[Neutron] Instrument Scientist for NIST Center for Neutron Research backscattering spectrometer

John Copley john.copley at nist.gov
Tue Feb 20 15:35:43 CST 2007


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*NIST** Center** for Neutron Research*

National Institute of Standards and Technology


The NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) is seeking candidates for a 
position as an Instrument Scientist for our backscattering 
spectrometer.  This instrument is one of a set of spectrometers at the 
NCNR that combined, give researchers access to dynamical phenomena 
spanning seven orders of magnitude in time. In particular, the NCNR 
backscattering instrument, which has a resolution of about 1 meV, 
enables scientists to perform studies of diffusive and reorientational 
motions of atoms and molecules in materials and of relaxational 
processes in polymers and biomaterials. 

Photograph of HFBS taken from the North end of the Guide Hall 

The position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, 
Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, or a related subject area, 
along with good communication skills.  Experience in soft matter 
research and in inelastic scattering methods, or in other probes of 
dynamical processes in materials, is highly desirable.  Responsibilities 
include cooperating with visiting researchers in conducting experiments 
and reducing data and participating in equipment and software 
development projects.  Instrument Scientists are also encouraged to 
develop their own research programs using the backscattering 
spectrometer or any of the other facilities at the NCNR.  Appointment 
will initially be for two years with the possibility of extension for up 
to two additional years.  Salary will be in the range from $57,000 to 
$66,000 depending on qualifications and experience. 


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


Dr. John R.D. Copley

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8562

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8562

Tel: (301) 975-5133

Fax: (301) 921-9847

Email: john.copley at nist.gov


Additional information about the NCNR, including a description of  the 
backscattering instrument, is available on the Web at: 


John R.D. Copley
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8562 (for mail)
100 Bureau Drive, Building 235, Room E151 (for packages)
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8562
TEL: (301)975-5133 (office), (301)975-6220 (secretary)
FAX: (301)921-9847

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