[Neutron] ORNL: Scientific Associate / NB50512224
Levesque, Cerissa J.
levesquecj at ornl.gov
Thu Aug 27 22:01:25 CEST 2015
Job Posting Title
Scientific Associate / NB50512224
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 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. 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 <http://neutrons.ornl.gov/> .
The role of the Scientific Associate is to establish and maintain robust and reliable operations of neutron scattering instruments at a facility that operates 24/7 during periods of neutron production. Must be cognizant of operational parameters and equipment and provide front line operational support to the scientific programs conducted on those instruments.
- Provide technical oversight and interaction with complex technical equipment and systems associated with neutron instruments to include neutron detectors, data acquisition and visualization systems, sample environment equipment, neutron chopper and vacuum equipment.
- Coordinate with beam line staff to develop and maintain beam line operations by optimizing operations procedures, practices, and user manuals, and support a safety-minded and operations-oriented culture among instrument team members.
- Coordination of the user experiment including: scheduling, training users in the operation of the instrument, and communicating all information and requirements necessary for a successful experiment.
- Maintain and manage current inventory of all samples (some of which will be irradiated and work may be performed in radiological areas) associated with experiments performed on assigned instruments in accordance with policy.
- Schedule equipment required for individual experiments.
- Maintain training on equipment so as to provide normal operations support during the course of an experiment.
- Request corrective maintenance as necessary and provide feedback on equipment performance.
- Coordinate the installation and integration of instrument upgrades needed to improve operations.
- Maintain effective communications with all SNS customers and users, including accelerator groups and instrument scientific staff to ensure responsive and high quality instrument operations.
- Ensures adherence to the rules and regulations that govern the operation of a DOE nuclear facility.
- Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements.
- Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in science or engineering, with preference given to postgraduate degrees in these fields. Must possess a minimum of two years of relevant experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience working in a team environment, with collaboration at all levels, disciplines, and diverse cultural backgrounds both inside and outside the organization, are required.
A postgraduate degree in science or engineering is preferred and may be considered in lieu of experience. Experience in providing instrument support at a user facility is 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 hired.
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veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.
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