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14. September 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Nuclear Safety Analyst
Nuclear Safety Analyst
14. September 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Nuclear Safety Analyst
Nuclear Safety Analyst
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

The Nuclear Safety and Experiment Analysis (NSEA) Group within the Research Reactors Division (RRD), Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), seeks early to mid-career applicants for an applied Research and Development (R&D) staff position as a nuclear safety analyst to support the HFIR. In this capacity, you will be a member of the NSEA Group within RRD providing analytical support to the safe reliable operation of the HFIR. In particular, we are seeking self-motivated, details-oriented, safety analysis support for the supercritical hydrogen HB-4 Cold Source facility.

Description of Institution

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. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.

Job description
  • Preparation and maintenance of the Cold Neutron Source Documented Safety Analysis (CS DSA) and the HFIR Technical Safety Requirements (TSR). Ancillary support and interfacing with the HFIR SAR may be required as needed.
  • Assuring technical compliance with 10 CFR Part 830 Subparts A and B, affecting reactor safety, through implementation of ORNL Standards Based Management System (SBMS) and RRD procedures.
  • Assisting other RRD groups with the resources necessary to comply with nuclear safety requirements relative to their respective functions, disciplines and responsibilities. Such groups typically include Operations, Design, and Maintenance.
  • Application of the unreviewed safety question (USQ) process per ORNL SBMS and RRD procedure directly to the Cold Source Facility and its functional and physical interfaces with other HFIR systems.
  • Serve as safety analyst for HB-4 Cold Source System and subsystems. As many as twenty subsystems exist.
  • Provides guidance to engineering, maintenance, and operations on Safety-Related Equipment List and TSR-related concerns with respect to the Cold Source Facility.
  • Participate in periodic meetings and plant health activities regarding status of the Cold Source. Provide reviews, advice, and recommendations both to RRD management and to staff regarding Cold Source issues as they develop. Participate in long range planning regarding upgrades, improvements, and maintenance for the facility consistent with RRD and ORNL management requests.
  • Adherence to the rules and regulations that govern the operation of a DOE nuclear facility such as HFIR.
  • Formulates/postulates research and/or testing needed to validate safety analysis assumptions or controls.
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Qualifications Required

  • B.S. degree in nuclear, mechanical, chemical, or similar engineering discipline
  • Strong analytical background in heat transfer, fluid flow, and thermodynamics
  • Experience with and knowledge of safety issues arising from both hydrogen and cryogenic systems
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in engineering or safety analysis, and at least 1 year of nuclear facility experience.
  • Previously, or currently qualified to perform USQ evaluations (or similar process for nuclear power plants).
  • Be organized, detail-oriented and sensitized to a nuclear safety culture.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience working in a team environment, with collaboration at all levels, disciplines, and diverse cultural backgrounds both inside and outside the organization.
  • Demonstrated record of customer-oriented, collaborative work ethic
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “L” clearance.

This position is a Workplace Substance Abuse program (WSAP) testing position which requires passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in which employees are subject to being randomly selected for testing. The occupant of this position will also be subject to an ongoing requirement to report to ORNL any drug-related arrest or conviction or receipt of a positive drug test result.

Qualifications Desired

  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Experience performing safety analysis at a DOE nuclear facility using DOE-STD-3009 methodology.
  • Experience with hydrogen and cryogenic systems.
  • Experience conducting cryogenic analysis and modeling (i.e., Advanced Thermal Hydraulic Energy Network Analyzer [ATHENA]).
  • Experience conducting hydrogen gas explosion analysis.

Contact
How to Apply

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.

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML (.htm,.hmtl) and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email .

Notice: If the position requires a Security Clearance, reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 will be conducted by the employer and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment and subsequent reinvestigations may be required.

If the position is covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations at 10 CFR 709, a counterintelligence evaluation may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

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.

Deadline
31. October 2017
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14. September 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Shull Fellowship
Shull Fellowship
14. September 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Shull Fellowship
Shull Fellowship
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) http://neutrons.ornl.gov invites applications for the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship Program. This postdoctoral Fellowship Program, named for the 1994 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, is aimed at attracting outstanding early career researchers to continue on a path of scientific excellence while substantially contributing to ORNL and U.S Department of Energy missions and goals in neutron scattering science. The Shull Fellowship is open to all fields of science and engineering that utilize neutron techniques and/or advance neutron science including the physical, chemical, materials, biological, nuclear, and medical sciences.

