Vacancies

This list of vacancies is not intended to be comprehensive, it simply features vacancies in SAXS/SANS, GISAXS/GISANS, XR/NR and SESANS/SERGIS/SESAME that the CanSAS Portal Team are aware of or are notified about.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Large-Scale Structures for the SNS Second Target Station Project

(Posted 21/08/2020)

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Date: Aug 21, 2020 

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831
Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Requisition Id 3976

Overview
The Large Scale Structures group in the Neutron Scattering Division is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to contribute to the next generation biological small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) instrument that is proposed for Second Target Station (STS) at the Spallation Neutron Source. In this position, you will join a diverse team of scientists with expertise in neutron scattering instrumentation, computational modeling, and structural biology. You will contribute to the scientific activities of the team to study biological and environmental systems such as biopolymers, biomembranes and other relevant biomaterials. In addition, an important component of your work will be to develop in situ and in operando measurement approaches that will allow simultaneous data acquisition and analysis of SANS and other measurement modalities such as light scattering and optical spectroscopy. This is a unique opportunity to build your scientific profile in a collaborative setting as well as gaining practical experience in the scientific and instrumentation development of the next generation of neutron scattering techniques for the STS project.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
In this position, you will;
• Perform scientific research using small-angle scattering techniques
• Develop new approaches for in situ and operando measurements on a SANS beam line
• Actively participate in the research activities of the team and provide support to visiting researchers
• Publish scientific papers
• Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences
• Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
• Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

Basic Qualifications
• A Ph.D. in physics, biophysics, structural biology, bioengineering, materials science or a related discipline
• Expertise in small-angle X-ray and/or neutron scattering, including data collection and data analysis
• Experience in biophysical characterization techniques using optical spectroscopy, light scattering, X-rays or other relevant techniques
• Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment
• A strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous experience in development of scientific instrumentation
• Proficiency with modern programming environments such as Python, MatLAB and other scripting languages.
• The candidate should be self-motivated, have good interpersonal, communication, and presentational skills, and should have demonstrated the ability to interact effectively with research staff at all levels and to work within a multi-disciplinary team

Other Information:
• Appointments will initially be for 24 months with a possibility of an extension of up to 12 months
• Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding
• Provide a current curriculum vitae including a list of publications when applying for this position
• If you are selected for interview, you will be required to send in a minimum of two letters of reference

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, please go to this link: http://neutrons.ornl.gov

Benefits at ORNL: UT-Battelle offers a quality benefits package, including a matching 401(k), contributory pension plan, paid vacation, and medical/dental plan options. Onsite amenities include a credit union, medical clinic, cafeteria, coffee stands, and fitness facilities.

Relocation: Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.

For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.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 hired.
We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

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.

 

SANS Instrument Development Scientist for the SNS Second Target Station Project

(Posted 13/08/2020)

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Date: Jul 31, 2020

Location: Oak Ridge, WA, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 3868 

Overview: 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) instrument development scientist for the Second Target Station (STS) project. The STS is a >$1Billion, Department of Energy project to be constructed at the ORNL Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).  The STS will provide entirely new capabilities for the study of a broad range of materials with neutron scattering and support thousands of users from the physical, materials, and applied sciences and industry. The science capabilities provided by the instrument suite at the STS will complement those of the two existing DOE Office of Science neutron scattering user facilities at ORNL, the First Target Station (FTS) of the SNS, and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR). The STS will deliver the highest peak brightness of cold neutrons in the world, which together with advances in neutron optics, instrumentation, and detectors, will ensure US leadership in neutron scattering for decades to come. The goal of the STS instrument systems group is to construct an initial suite of STS neutron instruments with transformative new science capabilities.

 Purpose: 

The STS SANS Instrument development scientist will work closely with the user community, other instrument scientists, technology experts, engineers, and project specialists to develop the science case, physics and technical designs, scope, cost and schedule associated with new SANS concepts for the STS. This position will support the design of SANS based neutron instrument concepts through the application and development of advanced instrument simulations capable of modeling fine details of representative real world samples. After selection for construction, this position will lead the team responsible for the final design, fabrication, installation, and testing of an instrument at STS. This position has the primary responsibility to ensure that the scientific requirements established for the new instrument are enabled by the instrument physics design and achieved in its construction. Engagement in individual and collaborative scientific research focusing on the neutron scattering capabilities in combination with other unique resources ORNL has to offer, and the publication of scientific results is expected.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Has the primary responsibility to lead the design and construction of a world-class SANS instrument at STS.

    • Develop and mature physics and technical concepts for new neutron scattering instruments, including modeling instrument performance using appropriate simulation tools. Represent these instrument concept in appropriate venues including workshops and reviews
    • Develop and expand tools used to model neutron instrument performance with particular emphasis on simulating realistic samples in realistic environments, verify predictive capability through testing on existing ORNL neutron instruments
    • Advance state-of-the-art in neutron small angle scattering by collaborating in the development of new technologies (e.g. advanced detectors, optics and sample environments) and methods (e.g. polarization and advanced analysis)
    • Pursue an individual program of high-quality scientific research that uses the neutron scattering instruments at ORNL
    • Publish results in scientific journals, conference proceedings and ORNL technical reports as appropriate
    • Ensure and monitor compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. Promptly identify ESH and QA issues and communicate them to project management, ESH and QA contacts, and/or subcontractor contacts as appropriate
    • As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct and a statement by the Lab Director's office can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, materials science or a closely related discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years of research experience using neutrons and neutron scattering techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A strong record of scientific publication
  • Must be available for some domestic and international travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the use of neutron small angle scattering instruments as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience in design and/or major upgrade of instruments at a spallation neutron source using Monte Carlo/ray-tracing methods for instrument optimization
  • Demonstrated success in working with a multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic research environment
  • Proficiency with modern programming environments such as Python, other scripting languages, and/or C/C++
  • Familiarity with the US Department of Energy expectations for the management of construction projects

 Work Direction and Interface:

Position reports to the STS Instrument Systems Science and Technology Manager. Works closely with scientists, engineers, and technical staff within the STS project and collaborates with scientists in other ORNL divisions and relevant external institutions.

 Measures of Effectiveness:

  • Timely completion of neutron instrument concepts and simulations demonstrating expected performance
  • Ensures science requirements for STS instruments are enabled throughout the design, construction, and testing phases of the assigned instrument
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Invited talks at national and international conferences and workshops
  • Successfully represents STS at reviews and other project meetings and workshops

 Relocation:  Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.

 
For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.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 hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

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.