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24. May 2020 - ILL
ILL Director Position
24. May 2020 - ILL
ILL Director Position
Employer
ILL
Introduction
The UK Associate of the ILL, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is seeking a Director for the ILL, a post that will become vacant from the 01 October 2021. The appointment is for a fixed term of five years and is based in Grenoble; the post is subject to administrative screening1 and non-European citizens might require a work permit. The contract of employment will be between the successful candidate and the ILL. The position is offered as a fulltime post.
Description of Institution
The Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) is an international science research facility, specialising in neutron scattering, based around a high flux reactor. The ILL is a French private company in Grenoble, France based on an intergovernmental convention signed by France, Germany and the UK. The ILL is owned and funded by the Associates: France, Germany and the UK; with additional funding provided by another ten countries on a medium-term contractual basis.
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The post requires a scientist of international standing, with experience of neutron scattering, who can bring vision, leadership and strong management skills to the role to ensure that the ILL remains at the forefront of world activity. As the UK nominee, the post-holder will also be required to act as the interface between the ILL and the STFC. It is therefore expected that the applicant will have a good knowledge of the UK Research Council system and of the UK research community. A good working knowledge of French, or a willingness to become proficient on appointment, is essential for this post. Knowledge of German would be desirable but not essential.
How to Apply
If you wish to be considered for this post, please submit a full CV and a covering letter which clearly states why you are interested in the post and your suitability for it. The names and contact details of three referees and an indication of your salary expectations should also be provided. Applications, to arrive no later than 30th June 2020, should be sent to: ILLDirectorRecuitment@stfc.ukri.org Interviews will be held in London on 3rd and 4th September 2020; second interviews, if necessary, on 18th September.
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24. May 2020 - ILL
Head of IT Service
24. May 2020 - ILL
Head of IT Service
Employer
ILL
Location
Grenoble, France
Introduction
The ILL is a fundamental research institute founded and financed by France, Germany and the United Kingdom. It is Europe's leading centre for research using neutrons and operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. Every year, the Institute hosts over 2000 visits by scientists, who come to carry out world-class research in fields as varied as solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. The Project and Techniques Division, which is responsible for the development of the ILL's scientific instruments and for technical support, is currently looking to recruit its new Head of IT Service
Job description
The ILL’s IT Service, which comprises 5 groups and a team of 26 staff, is specialised in user support, the provision of IT infrastructure, software development, and service and project management. As Head of the IT Service of one of the world's largest international research institutes, you will be responsible for defining, implementing and monitoring the ILL’s IT policy and integrating into this policy services specific to major research centres. In this capacity, you will have the following responsibilities: Defining, implementing and monitoring the ILL’s IT policy, ensuring that is covers all the IT services needed to run a modern business (user support, office automation, communication, support for administrative processes, etc.), as well as the services specific to our research centre. providing our scientific users with the means they need to store (large data volume ~1PB) and access scientific data, as well as with infrastructure for analysing this data. This is a key strategic issue for the ILL. Assisting with the definition of the ILL’s IT security and personal data protection policy, in a context of rapid change. You will guarantee implementation of this policy and, more generally, compliance with the applicable regulations. Taking an active part in collaborative projects with our local and European partners in order to enhance the technologies and services offered to the Institute's scientific users. The search for external funding and the setting-up of collaborations are an integral part of your mission.
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Qualifications and experience: You have a Master’s degree in computer science along with extensive experience (at least 10 years) in line management and project management in complex IT environments. You have a sound knowledge of modern skills, technologies and practices in the field of support, software development and infrastructure (networks, storage, VM/container, DBMS). You have proven communication and leadership skills. Language skills: As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France. You must have a sound knowledge of English and be willing to learn French if necessary (a language course will be paid for by the ILL). Knowledge of German would be an advantage. Benefits: Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our employment conditions).
Contact
Website
https://www.ill.eu/careers/all-our-vacancies/job-vacancies/
How to Apply
Please submit your application on line, no later than 14.06.2020, via our website: www.ill.eu/careers (vacancy reference: 20/22).
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24. May 2020 - ILL
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Structural Biology
24. May 2020 - ILL
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Structural Biology
Employer
ILL
Location
Grenoble, France
Introduction
X-ray crystallography is the most-prolific technique in Structural Biology, but suffers from radiation damage, which limits the accuracy of the macromolecular structures. The introduction of cryo-cooling techniques greatly reduced the global radiation damage rate and was standardized on all X-ray crystallography beamlines at Synchrotrons over the past decades. X-ray damage signature is visible on diffraction patterns with loss of resolution, but also in electron density maps, with visible damage on acidic residues and their decarboxylation, as well as the breakage of disulfide bridges. To further understand the origin and differences in damage specificities between residues within a crystalline protein, we will use a combination of neutron and X-ray crystallography. Neutron crystallography will provide critical information on the protonation states of the various acidic residues, without damaging the crystalline material, while the damage will be then monitored with X-rays. We therefore are looking for a highly motivated Structural Biologist with demonstrated experience in macromolecular crystallography. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of this methodology and broad experience using the computational tools required for structure determination.
Description of Institution
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 welcomes over 2000 visits of scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. Funded primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 10 other countries.
