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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Helium Ion Microscopy/ NB50649722
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Job Location: Oak Ridge, TN

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct Helium Ion Microscopy (HIM) research and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) of a broad range of inorganic and soft materials. Specifically, your research in this role will focus on imaging of soft materials. For this role, experience in mass spectrometry (MS) and helium ion microscopy (HIM) techniques, and/or other closely related areas is ideal. You will work with scientists and users at the CNMS in developing new HIM capabilities in chemical imaging using SIMS, multimodal data analysis, and integration with high performance computing environments. You will benefit from experience in the analysis and characterization of soft materials and inorganic materials.OVERVIEW: Your research will be focused on imaging a wide range of inorganic and organic materials in order to advance and integrate HIM-SIMS imaging as a core capability in the CNMS user program and research efforts with a special focus on oxides and soft materials. The research will take advantage of, complement, and enhance ongoing scientific efforts within the CNMS and ORNL. In this role, you will further the groundbreaking the multimodal imaging, nanoscience, and materials chemistry research programs at ORNL.The CNMS (http://cnms.ornl.qov/) is a nanoscience research and user facility supported by the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The CNMS has a diverse spectrum of nanoscience activities including a nanofabrication facility; research on macromolecular materials, catalysts, and functional nanomaterials; electron and scanning probe microscopies; x-ray diffraction; theory, modeling, and simulation, and benefits from the strong interactions with the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the National Center for Computational Sciences at ORNL.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
IN THIS POSITION YOU WILL: Work as part of a dynamic team conducting research on multimodal imaging of inorganic and soft material systems using the HIM and HIM-SIMS Develop advanced data acquisition and data analysis methods for multidimensional data Collaborate with CNMS and ORNL researchers on chemical imaging experiments Present and report research results and publishing scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely fashion Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements Maintain strong dedication to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

Qualifications Required:
Basic Qualifications
  • To be considered for this position, you must have: A PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, or a closely related science discipline completed within the last five years A record of productive and creative research proven by publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or conference presentationsPreferred Qualifications This experience is to your advantage: A background in secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), MS, and/or HIM Experience in big data analytics and simulations using Python, National Instruments data acquisition hardware, and LabVIEW programming Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate in English to an international scientific audience The abilities to be a self-starter, to work independently and to participate creatively in a collaborative team effort Proven ability to function well in a dynamic research environment, set priorities, multi
  • task and adapt to ever changing needs OTHER INFORMATION: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 up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding. Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position. Three letters of reference are required and can be uploaded to your profile or emailed directly to THIS EMAIL . Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-verify Employer.
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