The University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR) invites applications for a Research Scientist position. MURR is the largest neutron source (10 MW) on a U.S. campus and is well-suited for neutron scattering research. The Neutron Scattering group at MURR currently operates four instruments for structure and dynamics studies of matter: a triple-axis spectrometer, a reflectometer, and two powder diffractometers. MURR employs approximately 200 people, where neutron scattering is one of five major research programs.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to existing neutron scattering research projects as well as initiate projects that will lead to external funding. It is expected that the successful candidate will become the primary instrument responsible for the high-resolution neutron powder diffractometer, which has been newly upgraded.
A Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Candidates are preferred to have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or related field.
A strong background in neutron scattering is required, preferably with expertise in powder neutron diffraction, modeling, and interpretation of neutron data. The evalutation o f candidates will be based upon the strength of the candidate's scientific profile, publication record, and future research potential. The ability to work in a team environment and effective communication skills are essential.
Candidates must submit a CV with list of publications and professional activities, a statement of research, and the names and e-mail addresses of 3 references.
If additional information is needed, questions can be submitted to Dr. Helmut Kaiser at kaiserh@missouri prior to applying.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on benefits, please visit the Faculty and Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer.
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