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14. May 2018 - Technische Universität München
Instrument scientist
Instrument scientist
14. May 2018 - Technische Universität München
Instrument scientist
Instrument scientist
Employer
Technische Universität München
Location

Garching, Germany

Introduction

On behalf of the State of Bavaria, the Technische Universität München operates the high flux Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) located at the leading 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.

For the development and operation of the radiography and tomography station Nectar we invite applications (full time position 40.1 h/week) as Instrument scientist.

Job description

You play a leading role in the development of methods in the area of imaging with neutrons and are responsible for the operation of the radiography and tomography station Nectar at the FRM II. You collaborate closely with scientists and engineers from different groups and research areas. In addition you are engaged in your own research topics in collaboration with external scientists and industry partners.

The appointment is initially limited. 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 Dr. Michael Schulz (phone +49 89 289 14718, e-mail )

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You have a degree in physics, material science or related fields. Ideally you have knowledge and experience in the application of imaging techniques for research or industrial applications. You have proven organisational competencies. Persuasive communication skills and ability to team work in an international environment are mandatory. Good oral and written English skills are required.

Contact
Name

Dr. Michael Schulz

E-Mail
Website
How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed after May 29th, 2018 and are accepted until the position is 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) to:

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

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14. May 2018 - Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics
Ph.D. position in neutron particle physics (75%)
Ph.D. position in neutron particle physics (75%)
14. May 2018 - Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics
Ph.D. position in neutron particle physics (75%)
Ph.D. position in neutron particle physics (75%)
Employer
Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics
Introduction

The Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna(www.oeaw.ac.at/smi) is devoted to the study of fundamental symmetries and interactions. In its division “Precision experiments at low energies”, a new position for a
Ph.D. position in neutron particle physics (75%) (duration 3 years) is open for applications.

Job description

The successful candidate is expected to become a member of the NoMoS group working on measurements of correlation coefficients in neutron beta decay (for more details see PoS(EPS-HEP2015) 592), and of the Vienna Doctoral Program “Particles and Interactions” (www.dkpi.at).

The NoMoS project is currently in the design phase. The candidate will be expected to participate in design and implementation of the NoMoS spectrometer, in terms of either spectroscopy or detection of the charged neutron decay products, and to take charge of preparation, execution, and analysis of the first measurement campaign of NoMoS with neutrons.

The position will be available at the earliest from July 1, 2018 for a duration of 36 months.

The contract will have a duration of three years. The annual gross salary will be 29.573,60 EUR in accordance with the salary scale of the Austrian Science Fund.

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Applications are invited from candidates with a Master (or equivalent) degree in a relevant field (e.g., low energy precision or neutron physics). Knowledge of either low energy beam preparation, manipulation, and spectroscopy or of low energy detectors, data acquisition, and characterization techniques are required.

Any experience working with vacuum systems, calibration sources, particle tracking, C++, GEANT4, ROOT, or LabVIEW would be advantageous. The candidate will be expected to take part in beamtime campaigns abroad.

Applicants should have good communication skills and very good English language skills. Any experience of either German or French would be an advantage.

Contact
How to Apply

Candidates pass through the application and selection procedure of the DK-PI doctoral program.
The current call for applications ends on May 31, 2018. Applications should be submitted throughthe electronic application form (www.dkpi.at/application-form).

For informal enquiries and more information please email:

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline
31. May 2018
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14. May 2018 - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Manager Sample Environment
Manager Sample Environment
14. May 2018 - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Manager Sample Environment
Manager Sample Environment
Employer
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Location

Sutherland Shire, Australia

Description of Institution

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is home to Australia’s nuclear science and technical expertise. More than 1000 scientists, engineers and experts work at ANSTO and use nuclear science and technology to answer the big questions in the world around us – improving health outcomes, increasing our understanding of the environment and climate change and identifying new opportunities for Australian industry.

