[Neutron] ORNL / Neutron Sciences Job Posting: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Applications of Neutron Scattering to Deformation of Materials / NB50691116
Johnson, Nicia R.
johnsonnr at ornl.gov
Fri Sep 28 20:38:18 CEST 2018
Job Posting Title
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Applications of Neutron Scattering to Deformation of Materials / NB50691116
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. Within this directorate, the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD)
operates the 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, studying a diverse range of materials using elastic and inelastic
neutron scattering, small angle neutron scattering, neutron reflectometry and neutron imaging techniques. Each year, more
than 1,000 experiments are carried out at HFIR and SNS in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical
sciences. Scientific research areas include quantum materials, soft matter and polymers, catalysis and interfacial chemistry,
materials and engineering, biological materials and systems and applications of computing, modeling and data analytics to
analysis of neutron scattering data. 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 Scattering Division has immediate opening for a postdoctoral associate to work on scientific projects using
neutron scattering in the Large Scale Structures (LSS) group. This position represents an excellent opportunity to carry out
materials research using neutron scattering in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The successful candidate will join a research team consisting of researchers from NSD, the Center for Nanophase Materials
Sciences (CNMS), and the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) to investigate the deformation
behavior of soft materials. This duty mainly involves theoretical development and simulations to establish the framework for
the analysis of scattering data and facilitates the implementation of related sample environments for neutron scattering
instruments at SNS.
* Develop outstanding science and innovative technologies to further understanding of soft matter rheology.
* Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings.
* Develop scientific methods and innovative technologies that further the capabilities of the neutron scattering user program.
* Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
* You will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct by holding yourself and others to the highest
scientific, professional, and ethical standards in a manner that fosters mutual respect and enhances the reputation of the
individual researcher, his/her colleagues, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in its mission to address the Department of
Energy's and the nation's scientific and technical challenges.
* Ph.D. in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Materials Science or related field is required.
* The candidate should be self-motivated, have good interpersonal communication, presentation skills, and a demonstrated
ability to interact effectively with research staff at all levels and to work within a multidisciplinary team.
* Demonstrated ability to communicate research results in peer-reviewed publications.
* All degree requirements must be complete before the appointment can begin, and your application should be within five
years of receiving your doctorate degree.
* A background knowledge about the general structural and dynamic properties of soft condensed matter would be a distinct
* Knowledge about experimental techniques including small-angle scattering, neutron spin echo and rheometry.
* Demonstrated competence in statistical mechanics, analytical calculation and numerical programming.
* This position is a temporary, full-time assignment for 24 months.
* Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug screen which must be administered and cleared
before employment can begin.
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