Physics: Instrumentation and Measurement, Physics: Particle, Physics: Physics
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Beam Instrumentation and Experimental Technology / NB50600313
Job Reference #: NB50600313 To Apply: Visit http://neutrons.ornl.gov/careers to apply direct to this and other Neutron Sciences jobs. You must apply direct at the ORNL Careers website in order to be considered.
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. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov. Purpose The Accelerator Physics, Beam Instrumentation and Ion Source Group in the Research Accelerator Division (RAD) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate. Applications are sought from creative and motivated individuals who will participate in the development and research program in beam instrumentation for the SNS accelerator systems. This research is expected to be done in a team environment on technically and scientifically challenging problems. A significant amount of effort will be devoted to improving the performance and availability of the existing beam instrumentation systems.
Note: The special combination of skills and experience that will be developed in this role may be needed at SNS for future full time staff opportunities.
Major Duties and Responsibilities - Participate in development, design, installation and commissioning of new Beam Loss Monitors system. - Develop novel signal measurement and processing methods for new and existing beam instrumentation systems. - Support obsolescence mitigation program for the SNS beam instrumentation by leading design efforts for new detectors and analog electronics development for various beam instrumentation systems. - Publish scientific papers on this research - Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences
Basic Qualifications: A Ph.D. in experimental physics or electrical engineering, or other related science fields is required. Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with experience in accelerators for charged beams, charged particles detectors, beam instrumentation, design of printed circuit boards, design of low power analog electronics and programming in LabView. Strong written and oral communications skills are preferred.
Work Direction and Interfaces: Interfaces with Physicists, Engineers and Technicians to define and design system upgrades and new systems. Reports to BIET team leader.
Measures of Effectiveness: - Maintains a safe working environment at all times. - Makes sure Beam Instrumentation Systems support SNS operation with required availability - Meets milestones for development of Beam Instrumentation Systems.
ORNL Benefits: Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers an exceptional benefits package to include a generous relocation, matching 401K, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation and medical / dental plan. Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic and free fitness facilities. Other Information: Visit http://neutrons.ornl.gov/careers to apply direct to this and other Neutron Sciences jobs.
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