We operate much of our country’s landmark science facilities including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors (OPAL). Importantly, ANSTO is helping to improve our health with one in two Australians benefitting from the nuclear medicines produced using the OPAL research reactor while being treated for serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

Job description

The Manager Sample Environment at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) will lead the Sample Environment and Laboratories team. You will be responsible for providing technical support to the scientific community that uses the Neutron Beam and X-ray instruments available at ACNS. Additionally, you will provide leadership and specialised knowledge to devise novel solutions for challenging neutron beam experiments.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will design and manage major and minor Sample Environment projects and provide technical advice and recommendations in relation to equipment, instrumentation developments and experimental proposals.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Lead and enable science through managing a multidisciplinary team that provides and develops sample environments and laboratory facilities for the Neutron Beam experiments.
  • Develop and implement objectives, plans, targets and activities for the Sample Environment team to achieve the operational strategy of ACNS.
  • Lead and manage the operations of the Sample Environment team, including assessing user proposals, identifying and allocating resources, financial management, facility user experience and stakeholder engagement.
  • Conceive and lead research and development projects to improve and expand capabilities. Publish in refereed journals and other reputable publications, participate to steering committees and other professional associations to improve the scientific visibility and increase ACNS’s national and international profile.

Why join ANSTO?

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians.

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities
  • Performance based salary increases
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions

Located in the Sutherland Shire, we have free onsite parking, a swimming pool, health and wellbeing programs and an onsite café.

If you want to join a world class organisation that’s making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Information Package or contact Dr Paolo Imperia on (02) 9717 3330. For all other queries please contact the HR Shared Services Team on +61 (02) 9717 3111 (press 2 for HR).

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Skills and Experience

  • PhD or equivalent experience in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering (mechatronic, electronic, mechanical and systems) or related disciplines.
  • Experience in managing scientific facilities to maximise the user experience.
  • Experience in the operation, maintenance, design and construction of scientific equipment with particular emphasis on bespoke equipment for beam line experiments.

“We are seeking a team player able to lead the Sample Environment team. A person willing to learn new methods and technologies, committed to improvement and highly motivated to achieve positive outcomes for our user community ” – Dr Paolo Imperia, Operations Manager

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.

Contact
How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online.

Applications deadline is the 27 May 2018!

Deadline
27. May 2018
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14. May 2018 - Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CNRS - CEA)
Postdoctoral Position - Effect of pressure on t he structure and dynamics of C - phycocyanin
Postdoctoral Position - Effect of pressure on t he structure and dynamics of C - phycocyanin
14. May 2018 - Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CNRS - CEA)
Postdoctoral Position - Effect of pressure on t he structure and dynamics of C - phycocyanin
Postdoctoral Position - Effect of pressure on t he structure and dynamics of C - phycocyanin
Employer
Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CNRS - CEA)
Location

Saclay, France

Introduction

The Laboratoire Leon Brillouin (LLB) is a French Research Infrastructure jointly supported by CEA and CNRS (http://www-llb.cea.fr). The LLB operates both as a large-scale facility and a research institute. Neutrons are an invaluable technique to study a large variety of issues, including, for biological ones, protein folding/unfolding. The structure and the dynamics of proteins can be elucidated by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and inelastic/quasi elastic neutron scattering (INS/QENS), due to the characteristics time and length scales probed by these techniques (from ns to few hundreds and from fraction up to several hundreds nm). So far, only few experiments have addressed the structure and dynamics of biological materials upon application of high pressure (HP).

Job description

The LLB has a long experience in the development of HP cells for SANS and INS/QENS. In particular, a HP device has recently been developed for SANS experiments up to 6 kbars and has been applied to study the role of ligands and hydrophobic cavities in the unfolding of myoglobin, a small globular protein. The project is to study the effect of pressure on the structure and dynamics of Cphycocyanin (CPC), a hexameric light-harvesting pigment-protein complex. CPC unfolding occurs through the dissociation of the hexamer into monomers until the complete unfolding of its subunits. Structural and dynamical changes may occur not only at “high” pressure (3-6 kbars), where proteins generally unfold completely, but also at “lower” pressure (1.5-2 kbars), where the input of water in the hydrophobic cavities of proteins may provide intermediate folding conformations so far undetected.

