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[SA_scat] Postdoctoral Research Scientists - Soft Materials - atORNL

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  • Subject: [SA_scat] Postdoctoral Research Scientists - Soft Materials - atORNL
  • From: <stephen.king@stfc.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 16:59:22 +0000
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The Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter group (SDSM), in the Biology and Soft Matter Division (BSMD) of the Neutron Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is seeking candidates for postdoctoral research scientists in the area of soft materials. The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory 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 24 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out 1000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for 2000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. The SDSM group is responsible for the scientific and user programs on several of the neutron scattering instruments at ORNL's 
 Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR). To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team of soft matter scientists at ORNL and actively participate in the on-going research activities of the group. The candidates will be encouraged to develop their own independent and collaborative research. The post represents an excellent opportunity for an individual to develop his/her career and interact with leading scientists from around the world.

Applicants should have a strong interest in understanding the fundamental interaction mechanisms in soft materials. The successful candidates will develop vigorous research programs using modeling, experiment, and theory to understand soft materials. His/her research interests should range from studying microscopic to mesoscopic length scales and the corresponding temporal ranges. It is expected that close collaborative relationships with other members of BSMD and the staff of the SNS and HFIR will be established.

Candidates are required to have a recent Ph.D.'s in Physics, Applied Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related science.  Candidates must have obtained most recent degree within the last five years from the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.

The candidate is expected to publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics, and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health, and quality program requirements. Strong written and oral communication skills and the desire to work in a team environment on scientifically challenging problems are required.

QUESTIONS:
Dr. Gregory S. Smith smithgs1@ornl.gov<mailto:smithgs1@ornl.gov>  - Questions about the position

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants can submit their resumes to the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) website:

http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/postdocs.aspx

Posting Number: ORNL12-39-BSMD

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