Job description
The Large Scale Structures (LSS) group comprises a range of instruments designed to carry out studies on the structure of matter on a scale from a few Ångstroms to hundreds of nanometers. The range of science covers polymer and colloid science, structural biology, materials science and magnetism. Working within our LSS group, your research program will be focused on: - Managing the project from sample preparation to structure determination with multiple potential targets in parallel. - Protein purification and crystal growth of the various systems of interest. A divide and conquer strategy will be applied to speed up the process during the time of funding. - Diffraction data collection at neutron (ILL, LADI/DALI) and X-ray sources with a specific design of sequential irradiation. - Model determination, refinement and analysis from both neutron and X-ray diffraction data. The successful candidate is expected to carry out a research program in broad relation to the experimental activities at the institute.
Requested Profile
Qualifications and experience: - Ph.D. in chemistry, computational biology, chemical physics, or related fields. - Expertise in protein expression, purification and crystallization. - Understanding of Structural Biology methods. - Expertise with a broad range of software tools in protein crystallography. - Peer-reviewed publications in Structural Biology or related fields. - Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal. Desirable Skills and Experience: - Familiarity with protein perdeuteration. - Familiarity with protein modifications to improve their ability to crystallize. - Experience with programming (Python, C++) to develop new analytical tools. Language skills: As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France. You must have a sound knowledge of English and be willing to learn French (a language course will be paid for by the ILL). Knowledge of German would be an advantage.
Contact
Website
www.ill.eu/careers
How to Apply
Please submit your application on line with a list of publications, a two pages research statement and the names of 3 references, including one from your present work place, no later than 21.06.2020, via our website: www.ill.eu/careers (vacancy reference: 20/25).
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24. May 2020 - ILL
Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Synthesis, structural and physical characterization of novel skyrmion-hosting materials
24. May 2020 - ILL
Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Synthesis, structural and physical characterization of novel skyrmion-hosting materials
Employer
ILL
Location
Grenoble, France
Introduction
Within the Diffraction (DIFF) Group, the position is to work under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Alaria (University of Liverpool, UK) and Dr. Stanislav Savvin (ILL) on synthesis, structural and physical properties of new skyrmion-hosting materials. Skyrmions are topologically protected spin textures occurring when a balanced competition between ferromagnetic and antisymmetric exchange interactions is present in a magnetic material and therefore requiring that both time reversal and spatial symmetry are broken. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will investigate the possible emergence of a skyrmion phase in a series of previously unexplored bulk magnetic materials.
Description of Institution
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, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. The Institute welcomes over 2000 visits of scientists per year to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. Funded primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 10 other countries.
Job description
To achieve this the successful candidate is expected to take on the following duties: - Single crystal growth and polycrystalline sample synthesis in collaboration with experimentalists from the University of Liverpool. - Extensive physical characterization of the samples prepared, including but not limited to X-ray diffraction, heat capacity, thermal conductivity, magnetic susceptibility, torque magnetometry, etc. - Determination of the low-temperature nuclear and magnetic structures of the samples at the ILL using several powder (D2B, D20) and single crystal (D3, D9, D10) diffractometers. - SANS study of the possible emergent skyrmion state in the samples at the ILL. Micromagnetic simulations by Monte Carlo method to establish the theoretical phase diagrams for the same compositions in collaboration with computational chemists from the University of Liverpool.
Requested Profile
Qualifications and experience: - PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or equivalent qualification - X-ray and neutron crystal structure determination and refinement - Knowledge of magnetic crystallography and group theory - Low-temperature bulk physical measurements, i.e. electrical transport, heat capacity, thermal conductivity, magnetic susceptibility and magnetization - Past experience in single crystal growth, powder sample synthesis as well as DFT and Monte-Carlo simulations would be an advantage. Language skills: As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France. You must have a sound knowledge of English and be willing to learn French (a language course will be paid for by the ILL). Knowledge of German would be an advantage.
Contact
Website
www.ill.eu/careers
How to Apply
Please submit your application in English on line with a list of publications, a two pages research statement and the names of 3 references, including one from your present work place, no later than 14.06.2020, via our website: www.ill.eu/careers (vacancy reference: 20/24).
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24. May 2020 - TUM
Installation Project Manager
24. May 2020 - TUM
Installation Project Manager
Employer
TUM
Location
Lund, Sweden
Introduction
The Technical University Munich operates the high flux Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) located at the scientific campus in Garching, Germany. The neutron source itself, its research instruments as well as the irradiation facilities provide unique possibilities for the scientific and industrial use of neutron beams. In collaboration with international partners, the FRM II builds two new instruments at the European Spallation Source ESS-ERIC in Lund, Sweden, currently under construction. To coordinate and support the installation on site we are expanding our ESS project team and inviting applications for a full time position (40,1h/week) as Installation Project Manager (m/f/d).
Job description
As project manager, you coordinate and support the installation on site in Lund of two neutron scattering instruments. The instruments are currently designed and constructed in Garching, in close collaboration with our partners in Switzerland and France. You are responsible for the coordination and oversight of the installation of the instrument ODIN on site in Lund, including the definition of installation packages, compilation of required documentation, coordination with ESS as well as with international suppliers. You are part of an international team and play a key role in the successful installation of worldwide unique scientific instrumentation. Frequent travel and communication with international partners are major duties of your employment.
Requested Profile
You have a degree in mechanical engineering, electronic engineering or physics. You are enthusiastic to develop and build new machines and have acquired some professional experience in this area. Profound language skills in English are mandatory, German is an asset. You are familiar with modern project management tools and engineering software. You are a known team player and have extraordinary communication skills.
