[Neutron] CORRECTION: - ORNL: Beamline Postdoctoral Research Associate / NB50549058
McCormick, B. Logan
mccormickbl at ornl.gov
Mon Feb 29 19:50:11 CET 2016
Job Posting Title
Beamline Postdoctoral Research Associate / NB50549058
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 for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to:
The Cold Neutron Chopper Spectrometer (CNCS) located at the SNS is a high-resolution, direct-geometry, multi-chopper
inelastic spectrometer designed to operate at low incident energies (2 to 50 meV). A wide range of scientific problems,
ranging from complex and quantum fluids to magnetism, lattice dynamics in solids, and chemical spectroscopy, is being
addressed with experiments at CNCS. Two similar spectrometers are currently under consideration as instruments at the
proposed SNS Second Target Station (STS) at the SNS. The successful candidate will conduct scientific research, engage
in beamline operations at CNCS, and will be an active participant in developing the conceptual design of a new direct
geometry inelastic spectrometer for the STS. Full training will be given in all aspects of inelastic neutron scattering, including
beamline operation, data collection, data processing and simulation work.
Responsible to conduct inelastic neutron scattering research.
* Responsible to participate in operations of the CNCS beam line and provide beam line support to a limited number of
* The successful candidate will be part of the TOF Spectroscopy group in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division at ORNL
and will be expected to take part in all group activities, which include seminars and weekly meetings.
* The successful candidate will also be part of a growing team of instrument scientists and specialists developing conceptual
designs for STS instruments.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. from an accredited institution, completed within the last 5 years, in Physics, Chemistry, Biology,
Materials Science, or another relevant field. Expertise in inelastic neutron scattering and data analysis is essential.
Candidates should be self-motivated, have good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and a demonstrated
ability to interact effectively with colleagues at all levels. Must be able to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. The
position requires the ability to set priorities, multi-task and adapt to changing needs in a fast-paced environment.
Previous experience with simulation work - either theoretical models describing the object of scattering experiments, or
neutron scattering instrumentation in general - will be an asset
Work Directions and Interfaces
Receives work direction from the CNCS lead instrument scientist. Will interface with the CNCS instrument team, users of the
CNCS instrument, and with members of the STS instrument design team.
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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