Starting date & Duration: As early as October 2018 ; 18 months

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The successful candidate will be part of the “Soft Matter and Biophysics” scientific group. The position will allow the successful candidate to take advantage of the large in-house capabilities in biophysics research, neutron spectrometers, laboratory techniques, and access to the large scientific area around the “Plateau de Saclay”. Candidates are expected to have a PhD or similar in biophysics, biology, and/or biochemistry. Experimental experience in protein folding/unfolding would be highly appreciated. Experience with radiation techniques (X-ray or neutron scattering) would be advantageous.

Contact
Name

Sophie Combet

E-Mail
Website
How to Apply

Applications for this position should be sent by e-mail to and and include a C.V., the names of at least two references, and a cover letter summarizing current and future research initiatives.

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14. May 2018 - Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CNRS-CEA)
Postdoctoral Position - Oxyborate compounds for new multifunctionnal materials
Postdoctoral Position - Oxyborate compounds for new multifunctionnal materials
14. May 2018 - Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CNRS-CEA)
Postdoctoral Position - Oxyborate compounds for new multifunctionnal materials
Postdoctoral Position - Oxyborate compounds for new multifunctionnal materials
Employer
Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CNRS-CEA)
Location

Saclay, France

Introduction

Recent years have seen a renewed interest for magnetoelectricity, as illustrated by the quickly increasing number of studies devoted to multiferroics materials. These fascinating materials present at least two ferroic orders, amongst the three widely known: ferroelasticity, ferroelectricity, and (anti)ferromagnetism. The coexistence of these two orders brings out multifunctionality, and new cross?coupling effects, that are particularly promising in areas such as data storage and spintronic : magnetoelectric coupling is indeed a key feature for potential applications, enabling the manipulation of magnetization with an electric field and vice versa.

Job description

The project steps outside the boundaries of the transition metal oxide compounds, mostly studied up to now, to investigate oxyborates with the ludwigite structure M3+(M2+)2O2BO3 (M is a transition element, divalent or trivalent). It associates mixed valence (di- and tri-valent ions) with a low dimensional network of transition metal atoms. The aim of the project is to characterize in details compounds belonging to this system, to identify new multiferroics/magnetoelectrics. Giant magnetoelectric effects have already been observed in Fe3BO5, but vast possibilities remain to induce such an effect by playing with substitution on the 2+ or 3+ sites of another transition element or a rareearth element, or by random site disorder by a non-magnetic element. On the technical side, the project will rely on the thorough characterizations of chosen oxyborate compositions, combining local and larger scale structural and physical characterization techniques (X-ray and neutron diffraction [LLB]), with physical properties measurements (transport, magnetization, dielectric constant, polarization, specific heat [CRISMAT]).

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The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in solid-state chemistry or condensed matter physics, with a strong background in magnetism, and be capable of independent research as well as creativity. He/she should have a strong experience in neutron/X diffraction techniques, and powder diffraction data refinements. Experience with large scale facilities and magnetic structure determination would be appreciated. This research project requires a strong taste for experimental research and substantial autonomy. Good communication skills in oral and written English is essential.

Contact
How to Apply

Applications for this position should be sent by e-mail to and include a C.V., the names of at least two references, and a cover letter summarizing current and future research initiatives.

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14. May 2018 - Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CNRS-CEA)
Postdoctoral Position - Exploring spin fluctuations in photosensitive molecules
Postdoctoral Position - Exploring spin fluctuations in photosensitive molecules
14. May 2018 - Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CNRS-CEA)
Postdoctoral Position - Exploring spin fluctuations in photosensitive molecules
Postdoctoral Position - Exploring spin fluctuations in photosensitive molecules
Employer
Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CNRS-CEA)
Location

Saclay/Paris/Grenoble, France

Introduction

In the general framework of nanomagnetism, this research subject deals with fundamental properties of new magnetic materials (molecular magnetic clusters, magnetic nanoparticles) displaying functional properties associated to the control of magnetization at the molecular level or at the individual nanoparticle level. These “switchable” molecular solids are promising materials for high-density optical memory devices, especially since synthesis and deposition techniques now allow thin-film organisation and the size/shape control of magnetic particles. Molecular materials with so-called “spin transition” properties are capable to drastically change their magnetic state (from a non-magnetic state to a ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic state) upon temperature variation or under light radiation. In some materials, diamagnetic ions are converted into paramagnetic pairs through light excitations. These states are generally “metastable” and can be reversed with temperature.

