[Neutron] ORNL: Senior Instrument Scientist

Levesque, Cerissa J. levesquecj at ornl.gov
Fri Jun 13 20:08:29 CEST 2014

Job Posting Title
Senior Instrument Scientist-NB50435000

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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.<http://neutrons.ornl.gov/>

Major Duties/Responsibilities

The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory invites applications for the position of Senior Scientist in the Chemical Spectroscopy Group. As a member of the VISION team, the primary responsibility will be developing materials research science program associated with ORNL instruments and the Chemical and Engineering Materials Division's science thrust areas The candidate is expected to develop an in house scientific program and conduct world leading research which will result in professional publications and present their findings in national and international technical meetings. Outreach to a broad user base and building a vibrant community of users to support the BES user program at ORNL's neutron scattering program will be expected. The candidate is expected to publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements.
- Will work with the groups Instrument teams to provide user support. This will include helping users to develop user proposals, conduct experiments, and analyze data.
- Will collaborate with other staff and research groups at ORNL to conduct world-leading research using the group's instruments and other instruments at ORNL.
- Will work with the groups Instrument teams to conceive, plan, and execute upgrades of the instrument. This will include both hardware and software.
- Will take part in development of new methods to advance inelastic neutron scattering, data reduction and analysis. Will ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS.
- Will maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of laboratory values and ethics.
- 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. and a minimum of 10 years of experience as a Research Scientist in material science, physics, chemistry, or related

fields 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. A strong record of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals is required.

*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.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with x-ray or neutron scattering instruments and/or techniques.
- Experience with instrument development, instrument support and software and programming development, particularly at a neutron or x-ray synchrotron facility, is highly desired.
- Computer modeling skills of Inelastic Neutron Scattering are a plus.
- Previous beamline support experience in a neutron or synchrotron x-ray facility.
- Candidates with a current research program in neutron spectroscopy will also be given preference.

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

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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting at ornl.gov.<mailto:ORNLRecruiting at ornl.gov>

Notice:  If the position requires a Security Clearance, reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10
CFR 707.4 will be conducted by the employer and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment and subsequent reinvestigations may be required.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected
veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

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