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10. July 2019 - The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS)
instrument scientist for the ESTIA reflectometer
Instrument Scientist for ESTIA
10. July 2019 - The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS)
instrument scientist for the ESTIA reflectometer
Instrument Scientist for ESTIA
Employer
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS)
Location

Lund, Sweden

Introduction

The Neutron Instruments Division houses the instrument scientists and post-docs, responsible for designing, constructing and then operating the neutron instruments of the ESS. New designs for a wide range of neutron instruments are in the process of being implemented, optimized to take full advantage of the unique long-pulse time structure of the ESS neutron source. There are currently 15 instruments under construction for ESS, of which 8, including ESTIA, will come on-line first

Description of Institution

ESS can offer you a variety of things, such as passionate colleagues, a vibrant melting pot of diversity, and a challenging and high paced work environment where our employees take great pride in designing and building a world leading facility for materials research.
If you were to join ESS, you would become an important piece of the puzzle, since all our skilled staff are needed in order to fulfill the overall mission. We value and need expertise, innovative minds, great ways of leading and interacting with others, and the ability to work with people regardless of culture and background.

Job description

The current position is for the lead instrument scientist for ESTIA, a polarised focusing reflectometer for small samples, designed for the investigation of chemical and magnetic depth profiles near surfaces, as well as lateral correlations and structures. The immediate mission is to act as the project lead to design, procure, install and commission the ESTIA reflectometer. The instrument scientist will work closely with the lead engineer, forming the core instrument team. It is expected that the instrument project will run until 2022, followed by commissioning and operations, at which stage the mission will be to operate the instrument within the ESS user programme.
ESTIA is being built as an in-kind contribution from the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), near Villigen in Switzerland. The successful candidate will be based in Lund when the instrument starts installation in ESS in 2021. Frequent travel between PSI and ESS will be required throughout the instrument construction project.
The successful candidate must be active in a scientific field of direct relevance to ESTIA, such as thin-film magnetism. He/she will be given the opportunity to develop their own research projects, preferably at operating neutron research centres. Synergies with the neighbouring MAX-IV synchrotron as well as strong links with universities will be encouraged. ESS will support and encourage the candidate to take up an adjunct position at a university in an ESS partner country, in order to facilitate their own research.

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Essential qualifications and experience
•PhD in experimental studies in the physical sciences relevant to the ESTIA scientific programme, preferably in the magnetism of thin films and heterostructures.
•Extensive practical experience in neutron reflectivity applied to thin-film magnetism, as well as in the use of relevant laboratory-based characterization methods.
•Experience of neutron instrumentation development
•Evidence of a strong independent research profile in relevant science areas, commensurate with experience
•Ability to work collaboratively and individually
•Good interpersonal communication and presentation skills, and ability to interact effectively with staff and users at all levels.
•Flexibility to occasional requests to work out-of-hours to support users
•Responsible attitude to personal safety, and the safety of others
•Willingness to international travel, distributing their time between ESS and PSI as required by the project
Desirable experience:
•Practical knowledge of other neutron techniques relevant to materials research
•Practical experience of software development for instrument control as well as reduction and analysis of neutron reflectivity data
•Practical experience of sample environment development relating to neutron reflectometry
•Experience of working in a project environment
•Experience of Monte-Carlo simulation of neutron instruments
•Working knowledge of one or more of the data analysis/visualisation packages used within ESS (e.g. MatLab, Python, Mantid, etc.)

Experience of working in an international environment is preferred and excellent oral and written English skills are prerequisites.

Our work environment is characterised by fast growth, a fast pace of work, and an international atmosphere with highly skilled personnel. You must therefore enjoy the diversity of such an environment and have a personality suited for the challenges it presents. Our work environment is exciting and forward thinking and relies heavily on personal initiative.

Contact
Name

Sara Margaryan

E-Mail

sara.margaryan[at]esss.se

How to Apply

Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by going to the ESS recruitment web page
https://europeanspallationsource.se/careers/vacancies then clicking on “apply” and following the instructions.

Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website or ESS intranet. Internal candidates are encouraged to apply through the intranet.

Follow the link for more recruitment process details
https://europeanspallationsource.se/ess-recruitment-process

Deadline
17. July 2019
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05. July 2019 - ESS DMSC
Software Scientist in Neutron Detection
Software Scientist in Neutron Detection
05. July 2019 - ESS DMSC
Software Scientist in Neutron Detection
Software Scientist in Neutron Detection
Employer
ESS DMSC
Location

Copenhagen, Denmark

Introduction

The European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS) invites applications for a Software Scientist in Neutron Detection to help develop the software infrastructure for forming neutron events and general data acquisition within its Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC).

Description of Institution

The European Spallation Source, currently under construction in Lund and when completed will be the world’s brightest source of cold neutrons available for materials and life science research. The ESS will be a European flagship research facility supporting a broad community of scientists from around the world. Once operational, it is expected that around 3000 scientists will access the facility annually.

The accurate detection of neutrons is at the core of any experiment in the future ESS. The facility has invested in a sophisticated software architecture that will run of standard computing equipment to process neutron events in real time. This enables better testing and verification of the algorithms that in traditional setups are embedded in dedicated hardware or FPGA. With this framework the processing can be better optimized to meet the needs of the particular neutron instrument, which can be expressed in spatial resolution, signal or background count rate among other performance indicators. It is important to ensure that users can trust the system to record all relevant data accurately and reliably.

Job description

As Software Scientist in Neutron Detection, you will work within the Experiment Control and Data Curation Group. Your main responsibilities will include:

Provide a software event formation system that can cope with the neutron event rates of the next generation neutron facility accurately and reliably.
Defining the requirements for the processing for different detector types
Implementing the solutions within the ESS software framework
Supporting ESS staff in testing and commissioning the system

The position is permanent. The main place of work will be in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the DMSC offices. Visits to the ESS site and labs in Lund will be required, as will occasional travel to partner institutes in Europe.

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An ideal applicant will have:

A STEM or software-related degree or relevant higher qualification
Proven programming experience in C++ and Python or similar languages
Experience with collection, processing or analysis of data from experiments or measurements
Familiarity with the operating principles of particle detectors
Experience with data streaming or message broker systems, such as Apache Kafka
Experience in building, testing and deploying software in a professional manner
Ability to work efficiently on Linux operating systems
Track record of working as part of a team or collaboration
Ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels
Good communication, presentation and people skills for working in a cross cultural environment

How to Apply

Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by going to the ESS recruitment web page https://europeanspallationsource.se/careers/vacancies then clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website or ESS intranet. Internal candidates are encouraged to apply through the intranet.

