[Neutron] ORNL: Shull Fellow / NB50529495
McCormick, B. Logan
mccormickbl at ornl.gov
Tue Dec 1 19:57:18 CET 2015
Job Posting Title
Shull Fellow / NB50529495
End Posting Date
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 carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical
sciences. 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.
The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) http://neutrons.ornl.gov invites applications for
the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship Program. This postdoctoral Fellowship Program, named for the 1994 Nobel Prize winner in
Physics, is aimed at attracting outstanding early career researchers to continue on a path of scientific excellence while
substantially contributing to ORNL and U.S Department of Energy missions and goals in neutron scattering science. The
Shull Fellowship is open to all fields of science and engineering that utilize neutron techniques and/or advance neutron
science including the physical, chemical, materials, biological, nuclear, and medical sciences.
Shull Fellows carry out and develop research programs in a variety of disciplines (e.g. hard and soft condensed matter
physics, biology, engineering, and materials chemistry) to enhance the knowledge of the structure and/or dynamical behavior
of materials using neutron scattering as a primary tool; educate and promote the use of neutron scattering to new user
communities; publish research results in scientific journals; and assist Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope
Reactor scientists in the development of new instrumentation and optimized neutron sources to meet research program
goals. This position is a fully-funded 24 month assignment, with an additional twelve months extension possible based on
performance, with research support funding for travel, and materials and supplies. Shull Fellows are expected to contribute to
the long term scientific mission of the Neutron Sciences Directorate in one or more of the areas of Quantum Materials,
Materials Synthesis and Performance, Soft Molecular Matter, Biosciences, Advanced Neutron Sources, and Neutron
Instrumentation and Optics.
Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of
time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with
operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research.*
A PhD. in condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, biology, or related field is required.
Previous experience in neutron or X-ray scattering is highly desired; however, outstanding candidates possessing related
expertise are also encouraged to apply. Previous postdoctoral experience is highly desired. Strong written and oral
communication skills as evidenced by a significant publication record and the desire to work in a team environment on
scientifically challenging problems are essential.
*Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug screen which must be administered and cleared
before employment can begin.
The candidate must have completed their Ph.D. before his or her agreed upon start date. Qualified candidates must have
received their Ph.D. no more than five years before the application submission date.. Current ORNL postdoctoral appointees
and staff members cannot be considered.
In addition to a CV, to complete the application, those interested must submit three letters of recommendation and a short
(2-3 page) statement of research specifically describing the role that neutron scattering will play in achieving their research
goals. Letters of recommendation and research statements can be sent via email to shullfellows at ornl.gov or uploaded to
your online application.
For questions regarding the Shull Fellowship, you may contact Steve Cherry at cherrysj at ornl.gov.
This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or
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deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.
If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting at ornl.gov.
Notice: If the position requires a Security Clearance, reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10
CFR 707.4 will be conducted by the employer and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required
to obtain an access authorization prior to employment and subsequent reinvestigations may be required.
If the position is covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations at 10 CFR 709, a counterintelligence
evaluation may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.
ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected
veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.
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