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Clifford Shull Fellowship


Overview

The Clifford G. Shull Fellowship was named for ORNL neutron scientist and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Clifford Shull, who with Bertram Brockhouse of Canada was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics. Shull won the award for his pioneering work in neutron scattering, a technique that reveals where atoms are and how they behave within a material.

The Clifford G. Shull Fellowship Program is aimed at attracting new scientific talent to ORNL and its neutron science programs, making it possible for these outstanding new scientists to continue on the path to excellence while substantially contributing to ORNL and U.S. Department of Energy missions and goals. The Shull Fellowship is open to fields of science and engineering that further advances in neutron science including the physical, chemical, materials, biological, and medical sciences. Previous experience in neutron or X-ray scattering is highly desired; however, outstanding candidates possessing related expertise are also welcome to apply.

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The Shull Fellowship is open to those in condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, biology, or related field. The fellowship is offered multiples times a year and all open postings are placed on the ORNL Career’s Website.

Qualifications Required

A PhD. in condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, biology, or related field is required. Previous experience in neutron or X-ray scattering is highly desired; however, outstanding candidates possessing related expertise are also encouraged to apply. Strong written and oral communication skills as evidenced by a significant publication record and the desire to work in a team environment on scientifically challenging problems are essential.

Applicants must have received their doctoral degree before his or her start date and can be no more than three years beyond receiving their doctoral degree at the date of application submission. Applicants should not have previously held more than one postdoctoral appointment. ORNL postdoctoral appointees and staff members cannot be considered.

Contact

For more information about the Shull Fellowship contact Steve Cherry at cherrysj@ornl.gov.

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