Contact
Name
Dr. Wiebke Lohstroh
Website
https://karriere.frm2.tum.de/Installation-Project-Manager-mfd-eng-j88.html?agid=27
How to Apply
We are looking forward to your application via our portal https://karriere.frm2.tum.de until the 05.06.2020. There you will also find other job advertisements.
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24. May 2020 - ORNL
Project Lead for Software Engineering for Neutron Sciences
24. May 2020 - ORNL
Project Lead for Software Engineering for Neutron Sciences
Employer
ORNL
Location
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Introduction
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the United States Department of Energy's largest science and energy laboratory tasked to provide the United States government agencies and departments with technology and expertise to support national and homeland security needs. Our diverse capabilities span scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. We invite applications for the position of Project Lead for Software Engineering for Neutron Sciences in Research Software Engineering within the Computer Science and Mathematics Division (CSMD). The Computer Science and Mathematics Division is ORNL's premier source of basic and applied research in high-performance computing, applied mathematics, intelligent systems, and software engineering. The Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) provides scientific and technical expertise to support and develop world-class neutron scattering user facilities at the Laboratory. This position will support software development activities in CSMD in support of the instruments, staff, and users in NSD.
Description of Institution
The Research Software Engineering group is responsible for supporting the laboratory’s mission by developing cutting-edge research software. The group includes interdisciplinary staff with strong backgrounds in the methods of computational science and software engineering and a healthy contingent of postgraduate research associates. The group has successfully developed, deployed, and released projects in advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, astrophysics, fusion energy, geographical information systems, neutron sciences, nuclear engineering, quantum communication, and quantum computing. The group’s success is predicated on its ability to work with stakeholders to identify key challenges, and to leverage existing ORNL tools and software, including engaging other members of the research staff to address open-research problems on projects.
Job description
Job Duties and Responsibilities: - Work closely with management and staff in both CSMD and the Neutron Scattering Division to evaluate and optimize the software development practices of the group, determine appropriate staffing levels, and ensure success of the project. - Lead planning and major development efforts on scientific software projects for neutron techniques in the areas of diffraction, engineering diffraction, imaging, reflectometry, small-angle scattering, and spectroscopy. - Lead or collaborate on proposals related to the neutron sciences, and on proposals in computing that support better software and infrastructure for the neutron sciences. - Coordinate, lead, and act as a representative of the Laboratory in international collaborations related to scattering software. - Work closely with partners to meet their software requirements, address bugs, and achieve their scientific goals. - Act as a mentor for project members, junior staff, post-graduates, and students to help them grow.
Requested Profile
Basic Requirements: - A minimum of a PhD in a field jointly related to computing and neutron scattering, including physics, chemistry, computer science, or a related field. - A demonstrated track record leading the development, deployment, and support of projects for neutron or x-ray scattering software. - A track record developing new projects and opportunities in neutron sciences, including those that use modeling and simulation, structure refinement, data management, and machine learning projects. - Experience with languages including C++ and Python; tools such as Git and Docker; and modern practices such as test-driven development and continuous integration/continuous deployment. Preferred Requirements: - 5-10 years of experience in addition to the degree. - Experience with multiple software development methodologies and a firm, demonstrable knowledge of software development lifecycles. - Experience working on software within international collaborations in the neutron sciences, especially Mantid. - Excellent communication and writing skills, including a strong publication record that spans both computing and scattering sciences. Regular presentations or tutorials at relevant conferences will also be viewed favorably. - The ability to work on a team in a dynamic group environment as the team meets daily, practices continuous integration, collaborates on the source code and has regular deadlines as part of an Agile-based development process. - Prior experience developing or contributing to large, complex software systems in the physical and neutron sciences. - Experience with multiple languages beyond C++ and Python. - Experience in high-performance computing and a working knowledge of the field. Bonus points for experience with resources from the National Center for Computational Sciences. - Activity within the broader open-source software community. - A track-record in developing detailed documentation in multiple formats and experience with documentation generation using tools like Sphinx, and Doxygen.
Contact
Website
https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Project-Lead%2C-Software-Engineering%2C-Neutron-Sciences-TN-37831/648637800/
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21. May 2020 - ORNL
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neutron Scattering and Quantum Materials
21. May 2020 - ORNL
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neutron Scattering and Quantum Materials
Employer
ORNL
Location
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Introduction
The Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) in the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on scientific projects to advance our understanding of quantum materials, primarily using neutron scattering techniques. As a postdoctoral fellow you will work as part of a team whose interests include, but are not limited to, quantum spin liquid materials, fractional magnetic excitations, phase transitions, reduced dimensionality and strongly correlated materials. Your core research will involve performing elastic, inelastic and polarized neutron measurements on powder and single crystal materials using the world leading neutron scattering instruments at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at ORNL. This position represents an excellent opportunity to study quantum matter in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at ORNL.
Job description
- Perform neutron scattering experiments and analyze resulting data to understand quantum materials. - Publish scientific papers and present results from this research at national and international meetings as appropriate. - Contribute to the development of neutron scattering techniques for studying quantum materials.
Requested Profile
Basic Qualifications: - PhD in physics, materials science, or related discipline completed within the last five years. - Background in one or more of neutron scattering, X-ray scattering, or experimental condensed matter physics - Solid background in quantum physics, magnetism, and condensed matter physics - A strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences - Strong written and oral communication skills Preferred Qualifications: - Familiarity with neutron scattering methods to study quantum materials. - Experience with experimental condensed matter physics at low temperatures - Experience with computational methods and data analysis. - Self-motivated, with the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment on scientifically challenging problems.
