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05. February 2017 - Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Rutgers University: Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
05. February 2017 - Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Rutgers University: Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Employer
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Location

New Jersey, USA

Job description

Successful applicants will work on strongly correlated systems, such as magnetic oxides, and in the field of emergent materials. Applicants with experience in x-ray or neutron scattering techniques are preferred. Both local facilities at Rutgers (crystal growth, lab characterization), and outside x-ray/neutron scattering facilities (BNL, NIST) will be used, providing good networking opportunities.

Contact
How to Apply

Curriculum Vitae should be sent to Prof. V. Kiryukhin,

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01. February 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Methods for Integrating Protein Crystallography Data / NB50615195
ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Methods for Integrating Protein Crystallography Data / NB50615195
01. February 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Methods for Integrating Protein Crystallography Data / NB50615195
ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Methods for Integrating Protein Crystallography Data / NB50615195
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Location

Oak Ridge, USA

Description of Institution

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov. The Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) in ORNL is home to some of the world’s most advanced supercomputing infrastructures (For more: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov).

Job description

Purpose:
To maximize the information obtained for diffraction experiments for structural biology, data processing methods need to be improved for marginal, weak data and also for reflection overlap. Methods will be developed that make use of knowledge about the atomic model to inform data processing methods so that reflections can be successfully deconvolved. A novel technique for full profile single crystal structure refinement will be developed. This work will be performed through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded consortium between ORNL and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to develop a broad range of computational tools for macromolecular neutron crystallography. The aim of this consortium is to address the need for new computational tools and methods to deal with the increasing number of neutron macromolecular structures being determined and their increasing size and complexity. These tools will be developed in close collaboration with the PHENIX program, a NIH funded consortium between several groups.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop new methods for integrating protein single crystal diffraction data collected at instruments such as MaNDi at SNS.
  • Use 3D fitting and machine learning in these methods.
  • Incorporate resulting methods into standard reduction software used by the instruments and test with full datasets.
  • Participate as a team member of the consortium between ORNL and LBNL to develop computational tools for neutron
    crystallography and the broader PHENIX collaboration.
  • Participates in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of technical notes and memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals.
  • Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS.
  • Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.

Work Directions and Interfaces:
Reports to the Scientific Data Analysis Group Leader. Contact Vickie Lynch () for questions.

This position is a temporary, full-time assignment of 24 months with a possibility of an extension to 36 months, depending on the funding situation. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding.

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Qualifications Required:

  • Must have a PhD degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or a related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements
    before starting their appointment. Certain exceptions may be considered.
  • Experience with the programming languages C++ and Python and knowledge of math methods is required.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated and have good interpersonal, communication and presentational skills.

Qualifications Desired:

  • Previous experience with structural biology and neutron, x-ray, or electron scattering is desired.

Contact
How to Apply

Go to https://www.ornl.gov/careers .

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email .

Deadline
06. March 2017
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23. January 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist / NB50612458
ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist / NB50612458
23. January 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist / NB50612458
ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist / NB50612458
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Location

Oak Ridge, USA

Description of Institution

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov. The Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) in ORNL is home to some of the world’s most advanced supercomputing infrastructures (For more: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov).

Job description

Purpose:
Maintain and develop the intellectual understanding of the SNS accelerator beam, needed to sustain stable beam operations and to increase beam power while minimizing beam loss. Utilize the SNS accelerator to further the understanding of high intensity beam physics, e.g. conceive and pursue beam-based experiments. Specific areas of research include (but are not limited to) beam dynamics in the normal and the superconducting parts of the SNS linac. Includes tasks such as develop and implement beam loss reduction algorithms and high level control applications for beam tuning, and develop of software models to simulate and understand beam effects. Additionally, partipipate in injection stripper foil R&D, including beam-based transmission experiments, high power testing of stripper foils, and guidance for design modifications. Interface with other accelerator physics team members, with the Beam Instrumentation Team, with the Foil Development team, and
with the Controls and Operations Groups.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develops a line of inquiry to understand or improve an aspect of the SNS accelerator beam.
  • Develops beam study plans, and participates in shifts to pursue the general lines of inquiry.
  • Develops beam simulation models or tools to help understand high intensity beam physics.
  • Helps diagnose and remedy machine issues and beam dynamics issues that are not understood.
  • Participates in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of SNS technical notes and
    memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals.
  • Participates with other team members in developing goals, resource plans, and policies for the Team and the Group.
  • Assists team leader in coordinating the work of graduate students in the team.
  • Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS.
  • Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.

Work Directions and Interfaces:
Reports to the SNS Accelerator Physics Team leader, works with physicists, engineers, and students.
Authority/Approval Levels:
Provides work direction to engineers, and students within guidelines established by the Accelerator Physics Team.

Measures of Effectiveness:

  • Successfully performs assigned work towards achieving optimal performance of SNS accelerator systems.
  • Successfully helps to create an environment in which individuals within the team can meet SNS/ORNL environmental, safety, health and quality requirements; and successful enforcement of these requirements.
  • Successfully reports and represents responsible activities to SNS management, review committees and professional organizations.
  • Successfully provides team leader of the AP Group with help, guidance and information towards establishing team policy and allocation of team resources.
  • Successfully publishes research results of the team in forms of journal publications, conference publications, Laboratory reports, and project technical notes and memos.

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Qualifications Required:

  • PhD degree in accelerator physics or other related science.
  • Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.

