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[SA_scat] Postdoctoral Research Associate for Developing theSpin-Echo Grazing Incidence Scattering (SERGIS)

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  • From: <stephen.king@stfc.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:16:22 -0000
 


Postdoctoral Research Associate for Developing the Spin-Echo Grazing
Incidence Scattering (SERGIS)
Neutron Sciences Directorate
Neutron Facility Development Division 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
Oak Ridge, Tennessee


ORNL10-17-NFDD


Project Description: The Neutron Scattering Science Division at Oak
Ridge National Laboratory seeks to fill a postdoctoral research
associate position in neutron scattering studies of soft-condensed
matter systems such as dense colloids, artificial membranes and
nano-structured films. This position will work closely with the
scientists at the SNS on developing the SERGIS (Spin-Echo Resolved
Grazing-Incidence Scattering) technique. SERGIS uses the well-known
neutron spin echo effect for encoding the momentum transfer in
reflectometry by the application of tilted magnetic-field interfaces.
The research team will be conducting active research related to
soft-condensed matter materials using the state-of-the-art neutron
scattering instruments available in national labs.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  

*	Conduct neutron scattering experiments on soft-condensed
materials such as biological colloidal systems and membranes.

  

*	Develop the theoretical data analysis protocol needed for the
interpretation of the experimental results.

  

*	Travel to other neutron facilities to do neutron scattering
experiments.

  

*	Publish research results in scientific journals.

  

*	Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and
perpetuation of values and ethics.

  

*	Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality
program requirements.

Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent degree in physics, materials
science, chemistry or related field is required. The successful
candidate is expected to have a background and experience in soft matter
studies and proficiency with applications of scattering methods to
structural/dynamical characterization. The candidate should be a
self-starter, able to work independently and participate creatively in
refining program directions. Presentations at national meetings and
publication of scientific results in peer-reviewed journals are
expected. The candidate must have good oral and written communication
skills in English, and be able to interact effectively with a broad
range of colleagues.

Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five
years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree
requirements before starting their appointment.

Technical Questions: For more information about this position please
contact Roger Pynn (pynn@mrl.ucsb.edu) and Lee Robertson
(robertsonjl@ornl.gov). Please reference the position title and number
when corresponding about this position.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants must apply online at
https://www2.orau.gov/ORNL_POST/. All applicants will need to register
before they can begin the online application. For complete instructions,
on how to apply, please see the instructions at
http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/ornl/ornl-pdpm/application.htm. When
applying for this position, please reference the position title and
number.

The postdoctoral position will be offered through the Oak Ridge
Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Oak Ridge National
Laboratory Postdoctoral Research Associates program
http://www.orau.gov.orise.edu.ornl.ornl-pd/ornlpdoc.htm. These positions
are open to all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, age,
religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status
as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.


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