Contact
Website
https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-Neutron-Scattering-and-Quantum-Materials-TN-37831/648686100/?locale=en_US
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21. May 2020 - ILL
Post-Doctoral fellowship - Magnetic van der Waals compounds at high pressure -
21. May 2020 - ILL
Post-Doctoral fellowship - Magnetic van der Waals compounds at high pressure -
Employer
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, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. The Institute welcomes over 2000 visits of scientists per year to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. Funded primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 10 other countries. The Science Division currently has a vacancy:
Job description
The candidate will work on a collaborative research project between the ILL and the University of Cambridge to study the magnetic properties of the metal-insulator transition in low-dimensional van der Waals compounds. The transitions are induced at high mechanical pressures. The project will require the candidate to: - Design and perform neutron diffraction experiments involving high-pressure sample environments, specifically on the transition metal-PS3 family of compounds. - In collaboration with the ILL sample environment team, develop and implement high-pressure cells for use in neutron experiments, both in-situ and ex-situ. - In collaboration with instrument scientists, work to implement high-pressure cells on ILL neutron diffractometers and spectrometer. - Help the ILL to expand the user base, encouraging and assisting user teams to perform high-pressure experiments. Duties: Working within the Diffraction (DIF) Group, and in collaboration with the Quantum Matter group at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, you will be working to study the magnetic structure and dynamics of TM-PS3 compounds, where TM is a transition metal (Mn, Fe, Co, Ni), under high pressures using neutron scattering techniques. The compounds undergo insulator-metal transitions at high pressures, and your research project will be to characterise and understand the correlation of the transition with the magnetic properties. Your duties will include the design, preparation and execution of neutron scattering experiments, the analysis of the data and publication of the results. Design and preparation will include the development of high-pressure cells and experiment protocols for neutron instrumentation. You will be required to liaise and closely collaborate with the ILL sample environment group and instrument teams in the development. You will also be involved in assisting visiting scientists in high-pressure experiments and in promoting the use of high pressures for experiments at the ILL.
Requested Profile
Qualifications and experience: - Ph.D. in the physical sciences or chemistry. - We are particularly interested in highly motivated candidates with knowledge of both neutron scattering and high-pressure experimental techniques. A strong background in instrumentation and in magnetism is an asset. Language skills: As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France. You must have a sound knowledge of English and be willing to learn French (a language course will be paid for by the ILL). Knowledge of German would be an advantage.
Contact
Website
https://www.ill.eu/careers/all-our-vacancies/job-vacancies/
How to Apply
Please submit your application in English on line with a list of publications, a two pages research statement and the names of 3 references, including one from your present work place, no later than 31.05.2020, via our website: www.ill.eu/careers (vacancy reference: 20/23).
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13. May 2020 - MLZ/FRM2
Instrument Scientist RESEDA (m/f/d)
13. May 2020 - MLZ/FRM2
Instrument Scientist RESEDA (m/f/d)
Employer
MLZ/FRM2
Location
Munich, Germany
Introduction
The instrument RESEDA is a resonant neutron spin echo spectrometer utilized to investigate slow dynamic processes in hard and soft condensed matter. Besides the longitudinal NRSE setup, RESEDA offers a unique longitudinal MIEZE option that enables also measurements in depolarization conditions such as high magnetic fields or strong incoherent scatters. For the operation and further development of the instrument, we invite applications for a full time (40,1h / week) instrument scientist position (m/f/d).
Description of Institution
The Technical University Munich operates the high flux Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) located at the scientific campus in Garching, Germany. The neutron source itself, its research instruments as well as the irradiation facilities provide unique possibilities for the scientific and industrial use of neutron beams.
Job description
Responsibilities: - Operation of the instrument, scientific and technical support during user operation - Development of methods in the area of high resolution neutron spectroscopy - Scientific collaborations with external scientist from Germany and abroad - Pursuit of own research projects The appointment is initially limited, a prolongation is possible. The payment is based on the German pay scale TV-L. The Technical University Munich is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants having an equivalent experience will be preferred. In addition to other benefits, we offer flexible working hours, a discounted MVV ticket and a company pension scheme (VBL).
Requested Profile
You have a degree in physics, chemistry, material science or related fields, ideally completed with a PhD / doctorate degree. You are experienced in the application of neutron scattering methods or other scattering techniques for the investigation of condensed matter. Experience in the operation of neutron spectrometers and in performing simulations using Monte Carlo methods is beneficial. Persuasive communication skills and ability to work in a team in an international environment are mandatory. Good oral and written English skills are required, German language skills are an asset. The high safety standard of our institution basically requires an atomic reliability check.
Contact
Name
Dr. Wiebke Lohstroh
Website
karriere.frm2.tum.de/Instrumentwissenschaftler-RESEDA-mwd-eng-j87.html?agid=27
Address
Technische Universität München Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) Personalbüro Lichtenbergstraße 1 D-85747 Garching
How to Apply
We are looking forward to your application via our portal until the June 05, 2020. There you will also find other job advertisements.
