Subject: [Neutron] Instrument Scientist, Materials Diffractometer, NCNR
From: "Green, Mark"
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:09:16 -0500
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Instrument Scientist, Materials Diffractometer
NIST Center for Neutron Research
National Institute of Standards and Technology

The NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) is seeking a research scientist in the field of neutron powder diffraction. Their primary responsibility will be computationally modelling the performance and characteristics of a new high intensity diffractometer using Monte Carlo simulations. 

The objective of the new high intensity neutron diffractometer is to provide the rapid collection of structural and magnetic information at long wavelengths. Its applications are expected to be broad and include topics from magnetic structure determination to the study of in-situ chemical reactions. It will compliment measurements currently available on the high resolution powder neutron diffractometer, the residual stress diffractometer as well as the suite of triple axis instruments. The materials diffractometer is being built as part of a substantial expansion of NCNR facilities including a new cold guide hall. 

The position is open to scientists who hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or related fields with excellent experimental and communication skills. Previous experience of powder diffraction and/or computer simulation techniques for the design of neutron instruments is desirable, but not essential.

In addition to instrument modelling, the candidate will be expected to establish a strong scientific research program taking advantage of the diffraction facilities at NCNR, including an active participation in the user program. The appointment will initially be for two years, with the possibility of an extension. Salary will be between $60  70k depending on qualifications and experience. Expressions of interest along with a resume should be sent (preferably electronically) to:
Mark A. Green
NIST Center for Neutron Research
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive,
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-6103
Tel: (301) 975-4297 Fax: (301) 921-9847
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