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[SA_Scat] Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neutron ScatteringStudies of Large-Scale Structures in QCM at ORNL / NB50525847

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  • Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:55:50 +0000
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Job Posting TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate - Neutron Scattering Studies of Large-Scale Structures in QCM / NB50525847
Posted Date11/05/2015
End Posting Date12/15/2015
PurposeThe 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'smost intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scatteringresearch, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medicalsciences. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about NeutronSciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.Purpose:The Quantum Condensed Matter Division (QCMD) in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL operates 13 instruments forelastic and inelastic neutron scattering studies of materials. Instruments are located at both HFIR and SNS. QCMD conductsresearch on materials with emergent properties that are manifestly quantum in origin. Some examples of current interestinclude superconductivity, multiferroicity, ferrotoroidic phenomena, low dimensional and frustrated magnetism, orbitalfluctuations and quantum criticality.QCMD has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on a project to study novel phenomenaemerging at interfaces between dissimilar complex materials as functions of electric and magnetic fields, light, pressure andtemperature. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative team to develop sample environment optimized for use inreflectometry and small angle neutron scattering. The candidate shall perform experiments, including neutron scattering, toelucidate origins of emergent interface magnetism and related magnetic properties in model systems fabricated usingstate-of-the-art thin film deposition capabilities available at ORNL.
Major Duties/Responsibilities- Perform neutron scattering experiments and subsequent data analysis to explore interfacial phenomena arising in quantumcondensed matter.- Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings.- Develop and implement a plan to enable application of (time dependent, including microwaves) electric and (static)magnetic fields to samples compatible with neutron scattering.- Work as part of a team composed primarily of scientists and engineers in the development of sample environment forreflectometry and SANS.- Identify and fabricate model systems to explore emergent interface phenomena.- Prepare proposals to use facilities at nanoscience, neutron and x-ray facilities as appropriate.- Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements.- Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.- Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods oftime, working with low temperature sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normallyassociated with operation of neutron and x-ray scattering instruments for scientific research.
Qualifications RequiredA Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, or other related science fields is required. Applicantsmust have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before startingtheir appointment. Candidates should be self-motivated, have good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills anda demonstrated ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels. The ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinaryteam is a critical asset.Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment physical exam and drug screen which must be administeredand cleared before employment can begin.Qualifications Desired:A proven record in experimental hard condensed matter physics is a distinct advantage. Previous skill in fabrication of thinfilm single crystals and characterization of their properties is very desirable.This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/orhired.

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