Deadline
11. August 2019
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05. July 2019 - ESS DMSC
Data Acquisition Scientist
Data Acquisition Scientist
05. July 2019 - ESS DMSC
Data Acquisition Scientist
Data Acquisition Scientist
Employer
ESS DMSC
Location

Copenhagen, Denmark

Introduction

The European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS) invites applications for a Data Acquisition Scientist to help develop the software infrastructure for experiment control and data acquisition within its Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC).

Description of Institution
The European Spallation Source is currently under construction in Lund and when completed will be the world’s brightest source of cold neutrons for materials and life science research. The ESS will be a European flagship research facility supporting a broad community of scientists from around the world. Once it is operational, it is expected that around 3000 scientists will access the facility annually.

For the scientists using the ESS having a software infrastructure that enables them to carry out their experiments efficiently and accurately will be of critical importance to them. With the right tools they will be able to carry out cutting edge research, using all of the capabilities of this next generation neutron facility. To achieve this aim we are developing a novel software stack to handle the unique technical challenges of the ESS whilst also maintaining an emphasis on streamlining the user experience to allow the scientists to focus on their scientific goals and not the details of the system and instrumentation. For an experiment to be successful it is important that the real-time data reported during a measurement is relevant and of high quality, and that the scientists can trust the system to record all scientifically interesting data accurately and reliably for later detailed analysis.

Job description

As Data Acquisition Scientist, you will work within both the Experiment Control and Data Curation Group and the Beamline Controls Team. Your main responsibilities will include:

Defining the requirements for experiment control, data acquisition and visualization
Developing software within the ESS software framework to deliver a system that gives access to the full scientific capabilities of ESS
Supporting visiting scientists and ESS staff in using the whole data acquisition chain and the experiment control framework
Collaborating with colleagues within the ESS and other facilities world-wide facilities
Supporting software and hardware testing in lab environments and at partner facilities

The position is permanent. The main place of work will be at the DMSC offices in Copenhagen, Denmark. Visits to the ESS site and labs in Lund will be required, as will occasional travel to partner institutes in Europe.

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An ideal applicant will have:

A STEM or software-related degree or relevant higher qualification
Proven programming experience in Python, C++ or similar languages
Experience with collection, processing or analysis of data from experiments or measurements
Familiarity with one or more experimental techniques used at neutron or synchrotron facilities
Experience with data streaming or message broker systems, such as Apache Kafka
Experience in building, testing and deploying software in a professional manner
Ability to work efficiently on Linux operating systems
Good communication skills
Track record of working as part of a team or collaboration
Ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels
Good communication, presentation and people skills for working in a cross-cultural environment

How to Apply

Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by clicking on “apply” on the https://europeanspallationsource.se/careers/vacancies website and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website or ESS intranet. Internal candidates are encouraged to apply through the intranet.

Deadline
11. August 2019
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26. June 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Materials & Engineering Initiative
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Materials & Engineering Initiative
26. June 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Materials & Engineering Initiative
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Materials & Engineering Initiative
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Introduction

The Materials & Engineering Initiative (MEI) within the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) in the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks Postdoctoral Research Associates to work on scientific projects to advance our understanding in materials & engineering using neutron scattering techniques. MEI will ensure ORNL to be at the forefront of knowledge using the neutron scattering facilities at SNS and HFIR to solve problems in both materials and engineering fundamental and applied areas where neutron scattering is advantageous. Currently, MEI emphasizes on the advanced materials behaviors under extreme stimuli or services. As a postdoctoral fellow you will work with the initiative scientists on one of the three science topics, accelerated advanced alloys design for extreme engineering applications, nuclear materials and radiation effect, and materials response during advanced manufacturing/processing. Your core research will involve performing diffraction, small angle scattering and imaging neutron measurements on the world leading instruments at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at ORNL.

This position represents an excellent opportunity to conduct materials and engineering study in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at ORNL, and you will have access to other world leading facility or capability of ORNL such as center for nanophase science (CNMS), and high performance computing (HPC) etc.

Job description

Major Duties and Responsibilities

-Design and perform neutron scattering experiments using instrument across SNS and HFIR, and analyze resulting experiment data with theoretical modeling to understand materials behaviors in MEI focused areas.
-Use other complementary characterization tools such as x-rays, electron microscopes, atomic probe tomography etc. to advance scientific understanding of materials.
-Publish scientific papers and present results from this research at national and international meetings as appropriate.

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Basic Qualifications

-PhD in physics, materials science, engineering, or a related discipline. Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
-Hands on experience in neutron and/or X-ray scattering and data analysis, and other materials characterization tools
-A strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences
-Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

-Background in alloys design/synthesis/processing, nuclear materials or advanced manufacturing.
-Expertise in metallurgy, ceramics, material deformation or phase transformation behaviors.
-Highly self-motivated, with the ability of creative thinking and working within a multi-disciplinary team environment on scientifically challenging problems.

Other Information

-Appointments will be a temporary, full-time assignment for 24 months with a possibility of an extension of up to 12 months.
-Provide a current curriculum vitae including a list of publications and a two-page research statement describing research interest, scientific problems, and research plan for area of interests by using neutron scattering, when applying for this position
-If you are selected for interview, you will be required to send in a minimum of two letters of reference
-The date of your application must be within 5 years of the most recent degree, and all degree requirements must be complete before starting the appointment.

Relocation

Domestic and International Relocation Assistance is available for this position.

Benefits at ORNL

UT-Battelle offers a quality benefits package, including a matching 401(k), contributory pension plan, paid vacation, and medical/dental plan options. Onsite amenities include a credit union, medical clinic, cafeteria, coffee stands, and fitness facilities.

For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.ornl.gov.

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), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB 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 ORNLR@ornl.gov

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26. June 2019 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI-Laboratory of Scientific Developments and Novel Materials
Postdoctoral Fellow Neutron- and X-Ray scattering
Postdoctoral Fellow
26. June 2019 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI-Laboratory of Scientific Developments and Novel Materials
Postdoctoral Fellow Neutron- and X-Ray scattering
Postdoctoral Fellow
Employer
Paul Scherrer Institute PSI-Laboratory of Scientific Developments and Novel Materials
Location

Switzerland

Introduction

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

-Basic research on strongly correlated f-electron and related materials
-Material characterization using bulk laboratory methods such as electrical transport, magnetization and specific heat
-Carry out experiments at neutron scattering and synchrotron user facilities
-Analyze complex data sets from diffraction and spectroscopy experiments
-Publishing of scientific articles, contribution to conferences

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.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

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Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a PhD degree in physics, chemistry, material science or a related field. Experience in the investigation of strongly correlated electron materials is required. Expertise in neutron and / or X-Ray scattering techniques is desirable. You are interested in doing research of the highest quality and disemminate your results via publications and conference presentations. You are highly motivated, creative and have excellent team and communication skills. Good command of English is necessary.