Job description

The tasks of the project are to study the structural and magnetic properties of coordination nanoparticles (CNPS’s) based on Prussian Blue analogues complexes, CsNiCr and CsCoFe, and core-shell type CNP’s. These novel systems open new possibilities for the design of molecule-based switchable objects where magnetism may be controlled or tuned by an external perturbation (light, temperature, field, etc.). The project aims at understanding the magnetic conformations of the nanoparticles and their eventual interactions. The methods of investigation will include small-angle scattering (SANS, SAXS), neutron diffraction, Inelastic Neutron Scattering (INS), and magnetometry (DC/AC) using SQUID and PPMS. Part of the work will also consists in developing new setups for in situ low-temperature photomagnetic studies under magnetic fields. Neutron experiments will be carried out at the LLB (CEA Saclay, south of Paris) and/or at the Institute Laue-Langevin (Grenoble).

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The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics or materials science, with a strong background in magnetism, and be capable of independent research as well as creativity. He/she should have experience in neutron/X scattering techniques (preferably SANS/SAXS) applied to condensed matter physics. This research project requires a strong taste for experimental physics (cryogenic work, superconducting coils, laser devices, sample preparation) and a substantial autonomy in both experimental and theoretical work. Strong communication skills in oral and written English is essential.

Contact
Name

Grégory Chaboussant

E-Mail
Website
How to Apply

Applications for this position should be sent by e-mail to , and include a C.V., the names of at least two references, and a cover letter summarizing current and future research initiatives.

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06. May 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Total Scattering and Nanostructured Materials
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Total Scattering and Nanostructured Materials
06. May 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Total Scattering and Nanostructured Materials
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Total Scattering and Nanostructured Materials
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

The Diffraction Group in the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position focused on the development and application of solvothermal and continuous flow reactor devices for in situ diffraction and Pair Distribution Function (PDF) studies, primarily at the high-flux neutron total instrument NOMAD. Emphasis will be placed on synthesis and structure-property optimization of novel energy based materials, achieved through control and exploitation of disorder, defects, and interfaces in metastable and nanophase materials. Laboratory characterization and complementary scattering techniques (including small angle neutron scattering, vibrational spectroscopy, and synchrotron x-ray total scattering, etc.) may also be pursued. The position will allow the postdoctoral scientist to develop expertise, broaden experience and to interact with a diverse set of scientists working and visiting ORNL’s neutron and nanomaterial science facilities.

Description of Institution

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.

Job description

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Employ methods to study and understand the formation, growth and transformation processes of nano- and disordered crystalline materials with neutron diffraction, neutron PDF analysis, and complementary probes at ORNL.
  • Assist in developing solvothermal and continuous flow chemical reaction vessels for time-resolved neutron-based characaterization of synthesis processes.
  • Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings.
  • Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research.
  • Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
  • You will be expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct by holding yourself and others to the highest scientific, professional, and ethical standards in a manner that fosters mutual respect and enhances the reputation of the individual researcher, his/her colleagues, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in its mission to address the Department of Energy’s and the nation’s scientific and technical challenges.

ORNL Benefits

Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers an exceptional benefits package to include a generous relocation, matching 401K, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation and medical / dental plan. Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic and free fitness facilities.

