Job Posting Title
Senior R&D Staff – SANS Instrument Scientist / NB50693637
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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. Within this directorate, the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD)
operates the 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, studying a diverse range of materials using elastic and inelastic
neutron scattering, small angle neutron scattering (SANS), neutron reflectometry and neutron imaging techniques. Each year,
more than 1,000 experiments are carried out at HFIR and SNS in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical
sciences. Scientific research areas include quantum materials, soft matter and polymers, catalysis and interfacial chemistry,
materials and engineering, biological materials and systems and applications of computing, modeling and data analytics to
analysis of neutron scattering data. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To
learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov
The Large Scale Structures Group of the Neutron Science Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking
an outstanding candidate as an Instrument Scientist who can participate on an SANS instrument team and build a robust
science user program. We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated, and have good interpersonal communication and
presentation skills. You should also demonstrate an ability to interact effectively with research staff at all levels, and to work
within a multidisciplinary team.
* Participate in user support, instrument development, and research activities at HFIR and/or SNS SANS instruments.
* Assist users as a local contact for experimental setup, data acquisition, user education as appropriate and will ensure
users are provided with analyzable data.
* Champion developments of neutron scattering instrumentation with various biological and/or soft condensed matter
characterization tools in order to further develop the user program in SANS at ORNL.
* Develop a high-quality personal research program that is well aligned with the mission of the NScD and exploit the myriad
of experimental opportunities at ORNL.
* Publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation of ORNL values and
ethics and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements.
* Ph.D. in Biollogy, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Materials Science or related fields
* 5 or more years of experience with X-ray or neutron scattering post Ph.D
* Demonstrated ability to communicate research results in peer-reviewed publications.
* Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment tackling complex problems.
* Knowledge about the structure of biological and/or soft condensed matter is a distinct advantage.
* 6 or more years of relevant scattering experience.
* A track record of successful user support at a neutron or x-ray scattering facility is a distinct advantage.
* Ph.D.-level or post-doctoral experience at a neutron scattering or synchrotron facility is desired.
* Demonstrated ability to work with graduate students, post docs and other research scientists from academia and industry.
* Demonstrated ability to work with support and technical groups to advance sample environment, or data reduction or
analysis of SANS data.
Work Directions and Interfaces
This position will report to the Large Scale Structures Group Leader in the Neutron Scattering Division. The candidate is
expected to take advantage of opportunities to build collaborations with other Directorates within ORNL.
Postdoctoral Research Associate – Electron Microscopy and Quantum Materials
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We are pleased to announce ADD2019, the 4th edition of the School and Conference on Analysis of Diffraction Data in real-space:
co-organized by the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and the European Synchrotron (ESRF), and taking place 17 to 22 March 2019 at the European Photon and Neutron (EPN) campus in Grenoble, France.
Building on the positive experience of ADD2011 (12-14 October 2011), ADD2013 (18-22 March 2013) and ADD2016 (7-11 March 2016), the 5-day programme of ADD2019 includes 2-1/2 days for the School followed by 2-1/2 days for the Conference, basically the same format as for ADD2016.
The ADD2019 School and Conference aim to deepen the understanding and to further the training of the various communities working on real-space data analysis for neutron and x-ray diffraction techniques. Fourier transformation of diffraction data into real-space, traditionally used for the structural determination of liquids and glasses, is now increasingly employed for partially-disordered crystalline powder samples.
The scientific scope of ADD2019 pertains to both x-ray and neutron diffraction techniques, and will again include single-crystal diffuse scattering as an integral part of the School and the Conference. The School proposes pedagogic lectures on real-space data-analysis techniques followed by 7 parallel sessions of hands-on tutorials for training with various data-modelling software packages: DISCUS, PDFgui, DiffpyCMI, EPSR, Spinvert, RMCProfile, and Yell. The Conference proposes 8 invited talks and about 16 additional oral contributions, as well as a poster session.
Real-space analysis of total-scattering data or “PDF-analysis” provides a snapshot of the local structure within the sample, and is therefore sensitive to both static and dynamic atomic correlations, and hence complementary to the space-time averaged structure provided by the well-known Rietveld refinement of diffraction data. PDF-analysis now enjoys a wide field of application, in particular to nano-structured materials.
More detailed information, including on-line registration and a preliminary programme, can be found on the webpage link given above.
Note that registration will soon open, and that the deadline for abstract submission is 27 January 2019 (oral and poster contributions), and 24 February 2019 for late abstract submission (posters only).
Looking forward to seeing you in Grenoble,
Michela Brunelli (DUBBLE/ESRF)
Gabriel Cuello (ILL)
Henry Fischer (ILL)
Gavin Vaughan (ESRF)
Postdoctoral positions and PhD scholarships available in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry at Curtin University
Following the award by the Australian Research Council of a Future Fellowship to Dr Raffaella Demichelis and a Laureate Fellowship to Prof. Julian Gale, we are now seeking to appoint outstanding candidates to a number of post-doctoral positions. Research will be focus on the topics of “Producing clean energy through geomimetic chemistry” and “Predictive simulation of crystallisation”. Candidates with prior experience in the fields of enhanced sampling methods for molecular dynamics, solid-state quantum mechanics and/or the theory of crystallisation/interfacial chemistry would be particularly welcome to apply. Other desirable attributes would include knowledge of high performance computing, including GPUs, and a proficiency in either programming or scripting. Candidates must hold a doctoral qualification in an appropriate discipline.
All positions will be within the Computational Materials and Minerals group (https://computation.curtin.edu.au/research/groups/materials/), which is part of the Curtin Institute for Computation, and based in the Resources and Chemistry Precinct at Curtin University. Candidates will be expected to interact with the broader geoscience, computing an physics communities.
If you are interested, please follow this link:
Application closes at 5pm on November 5 (Western Australia time zone).
Several PhD scholarships are also available for those seeking to undertake research training in the above fields.
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the University of Cambridge funded by a grant from EPSRC to Prof. Michael Carpenter in a collaborative venture with colleagues from Queen’s University,Belfast, the University of Warwick and the University of St. Andrews on “Ferroelectric, ferroelastic and multiferroic domain walls: a new horizon in nanoscale functional materials”. The experimental part of this project in Cambridge involves investigation of the elastic properties of small samples as simultaneous functions of temperature and magnetic field, primarily using unique facilities for Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS).
The RUS technique allows elastic and anelastic properties of single crystal and ceramic samples to be determined over wide temperature intervals and in a magnetic field up to 14 Teslas. The scientific objectives are to investigate the role of elastic strain and strain relaxation dynamics associated with phase transitions in bulk samples and the dynamics of strain related domain walls within them.
Familiarity with the specific research involved is not a prerequisite but prior experience of phase transitions in magnetic or ferroelectric materials would be an advantage. The successful candidate will either have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. materials physics, solid state chemistry, engineering) and will have a track record of publication in peer-reviewed international journals, together with good communication skills for presenting results at international meetings.
The position is for one year with a flexible starting date in early 2019.
Please apply online from: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/18918/
Further information can be obtained from Prof. M.A.Carpenter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote reference LB16846 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University and the Department are committed to equality and diversity, the University holds an institutional Athena-SWAN silver award and the Department is a bronze award holder. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/pay-benefits/cambens-employee-benefits/family-friendly.
Closing date: 31 October 2018
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