[Neutron] ORNL: BASIS Instrument Scientist / NB50513696

Levesque, Cerissa J. levesquecj at ornl.gov
Fri Sep 4 21:38:09 CEST 2015

Job Posting Title
BASIS Instrument Scientist / NB50513696

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The 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's most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering 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 isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.<http://neutrons.ornl.gov/>

Major Duties/Responsibilities

The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division (CEMD) of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Instrument Scientist on the BASIS spectrometer at the SNS.

The Instrument Scientist will report to the Spectroscopy Group Leader in CEMD, and will participate in user support, instrument development, and research activities on BASIS. These will involve user assistance as a local contact helping with experimental setup, data acquisition, and data analysis. The successful applicant will champion developments in instrumentation and sample environment to help maintain and further develop the performance of BASIS and its neutron science programs. The candidate is also expected to develop a high-quality personal research program that is well aligned with the Division mission. The candidate is expected to publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements.

Qualifications Required

Candidates with Ph.D. and post-doctoral or equivalent experience in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related fields will be considered. Must have a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience. Proven expertise in quasielastic neutron scattering is required. A track record of successful user support at a neutron scattering facility is required. Strong written and oral communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work in a team environment on scientifically challenging problems are required.

Qualifications Desired
- The ideal candidate should have 8 or more years of relevant post-doctoral experience.
- Ph.D. level or post-doctoral employment experience at more than one neutron scattering 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 of quasielastic neutron scattering data.
- Experience with quasielastic neutron scattering technique using both backscattering and chopper neutron spectrometers.
- Experience at both steady-state and spallation neutron facilities.
- Personal research emphasis on inorganic and organic chemical systems is desired to complement the current research efforts of the BASIS team.

Work Directions and Interfaces

This position will report to the Spectroscopy Group Leader in CEMD. Works closely with research staff in 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/or hired.

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