[Neutron] NCNR Position Announcement

Jeff Lynn Jeff.Lynn at nist.gov
Thu Jan 26 17:16:59 CST 2006

Position Announcement:

Instrument Operator--Powder Diffraction
NIST Center for Neutron Research
National Institute of Standards and Technology

The NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) is seeking a highly motivated 
individual with a solid work ethic to work in a team environment for a 
full-time position as Instrument Operator for the High-Resolution Neutron 
Powder Diffractometer BT-1. NCNR is a national user facility that develops 
and makes available to the general scientific community advanced 
instrumentation for materials research using neutrons. The BT-1 
High-Resolution Neutron Powder Diffractometer uses neutrons to probe the 
structure of solid-state materials by obtaining neutron powder diffraction 
data for crystallographic analysis by the Rietveld method or other 
characterization purposes. It is a versatile neutron powder diffractometer 
that can be tailored to the needs of the experiment. The instrument can be 
used with furnaces, closed cycle refrigerators, cryostats, and magnets so 
that data may be collected at temperatures from 0.02 to 2000 K, and with 
magnet fields.

  The position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or 
university in Materials Science, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, 
or Physics. Successful candidates must demonstrate excellent oral and 
written communication, interpersonal, and mechanical skills as well as 
proficiency with general computing environments; must effectively work as a 
team member and also independently to efficiently accomplish assigned 
tasks. Responsibilities include supporting staff and visiting researchers 
in the use of the High-Resolution Neutron Powder Diffractometer BT-1; 
assisting staff and visiting researchers in preparing experiments, loading 
and unloading samples, as well as set-up of sample environment equipment; 
supporting Instrument Scientists in maintaining, calibrating, and improving 
instrument capabilities; providing instruction and support in the use of 
computer software and sample environment equipment.

Expressions of interest along with a resume should be sent to:

Juscelino Leão
100 Bureau Dr, Stop 8562
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8562
Tel: (301) 975-8867
Fax: (301) 921-9847
Email: juscelino.leao at nist.gov

Additional information about the NIST Center for Neutron Research is 
available on the web at: http://www.ncnr.nist.gov.

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