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[SA_Scat] Liquids Reflectometer Instrument Scientist Position atthe SNS

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  • Subject: [SA_Scat] Liquids Reflectometer Instrument Scientist Position atthe SNS
  • From: <stephen.king@stfc.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:33:22 +0000
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Liquids Reflectometer Instrument Scientist / NB50536242
Posted Date01/13/2016
End Posting Date02/15/2016
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 neutronscattering research. Each year, these facilities carry 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 isotopeproduction and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.
Major Duties/ResponsibilitiesThe Biology and Soft Matter Division (BSMD) of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivatedInstrument Scientist who can bring an established scientific program to the Liquids Reflectometer at the SNS.* Participate in user support, instrument development, and research activities on the Liquids Reflectometer.These will involve user assistance as a local contact helping with experimental setup, data acquisition, and data analysis. *Champion developments in instrumentation and sample environment to help maintain and further develop the performance of the Liquids Reflectometer and its neutron science programs.* Develop a high-quality personal research program that is well aligned with the Division mission.* Publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation ofvalues and ethics and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements.Other expectations: This position supports programs and facilities that are active 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. Thisposition will require flexibility in schedule, and support may be needed during off hours and weekends in some cases.
Qualifications RequiredCandidates with Ph.D. and post-doctoral or equivalent experience in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related fieldswill be considered. Must have a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience after the PhD. Proven expertise in neutronreflectometry is required. A track record of successful user support at a neutron scattering facility is required. Strong writtenand oral communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work in a team environment on scientifically challengingproblems are required.
Qualifications Desired:8 or more years of relevant instrument scientist experience and a strong background in Soft Condensed Matter Science isdesired.
Ph.D.-level or post-doctoral employment experience at more than one neutron scattering or synchrotron facility is desired.Demonstrated ability to work with graduate students, post docs and other research scientists from academia and industry.Demonstrated ability to work with other support groups to advance sample environment, data reduction, and data analysis ofreflectivity data.
Experience with in-situ liquid surface experiments using a Langmuir trough.Experience at both steady-state and spallation neutron facilities.Personal research emphasis on biomembranes and interfaces to compliment the current Liquids Reflectometer team.
Work Directions and InterfacesThis position will report to the Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter Group Leader in BSMD. Works closely with researchstaff in BSMD and CEMD. Collaborates with science programs elsewhere at ORNL.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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