Neutron Science Careers

Neutron Science Careers

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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. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation.

Career opportunities at ORNL include internships, postgrads, postmasters, postdoc appointments, distinguished fellowships, business and technical professionals, fulltime research staff, and joint faculty appointments. ORNL provides the opportunity to make an important national and even worldly impact, working alongside outstanding scientists and expertise in an exciting, fast paced environment aimed at finding solutions to real world problems. With over 4,600 annual staff, almost 500 interns every summer, the world’s best neutron source, one of the fastest supercomputers, and over a dozen world-class facilities, the possibilities are endless.

Equal Opportunity Employer

UT-Battelle is recognized by our employees and the community as an inclusive environment where diversity is valued and individuals and teams are inspired to contribute fully to the organization's success. ORNL is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.