Description of Institution

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. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.

Job description

As a Shull Fellow, you will have the ability to carry out and develop research programs in a variety of disciplines (e.g. hard and soft condensed matter physics, biology, engineering, and materials chemistry) to enhance the knowledge of the structure and/or dynamical behavior of materials using neutron scattering as a primary tool. You will also be able to educate and promote the use of neutron scattering to new user communities; publish research results in scientific journals; and assist Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor scientists in the development of new instrumentation and optimized neutron sources to meet research program goals. This position is a fully-funded 24 month assignment, with an additional twelve months extension possible based on performance, with research support funding for travel, and materials and supplies. Shull Fellows are expected to contribute to the long term scientific mission of the Neutron Sciences Directorate in one or more of the areas of Quantum Materials, Materials Synthesis and Performance, Soft Molecular Matter, Biosciences, Advanced Neutron Sources, and Neutron Instrumentation and Optics.

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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. Previous postdoctoral experience is highly desired. 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.

Additional Requirements

The candidate must have completed their Ph.D. before his or her agreed upon start date. Qualified candidates must have received their Ph.D. no more than five years before the application submission date.. Current ORNL postdoctoral appointees and staff members cannot be considered.

Contact
Name

Steve Cherry

E-Mail
Website
How to Apply

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.

In addition to a CV, to complete the application, those interested must submit three letters of recommendation and a short (2-3 page) statement of research specifically describing the role that neutron scattering will play in achieving their research goals. Letters of recommendation and research statements can be sent via email to or uploaded to your online application.

For questions regarding the Shull Fellowship, you may contact Steve Cherry at .

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML (.htm,.hmtl) and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email .

Notice: If the position requires a Security Clearance, reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 will be conducted by the employer and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment and subsequent reinvestigations may be required.

If the position is covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations at 10 CFR 709, a counterintelligence evaluation may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

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.

Deadline
31. October 2017
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14. September 2017 - JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Research Software Engineer
Research Software Engineer
14. September 2017 - JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Research Software Engineer
Research Software Engineer
Employer
JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Location

Garching (Munich), Germany

Introduction

In the Scientific Computing Group of JCNS at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching we develop software for the analysis of scattering experiments, and support Instrument users. In close collaboration with the Data Management and Software Center of the ESS in Copenhagen, we will also develop software for reflectometers and quasielastic spectrometers of the ESS. Through this German in-kind contribution to the ESS, we currently have an opening for a scientist to work with us on research software development.
We are looking to recruit as soon as possible a Research Software Engineer.

Description of Institution

The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) operates neutron scattering instruments at world leading sources in Garching, Grenoble and Oak Ridge, make them accessible to external users, and uses them for its own research on magnetism and soft matter. Furthermore, the JCNS is a major contributor to the European Spallation Source (ESS) that is currently built in Lund.

Job description

Your Job

  • Develop open-source software to reduce, visualize, model and fit experimental data
  • Lead the development of software used at specific diffractometers or spectrometers
  • Cooperate with instrument scientists to improve data-anaysis procedures
  • Participate in exemplary studies from experiment through Analysis to publication

Our Offer

  • Challenging and varied work in a small international team of enthusiastic professionals
  • Visibility of our products in the web (apps.jcns.fz-juelich.de) and through scientific publications
  • employment for a fixed term of three years; excellent perspective for subsequent permanent employment at ESS DMSC Copenhagen
  • A comprehensive further training programme, including English language courses
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

Place of employment: Garching (Munich)

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Your Profile

  • PhD in physics or a related subject
  • Communicative personality with broad interests
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Track record in software development, equivalent to at least one year full-time dedication
  • Sound knowledge of C++ under Unix/ Linux
  • Experience with any of the following would be a plus: Python, Qt, CMake, git, LaTeX; test-driven development, cross-platform development; numerical mathematics, condensed-matter physics, scattering, spectroscopy, crystallography; documentation, web publishing

Contact
How to Apply

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 31.10.2017, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Contact Human Resource Development and Recruiting
Judith Dresen
Tel.:+49 2461 61 9700

Deadline
31. October 2017
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09. September 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
09. September 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking an innovative Group Leader to deliver a world-class integrated User and Outreach Program in support of HFIR and SNS. In this role you will manage and lead the User Office team and activities, including proposal management, user administration, analytics, review support, and outreach coordination. The User and Outreach Program Group Leader supports division directors, group leaders and staff user outreach efforts. The User and Outreach office interfaces with a wide range of scientific and technical staff, visiting scientists and organizations. Your outreach and collaboration will extend to DOE, other national user facilities including the Society for Scientific User Research Facilities (SSURF), and the neutron scattering science community.

