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15. January 2019 - European Spallation Source
Group Leader for ESS Spallation Physics
Group Leader for ESS Spallation Physics
15. January 2019 - European Spallation Source
Group Leader for ESS Spallation Physics
Group Leader for ESS Spallation Physics
Employer
European Spallation Source
Location

Lund, Sweden

Introduction

The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Group Leader for ESS Spallation Physics position in the Target Division.

Description of Institution

The ESS Target Division is part of the ESS Machine Directorate with responsibility to design, develop, procure, install, commission and test the systems needed to convert the energetic proton beam coming from the accelerator to neutron beams that are utilized for experiments. The first step in this process is production of high energy neutrons through a spallation process involving the proton beam interaction with a tungsten target. The fast, high energy neutrons that are released in the spallation process are slowed down to the energies that are suitable for different types of experiments at ESS, and then delivered to the instruments through beam ports. Key features of the target station are the target itself, the neutron moderator and reflector system, and the neutron beam-extraction system.
The new central group for Spallation Physics will have duties across all ESS site including:
• Neutronics – Monte Carlo transport calculations and activation calculations.
• Computer tools and cross-section development.
• Experimental verifications & developments
• Spallation materials properties and fluid dynamics of interest for the operation and upgrade of the facility.
• Interface to the neutron scattering instrument teams
• Shielding calculations (and waste characterization & classification)

Job description

The Group Leader for ESS Spallation Physics will have the following responsibilities:
• Line management responsibilities; lead, plan and coordinate the work within the group, recruit and retain competent and motivated personnel with target physics expertise, promote a well-functioning work environment etc
• The full spectrum of physical processes and their interconnections for spallation source target station design, construction and operation, with particular emphasis on the holistic analysis of target configuration for optimal performance, safety, availability, maintainability, environmental friendliness and cost efficiency
• Data collection, research and development of research on the physical processes and interactions in spallation target stations: target, structural parts, reflector, containers, vacuum vessels, pipes, utilities
• The full spectrum of materials issues for spallation source target station design
• Data collection, research and development of research on engineering design aspects of materials for various functions in the target station: target, structural parts, reflector, containers, vacuum vessels, pipes, utilities
• Safety and aging of materials in the radiation conditions of spallation, review and application of standards and qualified materials data, extension of qualification of materials of special interest for spallation, when applicable
• Conceptual, functional and detailed engineering design of an irradiation plug for material testing at the ESS target station
• Leading participation in the conceptual, functional and engineering design for the holistic optimization of the ESS target station configuration
• Interface with other areas of activities in the Target Division and other ESS divisions
• Organizational, management and reporting responsibilities for special and general tasks assigned within the Target Division in the framework of various ESS projects
• Compilation, documentation and dissemination of the results of in technical reports, scientific publications and at professional meetings
• Interaction with experts in other similar facilities, academic institutions and industry in order to maintain a world class expertise in target physics at ESS
• Guiding and supervising the work of collaborators in the Target Physics Group, responsibility for safety, quality, compliance, internal and external coordination
• Training young group members in physics research, development and engineering
• Budget planning
The responsibilities in all these areas concern all phases of the ESS project: conceptual design, engineering design, research and development in preparation to build, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance.

The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period

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.

Requested Profile

To be successful in this role, we expect the candidate to have the following skill set and experiences;
• Proven leadership skills: As a line manager and coordinator of the work it is crucial that you have excellent leadership skills and extensive expertise in people management and team building management.
• Mentoring/professional development: ability to foster the professional development of the group members through mentoring, conference attendance and publication in conference proceedings and, where appropriate, peer-reviewed journals
• Cross-group communication and collaboration skills: ability to establish and facilitate good cooperation and communication between the group members and other ESS groups and staff
• Team building skills: ability to build confidence and communion to get the group to perform as a team, capability to bring out the unique qualities of the individuals in the group and motivate them to contribute to the success of the team
• Projecting credibility: lead the technical design of the target monolith and remote handling operations and defend the design at internal and external project reviews, both orally and in writing, in a manner that projects credibility
• Master degree in physics or nuclear engineering, Phd preferred
• Extensive expertise in research, design, development and operation in spallation research or similar
• Expertise in materials science and engineering
• Recognized expertise and track record in spallation source research
• Experience of working in an international environment is essential
• Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage

Our work environment is characterised by fast growth, 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

Mark Anthony

E-Mail

mark.anthony@esss.se

Website

https://europeanspallationsource.se/careers/vacancies

How to Apply

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

Deadline
24. February 2019
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08. January 2019 - Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS)
PhD Student
PhD student: Development of cryogenic moderators
08. January 2019 - Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS)
PhD Student
PhD student: Development of cryogenic moderators
Employer
Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS)
Location