Contact
Name
Dr. Marc Janoschek
How to Apply

For further information please contact, phone +41 56 310 49 87.

Please submit your application online by 31 July 2019 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 3600-01).

For more information and to apply, please visit:

https://www.psi.ch/en/pa/job-opportunities/29084-postdoctoral-fellow

Deadline
31. July 2019
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26. June 2019 - Department Materials and Nanoscience, Institute of Physics of Rennes
Postdoctoral position in Experimental Physics
Postdoctoral position in Experimental Physics
26. June 2019 - Department Materials and Nanoscience, Institute of Physics of Rennes
Postdoctoral position in Experimental Physics
Postdoctoral position in Experimental Physics
Employer
Department Materials and Nanoscience, Institute of Physics of Rennes
Location

Rennes (France)

Introduction

A postdoctoral position in experimental physics on organic/hybrid nanomaterials is available at the Institute of Physics of Rennes (http://www.ipr.univ-rennes1.fr/).

Job description

Starting date: September-November 2019

Project term: 12-24 months

Project:

This project addresses the physics of multicomponent liquid mixtures confined at the nanometer scale in periodic mesoporous organosilicates. The activity is developed in the frame of a French-German collaborative project between Hamburg and Rennes, which is supported by national funding agencies (ANR and DFG). https://huberlab.wp.tuhh.de/index.php/de/nanoliquids

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Qualifications

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a PhD in the field of physics or chemical-physics and a prior experience with condensed matter studies and characterization methods (such as neutron scattering, dielectric spectroscopy, calorimetry). An experience related to the thermodynamics, dynamics and structure of liquids, glassforming systems or molecular nanomaterials will be considered as an advantage.

Contact
Name

Denis Morineau, Director of Research CNRS

E-Mail

denis.morineau@univ-rennes1.fr

Address

Department Materials and Nanoscience, Institute of Physics of Rennes
https://perso.univ-rennes1.fr/denis.morineau/

How to Apply

The initial appointment will be for 12 months with a possible extension. Applications, including curriculum vitae, cover letter, transcript of academic record and a list of at least three references (with full address and e-mail contact info) should be sent to Dr. Denis Morineau. We are committed to promoting equal opportunity and diversity in science.
The announcement of the position is valid until the position is filled.

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12. June 2019 - OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Neutron Methods Development Scientist
Neutron Methods Development Scientist
12. June 2019 - OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Neutron Methods Development Scientist
Neutron Methods Development Scientist
Employer
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Location

USA

Introduction

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 for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. 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.

Benefits at ORNL: UT-Battelle offers a quality benefits package, including a matching 401(k), contributory pension plan, paid vacation, and medical/dental plan options. Onsite amenities include a credit union, medical clinic, cafeteria, coffee stands, and fitness facilities.

Relocation: Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.

For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.ornl.gov

Description of Institution

The mission of the neutron optics and polarization team is to develop devices, techniques and methods enabling new capabilities, provide operational support for these new capabilities, to improve the performance of existing neutron scattering instruments, and to participate in the design and commissioning of new instruments at SNS and HFIR. Our team specializes in devices and techniques for manipulating the neutron beams used by the neutron scattering instruments at the SNS and HFIR. Our research and development interests fall into three topical areas: controlling the phase space configuration of the neutron beam, developing new neutron polarization techniques, and Larmor labeling methods.

In this role you will serve as the lead technical contact on projects and proposals using and developing polarized neutron techniques and devices. You will have the opportunity to work closely with members of Instrument Methods, Projects and Technologies Group and other members of the Neutron Sciences Directorate. This position reports to the neutron optics and polarization team lead.

Job description

-Promote the scientific mission of the Neutron Sciences Directorate by developing new neutron scattering capabilities.
-Develop new neutron scattering techniques and instrumentation.
-Develop new Larmor methods to improve resolution and extend the time and length scales neutrons can probe.
-Conduct scientific research in neutron optics systems.
-Serve as the lead technical contact on projects and proposals using neutron polarization.
-Develop external collaborations with other institutions developing similar or complimentary techniques.
-Collaborate with internal and external scientists on neutron scattering experiments.
-Support development and routine operation of polarization devices including spin-polarized 3He.
-Work with and provide direction to staff from technical and operational support organizations.
-Ensure and monitor compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. Promptly identify ESH and QA issues and communicate them to project and division management, ESH and QA contacts, and/or subcontractor contacts as appropriate.
-This position supports programs and facilities at HFIR and SNS that are operational 24 hours a day and seven days a week for extended run periods. Therefore, flexibility in work schedule is required and, intermittently, your support will be needed during off evening hours and on weekends to conduct your research program and assist with user experiments.
-As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director’s office can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity

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-Ph.D. in materials science, chemistry, physics, or related field
-A minimum of 5 years of research experience using neutrons and neutron scattering
-Deonstrated ability to lead complex technical projects and research programs. Ability to articulate and formulate a vision for developing strategic new capabilities
-Demonstrated success in working with a multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic research environment
-A strong record of scientific publication
-Excellent oral and written communication skills

-Experience developing polarized neutron devices.
-Success in writing proposals for funding to pursue specific development objectives.

-Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position.
-If you are selected for interview, you will be required to submit a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation.

Contact
Name

Steve Cherry

E-Mail

cherrysj@ornl.gov

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31. May 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientists for NOMAD
31. May 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientists for NOMAD
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO Box 2008,
Oak Ridge,
TN 37831-6473

Introduction

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a neutron instrument scientist for the nanoscale-ordered materials diffractometer (NOMAD) at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). NOMAD is a world-class, high-flux, neutron time-of-flight total scattering diffractometer and supports a diverse science community, attracting scientists from all over the world, carrying out research in physical, chemical and materials sciences. More details about the instrument and its science impact can be found at https://neutrons.ornl.gov/nomad.

As a core instrument team member, you will develop a leading scientific program focused on neutron scattering, and champion developments in instrumentation, sample environment, as well as software to help maintain and further develop the performance of the instruments and expand the user base. A key component of your role is to ensure safe operation and user support of the beamline, which includes user assistance as local contact, helping with experimental setup, data acquisition and data analysis. You will have the opportunity to work with users on a wide range of science topics covered by the instrument. It is expected that you pursue your own research program focusing on the neutron scattering capabilities in combination with the world wide unique resources ORNL has to offer.