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Qualifications Required

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, or other related science field
  • Background in structural analysis using crystallographic methods
  • Experience with inorganic materials synthesis
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with colleagues at all levels and in multi-disciplinary teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in solution phase synthesis, including for nanophase materials
  • Previous experience in total scattering (PDF) methods and analysis
  • Experience in developing software and/or sample environment for diffraction experiments
  • Data modeling and refinement expertise using programs such as TOPAZ, GSAS, Fullprof, PDFGUI and RMCP
  • Programming proficiency in Python, C++, and/or Fortran Other Information: Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Please include a Cover Letter and CV with your application. Your cover letter should include the name and contact information for two professional references. If you are asked to interview, you will be asked to provide a minimum of 2 reference letters for the hiring committee.

Contact
How to Apply

All applicants must go to the ORNL Career site to create a personal profile and then apply to this specific opening. Just search for NB50665093 in the search box and follow the prompts and instructions to apply.

Deadline for applying is 27th May 2018!

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

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

Deadline
27. May 2018
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06. May 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Advanced Modeling of Local Atomic Structure
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Advanced Modeling of Local Atomic Structure
06. May 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Advanced Modeling of Local Atomic Structure
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Advanced Modeling of Local Atomic Structure
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

The Diffraction Group in the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position focused on the modeling of local atomic structure in nanophase and nanostructured materials. Particular attention will be focused on linking surface chemistry, particle morphology, and “internal” crystal structure to the properties of functional nanocrystals, including during their use in industrial processes. Successful candidates will work within a collaborative team to develop and apply new data reduction and structure refinement methodologies, including towards in situ data monitoring and analysis. This position will allow postdoctoral scientists to develop expertise, broaden experience and to interact with a diverse set of leading scientists working and visiting ORNL’s neutron facilities.

Description of Institution

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov

Job description

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Employ experiments and atomistic modeling to study, understand, and optimize structure-property relationships in nano and disordered crystalline materials.
  • Implement and utilize novel data reduction and data modeling algorithms to further develop the performance of the powder diffraction instruments, including towards in situ data monitoring and analysis.
  • Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings
  • Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research
  • Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
  • You will be expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct by holding yourself and others to the highest scientific, professional, and ethical standards in a manner that fosters mutual respect and enhances the reputation of the individual researcher, his/her colleagues, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in its mission to address the Department of Energy’s and the nation’s scientific and technical challenges.

ORNL Benefits

Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers an exceptional benefits package to include a generous relocation, matching 401K, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation and medical / dental plan. Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic and free fitness facilities.

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Qualifications Required

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, or other related science field
  • Knowledge of inorganic crystal structures and their defect and disorder motifs
  • Programming proficiency in Python, C++, and/or Fortran
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with colleagues at all levels and in multi-disciplinary teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Molecular Dynamics and/or Density Functional Theory studies of functional inorganic materials.
  • Previous experience modeling/ interpreting spectroscopy and/or diffraction/total scattering data.
  • Data modeling and refinement expertise using programs such as TOPAZ, GSAS, Fullprof, PDFGUI, Diffpy-CMI, and RMCP.
  • Experience in developing software or algorithms for data analytics, with particular interest in machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical inference, and other “big data” methods.
  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills

Other Information

Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Please include a Cover Letter and CV with your application. Your cover letter should include the name and contact information for two professional references. If you are asked to interview, you will be asked to provide a minimum of 2 reference letters for the hiring committee.

Contact
How to Apply

All applicants must go to the ORNL Career site to create a personal profile and then apply to this specific opening. Just search for NB50665096 in the search box and follow the prompts and instructions to apply.

Deadline for Application is the 27th May 2018!

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

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

Deadline
27. May 2018
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06. May 2018 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist PF2
Research Scientist PF2
06. May 2018 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist PF2
Research Scientist PF2
Employer
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Location

Grenoble, France

Introduction

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is Europe’s leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world and hosts over 2000 visits by scientists per year, who come to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields.
Are you interested in joining our international institute? We currently have a vacancy for a: Research Scientist PF2

Job description

Duties

Working within the Nuclear and Particle Physics (NPP) group, you will be co-responsible for the instrument PF2 for experiments with ultracold and very cold neutrons (UCN and VCN) and will actively take part in ongoing developments of novel sources for ultracold neutrons based on superfluid helium. You will:

  • Support the experimental programmes pursued by user groups, which include the search for the neutron electric dipole moment, studies of quantum states of the neutron in the Earth’s gravity field, accurate determinations of the neutron lifetime and various experiments in neutron optics and on quantum mechanical phenomena.
  • Contribute to studying possibilities to enhance the output of this high-current UCN and VCN source and develop new tools for UCN transport, distribution and manipulation.
  • Pursue your own active research programme and establish scientific collaborations.