Jülich Center for Neutron Science
Quantum Materials and Collective Phenomena (JCNS-2)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich
Germany

Introduction

The Jülich Centre for Neutron Scattering JCNS is offering two PhD
positions within the High Brilliance Neutron Source project HBS. The topic
of this PhD work is the development of cryogenic moderators

Description of Institution

The Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS) develops and operates neutron scattering instruments at some of the world’s best neutron sources. Within our research foci “Correlated Electron Systems and Nano-Magnetism” and “Soft Matter and Biophysics”, we enable researchers from science and industry to use world-class instruments, including specialized sample environments and complementary laboratories, supported by our experts. In addition, JCNS is involved in the development and commissioning of the next generation of accelerator-based neutron sources.

Job description

You will work as a doctoral student in the field of development of cryogenic neutron moderators for the production of neutrons within the framework of the HBS project (High Brilliance Neutron Source) at the JCNS. They develop and test a complex but crucial component of the moderation of thermal neutrons, which is crucial for the development and the success of the project. In addition, you will be involved in the preparation of a technical design report for this future major project, develop new technologies that have not yet been realized in this form and test them as part of the HBS team at neutron sources at home and abroad in operation.

Collaboration on a new, highly interesting large-scale project in which you have the unique opportunity to profile yourself and bring their own handwriting in this project.

Exciting work environment on an attractive research campus, conveniently located in the city triangle Cologne-Dusseldorf-Aachen.

Supported by the excellent infrastructure of a large, internationally networked state research center.

Ph.D. at the RWTH Aachen, Faculty of Physics (Dr. rer. Nat., Or Dr. ing.

A three-year employment contract, Jülich doctoral student contract.

Requested Profile

You will have successfully completed your academic studies (master or diploma) in physics, physical chemistry, materials science or as a physics or mechanical engineer with an experimental focus in cryotechnology, solid state or nuclear physics. Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics is beneficial and desirable. Experimental experience in one of the following areas: Raman spectroscopy, neutron (possibly X-ray) scattering or cryogenics is desirable, as is the willingness to work in others. Basic knowledge of CAD, ANSYS and / or LabView would be helpful, but can also be acquired “on the job”.

You can work interdisciplinary in a small team and they are not afraid to seek contact persons in our institute and throughout the research center to help them deal with problems. You have good command of English and are ready to communicate in English in your day-to-day work. In addition, they are ready for longer business trips at home and abroad and working as a professional exposed person under the supervision of our OSH organization.

Contact
Name

Barbara Daegener

E-Mail

b.daegener@fz-juelich.de

Website

http://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Stellenangebote/_common/dipldok/d168-2018-jcns-2.html

How to Apply

We look forward to receiving your application by e-mail stating code number Reference : D168 / 2018. After this deadline we will inform you about the progress of the application process.

Deadline
31. January 2019
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08. January 2019 - Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS)
PhD Student
PhD Student: Development of the neutron target
08. January 2019 - Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS)
PhD Student
PhD Student: Development of the neutron target
Employer
Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS)
Location

Jülich Center for Neutron Science
Quantum Materials and Collective Phenomena (JCNS-2)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich
Germany

Introduction

The Jülich Centre for Neutron Scattering JCNS is offering two PhD
positions within the High Brilliance Neutron Source project HBS. The topic
of this PhD work is high power neutron targets.

Description of Institution

The Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS) develops and operates neutron scattering instruments at some of the world’s best neutron sources. Within our research foci “Quantum Materials and Collective Phenomena” as well as “Soft Matter and Biophysics”, we enable researchers from science and industry to use world-class instruments, including specialized sample environments and complementary laboratories, supported by our experts. In addition, JCNS is involved in the development and commissioning of the next generation of accelerator-based neutron sources.

Job description

You will work as a doctoral student in the field of the development of powerful neutron targets for the production of neutrons within the framework of the HBS project (High Brilliance Neutron Source) at the JCNS. In doing so, you will develop and test a complex but central component of the generation of neutrons, which is crucial for the development and the success of the project. In addition, you will be involved in the preparation of a technical design report for this major project, develop new technologies that have not yet been implemented in this form and test them as part of the HBS team at proton accelerators at home and abroad in operation.

Collaboration on a new, highly interesting large-scale project in which you have the unique opportunity to profile yourself and contribute your own handwriting to this project.

Exciting work environment on an attractive research campus, conveniently located in the city triangle Cologne-Dusseldorf-Aachen.

Supported by the excellent infrastructure of a large, internationally networked state research center.

Ph.D. at the RWTH Aachen, Faculty of Physics (Dr. rer. Nat., Or Dr. ing.

A three-year employment contract, Jülich doctoral student contract.

