications Required
A Ph.D. in materials science, chemistry, physics, or other related science fields is required. Applicants must have received
their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.

Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment physical exam and drug screen which must be administered
and cleared before employment can begin.

Qualifications Desired:
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in neutron scattering techniques, in particular, quasielastic and
inelastic neutron scattering. Experience with quasielastic and/or inelastic studies of complex fluids is preferred. Strong written
and oral communications skills are expected. Prior research experience at neutron scattering facilities would be a plus.

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or

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