Description of Institution

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, for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Together, these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out more than 1400 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, and biological sciences for more than 3000 visiting scientists. NScD manages two proposal calls annually where more than 1500 general user proposals requesting beam time are received.

Job description

Major Duties/Responsibilities

Office Administration:

  • Establish the vision and goals for the User and Outreach Program; ensure the vision and goals align with ORNL’s Laboratory Plan and Agenda and NScD’s Business Plan
  • Lead development and execution of the NScD User and Outreach Program processes and procedures, and administer the User Program, including user support and assistance and proposal management
  • Prepare and manage User and Outreach Program budget and acquire additional resources to support information systems, review committee meetings, workshops, etc., as needed, and manages the activities within the assigned budget
  • Investigate and resolve diverse complex problems utilizing both known solutions and/or developing original or new solutions
  • Actively assesses the program to ensure vision and goals are achieved and processes are continuously improved
  • Actively participate in developing and managing integrated scientific information systems
  • Recruit, select, develop, and manage a team of nonexempt and exempt staff
  • Define and develop processes and procedures, and implement programs and efficiencies
  • Comply with ORNL’s and NScD’s environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements, including Integrated Safety Management System
  • You will be expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct by holding yourself and others to the highest scientific, professional, and ethical standards. Read more about the ORNL research code of conduct here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity

Proposal System:

  • Manage the proposal review process that includes scheduling, advertising, solicitation, receipt, evaluation, communications, and records maintenance
  • The Scientific Review Committee (SRC), composed of scientists external to ORNL, review and rank proposals received as part of the General User Program. Oversee the interactions with the Science Review Committee (SRC), including candidate identification and invitation, term management, proposal assignments, meeting planning and execution, and action tracking in order to ensure stakeholder input is solicited and valued

User Administration:

  • Manage user administration that includes site access, immigration, training, local area assistance, user agreements, user check-in and work space, while assisting users in identifying instrument and/or science contacts;
  • Develop process and training requirements/certifications for users, and in turn, ensures users receive training, including orientation, safety instructions, and other specific training prior to start of research, ensures training records are maintained according to ORNL policy

User Outreach:

  • Work with NScD management to identify research communities that may benefit from the use of neutrons as a research tool
  • Work with NScD management to identify opportunities for and deliver user outreach activities that include university visits, schools, workshops, and schools. Assist with logistics, as needed
  • Work with NScD management to identify national and international science conferences where NScD should be present
  • Harness data to identify trends and opportunities in the user and science communities that NScD should exploit
  • Support the Industrial Applications Program by identifying beam line access mechanisms and assuring appropriate agreements have been established
  • Assist the SNS HFIR User Group (SHUG) with annual meeting planning and logistics, on-site meetings, annual elections, and resolution of user concerns
  • Provide resources to manage and track user outreach engagement and measure effectiveness;

Publications and Reporting:

  • Maintain user data and records, oversee user satisfaction survey process, oversee publication tracking, report user metrics, including annual submission to DOE, and responds to request for information
  • Support periodic reviews associated with General User Program

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Qualifications Required

  • BS Degree in engineering or scientific discipline
  • At least five years of experience managing and / or leading a work team to support research and development
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people with a wide range of technical backgrounds such as physics, computer science, biology, and engineering
  • Excellent communication skills and prior experience communicating with individuals, large audiences, the community, and international guests
  • Must be available for occasional travel and after-hours calls.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD Degree in engineering or scientific discipline
  • Previous experience at a scientific user facility
  • Knowledge of DOE facility-access requirements
  • Familiarity with user immigration requirements

Work Directions and Interfaces
Reports to the Scientific and Program Services Office Manager. Leads the User Office and Outreach Team. Interacts with SHUG and the DOE sponsor, as appropriate.