Requested Profile

You will have successfully completed your academic studies (master or diploma) as a physics or mechanical engineer in physics, physical chemistry, materials science or with an experimental focus in solid-state or nuclear physics. Experience in one of the following areas, design engineering, CE-compliant design and nuclear technology, is an asset as well as a willingness to become familiar with other areas. Basic knowledge in CAD and / or ANSYS would be helpful, but can also be acquired “on the job”.

You can work interdisciplinary in a small team and you are not afraid to look for contacts in our institute and throughout the research center to help you deal with problems. You have good command of English and are willing to communicate in English in your day-to-day working life. In addition, you are ready for longer business trips at home and abroad and working as a professional exposed person under the supervision of our OSH organization.

Contact
Name

Barbara Daegener

E-Mail

b.daegener@fz-juelich.de

Website

http://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Stellenangebote/_common/dipldok/2019D-001-DE-JCNS-2.html

How to Apply

We look forward to receiving your application by e-mail stating the reference number 2019D-001 . After the deadline, we will inform you soon about the progress of the application process.

Deadline
15. February 2019
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03. January 2019 - STFC
Scientific Data Analysis Software Developer / Research Software Engineer
Software Developer Job Reference: IRC247308
03. January 2019 - STFC
Scientific Data Analysis Software Developer / Research Software Engineer
Software Developer Job Reference: IRC247308
Employer
STFC
Location

Didcot, UK

Introduction

The Group is seeking to employ two Research Software Engineers, or scientists with a strong programming background, to join the other members of the PACE development team and to work with members of the ISIS Excitations Group to implement PACE. This post is for a developer of scientific software for parallel and/or distributed computing environments to participate in the creation of the PACE data analysis framework, and to take particular responsibility for writing interfaces to third party materials modelling codes.

Description of Institution

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

ISIS is a world leading facility for condensed matter research using neutron scattering and muon spectroscopy, with a strong scientific user programme and extensive international links. It supports a national and international community of more than 2000 scientists for research into subjects across physics, chemistry, biology and materials science.

The ISIS Excitations Group operates four world-class neutron instruments at ISIS which are used to study numerous classes of materials, including superconductors, quantum and low dimensional magnets, thermoelectrics and other functional materials. It has just started a major software project to enable a step change the rapidity and quality of the data analysis of the experiments performed on the instruments in the Group. The project, christened PACE (Proper Analysis of Coherent Excitations), aims to provide an integrated visualisation, simulation and fitting environment on parallel and distributed computing, and which will interface to materials modelling codes.

Job description

The position would suit a Computational Scientist, an experimental Scientist with parallel programming experience, or a Research Software Engineer with a strong technical or scientific background. The role offers the appointee an exciting opportunity to work in a high level research environment, with the chance to learn from and work together with scientists, researchers and software developers with a variety of backgrounds and skills.

The duties of the position include:

• input to the design of PACE, with particular responsibility for the interface with third party modelling codes
• implementation of the data analysis framework together with the other PACE developers
• development of a generic API to third part modelling codes, in particular CASTEP (atomic vibrations) and SpinW (magnetic excitations), and other codes in response to the scientific needs of the instruments
• development of parallel and distributed computing algorithms to compute neutron scattering cross-sections
• integration of the operation of third party modelling codes into PACE
• agile development of the first release of PACE in response to feedback from instrument scientists and users during the extended beta release period.

For more details about the PACE project, please visit the web page www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/Proper-analysis-of-coherent-excitations.aspx, or contact Professor Toby Perring (www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/Prof-Toby-Perring.aspx).

£30,357 – £45,988 (dependent on skills and experience and inclusive of maximum annual role-based allowance)
Full Time or Part Time (minimum 28 hours per week)
Fixed term (3 years)
Job reference: IRC247308

In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

Requested Profile

It is essential that you have a Master’s degree or PhD (or equivalent) in one of the physical sciences (chemistry, physics, material science, earth science, etc.), or equivalent experience.

You will have experience of parallel programming in C++ for shared memory (e.g. OpenMP) and/or distributed computing (e.g. MPI) architectures for scientific software development.

Experience of using and writing scientific modelling code in a technical or research environment is also essential as well as excellent written communication skills.

Contact
Name

Professor Toby Perring

E-Mail

toby.perring@stfc.ac.uk

Website

http://topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc247308_8994.aspx

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at http://topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc247308_8994.aspx . Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

Deadline
20. January 2019
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03. January 2019 - STFC
Senior Scientific Data Analysis Software Developer / Research Software Engineer and Technical Architect
Software Developer Job Reference: IRC247310
03. January 2019 - STFC
Senior Scientific Data Analysis Software Developer / Research Software Engineer and Technical Architect
Software Developer Job Reference: IRC247310
Employer
STFC
Location

Didcot, UK

Introduction

The Group is seeking to employ two Research Software Engineers, or Scientists with a strong programming background, to join the other members of the PACE development team and to work with members of the ISIS Excitations Group to implement PACE. This post is for an experienced developer of scientific software for parallel and distributed computing environments to take a lead role in the design and implementation of the PACE data analysis framework, and to ensure the integration of the framework with modelling codes and parameter optimisation algorithms to form a cohesive data analysis application.