Job description

Pursue a high-quality personal research program using neutron diffraction, build national and international collaborations, and publish research results in scientific journals.
Assist users as a local contact for experimental setup, data acquisition, user education as appropriate and will ensure users are provided with analyzable data.
Attract users from new areas of research, especially related to the topics of your own research efforts, to expand the user community and the impact of neutron scattering in the physical sciences. Champion developments in instrumentation, sample environment, and software to help maintain and further develop the performance of NOMAD and the neutron powder diffractometer suite.
Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements
As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director’s office can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity.

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Basic Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related fields
5 or more years of relevant Postdoctoral experience (We encourage applications from all levels for this position, and will hire commensurate with years of experience)
Experience with neutron and/or X-ray PDF, Rietveld and total scattering analysis
A strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences
Strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous beamline support experience in a neutron or synchrotron x-ray user facility
Demonstrated ability to work with other technical and scientific support groups
Demonstrated ability to work with graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and other research scientists from both academia and/or industry
Experience in design, execution and troubleshooting of experiments
Experience in developing software or scripts related to total scattering data reduction and/or analysis
Experience in developing novel sample environment for total scattering

Contact
Website

https://jobs.ornl.gov/s/qu6H4t

How to Apply

Requisition Id 1146
Please provide a list of publications and a statement of research interests when applying for this position.
If you are selected for interview, you will be required to submit a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation.
Apply here: https://jobs.ornl.gov/s/qu6H4t

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31. May 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist for POWGEN
31. May 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist for POWGEN
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO Box 2008,
Oak Ridge,
TN 37831-6473

Introduction

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking an neutron instrument scientist for the neutron powder diffractometer POWGEN at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). POWGEN is a high-resolution, time-of-flight powder diffractometer and supports a diverse science community, attracting scientists from all over the world, carrying out world-class research in physical, chemical and materials sciences. More details about the instrument and its science impact can be found at https://neutrons.ornl.gov/powgen.

As a core instrument team member, you will develop a leading scientific program focused on neutron scattering, and champion developments in instrumentation, sample environment, as well as software to help maintain and further develop the performance of the instruments and expand the user base. A key component of your role is to ensure safe operation and user support of the beamlines, which includes user assistance as local contact, helping with experimental setup, data acquisition and data analysis. You will have the opportunity to work with users on a wide range of science topics covered by the instrument. It is expected that you pursue your own research program focusing on the neutron scattering capabilities in combination with the world wide unique resources ORNL has to offer.

Job description

Pursue a high-quality personal research program using neutron diffraction, build national and international collaborations, and publish research results in scientific journals.
Assist users as a local contact for experimental setup, data acquisition, user education as appropriate and will ensure users are provided with analyzable data.
Attract users from new areas of research, especially related to the topics of your own research efforts, to expand the user community and the impact of neutron scattering in the physical sciences. Champion developments in instrumentation, sample environment, and software to help maintain and further develop the performance of POWGEN and the neutron powder diffractometer suite.
Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements
As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director’s office can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity.

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Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related fields
5 or more years of relevant Postdoctoral experience (We encourage applications from all levels for this position, and will hire commensurate with years of experience)
Experience with neutron and/or X-ray powder diffraction and Rietveld analysis.
A strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences
Strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous beamline support experience in a neutron or synchrotron x-ray user facility
Demonstrated ability to work with other technical and scientific support groups.
Demonstrated ability to work with graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and other research scientists from both academia and/or industry.
Experience in developing software or scripts related to powder diffraction data reduction and/or analysis.
Experience in developing novel sample environment for powder diffraction.

Contact
Website

https://jobs.ornl.gov/s/JsThQw

How to Apply

Apply on the website: https://jobs.ornl.gov/s/JsThQw
Requisition Id 1145
Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position.
If you are selected for interview, you will be required to submit a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation.

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31. May 2019 - TUM/FRM II
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist for RESEDA
31. May 2019 - TUM/FRM II
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist for RESEDA
Employer
TUM/FRM II
Location

Garching, Germany

Introduction

For our team we are looking in full time (40,1 h/week), for an Instrument Scientist

The beam-line RESEDA is a high-resolution neutron resonance spin echo spectrometer, located at the high flux neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM-II) in Garching, Germany. RESEDA is optimized for scientific studies in hard and soft condensed matter, comprising magnetism and superconductivity in systems featuring strong electronic correlations, as well as polymer dynamics, liquids and solvents. In recent years the instrument has become world-leading in studies on depolarizing samples or with depolarizing sample environments using the MIEZE technique.

Job description

You will play a leading role in the development of methods and instrumentation in the area of high-resolution neutron spin-echo spectroscopy, taking also responsibility for the user operation of the spectrometer RESEDA at the FRM II. In particular, you will be engaged in the optimization of RESEDA for studies requiring small angle scattering geometries. This includes the project management, simulations, planning, and, in close cooperation with engineers and technicians, design, construction and commissioning of new instrument components. In addition, you will be encouraged to pursue your own research projects based on neutron scattering with a penchant on neutron spin echo spectroscopy. All activities will be carried out in close collaboration with the Chair for Experimental Physics on the Topology of Correlated Systems at the Physik-Department of TUM (Prof. Pfleiderer)

The high safety standard of our facility makes an additional background check based on nuclear law mandatory.

The tasks include access to radiation protection areas.

The appointment is limited to 3 years. The payment is based on the German pay scale TV-L.

The Technical University Munich is an equal opportunity employer. As part of their efforts to create equal opportunities and to increase the diversity of scientists, the Technical University Munich encourages in particular applications from women as well as from those bringing in additional diversity.

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You have a degree in physics, chemistry, material science or related fields. Research experience equivalent to a PhD is expected. You have knowledge and experience in the application of neutron scattering or other scattering techniques in the investigation of the dynamical properties of condensed matter systems. Knowledge on simulation tools using Monte-Carlo methods will be helpful. Communication skills and the ability to work in a team at an international research center are mandatory. Good oral and written English skills are required, German language skills are an asset.

Contact
Name

Dr. Christian Franz

E-Mail

christian.franz@frm2.tum.de

How to Apply

Applicants should send a letter of interest describing relevant experience including a detailed curriculum vitae by
regular or electronic mail (merged to a pdf file) to:
Technische Universität München
Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM-II)
Dr. rer. nat. Christian Franz
Lichtenbergstr. 1, 85747 Garching

Tel. +49 89 289 14760

christian.franz@frm2.tum.de

www.mlz-garching.de
www.sces.ph.tum.de

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31. May 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Post-doc at ORNL
31. May 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Post-doc at ORNL
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Introduction

The Quantum Materials Initiative (QMI) within the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) in the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on scientific projects to advance our understanding of quantum materials using neutron scattering techniques.As a postdoctoral fellow you will work as part of a team whose interests include, but not limited to, low-dimensional and frustrated quantum magnets, quantum phase transitions, novel forms of spin dynamics. Your core research will involve performing elastic and inelastic neutron measurements on powder and single crystal samples using the world leading instruments at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at ORNL. This position represents an excellent opportunity to study quantum matter in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at ORNL.

