Subject: [Neutron] Powder Diffraction Group Leader
From: "Barker, Buffie M."
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:48:24 -0500
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The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a Powder Diffraction Group Leader.  With the United States’ highest flux reactor-based neutron source for condensed matter research (the High Flux Isotope Reactor) and the world's most intense pulsed, accelerator-based neutron source (the Spallation Neutron Source), ORNL is becoming the world's foremost center for neutron science. Research at these facilities encompasses the physical, chemical, materials, biological, and medical sciences and will provide opportunities for up to 2000 researchers each year from industry, research facilities, and universities all over the world.  To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to:



The Powder Diffraction Group Leader is responsible for ensuring the efficient operation and availability of the neutron scattering instruments in the group and for developing the instruments in the group to meet the changing scientific needs of the neutron scattering community.



Ensures the efficient and safe operation and continued availability of neutron scattering instruments in the Powder Diffraction.  Organizes and leads efforts to continue development of instruments in the group to meet the changing scientific needs of the neutron scattering community. The Group Leader encourages the development of the scientific programs of those scientists in the group, seeking opportunities for establishing collaborations within and outside the group and participation in ORNL and external funding initiatives.



The successful candidate should have an excellent track record, typically achieved after post doc attainment, with a minimum of 10 years of experience. An international reputation in the use of diffraction techniques in neutron and/or synchrotron facilities is highly desired. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated experience in leading a research team. The candidate must be willing to work in a team environment on technically and scientifically challenging problems.



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