The position would suit a computational scientist, an experimental scientist with parallel programming experience, or a research software engineer with a strong technical or scientific background. The role offers the appointee an exciting opportunity to work in a high-level research environment, with the chance to learn from and work together with scientists, researchers and software developers with a variety of backgrounds and skills.

Appointment at Band F will require previous experience of successful delivery of scientific or technical software projects; Appointment at Band E will be for someone who can demonstrate that with appropriate support that they have the potential to move into a lead role.

Description of Institution

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

ISIS is a world leading facility for condensed matter research using neutron scattering and muon spectroscopy, with a strong scientific user programme and extensive international links. It supports a national and international community of more than 2000 scientists for research into subjects across physics, chemistry, biology and materials science.

The ISIS Excitations Group operates four world-class neutron instruments at ISIS which are used to study numerous classes of materials, including superconductors, quantum and low dimensional magnets, thermoelectrics and other functional materials. It has just started a major software project to enable a step change the rapidity and quality of the data analysis of the experiments performed on the instruments in the Group. The project, christened PACE (Proper Analysis of Coherent Excitations), aims to provide an integrated visualization, simulation and fitting environment on parallel and distributed computing, and which will interface to materials modelling codes.

Job description

The duties of the position:

• responsibility for the architectural design of PACE, based on the scientific requirements defined by the ISIS Excitations Group
• implement the PACE data analysis framework for parallel and distributed computing, together with the other PACE developers
• responsibility for the technical project planning and management of PACE throughout the project, together with the Project Scientist
• agile development of the first release of PACE in response to feedback from ISIS instrument scientists and users during the extended beta release period
• overall responsibility for the integration of the analysis framework, optimisation algorithms and interface to modelling codes

For more details about the PACE project, please visit the web page www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/Proper-analysis-of-coherent-excitations.aspx , or contact Professor Toby Perring (www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/Prof-Toby-Perring.aspx).

£37,789 – £58,558 (dependent on skills and experience and inclusive of maximum annual role-based allowance)
Full Time or Part Time (minimum 28 hours per week)
Fixed term (3 years)

In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

Requested Profile

It is essential that you have a Master’s degree or PhD (or equivalent) in one of the physical sciences (chemistry, physics, material science, earth science, etc.) or numerate disciples (mathematics, computer science), or equivalent experience. You must have a deep understanding of parallel programming in C++ for shared memory (e.g. OpenMP) and distributed computing (e.g. MPI) architectures for scientific software.

You will have skill in programming in Python and mixed language programming (e.g. Python – C++) as well as having extensive knowledge of up-to-date development practices (Github, unit and system testing, automatic documentation generation etc.).

You must also have the ability to work both as part of a team and with a high degree of autonomy and have excellent written communication skills.

Contact
Name

Professor Toby Perring

E-Mail

toby.perring@stfc.ac.uk

Website

http://topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc247310_8995.aspx

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at http://topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc247310_8995.aspx . Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

Deadline
20. January 2019
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21. December 2018 - NIST Center for Neutron Research
Scientific Associate
SANS scientific associate position at the NIST CNR
21. December 2018 - NIST Center for Neutron Research
Scientific Associate
SANS scientific associate position at the NIST CNR
Employer
NIST Center for Neutron Research
Location

Gaithersburg, Maryland , USA

Introduction

We anticipate hiring a scientific associate whose primary responsibility will be the operation and maintenance of one of the 30m SANS instruments.

Description of Institution

The NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) in Gaithersburg, Maryland is a national user facility that develops and operates state-of-the-art neutron scattering instruments with broad applications in materials research for use by the general scientific community. Over 2000 scientists from all over the world participate in research performed at the NCNR every year. The Macromolecular and Microstructural Sciences team at the NCNR has responsibility for operating and maintaining four neutron scattering instruments: two world class 30m Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) instruments, a new Very SANS (VSANS) instrument, and a world leading ultra SANS (USANS) instrument. It also partners with the NIST Materials and Measurements Laboratory on the nSoft industrial consortium and its 10m SANS, helping to advance neutron-based measurements for manufacturing of soft materials.

