[SA_scat] Postdoctoral Research Associates in SANS and Neutron Reflectometry Data Reduction and Analysis

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Postdoctoral Research Associates in SANS and Neutron Reflectometry Data
Reduction and Analysis 
Neutron Scattering Science Division 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
Oak Ridge, Tennessee


Project Description: 
The Neutron Scattering Sciences Division  (NSSD) of Oak Ridge National
Laboratory (ORNL) (http://www.ornl.gov) operates two of the brightest
neutron sources in the  world, the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and
the High Flux Isotope Reactor  (HFIR), for basic and applied research in
a broad array of disciplines  including physics, chemistry, materials
science and biology. SNS and HFIR are  home to a group of scientists and
a suite of instruments dedicated to the study  of large-scale
structures. In addition to the General Purpose SANS and the Bio-SANS  at
the HFIR, this endeavor includes the Extended Q-range SANS, the Liquids
Reflectometer and the Magnetism Reflectometer of the SNS. 

NSSD has immediate openings for  postdoctoral research associates to
become active participants in the  development and deployment of the
next generation of data reduction and  analysis software at these
flagship neutron scattering facilities. Postdoctoral  research
associates involved in this project will work with the instrument
scientists to develop data reduction and analysis software that will
enable  world-class science at SNS and HFIR. Successful applicants will
be encouraged  to develop their own independent and collaborative
research during the second  year of the effort, enabled by the reduction
and analysis software developed.  The post represents an excellent
opportunity for a young postdoctoral scientist  to develop his/her
expertise, broaden his/her experience and interact with  leading
scientists from around the world. 

A Ph.D. completed within the last 5  years in physics, or physical
chemistry is required. Previous experience in  either neutron or X-ray
scattering, either using small-angle or reflectometry  methods, is
required. Software development experience is also required, with a
preference being given to those with experience with C, C++, or other
high-level languages. Graphical user interface development is also
desirable.  The candidate should be self-motivated, have good
interpersonal, communication  and presentational skills and demonstrated
ability to interact effectively with  staff at all levels within a
multi-disciplinary team.

Applicants  cannot have received the most recent degree more than five
years prior to the  date of application and must complete all degree
requirements before starting  their appointment.

Technical Questions: (please respond with the requisition number)

*	Dr. William Heller, Center for  Structural Molecular Biology,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak  Ridge, TN 37831, and
hellerwt at ornl.gov
iptions%5Chellerwt at ornl.gov> . 
*	Dr. Mark Hagen, Neutron Scattering  Sciences Division, Oak Ridge
National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN  37831, and
hagenme at ornl.gov
iptions%5Chagenme at ornl.gov> . 

How to Apply:
  Qualified  applicants must apply online at
https://www2.orau.gov/ORNL_POST/. All applicants will  need to register
before they can begin the online application. For complete
instructions, on how to apply, please see the instructions at

This  appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate Research
Participation  Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute
for Science and  Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified
U.S. and non-U.S.  citizens without regard to race, color, age,
religion, sex, national origin,  physical or mental disability, or
status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled  veteran.



Bob Martin
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO BOX 2008 MS6478
Neutron Sciences Directorate Human Resources Team
Building 8600, MS 6478, Room C-458
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6478
(865) 241-2950
(865) 241-6660 (fax)
martinrg at sns.gov



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