Qualifications Desired:

  • A background in accelerator physics and experience working with an accelerator is desirable.
  • Experience working in a control room, conducting accelerator-based experiments, and performing accelerator simulations is also desirable.
  • Good mathematical and programming (Java + Python) skills are highly desirable.

Contact
How to Apply

Go to https://www.ornl.gov/careers .

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email .

Deadline
14. March 2017
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28. December 2016 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of Neutron Scattering Studies on Li-ion Batteries
PSI: Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of Neutron Scattering Studies on Li-ion Batteries
28. December 2016 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of Neutron Scattering Studies on Li-ion Batteries
PSI: Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of Neutron Scattering Studies on Li-ion Batteries
Employer
Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Location

Villigen, Switzerland

Introduction

Within a joint project between the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging LNS (Division: Research with Neutrons and Muons) and the Electrochemistry Laboratory LEC (Division: Energy and Environment Research) at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland we are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of Neutron Scattering Studies on Li-ion Batteries

Description of Institution

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 1900 people.

Job description

Your tasks:
Cross-Research Project “Pushing the limits of operando neutron diffraction applied to Li-ion batteries” with particular focus on:

  • Synthesis and optimization of materials for batteries
  • Improvement of batteries design for in-situ neutron diffraction investigations
  • Carrying out neutron diffraction experiments on the batteries and related materia
  • Contribution to the development of the in-situ and stroboscopic neutron diffraction at SINQ
    Publication of results in scientific journals and presentations at scientific meetings

We offer:
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.
Your employment contract is limited to 2 years (with possible prolongation for further 2 years).

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You hold a PhD in chemistry, material science, physics or in a related discipline and you are able to work independently and initiatively. Strong experience in the fields of batteries or electrochemistry and know-how in neutron or X-Ray scattering, spectroscopy or diffraction, and further in data analysis and modelling of complex data are expected. Very good knowledge of English is required for this position.

Contact
Name

Dr. Denis Cheptiakov (phone: +41 56 310 30 70)

Website
How to Apply

Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 3301-00).

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16. December 2016 - University of Virginia
Postdoctoral Research position
University of Virginia: Postdoctoral Research position
16. December 2016 - University of Virginia
Postdoctoral Research position
University of Virginia: Postdoctoral Research position
Employer
University of Virginia
Location

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Job description

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking to hire a postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in neutron and/or synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques to study the structure and dynamics of strongly correlated electron systems.

Candidates with strong interest in materials physics and experience in diffraction and elastic and inelastic scattering techniques are especially encouraged to apply. The research will be conducted at the University of Virginia, Department of Physics, with the scattering work carried out at national and international facilities. This is a one-year appointment with the potential for renewal for up to two additional one year appointments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

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Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. degree in experimental condensed matter prior to the appointment start date.

Contact
How to Apply

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Search on posting number 0620048.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Despina Louca .

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or how to apply through Jobs@UVA should be directed to Tammie Shifflett .

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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08. December 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Team Leader Data Analysis and Modeling / NB50605424
ORNL: Team Leader Data Analysis and Modeling / NB50605424
08. December 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Team Leader Data Analysis and Modeling / NB50605424
ORNL: Team Leader Data Analysis and Modeling / NB50605424
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Location

Oak Ridge, USA

Description of Institution

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov. The Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) in ORNL is home to some of the world’s most advanced supercomputing infrastructures (For more: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov).

Job description

Purpose:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a team leader heading the neutron scattering data analysis and materials modeling team as part of the scientific data analysis group. Our approach is based on complementary and synergistic research activities in modeling, simulation, data analysis and experimentation. These efforts build on a long-standing collaboration between the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) and the Computational and Computer Sciences Directorate (CCSD) at ORNL. The successful candidate will express and execute on a vision for research in particular areas of materials science, incorporating strengths in theory, modeling, simulation, analysis and experimental methods that emphasizes the validity of an integrated approach.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing a team that establishes scientific leadership to develop advanced data analysis, modeling and
    simulation methods for neutron scattering data.
  • Manage multi-disciplinary team from different ORNL Directorates and different Divisions within NScD.
  • Collaborate and work with key stakeholders to include University of Tennessee and other core universities to establish and maintain outstanding relationships.
  • Maintain and extend the outstanding and collaborative relationships between Neutron Sciences Directorate, Computational Sciences Directorate and Physical Sciences to develop a common vision for the future of modeling and simulation in materials science and neutron scattering.

Work Directions and Interfaces:
Reports to the Scientific Data Analysis Group Leader. Interfaces with facility users and stakeholders, other science group leaders within the Directorate, other ORNL groups, partner laboratories.

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Qualifications Required:

  • PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Modeling, Computational Materials Science or other science related field.
  • Must have five to ten years of Computational Materials Science and Modeling, or related experience
  • Must demonstrate the experience and vision needed to advance the state of the art in modeling, theory and simulation extracting scientific knowledge from neutron scattering data
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to present neutron scattering and modeling
    material to a variety of audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with developing strategies for neutron scattering and modeling while in an executive management role is preferred.
  • Previous experience in machine learning is desired.
  • A demonstrated ability to collaborate and complete projects within a diverse scientific and cultural research community is
    preferred.
  • Previous management experience working in a diverse research environment is preferred.
  • NScD prefers applicants that enjoy working in a team environment, with the collaboration of all levels, disciplines, and diverse cultural backgrounds of the organization.

Contact
How to Apply

Go to https://www.ornl.gov/careers .

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email .

Deadline
14. March 2017
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