Job description

The successful candidate would be responsible for ensuring that the instrument and associated equipment, including SANS sample environments, is in good working order, setting up the instrument and equipment for experiments, and generally supporting the SANS scientists/local contacts and their users, including performing measurements and analysis as appropriate. Other tasks include leading or participating in instrument improvement and development projects, including software projects, developing and writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and other safety documentation, helping with the other SANS and USANS machines as needed, maintaining equipment records and statistics, and aiding in the preparation of reports as appropriate.

Requested Profile

A degree in the physical sciences, engineering or an associated field will be required as will strong organizational and communication skills. Ideal candidates will have experience working in fast-paced, team environments. Specialized skills, including a background in rheology, earth sciences or magnetic materials, programming in C and Python, and/or experience with engineering design in CAD or electrical circuits will be highly desirable but not required. Experience with scattering, particularly X-ray and/or neutrons would also be a plus.

Contact
Name

Paul Butler

E-Mail

butler@nist.gov

Website

https://www.nist.gov

How to Apply

Interested individuals should send a statement of interest and CV to Paul Butler at butler@nist.gov.

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12. December 2018 - STFC
Junior Software Scientist
Junior Software Scientist
12. December 2018 - STFC
Junior Software Scientist
Junior Software Scientist
Employer
STFC
Location

Didcot, UK

Introduction

Are you, or do you know any, PhD students who have recently or nearly completed and found the software side of their PhD to be the best part?
STFC are looking for newly qualified PhD’s that really enjoy writing software.
Extensive training in software engineering will be included as part of these roles.

Description of Institution

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest science 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.

ISIS is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. We support a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers, and on to fundamental studies of materials.

Job description

Are you a recent PhD science graduate interested in a career in scientific software development? We are offering exciting new roles within our team where you will receive formal, professional software development training in addition to a wealth of on-the-job training from highly experienced scientific software engineers.

In this accelerated development scheme, you will be interacting with scientists to convert scientific requirements and research objectives into software for achieving these goals. You will be a part of a large, collaborative and globally distributed team of fellow developers helping to solve scientific problems with software.

Requested Profile

You will be a recent PhD graduate in a STEM discipline (not Computing), who is interested in switching careers from research to professional software development.

You will have a strong interest in software development, be a fast learner, have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, be able to communicate effectively with developers and scientists alike, friendly and helpful manner, and a logical, analytical approach to problem solving.

Shortlisting Criteria:

Essential

educated to PhD level in STEM subject (not Computer Science) or equivalent
strong interest in professional software development
good written English and communication skills as evidenced by CV and covering letter
Desirable

experience of using modern Object-Oriented languages like python and C++
experience of version control
experience of automated testing
experience of developing on both Windows and UNIX platforms.
Interview criteria

All shortlisting criteria plus:

Essential:

analytical and logical ability
fast learner, able to understand complex problems
ability to communicate well both orally and on paper, both formally and informally
able to work in a large distributed team
interest in professional software development.

Desirable:

proven problem solving ability.

Contact
Website

http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc247663_8974.aspx

How to Apply

Online applications only. Please submit a covering letter and CV ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc247663_8974.aspx

Deadline
31. January 2019
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06. December 2018 - China Spallation Neutron Source, the Institute of High Energy Physics within Chinese Academy of Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate
06. December 2018 - China Spallation Neutron Source, the Institute of High Energy Physics within Chinese Academy of Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Employer
China Spallation Neutron Source, the Institute of High Energy Physics within Chinese Academy of Sciences
Location

No.1 Zhongziyuan Road, Dalang, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China

Introduction

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position in inelastic neutron scatterings and time-of-flight neutron spectrometer

Description of Institution

The China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) is the first spallation neutron source facility construcuted in developing countries. As one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects in China, CSNS is expected to have positive effects in promoting science, high-tech development and national security. CSNS is located in Dongguan City, roughly 100km north of Hong Kong. It provides a powerful research platform for fundamental research and high-tech development in many fields, such as materials science and technology, physics, life sciences, chemistry, resources and environment, new energy, etc. CSNS completed its CD4 in August 2018 and has entered its operation phase. Currently CSNS operates 3 neutron instruments including a powder diffractometer, a SANS and a polarized neutron reflectometer, with another 17 instruments in planning.

Job description

The polarized neutron group at CSNS is collaborating with the inelastic neutron scattering group at ANSTO, with focus on the time-of-flight cold neutron spectrometer PELICAN. The collaboration has an immediate opening for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position. The successful candidate will spend half of his/her time at CSNS and the other half at Sydney. The candidate will contribute to both CSNS and PELICAN instrumentation development, and is expected to carry out his own scientific studies with inelastic and/or quasi-elastic neutron scattering techniques. Candidates with one or more of the following experiences are highly desired:

1. Inelastic and/or quasi-elastic neutron scatterings,
2. Instrumentation, in particular, on Time-of-flight neutron spectrometer,
3. Polarized neutron techniques,

The successful candidate will receive compensation of roughly ?250k Chinese Yuan per year (pretax), with insurance, provided housing and other benefits. Upon completion of 2-year postdoc, the successful candidate can compete for a permanent staff position within the Institute of High Energy Physics (CSNS). The successful candidate will also have the chance to work or lead newly planned neutron instruments.