The post represents an excellent opportunity for postdoctoral scientists to develop expertise, broaden experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world.

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Qualifications and experience

  • PhD, preferably in nuclear or particle physics.
  • Experience and a strong interest in the development of instrumentation.
  • Strong organisation skills and a highly motivation.
  • A firm knowledge in low-energy particle physics and neutron optics would be useful.
  • Applicants bringing in experience from other fields, such as, e.g., surface science, are also encouraged to apply.

Contact
How to Apply

Please apply via the job offering institution’s online application page.

Deadline for applications is 27th May 2018!

Deadline
27. May 2018
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06. May 2018 - Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics
Postdoctoral researcher in neutron particle physics
Postdoctoral researcher in neutron particle physics
06. May 2018 - Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics
Postdoctoral researcher in neutron particle physics
Postdoctoral researcher in neutron particle physics
Employer
Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics
Location

Vienna, Austria

Introduction

The Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna (www.oeaw.ac.at/smi) is devoted to the study of fundamental symmetries and interactions. In its division “Precision experiments at low energies”, a new position for a Postdoctoral researcher in neutron particle physics

Job description

The successful candidate is expected to become a member of the NoMoS group working on measurements of correlation coefficients in neutron beta decay (for more details see PoS(EPS-HEP2015)592). The position will be available at the earliest from June 18, 2018 for a duration of 24 months.

The contract will have a duration of two years. The annual gross salary will be 51.955,40 EUR in accordance with the salary scale of the Austrian Science Fund. The position is to be filled full time, 40 hours per week.

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Applications are invited from outstanding candidates with a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., low energy or neutron physics). Knowledge of advanced electron and proton detection such as low energy detectors, electronics, data acquisition, and characterization techniques are required.

Any experience working with cold neutrons, vacuum systems, calibration sources, magnetic sensors, particle tracking, ROOT, C++, GEANT4, SRIM, McStas, and LabVIEW would be advantageous. The candidate will be expected to take part in beam-time campaigns abroad. Excellent communication skills are required both oral and written.

The candidate must be fluent in English and any experience of either German or French would be an advantage.

Contact
How to Apply

CV, cover letter and details of three referees should be submitted to no later than May 30, 2018.

For informal enquiries and more information please email:

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline
30. May 2018
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17. April 2018 - Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
A novel neutronics model of the solid D2 ultracold neutron converter at PSI aiming for increasing the source intensity
PhD-position
17. April 2018 - Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
A novel neutronics model of the solid D2 ultracold neutron converter at PSI aiming for increasing the source intensity
PhD-position
Employer
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
Location

CH-5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland

Introduction

Fundamental physics experiments with ultracold neutrons (UCN) are limited by neutron counting statistics. New developments to increase UCN intensities would push the limits of our knowledge further, e.g. on the not-yet understood asymmetry observed between matter and antimatter in our Universe, on the production of light elements after the Big Bang, and on important parameters of the Standard Model of particle physics.
The strategy for the next generation n2EDM experiment based at PSI in Switzerland is to increase UCN statistics by a larger precession chamber volume, and by enhancing the PSI UCN source output several factors due to an improved control of the material structure of the solid deuterium (sD2) converter.

Description of Institution

The Laboratory of Particle Physics (LTP) at the Paul Scherrer Institute pursues fundamental research, addressing the most up to date questions in modern physics. Together with researchers from Switzerland and abroad, we use the world’s most intensive sources for low-energy muons, pions and ultracold neutrons at PSI.

