Subject: [Neutron] NIST Center for Neutron Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
From: Craig Brown
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 10:56:32 -0500

NIST Center for Neutron Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

Structure/dynamics functional relationships in energy-related materials


We are seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position focused on studying alternative energy systems and materials and hydrogen-storage-related phenomena at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), Gaithersburg, MD. The NCNR is a world leader in neutron sciences with 24 operating instruments serving more than 2200 research participants/year resulting in 350 scientific publications/year (annual reports available at Besides the wide array of elastic and inelastic neutron scattering instruments, the Center operates a variety of complementary facilities, from X-ray diffractometers, analytic chemistry instruments and gas adsorption apparatus, and has access to a wide range of other state of the art equipment through partnerships with other NIST labs. and the University of Maryland.

The successful candidate will contribute to research aimed at understanding the physics and chemistry underpinning hydrogen interactions in modern adsorbent-based systems with a view to their implementation in prototype systems. This is a competitive and rapidly advancing field that offers the potential to contribute to both basic science and applied programs and presents an excellent opportunity for a young scientist to broaden their experience and develop their expertise. The primary tools to this end involve the use of quasi-elastic, inelastic, neutron diffraction and neutron imaging techniques.  Candidates must have a PhD in a physical science a strong work ethic, good communications skills and a proven publication record. Experience in neutron or X-ray scattering is desirable but not essential.

The position is open immediately and the appointment term will be for up to two years with the potential for extension. Salary is in the range from $58,000 to $65,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

The deadline for the application is March 20th 2009 or until the position is filled.

Please send inquiries, a statement of suitability and your resume (electronic preferred) to:


Craig Brown

NIST Center for Neutron Research

Bldg 235

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8562


Tel: 301-975-5134

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