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01. May 2020 - Science and Technology Facilities Council
Neutron Instrument Scientist for Molecular Spectroscopy Group
01. May 2020 - Science and Technology Facilities Council
Neutron Instrument Scientist for Molecular Spectroscopy Group
Employer
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Location
Didcot, UK
Introduction
The ISIS Neutron & Muon Source is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford in the United Kingdom. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials at 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. The Molecular Spectroscopy Group at ISIS develops and operates a set of world-class neutron spectrometers, IRIS, OSIRIS, TOSCA and VESUVIO, that access structure and dynamics over a very wide energy range. The techniques offer insights into diffusional mechanisms, rotations, phonon or bond vibrations, and quantum effects in the zero point energy, in a wide variety of materials across the physical, chemical and biophysical sciences. Materials studied include those relevant for energy applications and catalysis, biologically active and soft condensed matter, and many other functional materials.
Description of Institution
The ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation. STFC is one of the nine entities that constitute UK Research and Innovation, a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities,and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.
Job description
We are looking for a highly motivated and independent full-time instrument scientist to join our team and support and develop the science and instrumentation programs within the group. Specially we are looking for someone with a strong background in neutron instrumentation design and with a scientific interest in the field of energy materials. This timely position represents an excellent opportunity to contribute to the development of two major instrument upgrade projects, on OSIRIS and TOSCA, aswell as to grow the group’s scientific capabilities in the area of energy materials.
Requested Profile
- A PhD in the physical sciences - Expertise in neutron instrument design - Track record of research in the field of energy materials - Expertise and understanding of quasi-elastic and inelastic scattering techniques and data analysis - Expertise in programming, modelling and simulations - Ability to pursue an independent research program - Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
Contact
Website
https://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc253553_10617.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. Please note that failure to address the above criteria or submitted without a covering letter may result in your application not being considered.
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01. May 2020 - ORNL
Research Software Engineer
01. May 2020 - ORNL
Research Software Engineer
Employer
ORNL
Location
Tennessee
Introduction
The Research Software Engineering group is responsible for supporting the laboratory’s mission by developing cutting-edge research software. The group includes interdisciplinary staff with strong backgrounds in the methods of computational science and software engineering and a healthy contingent of postgraduate research associates. The group has successfully developed, deployed, and released projects in advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, astrophysics, fusion energy, geographical information systems, nuclear engineering, quantum communication, and quantum computing. The group’s success is predicated on its ability to work with stakeholders to identify key challenges, and to leverage existing ORNL tools and software, including engaging other members of the research staff to address open-research problems on projects.
Description of Institution
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the United States Department of Energy's largest science and energy laboratory tasked to provide the United States government agencies and departments with technology and expertise to support national and homeland security needs. Our diverse capabilities span scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace.
Job description
- Contribute to the development of open source software on scientific projects and original research. - Deploy, maintain, and support web applications, servers, and cloud development platforms in support of scientific projects. - Work closely with customers to meet their software requirements, address bugs, and achieve their scientific goals.
Requested Profile
Basic requirements: - A minimum of a BS Degree in physics, chemistry, computer science, or a related field. - Previous experience with modern object-oriented programming languages including C++, Java or Python, outside of degree. - Software development experience in computational science, engineering, computer science, or applied math. Preffered requirements: - MS degree preferred. - Experience with software development methodologies, such as version control systems like Git and Subversion and knowledge of UML. - Excellent communication and writing skills. - The ability to work on a team in a dynamic group environment as the team meets daily, practices Continuous Integration, collaborates on the source code and has regular deadlines. - Prior experience developing or contributing to large, complex software systems. - Experience using multiple languages, including the following: C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Python. Applicants with experience only in Fortran will not be considered. - Activity within the broader open-source software community would be looked upon favorably, but is not required. - Regular presentations or tutorials at relevant conferences. - A track-record in developing detailed documentation in multiple formats and experience with documentation generation using tools like Javadoc and Doxygen.
Contact
Website
https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Research-Software-Engineer-TN-37831/647373000/
How to Apply
An open source code sample that may be used for evaluation purposes will be required during the application process. Your code sample should be related in some way to the subject of this post. It should be object-oriented, contain five or more classes, show a sophisticated understanding of the project and be your sole work to a very high degree (>95%). Samples in Fortran are not acceptable. Ideally the code sample would be made available on GitHub or a similar sharing platform, although submissions by email are fine too.
