Subject: [Neutron] Postdoctoral Position in Energy Materials
From: "Hernandez, Yamali"
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 19:22:30 -0400
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NIST Center for Neutron Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

Structure/dynamics functional relationships in energy related



We are seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position focused on studying energy related

systems and materials such as battery and hydrogen‐storage materials 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 330 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. These are

competitive and rapidly advancing fields that offer the potential to contribute to

both basic science and applied programs and present 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 and/or spectroscopy

based techniques is desirable.


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 April 20th 2010 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 20899‐6102


Tel: 301‐975‐5134

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