From: "Anderson, Peggy C."
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 14:45:04 -0400

ORNL is seeking a post-doctoral researcher with broad expertise and interests in the area of soft-condensed matter. Candidates with a recent Ph.D. in Physics, Materials Sciences, Chemical Engineering, or related fields will be considered. Candidates with knowledge and experience in neutron scattering are encouraged to apply. Experience on SANS/SAXS or neutron/x-ray reflectometry is a plus. Strong written and oral communication skills and the desire to work in a team environment are required. Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.



Works closely with the scientists at the SNS on developing the SERGIS (Spin-Echo Resolved Grazing-Incidence Scattering) technique.  SERGIS uses the well-known neutron spin echo effect for encoding the momentum transfer in reflectometry by the application of tilted magnetic-field interfaces.   The research team will be conducting active research related to soft-condensed matter materials using the state-of-the-art neutron scattering instruments available in national labs.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: (Include an ES&H statement and an ethics and values statement.)


·         Conduct neutron scattering experiments on soft-condensed materials such as biological colloidal systems and membranes.

·         Develop the theoretical data analysis protocol needed for the interpretation of the experimental results.

·         Travel to other neutron facilities to do neutron scattering experiments.

·         Publish research results in scientific journals.

·         Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.

·         Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements.


Work Direction and Interfaces:


Reports to the lead instrument scientist of CNCS.  Works with other members in the Neutron Scattering Science Division and collaborates with scientists in Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other neutron scattering institutions.


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