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27. March 2020 - ORNL
Instrument Data Acquisition and Controls Group Leader
27. March 2020 - ORNL
Instrument Data Acquisition and Controls Group Leader
Employer
ORNL
Location
Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830
Job description
The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at ORNL invites applicants for the Instrument Data Acquisition and Controls (IDAC) Group Leader position within the Neutron Technologies Division (NTD). The IDAC Group supports the operation and improvements of the SNS and HFIR neutron scattering instruments in four broad areas: designing, building and maintaining custom and commercial electronics for acquiring neutron scattering data; developing and supporting software for acquiring, processing and managing data; developing and supporting software and user interfaces for beam line control, data collection and experiment automation; and building and maintaining the computing, data storage and network infrastructure for data acquisition, reduction, analysis and remote access. The Group Leader directs the effort of the IDAC Group to operate, maintain, and improve the integrated beam line systems with a focus on increasing the scientific productivity and impact across all instruments and meeting directorate goals. The IDAC Group Leader reports to the NTD Division Director. Major Duties and Responsibilities: - Lead, direct and manage all activities of a group of over 20 staff including software and electrical engineers, technicians and computing professionals. Provide technical leadership to the group. - Collaborate with scientific and technical staff across NScD to ensure the data acquisition system, control system and computing infrastructure fully meet the scientific and operational needs of the HFIR and SNS instruments. Lead system improvement efforts to enable new scientific capabilities and techniques. - Develop and implement short- and long-term plans to maintain IDAC group expertise, processes and technology, in order to benefit optimally from technological change and to meet the changing needs of the NScD scientific mission. - Provide leadership to continually improve the performance of group members by managing professional development and training. Create a work environment where staff report issues and concerns. Demonstrate learning from assessment and experience. - Maintain excellence in hiring and retention, valuing diversity, innovation, and creative problem solving. - Manage budget, procurement plans, and purchasing in a responsible and effective manner within the constraints of the directorate's integrated work plan. - Collaborate with external institutions for opportunities to improve our systems. Represent ORNL and NScD in the fields of data acquisition and controls nationally and internationally. - Represent the organization internally and externally in meetings, reviews and assessments. Respond to recommendations from technical reviews and advisory committees. - Support NScD and NTD management priorities and objectives. Work with Division Directors, Group Leaders and staff members across the organization to effectively support operations and improve capability, reliability and performance of SNS and HFIR instruments. Collaborate with management and staff across ORNL in support of NScD goals and priorities. - Ensure work is executed in accordance with the Standards-Based Management System (SBMS) and applicable NTD/NScD procedures. Develop and maintain a strong safety culture. - As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to adhere 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
Requested Profile
Basic Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or related field, and ten or more years of relevant experience - Demonstrated technical expertise which includes one or more of the following: data acquisition systems for scientific research, large-scale distributed control systems, or software and computing for scientific user facilities - Management of professional technical staff Preferred Qualifications: - Advanced degree in science, engineering or related field - Research or technical experience at a neutron scattering facility, synchrotron or FEL light source, or other experimental physics project or user facility - Experience with the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control Systems (EPICS) toolkit
Contact
Website
How to Apply
This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired. We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment. If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov. 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.
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23. March 2020 - European Spallation Source, ESS
Group Leader for Sample Environment
23. March 2020 - European Spallation Source, ESS
Group Leader for Sample Environment
Employer
European Spallation Source, ESS
Location
Lund, Sweden
Introduction
ESS is now looking for a Group Leader for Sample Environment to be leading a group placed in the Scientific Activities Division, organised within the Science Directorate. The Scientific Activities Division (SAD) is responsible for sample environment, sample & laboratory services as well as the industrial & academic user office at the ESS. During the ESS construction phase, SAD is building the infrastructure and technical competence to later operate the sample environment systems that will control physical parameters such as temperatures, fields, pressures, (gas) mixtures, humidity during neutron experiments. The Sample Environment Group provides agile scientific support to the ever-changing scientific communities and challenges by its ability to perform neutron experiments with multiple / combined physical parameters.
Description of Institution
The European Spallation Source, ESS, a partnership of European countries, is hiring motivated and inspired people to design, construct and operate the world's most powerful neutron source. We seek ambitious, talented people in different fields who are excited about playing a part in the future of science in Europe. ESS can offer a variety of things, such as passionate and international colleagues, a vibrant melting pot of diversity, and a challenging, exciting and high paced work environment. We value and need expertise, innovative minds and great ways of leading and interacting with people from all over the world.
Job description
Reporting to the Head of the Scientific Activities Division, the Sample Environment Group Leader will lead a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers and technicians responsible for the sample environment systems and direct all aspects of the day-to-day operations in the group by not only implementing the corresponding policies, providing short-term operational direction and assign work to the team members but also assisting staff and (external) users in their work. This requires helping the external users and ESS colleagues in defining, scheduling and executing their (neutron) experiments as part of the ESS user programme. The Sample Environment Group Leader also directs the integration support for sample environment systems and their calibration, maintenance and repair. For ESS' sustainability as a user facility, the Sample Environment Group Leader triggers and oversees the preparation of detailed specifications for new sample environment systems, new technological developments / adjustments to emerging scientific topics, and the supervision of students. Being scientifically rooted, establishing and executing (third-party funded) scientific collaborations is important. An essential aspect of this role is the close collaboration with the various ESS stakeholders especially the teams for designing, constructing and operating the neutron instruments but also the teams for environment, health, safety and quality as well as logistics, facility management, experimental control and engineering support.
Requested Profile
You are required to hold a master's degree in engineering or one of the physical sciences, have extensive experience in working at a research infrastructure or providing similar scientific services at an academic or industrial R&D environment. You should also provide an outstanding track record of successfully executed scientific and methodological projects. The Sample Environment Group Leader has to have a pro-active way of working and leading a team, the ability to work both independently and in a team environment, and a keen interest both in providing scientific support and in sample environment techniques. Preference will be given to candidates with a recognised international profile relevant for neutron scattering investigations as well as hands-on experience in providing user support service. The evaluation will be based on proven leadership ability, together with scientific and technical qualifications. Your interpersonal and networking skills are excellent and demonstrated by your ability to establish effective relationships and networks inside and outside the organisation. Sharing your expertise as well as continuously developing yourself professionally will be key success factors. The position requires the ability to adapt and cope with changing circumstances. As working in an international environment will challenge your ability to handle cultural diversity, it is important that you have successfully managed this in previous employments. Experience of working in an international environment is essential and we expect you to be fluent in written and spoken English. 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
Tina Nilsson
E-Mail
tina.nilsson@ess.eu
Website
https://europeanspallationsource.se/ess-recruitment-process.