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, please go to this link: http://neutrons.ornl.gov

Job description

Perform neutron scattering experiments and analyze resulting data to understand quantum materials.
Publish scientific papers and present results from this research at national and international meetings as appropriate.
Contribute to the development of neutron scattering techniques for quantum material study.

Appointments will be a temporary, full-time assignment for 24 months with a possibility of an extension of up to 12 months

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PhD in physics, material science, or a related discipline completed within the last five years
Solid background in quantum physics and magnetism.
A strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences.
Strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Background in neutron scattering methods to study quantum materials.
Self-motivated, with the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment on scientifically challenging problems.

How to Apply

Provide a current curriculum vitae including a list of publications when applying for this position.
If you are selected for interview, you will be required to send in a minimum of two letters of reference.
The date of your application must be within 5 years of the most recent degree, and all degree requirements must be complete before starting the appointment.
Apply on the website: https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-Quantum-Materials-Initiative-TN-37831/561559100/

Requisition Id 1269

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31. May 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Post-doc at ORNL
31. May 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Post-doc at ORNL
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Introduction

The Quantum Materials Initiative (QMI) within the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) in the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on scientific projects to advance our understanding of quantum materials using neutron scattering techniques. As a postdoctoral fellow you will work as part of a team whose interests include, but not limited to, multifunctional molecular magnets and low dimensional magnetic metal-organic frameworks (MOF). Your core research will involve performing elastic, inelastic and polarized neutron measurements on powder and single crystal samples using the world leading instruments at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at ORNL. This position represents an excellent opportunity to study quantum matter in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at ORNL.

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, please go to this link: http://neutrons.ornl.gov

Job description

Perform neutron scattering experiments and analyze resulting data to understand quantum materials.
Publish scientific papers and present results from this research at national and international meetings as appropriate.
Contribute to the development of polarize neutron diffraction methods and other relevant neutron scattering techniques for quantum material study.

Appointments will be a temporary, full-time assignment for 24 months with a possibility of an extension of up to 12 month

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Basic qualifications
PhD in physics, material science, or a related discipline completed within the last five years. Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
Experience in neutron and/or X-ray scattering
A strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences
Strong written and oral communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:

Background in neutron scattering methods to study quantum materials.
Experience with Rietveld and/or inelastic analysis of neutron/X-ray data, especially single crystal neutron diffraction and polarized neutron diffraction.
Self-motivated, with the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment on scientifically challenging problems.

How to Apply

Provide a current curriculum vitae including a list of publications when applying for this position
If you are selected for interview, you will be required to send in a minimum of two letters of reference
The date of your application must be within 5 years of the most recent degree, and all degree requirements must be complete before starting the appointment
Apply on the website: https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-Quantum-Materials-Initiative-%281%29-TN-37831/561520000/
Requisition Id 1264

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31. May 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Quantum Materials
Post-doc at ORNL
31. May 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Quantum Materials
Post-doc at ORNL
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location
Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831
Introduction

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on neutron scattering investigations of quantum materials and correlated electron materials. This position resides in the Correlated Electron Materials Group, Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), in close collaboration with ORNL’s Neutron Scattering Division (NSD).

The research program being pursued will use neutron scattering techniques to understand the effects of geometrical frustration and anisotropy on novel ground states and the excitation spectra of quantum materials with the potential for non-trivial topology. Current focuses for the project include complex spin textures, topological magnons, and highly frustrated magnets. As a postdoc, you will become a member of our team of scientists investigating quantum materials and will integrate your work within MSTD and NSD. Further, as a postdoc you will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers from diverse backgrounds, including condensed matter theorists, and materials synthesis and characterization specialists. As part of our research team, you will support efforts to understand collective phenomena in quantum materials. You will perform neutron scattering experiments examining these systems and analyze, present and publish these results. Neutron scattering techniques which will be used include neutron diffraction to measure both crystal and magnetic structures, and inelastic neutron scattering measurements to study the excitation spectra of these systems.

Job description

Present and report research results and publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner
Propose, prepare, and perform neutron scattering experiments examining magnetic correlations in quantum materials.
Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
Maintain strong dedication to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

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Basic Qualifications:

A PhD in physics, applied physics, materials science, or a related discipline completed within the last five years
Background in neutron scattering methods investigating condensed matter systems

Preferred Qualifications:

Skilled in neutron scattering experimental techniques examining bulk magnetic systems.
Experience using National Laboratory User Facilities for neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering experiments.
Excellent record of productive and creative research as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate to an international, scientific audience
Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory
Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs
Experience developing novel apparatus for neutron scattering experiments

Special Requirement:

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.

How to Apply

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 PSD@ornl.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.
Apply through the website: https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-Quantum-Materials-TN-37831/560730300/
Requisition Id 1244

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30. May 2019 - Aarhus University, Denmark
Assistant Professor within Structural Materials Science using Neutrons
Associate Professor
30. May 2019 - Aarhus University, Denmark
Assistant Professor within Structural Materials Science using Neutrons
Associate Professor
Employer
Aarhus University, Denmark
Location

Denmark

Introduction

The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University is one of the leading European chemistry departments with a broad research program. It has a permanent staff of ~30 full and associate professors, a support-staff of ~30 people, ~150 PhD-students and postdocs and around 500 students.

Applications are invited for a position as Associate Professor or Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry (chem.au.dk) and affiliated with the Aarhus University Center for Integrated Materials Research (iMAT) within the field of Structural Materials Science Using Neutrons. The intended start is spring 2020 or as soon as possible.

Tenure Track Program at Aarhus University
Aarhus University offers talented scientists an attractive career perspective via the Tenure Track Program. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Assistant Professors for a period of 6 years with the prospect of a performance-based advancement to a tenured position as Associate Professor. As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Program, the University carries out a mid-term evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. If the final review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at Aarhus University.

