ANSTO Neutron Scientist Openings

Worlton, Thomas tgworlton at
Thu Aug 10 10:02:02 CDT 2000

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Sydney, Australia 
9 August, 2000
Neutron Scattering Instrument Scientists 

You're invited to be part of one of Australia's foremost scientific research
and development organisations, focused on delivering the benefits of nuclear
science to the Australian community. Based in southern Sydney, and close to
the Pacific Ocean, at Lucas Heights, our neutron scattering scientists are
responsible for the design, development, procurement, commissioning and
research use of a range of neutron beam instruments.

In 2001, construction of ANSTO's Replacement Research Reactor will commence.
This will be a modern purpose-built facility designed to place Australia at
the forefront of research in condensed-matter physics, chemistry, materials
science, polymers, engineering, biophysics and geophysics. The new facility
will come on line in 2005. In order to exploit this opportunity fully, ANSTO
is seeking to fill a number of instrument-development positions, with a
focus on the following areas/techniques: 

Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (for application to soft-matter systems,
polymer science, complex fluids, etc.) 
Inelastic Neutron Scattering (triple-axis spectroscopy) 
Polarised Neutron Methods (diffraction and/or spectroscopy and/or
Powder Diffraction (for application to materials science, high-throughput
experiments,time-resolved experiments, etc.) 
Single-Crystal Diffraction (chemical and/or biological systems) 
Engineering (measurement of residual stresses and/or textures, in-situ
loading experiments on engineering materials and components) 
Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in a relevant area, at least several
years postdoctoral experience at, or using, major neutron-scattering or
x-ray synchrotron facilities, excellent interpersonal and communication
skills and demonstrated ability to work both independently and in teams.
Experience with instrument development will be an asset.

Each successful candidate will be expected to lead the
instrument-development effort for one of the new state-of-the-art
instruments, including conceptual design, implementation and commissioning,
for completion in 2005. They will also be expected to interact strongly with
in-house ANSTO research programs, with industry and the academic community,
and to build up their own scientific program of research. 

Selection criteria for the positions as well as information on present and
future neutron scattering activities at ANSTO can found on the Web at

Your application must address the selection criteria for the position,
provide the names of three professional referees and should be forwarded to
us by e-mail to neutrons at or by mailing to Recruitment Officer,
Neutron Scattering, Physics Division, ANSTO, PMB 1, Menai, NSW, 2234,
Australia by October 1, 2000.

Fixed term appointments will be offered for these positions. The selection
criteria cover Senior and Principal Research Scientist levels. However we
would encourage all persons with relevant qualifications and expertise
designing and commissioning neutron scattering instruments to apply.

If you want both career challenge and the best of the Australian lifestyle
in the Olympic city of Sydney and feel you are right for ANSTO, then please
send your details, we look forward to hearing from you. 

Robert A. Robinson 
Physics Division, Building 58 
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation 
PMB 1 
Menai                  tel:  +61-(2)-9717-9204 
NSW 2234           FAX: +61-(2)-9717-3606 
AUSTRALIA         e-mail:  rro at 

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