How to Apply
Please provide your curriculum vitae in English (note that we only accept applications via the ESS website) For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process, please follow this link https://europeanspallationsource.se/ess-recruitment-process.
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23. March 2020 - ORNL
Team Leader, Neutron Optics and Instruments Development
23. March 2020 - ORNL
Team Leader, Neutron Optics and Instruments Development
Employer
ORNL
Location
Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830
Job description
The Neutron Technologies Division within the Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is looking for a team leader for the Neutron Optics and Instruments Development Team within the Instrument Methods, Projects and Technologies Group. The mission of this team is to develop devices, techniques and methods enabling new capabilities, to participate in the design and commissioning of new instruments, and to provide operational support of these new capabilities at instruments in the user program. Our research interests fall into these areas: developing new neutron polarization techniques, Larmor labeling methods, and developing new instrument concepts. In this position you will lead a team of scientists and students who develop such technology and new ideas for new and upgraded instruments at ORNL’s neutron sources. This includes the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) where new instruments will be constructed both at the First Target Station (FTS) and the Second Target Station (STS). You will work with neutron instrument scientists and engineers who will lean on your expertise in finding solutions for their scientific or engineering requirements. Major Duties and Responsibilities: - Lead the Neutron Optics and Instruments Development Team within the Instrument Methods, Projects and Technologies Group. Line manager of individual team members. - Provide technical oversight (subject matter expert) for the project to upgrade the cold neutron guides at HFIR. - Lead the operation of the cold neutron optics test beam line at HFIR. - Contribute to the development of new instrument concepts and instrument upgrades at HFIR, FTS and STS. - Pursue an individual program of high-quality scientific research that uses the neutron scattering instruments at ORNL. - Publish results in scientific journals, conference proceedings and ORNL technical reports as appropriate. - Ensure and monitor compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. Promptly identify ESH and QA issues and communicate them to project and division management, ESH and QA contacts, and/or subcontractor contacts as appropriate. - 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.
Requested Profile
Basic Qualifications: - Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a closely related discipline. - A minimum of 10 years of practical research experience using neutron scattering techniques. - A general understanding of neutron scattering instruments (elastic, inelastic), their scientific requirements, and neutron optical transport technology. - Ability to articulate and formulate a vision for a team of research scientists and technicians working toward one common goal. - Demonstrated success in working with a multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic research environment. - A strong record of scientific publication. - Excellent oral and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: - Practical experience with neutron polarization devices: supermirrors, 3He filters, Heusler monochromators. - Experience with Monte Carlo/ray-tracing methods for neutron scattering conceptual instrument design.
Contact
Website
How to Apply
This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired. We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment. If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov. 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.
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20. March 2020 - Lund University
Senior lecturer in molecular imaging
20. March 2020 - Lund University
Senior lecturer in molecular imaging
Employer
Lund University
Location
Lund - Sweden
Description of Institution
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world. The post will be based at the Department of Experimental Medical Science in Lund.
Job description
The synchrotron radiation facility MAX IV and the neutron facility ESS are two major research centres in Lund. The duties include linking activities at these facilities to preclinical and/or clinically-oriented research at the Faculty of Medicine. The successful candidate is expected to actively interact with researchers at the Faculty of Medicine and at MAX IV and/or ESS with an aim to establish synchrotron and/or neutron-based imaging techniques and develop collaborations with other University units and other public sector and private sector organisations that are involved in this type of research. The post may involve regular work at international facilities. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the faculty’s various first, second and third-cycle study programmes. The post may also involve other duties.
Requested Profile
In accordance with chapter 4, section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, a person qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer has demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve. For appointment as senior lecturer there is a requirement for training in teaching and learning in higher education of at least five weeks or that corresponding knowledge has been acquired in some other way, unless there are special reasons (see Lund University’s Appointment Rules). If there is a special reason e.g. that the applicant in their previous post did not have the possibility to acquire such knowledge, the appointment can be made nonetheless. The employee is to take training in teaching and learning in higher education during the first two years of the appointment in order to fulfil the requirement.
Contact
Name
Dean Erik Renström
E-Mail
erik.renstrom@med.lu.se
Website
How to Apply
The post is applied for electronically via Lund University’s application portal: The application deadline is 18th of May 2020. The application is to be presented according to the Faculty of Medicine’s guidelines for academic appointments (see http://www.med.lu.se/lfn under the heading List of qualifications for lecturers and Create a CV). The University applies individual salary setting. Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.
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19. March 2020 - Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers
Postdoc position on low-dimensional metal halides for lighting
Postdoc-Position
19. March 2020 - Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers
Postdoc position on low-dimensional metal halides for lighting
Postdoc-Position
Employer
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers
Location
Göteborg - Sweden
Introduction
The postdoctoral researcher will join the dynamic research group of Professor Maths Karlsson at the Energy and Materials Division of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers. Our research, within the field of experimental materials science, focuses on investigations of key fundamental properties of atomic-scale structure and dynamics of energy relevant materials, such as ionic conductors and luminescent materials, with a view towards their application in present-day and future energy technologies (e.g., fuel cells, batteries, hydrogen storage, solar cells, and white light emitting diodes). The primary tools to this end involve the use and development of techniques at large-scale neutron and photon sources. Our research is further strengthened by the collaboration with national and international top scientists, that provide complementary expertise in, for example, materials synthesis and computer modelling.
