[Neutron] ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Super-Resolution Inelastic Neutron Scattering / NB50617825
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Super-Resolution Inelastic Neutron Scattering / NB50617825
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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. 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.
The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research
Associate with strong experience and expertise in either scattering sciences, or super-resolution imagery algorithm
developments. This project is a collaboration between the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division (NDAV) and the
Computer Science and Mathematics Division (CSMD) at ORNL, and it benefits from interactions with the instrument teams in
the Neutron Science Directorate (NScD). The project goal is to improve capabilities for the inelastic Time-of-Flight neutron
instrument suite at SNS through computing.
Developing Super-resolution Inelastic Neutron Scattering (SR-INS) by applying super-resolution imagery techniques to 4-D
single crystal datasets and 2-D powder datasets measured at the direct geometry neutron chopper spectrometers at the
Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). We are seeking self-starters, willing to develop expertise in neutron data analysis,
computational imagery, statistical analysis, and optimization techniques. The position is integrated in an interdisciplinary
research team between NDAV, CSMD, and QCMD with expertise in inelastic neutron scattering, Monte-Carlo neutron
ray-tracing simulations, statistical modeling, optimization, high-performance computing, and development of data reduction
and analysis techniques. Duties also include algorithm developments, scientific data analysis, INS neutron experiments,
publishing results, and developing software.
Responsibilities will include:
* Develop computing tools to apply super-resolution imagery algorithms to inelastic neutron scattering datasets measured at
direct geometry neutron chopper spectrometers
* Perform neutron scattering experiments and analyze data taking advantage of the SR-INS techniques
* Responsible for presenting and reporting research results and publishing scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a
* Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
* Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics
* A PhD completed within the last 5 years in physics, applied physics, applied math, material science, chemistry, or other
relevant fields from an accredited institution.
* An excellent record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals
* Desire to learn and adopt new tools and technologies
* Candidates should be self-motivated, have good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and a demonstrated
ability to interact effectively with colleagues at all levels. The ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team is a
* Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate in English to an international scientific
* Motivated and safety conscious
* Ability to set priorities, multi-task and adapt to ever changing needs with the proven ability to function well in a fast-paced
* Ability to work with a measure of autonomy and a willingness to participate creatively in a collaborative team environment
* Ability to work on multiple tasks in a limited amount of time and to independently set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks
to meet deadlines
Applicants must have received their degree within five years of the date of application and must complete all degree
requirements before starting their appointment. Certain exceptions may be considered. Appointments will initially be for 24
months with a possibility of an extension of up to 12 months depending on funding and performance.
* Expertise in analysis of scattering data and/or imagery data
* Experience with direct geometry neutron chopper spectrometers
* Experience with super-resolution imagery algorithm development
* Scientific computing skills such as statistical modeling, optimization, and/or DFT simulations
* Knowledge and experience in one or more programming languages such as: Python, C++, C, Fortran, MatLab, and
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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