Description of Institution

iMAT and Aarhus University recently became host of the first Danish ESS Lighthouse project aiming to strengthen Danish science with neutrons.
iMAT is deeply involved in beamline development at the European Spallation Source (Heimdal beamline) and at the MAX IV synchrotron (DanMAX beamline), and together with other nearby facilities such as the European XFEL, the PETRA3 synchrotron, and the local ASTRID2 synchrotron, this facilitates excellent possibilities for advanced neutron and synchrotron research.
iMAT integrates a diverse range of basic and applied materials research areas across departments and centers and thereby strongly contribute to solving some of the Grand Challenges of modern society.
iMAT is administratively placed under iNANO (www.inano.au.dk), which is a major research and education center based at Aarhus University possessing a very broad range of state-of-the-art infrastructure.
iMAT offers a dynamic research environment with many industrial, national and international collaborators.

Job description

The iMAT center seeks to strengthen its program by appointing an Associate Professor or Tenure Track Assistant Professor to lead and develop research and teaching activities within neutron-based structural materials science.

The ideal candidate has a strong track-record and expertise in application of neutron techniques to investigations of atomic structure in materials science.

The applicant is expected to have large experience in conducting high impact neutron experiments and preferably complementing research strengths at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

For the Tenure Track Assistant Professor position candidates must be able to demonstrate potential for excellent research and teaching.
Extensive postdoctoral training or similar is expected.

The candidate’s research plan must contain research visions and topics with strong emphasis on application of neutron techniques in studies of materials structure at the atomic scale.

Deadline: All applications must be made online and received by: August 1st, 2019. Interviews are expected to be held late 2019/early 2020.

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Applicants for the Associate Professor position are expected to have research experience from several years as Assistant Professor or similar.
Applicants must document a strong record of original research and have teaching experience at undergraduate/graduate level.
To qualify for the position, the candidate must have experience in managing a research group and a proven ability to publish at an internationally high level together with a strong record in attracting research funding.
The candidate must be able to teach chemistry at all levels of university education and be an integral part in the teaching program at the Department of Chemistry.
A non-Danish candidate is expected to be able to teach in Danish on undergraduate courses within a 4-5 year time frame.

How to Apply

Application procedure
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a description of previous funding, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and information on previous teaching experience. Guidelines for applicants can be found here

Entire information
Find here

Deadline
01. August 2019
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30. May 2019 - Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM-II)
TUM-FRM II, Instrument Scientist RESEDA
Instrument Scientist
30. May 2019 - Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM-II)
TUM-FRM II, Instrument Scientist RESEDA
Instrument Scientist
Employer
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM-II)
Location

Garching, Germany

Description of Institution

The beam-line RESEDA is a high-resolution neutron resonance spin echo spectrometer, located at the high flux neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM-II) in Garching, Germany. RESEDA is optimized for scientific studies in hard and soft condensed matter, comprising magnetism and superconductivity in systems featuring strong electronic correlations, as well as polymer dynamics, liquids and solvents. In recent years the instrument has become world-leading in studies on depolarizing samples or with depolarizing sample environments using the MIEZE technique.

Job description

For our team we are looking in full time (40,1 h/week), for a instrument Scientist,

-You will play a leading role in the development of methods and instrumentation in the area of high-resolution neutron spin-echo spectroscopy, taking also responsibility for the user operation of the spectrometer RESEDA at the FRM II.
-In particular, you will be engaged in the optimization of RESEDA for studies requiring small angle scattering geometries. This includes the project management, simulations, planning, and, in close cooperation with engineers and technicians, design, construction and commissioning of new instrument components.
-In addition, you will be encouraged to pursue your own research projects based on neutron scattering with a penchant on neutron spin echo spectroscopy.
-All activities will be carried out in close collaboration with the Chair for Experimental Physics on the Topology of Correlated Systems at the Physik-Department of TUM (Prof. Pfleiderer).

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Qualification and Experience

-You have a degree in physics, chemistry, material science or related fields. Research experience equivalent to a PhD is expected.
-You have knowledge and experience in the application of neutron scattering or other scattering techniques in the investigation of the dynamical properties of condensed matter systems.
-Knowledge on simulation tools using Monte-Carlo methods will be helpful.
-Communication skills and the ability to work in a team at an international research center are mandatory.
-Good oral and written English skills are required, German language skills are an asset.

The high safety standard of our facility makes an additional background check based on nuclear law mandatory.

The tasks include access to radiation protection areas.

The appointment is limited to 3 years. The payment is based on the German pay scale TV-L.

The Technical University Munich is an equal opportunity employer. As part of their efforts to create equal opportunities and to increase the diversity of scientists, the Technical University Munich encourages in particular applications from women as well as from those bringing in additional diversity.

Contact
Name

Dr. Christian Franz

E-Mail

christian.franz@frm2.tum.de

How to Apply

Applicants should send a letter of interest describing relevant experience including a detailed curriculum vitae by
regular or electronic mail (merged to a pdf file) to:

Technische Universität München

Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM-II)
Dr. rer. nat. Christian Franz (christian.franz@frm2.tum.de)
Lichtenbergstr. 1, 85747 Garching

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22. May 2019 - The Indiana University Center for the Exploration of Energy and Materials (CEEM)
Postdoctoral Position in Neutron Scattering & Quantum Systems
Postdoctoral Position
22. May 2019 - The Indiana University Center for the Exploration of Energy and Materials (CEEM)
Postdoctoral Position in Neutron Scattering & Quantum Systems
Postdoctoral Position
Employer
The Indiana University Center for the Exploration of Energy and Materials (CEEM)
Location

Bloomington IN

Introduction

The Indiana University Center for the Exploration of Energy and Materials (CEEM), together with the Indiana University Physics Department, is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to develop neutron scattering techniques applied to quantum information and quantum materials. CEEM houses a small accelerator-based neutron source called the Low Energy Neutron Source (LENS) that focuses on the development of instrumentation such as neutron spin-echo techniques and neutron polarization filters as well as on the application of neutron scattering to a variety of scientific problems. LENS has strong partnerships with national and international neutron facilities (e.g. NCNR and SNS/HFIR in the U.S. and ISIS in the UK) and an international reputation for neutron scattering investigations and for building novel instrumentation.
The post-doctoral appointee will work on one or more projects including: the use of superconducting neutron Wollaston prisms to probe quantum entanglement in materials such as those which exhibit quantum spin liquid behavior; the development of novel RF neutron-spin-flippers using high temperature superconducting materials; and the development of a wide-angle neutron spin echo spectrometer, again using high Tc materials. Development of new instrumentation will require computer simulation using commercially available software such as MagNet© and COMSOL© and well as mechanical design, testing and neutron beam experiments at LENS and at national neutron facilities. The appointee will have the opportunity to spend extended time at the labs mentioned above in the course of these projects.