Requested Profile

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Physics or other Material Sciences, Engineering or related fields. Priority will be given to candidates with good English communication and writing skills and strong hands-on ability.Experiences in using a varity of scientific softwares,like Matlab, Python, Labview,etc. will be desirable.

Contact
Name

Dr. Xin (Tony) Tong

E-Mail

tongx@ihep.ac.cn

How to Apply

This position will be filled on a continual basis and will remain open until all are filled. Interested candidates should email their application letters along with their CV to Dr. Xin (Tony) Tong, tongx@ihep.ac.cn.

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30. November 2018 - European Spallation Source
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist for ODIN
30. November 2018 - European Spallation Source
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist for ODIN
Employer
European Spallation Source
Location

Lund, Sweden

Introduction

The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) invites applications for an instrument scientist for the ODIN imaging instrument.

Description of Institution

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, including the neutron imaging instrument ODIN.

Job description

The current position is for one of the two instrument scientists for ODIN, a versatile imaging beamline with variable resolution for neutron radiography and tomography, optimised for both white-beam and time-of-flight neutron imaging, with a wide and varied science case ranging from engineering materials to geology, archaeology, biological systems and energy materials. The immediate mission is to act as the scientific co-lead of the project to design, procure, install and commission the ODIN instrument. The two instrument scientists 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.
ODIN is being built as in-kind contributions from Switzerland and Germany, with the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) identified as the lead partners. The successful candidate will initially be primarily based at PSI in Switzerland, with a 25% presence at ESS in Lund. The primary place of work will move to Lund in 2021 when installation of the instrument starts. Frequent travel between ESS, PSI and TUM will be required throughout the instrument construction project.
The successful candidate must be active in a scientific field of direct relevance to ODIN and have a proven track record of developing neutron imaging techniques, preferably at a pulsed neutron source. The selected candidate 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.

The position is permanent with a six-month initial probationary period. Your work place will initially be situated primarily at PSI in Switzerland, with 25% of the time spent in Lund, Sweden. The place of work will move to Lund in 2021. Significant amounts of travel will be needed during the construction project. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Requested Profile

Essential qualifications and experience:
• PhD in experimental studies in one of the natural sciences relevant to the ODIN scientific programme
• Extensive practical experience in neutron imaging, as well as relevant research experience in that area
• Proven track record of developing neutron imaging techniques
• 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, 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, PSI and TUM as required by the project
Desirable experience:
• Post-doctoral experience in neutron time-of-flight imaging techniques
• Practical knowledge of other neutron techniques relevant to materials research
• Post-doctoral experience involving neutron instrumentation
• 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/ISIS (e.g. MatLab, Python, Mantid, etc.)
• Availability to commence position shortly after appointment (December 2018)
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, 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

Ken Andersen

E-Mail

ken.andersen@esss.se

Website

https://europeanspallationsource.se/careers/vacancies

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.

For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Sara Margaryan, sara.margaryan@esss.se

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28. November 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physics Applications Developer
28. November 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physics Applications Developer
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
USA

Introduction

The Beam Science and Technology Group is seeking a strong applications developer to maintain and develop the software toolset of the SNS Accelerator Physics (AP) team, needed to sustain stable beam operations and to increase beam power while minimizing beam loss. This is an exciting opportunity to utilize the SNS accelerator to further develop simulation and control software for high intensity beam physics, e.g. conceive and pursue beam-based experiments to validate new physics models. In this role you will support existing software infrastructure and implement migration to modern software development practices. You will interface different software codes (OpenXAL and pyORBIT) with each other to provide seamless online environment. You will also have the opportunity to Interact with the Beam Instrumentation Team, and with the Controls and Operations Groups. This position reports to the SNS Accelerator Physics Team leader.

