[SA_scat] EQ-SANS Instrument Scientist

stephen.king at stfc.ac.uk stephen.king at stfc.ac.uk
Tue Nov 9 09:37:28 GMT 2010

From: Barker, Buffie M. [mailto:barkerbm at ornl.gov] 
Sent: 08 November 2010 21:16
To: neutron at neutronsources.org
Subject: [Neutron] EQ-SANS Instrument Scientist


The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
invites applications for an Extended Q-Range Small-Angle Neutron
Scattering (EQ-SANS) Instrument Scientist.  With the United States'
highest flux reactor-based neutron source for condensed matter research
(the High Flux Isotope Reactor) and the world's most intense pulsed,
accelerator-based neutron source (the Spallation Neutron Source), ORNL
is becoming the world's foremost center for neutron science.  Research
at these facilities encompasses the physical, chemical, materials,
biological, and medical sciences and will provide opportunities for up
to 2000 researchers each year from industry, research facilities, and
universities all over the world.  To learn more about Neutron Sciences
at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov 


Major Duties/Responsibilities:

*             Will work as part of EQ-SANS scientific team (EQ-SANS
Instrument Scientist and Scientific Associate) to provide user support
for EQ-SANS. This will include helping users to develop user proposals,
conduct experiments, and analyze data.

*             Will maintain the instrument and coordinate with support
groups to ready the instrument for each user experiment.

*             Will work with other staff and research groups at ORNL to
conduct world-leading research using EQ-SANS and related instruments at

*             Will work with the EQ-SANS team to conceive, plan, and
execute upgrades of the instrument. This will include both hardware and

*             Will take part in development of new methods for making
small angle scattering measurements and interpretation of the data.

*             Will ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health,
and quality program requirements including ISMS.

*             Will maintain a strong commitment to the implementation
and perpetuation of laboratory values and ethics.



The successful candidate will be a team member providing operational
support for the new EQ-SANS instrument at the Spallation Neutron Source
and to develop a vigorous scientific program associated with the
instrument. To be commissioned in 2010, EQ-SANS is designed to tackle a
broad range of problems in physics, chemistry, biology, and materials
science. An extensive record of research accomplishments using
small-angle neutron and/or x-ray scattering is required. A Ph.D. and a
minimum of two years of experience as a Research Scientist in material
science, physics, chemistry, or related fields, or equivalent
combination of training and experience, are also required; however,
preference will be given to Research Scientists with senior-level
experience of five plus years. Strong written and oral communication
skills and the desire to work in a team environment on technically- and
scientifically-challenging problems are required. Candidates with a
current research program in polymer science will also be given
preference. Experience with instrument development, instrument support,
software and programming development, particularly at a neutron or x-ray
synchrotron facility, is highly desired. Software and programming skills
for object-oriented and specific SANS problems are a plus.


To apply for this position: http://jobs.ornl.gov


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