Authority/Approval Levels

  • Foreign National Host
  • PALS
  • PAS
  • Travel
  • Conferences

Measures of Effectiveness

  • Manages within budget and within available resources
  • Manages proposal process that is recognized as fair and equitable
  • Manages user access and training within the ORNL standards
  • Manages a user outreach program that develops user collaborations and expands neutron scattering community
  • Receives, values, and acts on customer feedback, including users, reviewers, and stakeholders
  • Anticipates, tracks, and reports metrics in a timely and quality manner

Contact
How to Apply

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.

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML (.htm, .hmtl) and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email .
Notice: If the position requires a Security Clearance, reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 will be conducted by the employer and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment and subsequent reinvestigations may be required.

If the position is covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations at 10 CFR 709, a counterintelligence evaluation may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

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.

Deadline
19. October 2017
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27. August 2017 - Nuclear Physics Institute of The Czech Academy of Sciences (NPI)
Postdoctoral positions in development and application
Postdoctoral positions in development and application
27. August 2017 - Nuclear Physics Institute of The Czech Academy of Sciences (NPI)
Postdoctoral positions in development and application
Postdoctoral positions in development and application
Employer
Nuclear Physics Institute of The Czech Academy of Sciences (NPI)
Introduction

The Nuclear Physics Institute of The Czech Academy of Sciences (NPI) in Rez, Czech Republic, invites for applications to fill four postdoctoral positions. All four positions are focused on the development and usage of novel neutron imaging methods. The positions are for two years. The starting date should be as soon as possible beginning September 1st, 2017 and is negotiable.
The positions are announced under the project European Spallation Source – participation of the Czech Republic – OP, supported from the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education (MEYS). Within this project a collaboration with the European Spallation Source (ESS, Sweden), Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI, Switzerland) is planned for.

Description of Institution

The Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (http://www.ujf.cas.cz/) is a public research institution with the primary goal to conduct research in multidisciplinary scientific disciplines. In addition, NPI contributes to the applications of research results, training of students, and provides access to large scale research infrastructures.

Job description

The opened positions are dedicated to the part of the project that focusses on developing and applying new diffraction based imaging methodologies for 3D reconstruction of material microstructure and its evolution, entitled “Research Programme B:Development of novel TOF 3D neutron diffraction/imaging methods for engineering material research” These new methodologies are expected to significantly broaden the scope of future work at the BEER instrument at ESS and enable the user community to fully achieve a better understanding of the physical and mechanical properties of modern industrial materials. The subject of the scheduled work is very versatile, including: virtual experiments (simulations), preparing and conducting experiments at beamlines at various neutron facilities, data analysis and interpretation as well as the development of a comprehensive new software platform for that purpose.

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Requirements

  • PhD. degree in Materials science, Engineering Science, Physics or Chemistry
  • A solid background in mathematics.
  • Experience with diffraction and/or imaging with X-rays and/or neutrons
  • Good material science background
  • Strong computational background with experience in programming in python/C++/C programming languages.
  • Prior knowledge in crystallography.
  • Ability to work independently and to plan and carry out complicated tasks,
  • Ability to collaborate within a dynamic international group.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.

Contact
Name

Mrs. Petra Tázlarová

E-Mail
How to Apply

Contact for applicants: Mrs. Petra Tázlarová .

For addition technical information contact Petr Šittner (+420 566052657, ), Søren Schmidt (+4521329305, ), Markus Strobl (+41 76 223 88 59, or ).

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13. August 2017 - STFC, ISIS
Postdoctoral Position in Computational Physics
Postdoctoral Position in Computational Physics
13. August 2017 - STFC, ISIS
Postdoctoral Position in Computational Physics
Postdoctoral Position in Computational Physics
Employer
STFC, ISIS
Location

Didcot, UK

Introduction

The aim of this research project is to facilitate the interpretation and understanding of inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering data by developing a new computer modelling method to model the dynamic structure factor, S(q,omega).

The project is a collaboration between Chalmers University, the European Spallation Source, ISIS Facility and the Niels Bohr Institute. The work will mostly be performed at the ISIS facility, where the position will be based.

In this project S(q,omega) will be calculated using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations while the interatomic potentials will be changed until a quantitative agreement is obtained between the modelled and measured scattering function. The method can be seen as a dynamical correspondence to the Empirical Potential Structure Refinement (EPSR) method used to produce structural models of materials in quantitative agreement with neutron and x-ray diffraction data. It is foreseen that our approach will have similar impact on understanding dynamics as EPSR has on structure. Thus, ESS, ISIS and the user community will benefit enormously from the development of the proposed method.