Description of Institution

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator-based neutron source. The SNS is part of the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which also contains the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor-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

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop general understanding and ability to operate and maintain AP software infrastructure supporting the SNS accelerator operations.
• Develop physics applications as requested by AP team members or other interested parties
• Develop beam simulation models or tools to help understand high intensity beam physics.
• Participate in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of SNS technical notes and memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals.
• Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS.
• The SNS and HFIR facilities are in operation 24 hours per day and 7 days a week year round. You may be occasionally required to support users and/or facilities during off hours or weekends.
• 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

Pay Band / Level: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Temporary
Relocation: Domestic and International Relocation Assistance is available for this position

Requested Profile

Basic Qualifications:
• PhD degree in accelerator physics or a related science with strong software development skills
• Your PhD should be completed within 5 years of your applcation date
• Good working knowledge of Java, best programming practices and build tools (ant, maven, gradle)
• Basic experience with GIT version control system
• Basic knowledge of SQL (preferably Oracle)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2 or more years of relevant software development experience
• Demonstrated ability to communicate research results in peer-reviewed publications.
• A background in accelerator physics and experience working with an accelerator
• Experience working in a control room, conducting accelerator-based experiments, and performing accelerator simulations
• Good mathematical and programming skills, including Java, Python and C++ skills are highly desirable.
• Knowledge of scientific data storage systems – in particular HDF5 format
• Experience with Wolfram Mathematica including functional programming principles
• General understanding of client/server software development as well as parallelization tools like MPI

Contact
E-Mail

ORNLR@ornl.gov

Website

Advert here

How to Apply

Apply online here

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28. November 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist
28. November 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge TN, USA

Introduction

The Beam Science and Technology Group is seeking a strong physicist to maintain and develop the intellectual understanding of the SNS accelerator beam, required to sustain stable beam operations and to increase beam power while minimizing beam loss. This is an exciting opportunity to utilize the SNS accelerator to further the understanding of high intensity beam physics. In this role you will perform research on topics including (but not limited to) beam dynamics in the normal and the superconducting parts of the SNS linac, the SNS accumulator ring and transport lines, and the Beam Test Facility (BTF). You will conceive and pursue beam-based experiments, and develop analytical and computer models to simulate and understand beam effects. You will actively participate in the team’s activities and interface with other accelerator physics team members, with the Beam Instrumentation Team, and with the Controls and Operations Groups.

Description of Institution

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator-based neutron source. The SNS is part of the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which also contains the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor-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

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develops beam simulation models or tools to help understand high intensity beam physics.
• Diagnose and remedy machine and beam dynamics issues that are not understood.
• Develop lines of inquiry to understand or improve aspects of the SNS accelerator beam.
• Develop beam study plans, and participate in shifts to pursue the general lines of inquiry.
• Participate in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of SNS technical notes and memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals.
• Participate with other team members in developing goals, resource plans, and policies for the Team and the Group.
• Assist team leader in coordinating the work of graduate students in the team.
• Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS.
• The SNS and HFIR facilities are in operation 24 hours per day and 7 days a week year round. You may be occasionally required to support users and/or facilities during off hours or weekends.
• 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

• Appointments will initially be for 24 months with a possibility of an extension of up to 12 months
• Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding
• Please provide 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 2 letters of reference

Band Level: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Relocation: Domestic and International Relocation Assistance is available for this position

Requested Profile

Basic Qualifications:
• PhD degree in accelerator physics or a related science or mathematical discipline
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Your PhD should be completed within 5 years of your applcation date

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong mathematical and programming (Java + Python) skills
• Experience working in a control room, conducting accelerator-based experiments, and performing accelerator simulations
• Demonstrated ability to communicate research results in peer-reviewed publications

Contact
E-Mail

ORNLR@ornl.gov

Website

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How to Apply

Apply online on the ORNL website here

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16. November 2018 - China Spallation Neutron Source
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate in neutron instrumentation / sample environment
16. November 2018 - China Spallation Neutron Source
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate in neutron instrumentation / sample environment
Employer
China Spallation Neutron Source
Location

No.1 Zhongziyuan Road, Dalang, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China

Introduction

Postdoctoral Research Associate positions open in neutron instrumentation / sample environment

Description of Institution

The China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) is the first spallation neutron source facility in developing countries. As one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects in China, CSNS is expected to have positive effects in promoting science, high-tech development and national security. CSNS is located in Dongguan City, roughly 100km north of Hong Kong. It provides a powerful research platform for fundamental research and high-tech development in many fields, such as materials science and technology, physics, life sciences, chemistry, resources and environment, new energy, etc. CSNS completed its CD4 in August 2018 and has entered its operation phase. Currently CSNS operates 3 neutron instruments including a powder diffractometer, a SANS and a polarized neutron reflectometer, with another 17 instruments in planning.

Job description

The sample environment group and the polarized neutron group has MULTIPLE openings for Post-doctoral Research Associate positions. The successful candidate will contribute to either or both group in instrumentation development. The successful candidate is also encouraged to carry out his own scientific studies or instrument development. Candidates with one or more of the following experiences are highly desired

1. Polarized 3He development and deployment
2. Polarized neutron instrumentation
3. Neutron instrumentation
4. Sample environment development
5. Dynamic nuclear polarization
6. Any instrumentation work within large field of experimental physics

The successful candidate will receive compensation of roughly ?250k Chinese Yuan per year (pretax), with insurance, provided housing and other benefits. Upon completion of 2-year postdoc, the successful candidate can compete for a permanent staff position within the Institute of High Energy Physics (CSNS). The successful candidate will also have the chance to work or lead newly planned neutron instruments.

