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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physics

Date: Apr 28, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 7191 

Overview: 

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study beam transport, beamline design, and beam dynamics for high intensity beams, and in particular for the Second Targer Station project.  The qualified candidate will have the opportunity to influence final design decisions for the beam transport in the beamline of the SNS Second Target Station.  This position resides in the Accelerator Physics Groups in the Accelerator Science & Technology Section, Research Accelerator Division, Neutron Science Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate beam transport for high intensity beams, including performing simulations to understand real machine effects on beam transport and to predict final beam distributions.
  • Investigate beam shaping mechanism and influence of intensity driven effects.
  • Conduct beam studies on the SNS 1.4 MW beam to calibrate simulations and validate predictions.
  • Develop simulation code, benchmark simulations against experiments.
  • Participate in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of SNS technical notes and memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals
  • Ensure compliance with Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) and QA requirements.
  • As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director's office can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Physics or related discipline completed within the last five years.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with modern programming languages, particularly Python
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate research results through reports, publications and presentations.
  • Experience working with an accelerator, such as experience working in a control room, conducting accelerator-based experiments, and performing accelerator simulations

 

For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Sarah Cousineau at scousine@ornl.gov

 

Applicants cannot have received their Ph.D. more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be for up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and the availability of funding.

 

Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.

 

About Neutron Sciences Directorate:

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.

 

About the Second Target Station:

 

The STS is a >$1Billion, Department of Energy project to be constructed at the ORNL Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).  The STS will provide wholly new capabilities for the study of a broad range of materials with neutron scattering and support thousands of users from the physical, materials, and applied sciences and industry. The science capabilities provided by the instrument suite at the STS will complement those of the two existing DOE Office of Science neutron scattering user facilities at ORNL, the First Accelerator Station (FTS) of the SNS and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR). The STS will deliver the highest peak brightness of cold neutrons in the world, which together with advances in neutron optics, instrumentation, and detectors, will ensure US leadership in neutron scattering for decades to come.


For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.ornl.gov.

 

 

 

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.

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