Further, it will be possible to obtain a considerably deeper understanding of how molecular motions affect the macroscopic properties of a material. Thereby, it will be possible to gain invaluable insight in improving new materials in the areas of chemistry, biology, life science and medicine. Moreover, not only the users of neutron spectroscopy will take advantage of the method, but also the computer simulation community will get a unique possibility to refine model potentials by using this approach.

Description of Institution

ISIS is a world leading facility for condensed matter research using neutron scattering and muon spectroscopy, with a strong scientific user program and extensive international links. ISIS currently operates 30 instruments and, following an additional £21m investment, is currently in the process of building 4 new instruments.

ISIS has a strong record of delivering successful neutron scattering software and this is an opportunity to join an international project with significant scope to lead areas of work.

Job description

You will initially focus on developing a new modelling tool; where the you will be working with experienced software professionals. Soon after the first version of the software package is completed, you will participate in neutron scattering experiments to validate the model against measured data. This step will allow further refinement of the software package. You will also be responsible for documenting the software and writing scientific articles about the developed modelling tool.

You will be part of the team developing and supporting scientific software. Therefore, as part of your work you will interact frequently with the ISIS scientists and will also be supported by the partners at Chalmers University, the European Spallation Source the Niels Bohr Institute. The post will reside within the Scientific Computing section of the ISIS Computing Group.

Salary £30056 – £32670
Grade RC-D
Contract Type Fixed Term Appointment
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 01 October 2017

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You will have a PhD in physics or physics related field, or due for completion within 3-6 months or relevant experience, as well as excellent language skills in English are required. Specific qualifications are of particular importance for the project. You will have a professional approach, an analytical, logical and quick learning mind, a ‘can do’ attitude and be able to communicate clearly and effectively with fellow developers and scientists alike.

Qualifications

Essential:

  • a PhD in physics, or an appropriate field such as computational chemistry, or due for completion within 3-6 months or relevant experience.

Knowledge and Experience

Essential:

  • experience in developing software in a scientific environment
  • experience of software development in Python
  • experience of object oriented programming techniques
  • excellent English language skills.

Desirable:

  • experience of performing MD simulations
  • experience of development in C++
  • knowledge of neutron scattering theory
  • knowledge of Fortran.

Personal Skills/Qualities

Essential:

  • analytical and logical ability and experience in delivering software
  • fast learner, able to understand complex problems
  • excellent oral and written skills, both formal and informal
  • able to work in a large distributed team and interdisciplinary environment
  • friendly, helpful manner
  • proven problem solving ability.

Special Requirements

Essential:

  • as this is an international collaborative project the role will include UK and overseas travel.

Contact
How to Apply

Please use the online Application found on the Job posters original page

Closing date is October the 1st 2017.

The Reference number is IRC241825

Deadline
01. October 2017
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26. July 2017 - STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Postdoctoral Position in Computational Physics
Postdoctoral Position in Computational Physics
26. July 2017 - STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Postdoctoral Position in Computational Physics
Postdoctoral Position in Computational Physics
Employer
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Location

Harwell, Oxfordshire

Introduction

About Us

The aim of this research project is to facilitate the interpretation and understanding of inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering data by developing a new computer modelling method to model the dynamic structure factor, S(q,omega).

Description of Institution

About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

STFC’s ISIS facility is a leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. The facility performs cutting edge research into the structure and properties of materials at an atomic and molecular level.

Job description

About The Role

The project is a collaboration between Chalmers University, the European Spallation Source, ISIS Facility and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. The work will mostly be performed at the ISIS facility, where the position will be based.
Within this role you will initially focus on developing a new modelling tool; where you will be working with experienced software professionals. Soon after the first version of the software package is completed, you will participate in neutron scattering experiments to validate the developed tool on measured data. You will also be responsible for documenting the software and writing scientific articles about the developed modelling tool.

As part of your work you will interact frequently with the ISIS scientists and will also be supported by the partners at Chalmers University, the European Spallation Source and the Niels Bohr Institute. The post will reside within the Scientific Computing section of the ISIS Computing Group.

Benefits

An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered.

Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages (http://www.stfccareers.co.uk).

  • Salary £30,056 – £32,670 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)
  • Full Time
  • Fixed Term (3 years)
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About You

You will have a PhD in physics or physics related field. It is essential that you have experience in developing software in a scientific environment.

