[Neutron] Postdoctoral Fellow-Neutron Scattering in Clathrate Gas Hydrates, Sydney, Australia

ROBINSON, Robert rro at ansto.gov.au
Mon Jan 29 17:33:16 CST 2007

Postdoctoral Fellow-Neutron Scattering in Clathrate Gas Hydrates

See http://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2007%2F63


 	 Job Profile	
 	 Reference Number:	 2007/63	
 	 Position Title:	 Postdoctoral Fellow-Neutron Scattering in
Clathrate Gas Hydrates	
 	 Division:	 Molecular and Health Technologies	
 	 Location:	 Lucas Heights, NSW 	
 	 Classification:	 CSOF4 to CSOF4	
 	 Salary Range:	 $63K - $69K plus superannuation	
 	 Tenure:	 3 years	
 	 Applicants:	 International Applicants Welcome	
 	 Relocation Assistance:	 May be offered to the successful applicant.

 	 Applications Close:	 26 Feb 2007	
 	 Job Category:
 	 Post Doctoral/Fellowship
Scientific Research
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Applications are invited from recent Ph.D graduates to apply neutron
scattering techniques to the study of molecular scale nucleation and growth
processes in clathrate gas hydrates. The goal of the research is to develop
fundamental understanding of these systems, which will enable enhanced
prediction and control in gas recovery environments.


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 	 Position Description	  	
This collaborative project will be carried out between CSIRO's Wealth from
Oceans' Flagship, (with scientists based at the Division of Molecular &
Health Technologies in Clayton, Victoria) and ANSTO's Bragg Institute at
Lucas Heights, NSW. The successful candidate will be based primarily in the
Bragg Institute at Lucas Heights, making major use of the new
neutron-scattering facility OPAL research reactor, with regular visits to
CSIRO as required.

ANSTO is 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, we are now commissioning
the new state-of-the-art 20 MW OPAL Reactor and have built up our team of
scientists at the Bragg Institute to be the leading group of neutron and
x-ray scatterers in Australia.  More information on neutron scattering
activities at ANSTO can be found at www.ansto.gov.au/ansto/bragg/
<http://www.ansto.gov.au/ansto/bragg/> .

The Wealth from Oceans Flagship is one of six National Research Flagships,
addressing long term goals of major national significance.  The Wealth from
Oceans Flagship theme on "Blue GDP, Ocean-based Industry Development and
Growth", has a major focus on development of new technologies to allow
Australia's deep sea gas resources to be exploited.  CSIRO Molecular and
Health Technologies is a centre for chemical and biological discovery which
works in partnership to address key challenges in health and in a range of
industries requiring smart materials.  More information on research
activities at CSIRO can be found at www.csiro.au/

The appointee must have a PhD (and not more than three years post doctoral
experience) in physics, chemistry, materials science, earth sciences or a
related area. Experience using x-ray or neutron scattering techniques is
also essential. Candidates should have a strong innovation focus, good
communication skills, a proven publication record and the ability to work
well within small cross-disciplinary teams.

This fellowship presents an exciting opportunity to be involved in a new
area of multidisciplinary, industrially focussed research. It also includes
an opportunity to participate in a tailored training and development program
within ANSTO/CSIRO. 

Key Duties / Responsibilities

*	Develop and maintain an understanding of the present
state-of-the-art through literature searching 

*	Construct and commission experimental systems for studying high
pressure gas hydrate formation using neutron scattering techniques 

*	Perform hydrate nucleation studies in under various conditions
(chemical, environmental) 

*	Prepare internal reports and publications suitable for submission to
peer reviewed journals 

*	Maintain laboratory organization/cleanliness/safety within the team


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 	 Selection Criteria	  	
Applicants must address the selection criteria. Applicants that do not
address the selection criteria will not be considered. To assist you prepare
your application please read the information available at   "Before
<http://www.csiro.au/files/files/p3oa.pdf> you Apply"

Note: Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be


*	A PhD (obtained within the last 3 years) in a relevant discipline 

*	A good knowledge and understanding of neutron scattering techniques 

*	Excellent communication skills 

*	Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, across
different laboratories 

*	Ability to formulate and articulate a detailed scientific research


*	General computer literacy for a Windows based PC environment. 

*	Knowledge of standard software packages to analyse x-ray and neutron
scattering data. 

*	Previous experience or knowledge of clathrate hydrates. 


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 	 More Information	  	
If after reading the selection documentation you have any questions
specifically relating to this position for more information please contact 

Dr. P.G. Hartley at CSIRO Molecular & Health Technologies
(patrick.hartley at csiro.au <mailto:patrick.hartley at csiro.au> ) or Dr. S. J.
Kennedy at ANSTO (shane.kennedy at ansto.gov.au
<mailto:shane.kennedy at ansto.gov.au> ).

CSIRO is committed to Equal Opportunity principles and practices.

CSIRO would prefer applications be lodged online via this careers site.

You are required to include two documents (1) "Covering Letter Addressing
the Selection Criteria" and (2) a "Resume or CV" including the names of at
least two professional referees.

Note: Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be

If you experience difficulties applying online call 1300 301 509 and someone
will be able to assist you. Outside business hours please email:
csiro-careers at csiro.au <mailto:csiro-careers at csiro.au> 

If you are unable to lodge your application online, please fax your
application (quoting reference number 2006/1562) to (02) 6246 4068 or
alternatively post to:

CSIRO Careers Online
PO Box 225

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Robert A. Robinson
Head, The Bragg Institute, B87
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
PMB 1, Menai NSW 2234

Tel:    +61 (2) 9717 9204
FAX:    +61 (2) 9717 3606
Mobile: 0417 017 503
E-mail: robert.robinson at ansto.gov.au


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