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Postdoctoral Research Associate - X-Ray and Neutron Scattering from Novel Metal Alloys

Employer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Posted: July 24, 2014
Expires: September 20, 2014
Requisition number: NC50440953

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ORNL Publications External Publication Job Posting Title Postdoctoral Research Associate - X-Ray and Neutron Scattering from Novel Metal Alloys Posted Date 07/23/2014

Purpose The Physical Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position in X-ray and neutron scattering from novel metal alloys as part of the recently funded Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). This four-year project aims to develop a fundamental understanding of energy dissipation mechanisms to control defect evolution in novel structural alloys in a radiation environment. The postdoctoral research associate will work closely with Dr. Eliot Specht and collaboratively with other experimentalists and theorists in the EDDE center. The Center provides considerable opportunity for joint experiment-theory effort and publications. This position resides in the Scattering and Thermophysics Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD) within the Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Major Duties/Responsibilities - Integrate elastic and inelastic x-ray and neutron scattering experiments at user facilities to study the lattice dynamics, local atomic order, defect population, and magnetic structure of novel structural alloys, both before and after irradiation - Participate in the large integrated team of computational and experimental scientists, post docs, and students within the EDDE Center - Responsible for presenting and reporting research results and publishing scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner - Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements - Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

Qualifications Required - PhD in Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, or a closely related field; must have completed all degree requirements before starting their appointment, and be within five years of receiving their Doctorate - Experience in the use of x-ray and/or neutron scattering for advanced structural characterization - Ability to communicate in English to an international scientific audience - Motivated and safety conscious and possess excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. - Strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences - Capable of innovative research with minimal supervision and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and interact effectively with a broad range of colleagues The initial appointment is a temporary full-time assignment not to exceed 24 months.A list of publications and three reference letters must be emailed to when applying for this position. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

Work Directions and Interfaces Position reports to the Group Leader of the Scattering and Thermophysics Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division at ORNL. The incumbent will interface with research staff across different divisions and directorates, administrative staff, managers, and visitors to ORNL. 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), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML(.htm, .hmtl) and text files(.txt) up to 2MB 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 Notice: If the position requires a Security Clearance, reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 will be conducted by the employer and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment and subsequent reinvestigations may be required. If the position is covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations at 10 CFR 709, a counterintelligence evaluation may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination. 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.

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