Job description

-Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent qualification in a field such as Physics, Chemistry or Engineering. Experience with neutron or synchrotron x-ray experiments and/or the development of associated instrumentation is an advantage but not a necessity.
-Experience in designing, building and using novel instrumentation for science experiments will be an advantage.
-The position is available immediately. The initial Postdoctoral Associate appointment will be for 1 year, with the expectation for renewal for an additional 2 years, contingent on funding.
-Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
-Applications for postdoctoral positions are accepted on a continuing basis, and starting dates can be adjusted to suit the candidates.

Contact
Name

Prof. Roger Pynn

E-Mail

rpynn@indiana.edu

Website

http://www.indiana.edu/~lens/research.html

Address

Physics Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN47405
Preferred mailing address:
Indiana Center for the Exploration of Energy and Matter
2401 Milo B Sampson Lane
Bloomington IN 47408-1398

How to Apply

Applications, including a CV, a list of publications, a statement of research, and three references, should be submitted through the application portal located at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6063

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22. May 2019 - Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Recruitment for interfacial water (experiment and simulation)
Postdoctoral Researchers
22. May 2019 - Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Recruitment for interfacial water (experiment and simulation)
Postdoctoral Researchers
Employer
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Location

Shanghai, China

Introduction

No. of available position: 2-3
-The laboratory of Prof. Hong Liang, Institute of Natural Sciences and School of Physics and Astronomy of Shanghai Jiao Tong University at Shanghai, China, is seeking talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researchers, who love scientific research, critical thinking and teamwork.
-Professor Hong is one of the 12th batch of “Thousands of Young Talents Project” candidates. His team bas engaged in the physical research of macromolecule, biological macromolecule and interfacial water (including phase transition, dynamics, structure, and the relationship between these properties and functions).
-Prof. Hong has presided over or participated in many key projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and Shanghai. He and his group published more than 40 papers on the topic of dynamics of polymer, glass, proteins and interfacial water. See more details at http://ins.sjtu.edu.cn/people/lhong/

Job description

Research Topics (using Neutron, Xray scattering, and Computer Simulation to study):
1. Structure, dynamics, and function of water molecules on the surface of biomaterials, including protein, DNA and membrane.
2. Microscopic mechanism of nano materials (graphene, graphene oxide membranes, carbon nanotubes) as filtration membranes for seawater desalination and ion sieving;
3. Structure, dynamics, and function of water in the high salt battery “solvent in salt”.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
1. Successful candidates will get an annual salary in the range of CNY? 200,000– 300,000 based on his/her qualification. The initial contract is 2 years and renewable to 4 years.
2. The research team supports candidates to apply for independent Post-Doctoral Fund and Natural Science Fund Youth Projects. The candidates will be recommended to work in Chinese neutron facilities and other neutron-related institutes after his/her Postdoc contract is finished.

The positions are available immediately and the applications will be evaluated by an ongoing basis.

Contact
Name

Prof. Hong Liang

E-Mail

hongl3liang@sjtu.edu.cn

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24. April 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Communications Coordinator
Communications Coordinator - Neutron Sciences Directorate
24. April 2019 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Communications Coordinator
Communications Coordinator - Neutron Sciences Directorate
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Introduction

Requisition Id 980

The Communications Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks an experienced communications professional to support the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) by developing strategies and products that communicate NScD research, technical advances, and scientific leadership to stakeholders including scientific peers, sponsors, staff, and the public.

Job description

The primary purpose of this position is to lead the team responsible for developing and implementing a strategic communications approach that conveys the value of NScD’s research and facilities to diverse audiences, both technical and nontechnical, and to actively participate in the communication of NScD activities. The coordinator will prioritize and help to develop products that tell the compelling story of neutron science research at ORNL, will advise NScD senior leadership, and will manage writing, editing, graphic design, and web services for the directorate. Specifically, the communications coordinator will:

• Identify the most important audiences for ORNL’s Neutron Sciences Directorate, the research most relevant to those audiences, and the best strategies and tactics for building support—including key messages, effective messengers, and selection of the best-suited communications products and platforms.

• Mentor and lead our team of science writers and graphic artists.

• Use state-of-the-art approaches and tools to build a strong presence and reputation for ORNL NScD with government, academic, and research communities and the public.

• Develop and implement internal and external strategic communications plans to promote ORNL’s expertise in neutron sciences (both research and reliable operations) and the value of the Second Target Station project.

• Work with NScD leadership in preparation of presentations and talking points for a variety of groups, including DOE and key stakeholders such as industry leaders and Congress.

• Coach the NScD leadership team on effective communications; manage strategies, in conjunction with ORNL Communications, to enhance internal and external awareness of neutron sciences research, including coordination with lab-wide priorities.

• Prepare NScD personnel for media interviews and establish effective professional relationships with relevant media.

• Oversee NScD’s web presence, including website development, support, and continuous upgrades; search-engine optimization; and monitoring.

• Work with NScD leadership and ORNL Communications staff to plan, coordinate, and execute original communications products to highlight neutron sciences’ work. Products will reach internal and external audiences, both technical and nontechnical, and may include fact sheets and brochures, correspondence, reports for public distribution, articles and feature stories, presentations, advertisements, talking points, newsletters, news releases, videos, and online content.

• Represent ORNL in the Interactions Collaboration to ensure strong relationships with other institutional members as well as ORNL representation in IC materials and outreach.

• Strengthen internal and external branding through consistent messaging across platforms and by applying ORNL styles/standards to internal and external communications products; benchmark other national laboratories and organizations for best practices and new ideas.

• Prepare, edit, maintain, and archive project documents, reports, and other written material. Edit materials for content, consistency, clarity, grammar, and syntax to ensure compliance with customer requirements and ORNL, sponsor, or publisher guidelines.

• Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.

• Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements.

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Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of eight years of progressive experience in communications-related positions. Candidate must be self-motivated and self-directed. Excellent written and oral communications skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills are required. The ability to work with senior leaders and the confidence to fulfill urgent requests in a timely manner are essential. Must possess the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and lead a team in a deadline-driven environment. The candidate must have the ability to work both independently and with all levels of staff in a team-based environment. Must possess strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop and implement solutions.

Qualifications Desired:

Demonstrated experience in communicating large, sophisticated, and complicated national or international science projects; experience working in a research or scientific project environment; and ability to translate complex technical concepts into language easily comprehensible to nonspecialists. Previous experience with DOE is preferred. Previous experience in science writing is beneficial.

Contact
E-Mail

ORNLR@ornl.gov

Website

https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Communications-Coordinator-Neutron-Sciences-Directorate-TN-37830/551216900/?locale=en_US

How to Apply

Apply on the website here

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), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB 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.

