[Neutron] Job Posting: Sample Environment Associate

Hernandez, Yamali yamali.hernandez at nist.gov
Tue Oct 27 17:03:04 CET 2015

The NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) in Gaithersburg, MD in conjunction with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland is seeking an associate to operate and maintain sample environment equipment for neutron scattering research. The NCNR is a national user facility that develops and makes available to the general scientific community advanced neutron instrumentation. The role of sample environment staff is to enable users of the NCNR to perform scattering experiments subjecting their samples to extreme temperatures, pressures, and fields.

The applicant will be primarily responsible for preparing, operating and maintaining a range of sample equipment and working with users during the course of neutron scattering experiment. A minimum of 2 years of experience with one or more of the following types of equipment is required: high pressure cells, furnaces, gas loading systems and complementary equipment such as cryostats and closed-cycle refrigerators.

Other duties will include instructing non-experts in correct techniques and safe operation of equipment, troubleshooting electronics and software problems.

The position is full time and requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, materials science, engineering, or physics. Successful candidates must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication, organizational and mechanical skills, as well as proficiency with general computing environments. They must be able to work effectively in a team as well as efficiently perform assigned independent tasks.

This position is a cooperative position between the University of Maryland and NIST. The successful applicant will be a University of Maryland employee stationed at the NIST Center for Neutron Research. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position will be open until filled.  For best consideration apply by December 1, 2015 with a cover letter, CV and names of at least 3 professional references.

Applications and questions about the position should be directed to:
Yamali Hernandez
yamali at nist.gov<mailto:yamali at nist.gov>
100 Bureau Dr. Bldg. 235
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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