You must have experience of object oriented programming techniques and excellent English language skills.

You will have a professional approach, an analytical, logical and quick learning mind, a ‘can do’ attitude and be able to communicate clearly and effectively with fellow developers and scientists alike.

It is desirable that you have experience of performing MD simulations and experience of development in C++ and Python. Knowledge of neutron scattering theory and Fortran would also be very beneficial in this role.

Contact
How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at http://topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc241825_7298.aspx. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The jobs reference code is IRC241825

The closing date for applications is 1st October 2017.

Deadline
01. October 2017
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05. July 2017 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Neutron Optics Engineer / Scientist
Neutron Optics Engineer / Scientist
05. July 2017 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Neutron Optics Engineer / Scientist
Neutron Optics Engineer / Scientist
Employer
Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Location

Villigen PSI, Switzerland

Description of Institution

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2100 people.

Job description

Your tasks

You will be a leading engineer/scientist in the development of neutron focusing/polarizing optics for existing instruments at the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source (SINQ) and new instruments at the European Spallation Source (ESS). The development work includes test experiments at SINQ, the development of prototypes, Monte-Carlo simulations and operating two sputtering machines. Project management tasks will be also part of your work including aquisition of external project funding.

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Requested Profile

You hold a PhD in physics, chemistry or engenering and you have experiences with X-Ray or neutron scattering techniques, ideally in reflectometry. In addition you have experiences in use of different Monte Carlo packages (like MCNP and McStas). A fundamental knowledge of multi-layer systems is an advantage. Good communication skills in German and English are essential.

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How to Apply

Please use the link below to submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Neutron optics engineer / scientist (index no. 3604-01): https://www.psi.ch/pa/stellenangebote/1558

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01. July 2017 - Je-Geun Park, Associate Director of IBS CCES
Post-Doc Position: IBS CCES – Seoul National University: Seoul, Korea
Post-Doc Position: IBS CCES – Seoul National University: Seoul, Korea
01. July 2017 - Je-Geun Park, Associate Director of IBS CCES
Post-Doc Position: IBS CCES – Seoul National University: Seoul, Korea
Post-Doc Position: IBS CCES – Seoul National University: Seoul, Korea
Employer
Je-Geun Park, Associate Director of IBS CCES
Location

Seoul National University

Introduction

The Emergent Phenomena Group of the Center for Correlated Electron System (CCES), Institute for Basic Science (IBS), invites applications for postdoctoral research fellow. The Institute of Basic Science (http://www.ibs.re.kr/) is an ambitious new program by the South Korean government to foster the basic sciences in Korea. Prof. Je-Geun Park leads the Emergent Phenomena Group of IBS CCES (http://magnetism.snu.ac.kr). We at Prof Park’s group aim to pursue groundbreaking and fundamental researches in strongly correlated electron physics by taking advantage of state-of-the-art instruments and theoretical support.

Description of Institution

The Emergent Phenomena Group led by Prof. Je-Geun Park is the 2nd group established within the IBS Center for Correlated Electron Systems. We focus on strongly correlated electron systems such as transition metal oxides and related materials, mostly in bulk form. Having these three teams working together allows our group to paint a complete picture of novel materials, studying their crystal and magnetic structure, physical properties and spin dynamics. Our ability to rapidly characterize and investigate the properties of new materials offers crucial feedback to improve the sample preparation, while having a dedicated Materials team ensures a steady supply of new and interesting systems for investigation. To do this, we are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments covering all areas of our research topics. Please see the relevant sections of our homepage for more information.

Job description

You will be part of research projects led by Professor Je-Geun Park and belong to Scattering Team. The projects at Prof. Park’s group aim to understand novel phases of strongly correlated electron systems. The Scattering Team uses inelastic neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to tackle several interesting problems such as magnon-phonon coupling, magnon breakdown, to name only a few. We also have extensive collaborations with two other teams: Materials Team and Van der Waals Team, at the group. Although each of three teams has their own specific goals but also collaborate on larger projects. Successful candidates are expected to have experience in at least one of the following areas: materials synthesis, bulk characterization, or neutron or x-ray scattering. Each postdoctoral position is a 2 year position and may be extended for an additional year

Contact
Name

Ms. Elika Beard

E-Mail
Website
Address

Building 19-414
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul National University
Seoul, Korea

How to Apply

Please send an up to date CV, and information about two references via mail to group secretary,

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