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Assistant Physicist - Argonne National Laboratory (Req #314949 XSD)

Job Description:
Participates in operating, maintaining, developing, purchasing, testing, the HERIX spectrometers and monochromators and associated equipment, predominantly at beamline 30-ID, and at Beamline 3-ID to a lesser degree. Supports, trains and collaborates with users in regards to the HERIX program and associated instrumentation within the IXN group. Enhances the existing HERIX instrument and program by developing the techniques and instrumentation towards very high-pressure- and other extreme sample environments, implementing an expanded and upgraded analyzer, multi-element detector system and improving energy-resolution. Maintains a close connection with theorists and experimentalists in the field, and supports post-measurement data analysis. Pursues own research programs at beamline 30-ID, 3-ID and other facilities if appropriate. Participates in further developments and upgrades of IXS facilities within the IXN group. Reports relevant results in an appropriate form.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Considerable: Skills and knowledge of experimental synchrotron radiation physics, in particular. Experimental and theoretical knowledge of inelastic x-ray scattering with high energy resolution and related instrumentation, methods, and applications. Knowledge of materials science and high pressure techniques. Knowledge of other IXS techniques that may be relevant to the experimental program of interests. Skill in designing and implementing precision instrumentation. Skill in understanding abstract concepts and synthesizing results within the experimental and theoretical framework. Good: Skill in written and oral communication. Ph.D. and 0-1 year experience/equivalent, or Master's Degree and 2-3 years of experience/equivalent, or Bachelor's Degree and 6-8 years experience/equivalent.

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Post Doctoral Research Associate in Computational Materials Science for Electrical Energy Storage - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL09-91-CSMD)

Project Description:
The candidate should have a background in working on theoretical problems bulk, surfaces and interfaces as well as nanomaterials related to the energy storage field. While the project is theoretical in nature, the candidate should be interested in working with experimentalists involved in studies of energy storage materials. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in computational materials science, theoretical condensed matter physics, theoretical physical chemistry or related field with considerable experience in using modern computational modeling methods, particularly electronic structure techniques. The work will be associated with an interdisciplinary research team to address outstanding problems of high scientific impact in energy storage by developing and applying theoretical techniques to study the catalytic properties of nanostructured materials at electrified interfaces.

Qualifications:The successful candidate is expected to have completed their PhD in computer science, physics, chemistry, or related field. The successful applicant is expected to display a track record of accomplishments in the above outlined areas. Strong communication skills, demonstrable enthusiasm to work in a team environment, and good judgment and accountability are required. The postdoctoral position offers a competitive salary and opportunities for accomplishing outstanding research in computational chemistry and materials science.

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.

Technical Questions: William Shelton. Please reference the position title and number when corresponding about this position.

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants may apply online. All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online application. For complete instructions on how to apply, please see the instructions. When applying for this position, please reference the position title and number.

This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate Research Associates Program and is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). This appointment is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.

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Post Doctoral Research Associate in Theory of Thermoelectric Materials - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL09-74-MSTD)

Project Description:
This fellowship is for research investigating the properties of thermoelectric materials in collaboration with D.J. Singh. This will involve a combination of first principles calculations of electronic structure, transport theory, and/or dynamical simulations, such as first principles phonon calculations and/or molecular dynamics calculations. A particular emphasis will be placed on developing understanding of thermoelectric performance in terms of structure and chemical composition and on the prediction of new thermoelectric compositions.

Qualifications:
PhD degree in condensed matter physics or closely related field. It is expected that the candidate will have background and interest in first principles calculations. It would be very desirable if the candidate has background in transport theory, thermoelectric materials, phonon calculations and/or molecular dynamics.

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.

Technical Questions:
David J. Singhat (Include the requisition number and title when responding.)

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants may apply online. All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online application. For complete instructions on how to apply, please see the instructions. When applying for this position, please reference the position title and number.

This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate Research Associates Program and is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). This appointment is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.

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