Requested Profile

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Material Sciences, Engineering or related fields. Priority will be given to candidates with experiences in
using Labview software, strong hands-on ability and good English communication and writing skills.

Contact
Name

Dr. Xin (Tony) Tong

E-Mail

tongx@ihep.ac.cn

Website

http://english.ihep.cas.cn/csns/index.html

How to Apply

The positions will be filled on a continual basis and will remain open until all are filled. Interested candidates should email their application letters along with their CV to Dr. Xin (Tony) Tong, tongx@ihep.ac.cn.

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16. November 2018 - China Spallation Neutron Source
Scientist
Associate Scientist / Scientist Position in Polarized Neutrons
16. November 2018 - China Spallation Neutron Source
Scientist
Associate Scientist / Scientist Position in Polarized Neutrons
Employer
China Spallation Neutron Source
Location

No.1 Zhongziyuan Road, Dalang, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China

Introduction

Permanent Scientist positon in Polarized Neutrons open.

Description of Institution

The China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) is the first spallation neutron source facility in developing countries. As one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects in China, CSNS is expected to have positive effects in promoting science, high-tech development and national security. CSNS is located in Dongguan City, roughly 100km north of Hong Kong. It provides a powerful research platform for fundamental research and high-tech development in many fields, such as materials science and technology, physics, life sciences, chemistry, resources and environment, new energy, etc. CSNS completed its CD4 in August 2018 and has entered its operation phase. Currently CSNS operates 3 neutron instruments including a powder diffractometer, a SANS and a polarized neutron reflectometer, with another 17 instruments in planning.

Job description

The polarized neutron group has one opening for an Associate scientist / Scientist position. The successful candidate will lead part of the polarized neutron instrumentation work and polarized 3He development. The successful candidate is expected to be a team lead of scientists, engineers, postdocs and students. The successful candidate must have demonstrated strong independent research capabilities. Candidates with one or more of the following experiences are highly desired

1. Design, debugging, operation and maintenance of polarized neutron instruments.
2. Polarized 3He development and deployment
3. Neutron instrumentation
4. Optical pumping in atomic physics

The successful candidate will be a permanent staff (associate professor or professor) within the Institute of High Energy Physics. The successful candidate will receive competitive compensation with insurance, provided housing and other benefits. The successful candidate will also have the chance to lead a diverse team.

Requested Profile

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Material Sciences, Engineering or related fields with postdoc experience required. Priority will be given to candidates with experiences in large neutron facilities. The level of this position will be determined based on each candidate’s qualifications.

Contact
Name

Dr. Xin (Tony) Tong

E-Mail

tongx@ihep.ac.cn

Website

http://english.ihep.cas.cn/csns/index.html

How to Apply

This position will be filled on a continual basis and will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should email their application letters along with their CV to Dr. Xin (Tony) Tong, tongx@ihep.ac.cn.

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15. November 2018 -
PhD Fellowship
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
15. November 2018 -
PhD Fellowship
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
Introduction

Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s universities.

Description of Institution

The Department of Physics at City University of Hong Kong has had an excellent tradition of attracting top students for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. Currently, the department has several faculties specializing in neutron and synchrotron scattering studies, as Spectroscopy and Imaging is one of the research focus of the department. Students who choose to study scattering will have opportunities to conduct their experiments at world-class facilities in the US, Japan, Europe, and Australia etc. Topics of interests include,
• Structure and dynamics of metallic glasses
• Energy storage materials
• Phase stability and deformation of high entropy alloys
• Magneto-elastic coupling in ferromagnetic shape memory alloys

Job description

Each fellowship recipient will receive:
• A yearly stipend of HK$301,200 (approximately US$38,610)
• A conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$12,600 (approximately US$1,610) per year
• An additional entrance scholarship of HK$77,496 (approximately US$9,930) covering tuition and on-campus hostel accommodation fees for the first year of studies

If there is any question, please feel free to contact Xun-Li, xlwang@cityu.edu.hk or Dr. Qi Liu, qiliu63@cityu.edu.hk

Requested Profile

Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

While candidates’ academic excellence is of primary consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account factors as follows:

Academic excellence;
Research ability and potential;
Communication and interpersonal skills; and
Leadership abilities.

Contact
Website

https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html

Address

Department of Physics
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon
Hong Kong

How to Apply

To apply, please visit http://www.sgs.cityu.edu.hk

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