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17. April 2019 - China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS)
Postdoctoral research assistant
Postdoctoral research assistant for polarized gas system
17. April 2019 - China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS)
Postdoctoral research assistant
Postdoctoral research assistant for polarized gas system
Employer
China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS)
Location

CSNS, Dongguan, China

Introduction

The sample environment group at the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) is looking for a postdoctoral research assistant candidate for the development of polarized gas system.

Description of Institution

The China Spallation Neutron Source located at Dongguan is one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects in China. The facility currently includes a powerful linear proton accelerator, a rapid circling synchrotron, a target station and three neutron instruments. Currently there are more than 400 scientists and engineers working together in Dongguan on the CSNS project. Once complete, CSNS will support research teams, including many from China and other countries, in addressing significant global challenges that range from healthcare and security to ecology and fuel technology.

Job description

The sample environment group at CSNS is developing an integrated Spin-Exchange Optic Pumping (SEOP) system to provide reliable for the purpose of polarized neutron research. The development includes both in-situ and off-situ polarized system and is expected to provide support to various polarized neutron beamline at the CSNS in the future. The sample environment group is now seeking a postdoctoral research assistant candidate to support the development work and perform related research. The candidate will work with other members of the team and cooperate with the instrument scientist and engineers, and contribute to the overall development which includes:

1. Spin Exchange Optical Pumping (SEOP) system principle and application research

2. Design, construction and test of various SEOP prototype system

3. Research of polarized neutron based on the developed SEOP system

Successful candidate is expected to contribute to the delivery of feasible SEOP system within the initial term of 2 year, with the potential long-term position upon term completion. The postdoc candidate is also encouraged to perform his or her own research in the related area of polarized gas or polarized neutron.

The CSNS will provide postdoctoral research assistant an annual salary of Yuan 300,000 ($44,645), as well as postdoc apartment during the term.

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Essential qualification and experience:

-Ph.D. degree in physics or related field acquired within 3 years
-Extensive practical experience in instrument development
-Evidence of a strong independent research profile in relevant science areas commensurate with experience
-Ability to work collaboratively and individually.
-Good interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
-Flexibility to work out-of-hour according to neutron experiment schedule
-Capable of communicating in English. Mandarin speaking is highly preferred but not required.
-Willingness to international travel and relocate to Dongguan China during employment.

Desirable experience:
-Experience in Spin Exchange Optical Pumping (SEOP) system development
Experience in polarized neutron instrument development
-Experience with vacuum, cryogenic system and high-power laser system
-Experience with magnetic field simulation, neutron optics simulation and data analysis. Working knowledge with Matlab, Python, Magnet or McStas
-Availability to commence position shortly after appointment

How to Apply

Interested applications should send his or her curriculum vitae and cover letter in English to

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17. April 2019 - Technical University Muenchen
Instrument Scientists for TOFTOF
Instrument Scientist Positions
17. April 2019 - Technical University Muenchen
Instrument Scientists for TOFTOF
Instrument Scientist Positions
Employer
Technical University Muenchen
Location

Garching, Germany

Introduction

For further development and operation of our high-resolution time-of-flight spectrometer TOFTOF and related projects, we invite applications (full time position 40.1h/week) under the reference number W0419TOFTOF of two Instrument scientists.

Description of Institution

The Technical University Munich operates the high flux Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) located at the scientific campus in Garching, Germany. The neutron source itself, its research instruments as well as the irradiation facilities provide unique possibilities for the scientific and industrial use of neutron beams.

Job description

You play a leading role in the development of methods and instrumentation in the area of high resolution time-of-flight spectroscopy with cold neutrons and are responsible for the operation of the spectrometer TOFTOF at the FRM II. In close collaboration with scientists and engineers from other in-house groups, you will be engaged in the upgrade of the instrument and the development and simulations of similar instruments at FRM II. In addition, you pursue your own research interests based on neutron scattering techniques, i.e. neutron spectroscopy.

The appointment is initially limited; a prolongation is possible. The payment is based on the German pay scale TV-L.

The Technical University Munich is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants having an equivalent experience will be preferred.

Further information is given by the head of our instrument group, Dr. Wiebke Lohstroh.

Requested Profile

You have a degree in physics, chemistry, material science or related fields , ideally completed with a PhD / doctorate degree. You have knowledge and experience in the application of neutron scattering or other scattering techniques to investigate the dynamical properties of condensed matter. Knowledge on simulation tools by Monte-Carlo methods are helpful.

Persuasive communication skills and ability to work in a team in an international environment are mandatory. Good oral and written English skills are required, German language skills are an asset.

Contact
Name

Dr. Wiebke Lohstroh

E-Mail

wiebke.lohstroh@frm2.tum.de

Website

http://www.frm2.tum.de/jobs-ausbildung/

Address

Technische Universität München
Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)
Personalabteilung
Lichtenbergstraße 1
D-85747 Garching

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed after May 12th, 2019 and are accepted until the positions are filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest describing relevant experience including detailed curriculum vitae by regular or electronic mail (merged to a pdf file) under the reference number W0419TOFTOF to:

Technische Universität München
Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)
Personalabteilung
Lichtenbergstraße 1
D-85747 Garching
Phone: +49 89 289 14614
E-Mail: jobs@frm2.tum.de
www.frm2.tum.de

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03. April 2019 - The Institute of Materials Structure Science (IMSS)
Professor
Professor at IMSS
03. April 2019 - The Institute of Materials Structure Science (IMSS)
Professor
Professor at IMSS
Employer
The Institute of Materials Structure Science (IMSS)
Location

Japan

Job description

The Institute of Materials Structure Science (IMSS) promotes extensive and crosscut use of four types of quantum beams, synchrotron radiation (SR), neutrons, muons and positrons, in materials and life sciences. The successful candidate belongs to the Neutron Science Division (KENS) and is expected to drive material science through advanced usages of existing neutron powder diffractometers in J-PARC/MLF. He/she is also expected to develop inter university program with IMSS’s quantum beams. The workplace is KEK Tokai campus.

Requested Profile

Applicant must have a Ph. D. and excellent knowledge and experiences of material science based on crystal structure analysis.

Applicant is required to come to KEK for an interview. However, we would consider a TV conference to be the interview if the applicant is required to travel a very long distance. (mostly for people abroad.)

The date of the interview will be informed in the Web site as soon as fixed.

Salary and various allowances are determined according to the KEK rules. (Monthly or Annual salary system)

Contact
Name

Prof. Toshiya Otomo

E-Mail

toshiya.otomo@kek.jp

Website

https://www.kek.jp/en/Jobs/ReseachingStaff/

Address

Head of Neutron Science Division, Institute of Materials Structure Science.

How to Apply

Please submit application documents by using our Web system.

Refer to the attached PDF.

Deadline
26. August 2019
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