Job description

The main strategy in this PhD work is exploiting material structure information from the UCN energy spectra extracted from the sD2 converter, including the time evolution of the sD2 at around 5 K, and implementing this into neutron scattering kernels for the simulation of the UCN output matching all experimental observations. The expected result of this project is improving the modeling capabilities of converter materials to enhance the PSI UCN source output especially for the n2EDM project, and the output of UCN sources in general for fundamental physics experiments. A novel neutronics simulation model linking consistently all neutron observations from the sD2 converter operation and dedicated test experiments would help in our optimization strategy to increase the UCN output.
We offer a 48 months position for a PhD student with starting date 1 September 2018. The academic supervisor will be Prof. Klaus Kirch from ETHZ/PSI. The PhD student will work in a very active expert environment in experimental neutron physics involving the UCN physics group and the neutronics simulation group at PSI.

Requested Profile

University degree in physics with strong background in mathematical, numerical and experimental methods, advanced programming skills, a creative personality focused on problem-solving, excellent communication skills in English.

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Name

Dr Geza Zsigmond

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How to Apply

Please submit per e-mail:

  1. letter of application
  2. CV
  3. academic record
  4. transcript of records
  5. reference contacts

Deadline for applying is the 15. June 2018

Deadline
15. June 2018
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27. February 2018 - Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
Data Analyst
Data Analyst
27. February 2018 - Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
Data Analyst
Data Analyst
Employer
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
Location

Long Island, New York, USA

Introduction

The Nuclear Science and Technology Department has an opening for a Data Analysis Specialist in the Materials in a Radiation Environment Program Office to participate in the data analysis of high-energy x-ray techniques, including scattering, spectroscopy and imaging. The data analyst will use commercial software packages, open source software and NSLS-II specific applications to collect, process and analyze data from the NSLS-II for the nuclear energy materials science community. Python programming will be used to develop stand-alone applications, scripts and GUI’s for automating the data analysis processes. MRE will be installing an X-ray Diffraction Computed Tomography System that will require development of reconstruction and imaging techniques. High-throughput and in situ experiments require automated analysis techniques.

Description of Institution

The mission of the Materials in a Radiation Environment (MRE) Program Office within the Nuclear Science and Technology Department is to increase access to synchrotron characterization techniques to researchers studying materials for nuclear energy applications. We develop unique experimental infrastructure and support a large user community dedicated to material science for advanced nuclear reactors and extending the life of existing reactors. We use various beamlines at the National Synchrotron Light Source-II to study radioactive materials and radiation effects. We are designing a new facility with multiple high-energy x-ray beamlines capable of handling more highly radioactive materials.

Job description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist synchrotron users with data analysis. This work includes participation in experimental planning, assistance with data collection and training users in data analysis.
  • Work with controls engineers and physicist for the installation of an x-ray tomography system. Primary responsibility for data acquisition, reconstruction and visualization for the system.
  • Automate data analysis through dedicated scripts for commercial software and stand-alone python applications with GUI.
  • Work as primary point of contact for performing tasks associated with data analysis with the NSLS-II operations staff (controls engineers, application developers, and beamline staff).
  • Develop and maintain documentation of data analysis and development of user guides.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limitied to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

Requested Profile

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a closely related field of basic or applied science
  • Minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible related work experience including supporting scientific research programs following established methods and standards for investigation and experimentation.
  • Knowledge of data analysis techniques for X-ray characterization techniques
  • Knowledge of python programming
  • Able to support data analysis through all experimental phases from acquisition, technique and application development and automating analysis of large data sets.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for interaction with a diverse group of scientists, engineers and technical staff

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • PhD or Masters degree in physics, materials science or engineering
  • Experience with large data sets
  • Experience in analytical modeling, statistical techniques or machine learning
  • Experience in X-ray data analysis, particularly tomography, imaging and data fusion (combining data from separate techniques into one data set and facilitating visualization)
  • Experience in application development
  • Experience in the collection of synchrotron data and user support

Other information

  • Occasional travel
  • Occasional shift and weekend work for supporting x-ray data collection

Environmental, Health, and Safety Considerations

  • Must be willing to handle small quantities of radioactive material

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How to Apply

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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