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[SA_scat] FW: SANS Career Development Postdoc Position at HFIR/ORNL

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  • Subject: [SA_scat] FW: SANS Career Development Postdoc Position at HFIR/ORNL
  • From: <stephen.king@stfc.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:40:03 +0000
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General Purpose SANS (GP-SANS) at HFIR, Neutron Scattering Instrument Scientist - Career Development Program 

Position Description:
The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a Career Development  position as a Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) Instrument Scientist on the General Purpose SANS (GP-SANS). With the world's highest-flux, reactor-based neutron source (the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR)), and the world's most intense pulsed, accelerator-based neutron source (the Spallation Neutron Source), ORNL has become the world's foremost center for neutron science. 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/ .

The successful candidate will:
*Work as part of GP-SANS scientific team (present team includes two Instrument Scientists and one Scientific Associate) to provide user support for the GP-SANS user program. This will include being the local contact for users, reviewing proposals for feasibility, and reducing and analyzing data.
*Work with other staff and research groups at ORNL to conduct world-leading research using the GP-SANS and related instruments at ORNL.
*Maintain the instrument and coordinate with support groups to ready the instrument for each user experiment.
*Work with the GP-SANS team to conceive, plan, and execute upgrades of the instrument. This will include both hardware and software.
*Take part in development of new methods for making SANS measurements and interpretation of the data.
*Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health, and quality program requirements.
*Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of laboratory values and ethics.

Qualifications: 
The successful candidate will be a team member providing operational support for the GP-SANS at the HFIR. The successful candidate is also expected to develop a vigorous scientific program in soft condensed matter science.  An extensive record of research accomplishments using neutron and/or x-ray scattering is required. A Ph.D. and several years of experience as a research scientist in material science, physics, chemistry, or related fields (or equivalent combination of training and experience) are also required. Strong written and oral communication skills and the desire to work in a team environment on technically- and scientifically-challenging problems are required. Expertise in SANS and/or SAXS techniques is highly desired. Software and programming skills for SANS data analysis are a plus.

Contact Information:   Interested applicants should submit their resume at http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/postdocs.aspx (posting ORNL11-132-NSSD).
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