[Neutron] Instrument Scientist position -- University of Missouri Research Reactor

Heitmann, Thomas W. heitmannt at missouri.edu
Thu Oct 21 18:06:46 CEST 2021

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Instrument Scientist

Hiring Department

The University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR) invites applications for an Instrument Scientist position. MURR is the largest neutron source (10 MW) on a U.S. campus and is well-suited for neutron scattering research. The Neutron Scattering group at MURR currently operates four instruments for structure and dynamics  studies of matter: a triple-axis spectrometer, a reflectometer, and two powder diffractometers. MURR employs approximately 200 people, where neutron scattering is one of five major research programs.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to 1) assist in maintenance of neutron scattering instrumentation and ancillary equipment, 2) contribute to existing neutron scattering research projects 3) and, initiate projects that will lead to external funding.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates are preferred to have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or related field. A strong background in neutron scattering is required, preferably with experience both in experimentation and scattering hardware. The evaluation of candidates will be based upon the strength of the candidate's scientific profile, publication record, and future research potential. The ability to work in a team environment and effective communication skills are essential.

Application Materials

Candidates must submit a CV with list of publications and professional activities, a statement of research, and the names and e-mail addresses of 3 references.

Please apply at:

https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff Job ID: 38859

If additional information is needed, questions can be submitted to Dr. Tom Heitmann at heitmannt at missouri.edu <mailto:heitmannt at missouri.edu%20> prior to applying.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, MO, is an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with culture, activities and resources more common to a larger city.

It is located in central Missouri, halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City, each approximately 125 miles down the highway. Columbia is home to nationally renowned public schools and other educational centers with two liberal arts colleges besides the University of Missouri-Columbia. It is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals, such as the True/False film festival and Roots, Blues, and BBQ.

Benefit Eligibility
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884- 7278.


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