Description of Institution
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department at Chalmers and covers a large array of research from basic to applied. The fields of interest extend from DNA-research and biomaterials, solar cells and fuels, high temperature corrosion, and catalysis. The Department is heavily committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas. We have approximately 300 employees, divided into four research and one administrative division. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg. Our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”.
Job description
Inorganic phosphors play a key role in many optoelectronic devices, such as lasers and light emitting diodes. Low-dimensional metal halide perovskites have recently emerged as promising inorganic phosphors, but the efficiency of the photon down-conversion process is limited by non-radiative vibrational relaxation mechanisms, which hinder the application of these materials in real devices. The development of more efficient materials depends on a thorough understanding of the underlying mechanisms causing this unwanted behavior, but such an understanding is lacking. The aim of this postdoc project is to provide a crucial contribution to this important problem by unlocking new fundamental understanding of the coupling between vibrational and diffusional dynamics and non-radiative relaxation mechanisms, especially in regard to energy transfer and other non-radiative mechanisms, especially in low dimensions such as in quantum dots and in thin films. This will include studies of atomic-scale structure and dynamics using techniques at international large-scale neutron and photon sources, as well as our own optics laboratory at Chalmers. Of particular importance in this research project is the application, and to some extent methodological developments, of inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering techniques, and time-resolved photon spectroscopies for the determination of atom dynamics over a broad timescale and its relationship with luminescence. Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.
Requested Profile
To qualify for the position, you must have completed a PhD in Experimental Materials Science, Physics, or a related discipline, at the time of appointment. In practice, this means you already have a PhD or you will be finishing your PhD studies in the next 4-5 months, at the latest. Specifically, we are looking for a person with experience in photon spectroscopy (ideally time-resolved (pump and probe) techniques) of inorganic materials (ideally metal halides or similar materials), and/or in inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering techniques applied to inorganic systems. Experience in materials synthesis of metal halides or similar materials, and/or in thin-film deposition techniques, is an asset. To be successful, the person needs to be highly motivated, independent, and have high analytical, social, and communicational skills. Highest standards of research ethics are a must. With this set, we offer unique opportunities for top notch basic research pertaining to technologically important materials and career development. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but if you have an interest in learning Swedish, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.
Contact
Name
Dr. Maths Karlsson
E-Mail
maths.karlsson@chalmers.se
Website
How to Apply
The application should be marked with Ref 20200136 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below: CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including: • CV, include complete list of publications, max 2 pages. • Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences • Two references that we can contact. Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 1-2 pages where you: • Introduce yourself Other documents: • Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.
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18. March 2020 - Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers
PhD student position in time-resolved spectroscopy on proton- and hydride-ion conducting perovskites for energy applications
PhD student position
18. March 2020 - Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers
PhD student position in time-resolved spectroscopy on proton- and hydride-ion conducting perovskites for energy applications
PhD student position
Employer
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers
Location
Göteborg - Sweden
Introduction
The PhD student will join the dynamic research group of Professor Maths Karlsson at the Energy and Materials Division of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers. Our research, within the field of experimental materials science, focuses on investigations of key fundamental properties of atomic-scale structure and dynamics of energy relevant materials, such as ionic conductors and luminescent materials, with a view towards their application in present-day and future energy technologies (e.g., fuel cells, batteries, hydrogen storage, solar cells, and white light emitting diodes).
Description of Institution
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department at Chalmers and covers a large array of research from basic to applied. The fields of interest extend from DNA-research and biomaterials, solar cells and fuels, high temperature corrosion, and catalysis. The Department is heavily committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas. We have approximately 300 employees, divided into four research and one administrative division. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg. Our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”.
Job description
Proton- and hydride-ion conducting oxides show promise as electrolytic materials for several emerging energy technologies, such as fuel cells, batteries, hydrogen sensors, and for catalytic processes. However, a too low conductivity renders them impractical for applications. The development of new, better materials depends on a fundamental understanding of the ion (i.e. proton or hydride-ion) conductivity mechanism, but such an understanding is lacking. This PhD project aims to develop a thorough understanding of the conductivity mechanism underpinning both proton- and hydride-ion conducting oxides (both bulk and thin films). More specifically, the aim is to unravel the coupling between vibrational dynamics of the H species and of the oxide host lattice and how they relate to H transport. This will allow for the development of design criteria for new materials with certain levels of proton or hydride-ion conductivity towards the application of these materials in specific applications.The primary tools to this end will involve the use of advanced time-resolved (pump and probe) spectroscopy techniques based on X-rays, UV, and infrared (IR) light, which are available at international large-scale facilities and in our own laboratories at Chalmers. Additionally, the student will perform computer simulations of key structural and vibrational properties, such as vibrational relaxation mechanisms and possible H diffusion pathways, to model the experimental data as well as to guide future experiments. The research program is further supported by the collaboration with both experimental and theoretical groups, with complementary expertise and/or infrastructure of importance for the project. This PhD position offers an exceptional opportunity to perform top notch basic research in a very important and timely research field related to the development of next-generation energy technologies, using state-of-the-art techniques at large-scale photon sources, and in close collaboration with leading experimental and theoretical research groups.   Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 10 per cent of working hours.
Requested Profile
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a Master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field (Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science), or you expect to complete your MSc education at the latest in September 2020. To be successful, you have to be highly motivated, self-propelled and have a high analytical ability. As the student will spend a significant period of time at international large-scale facilities (several experiments a year and attend international conferences, it is important that he/she has a flexible approach towards travelling. The position also requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Experience in advanced optical spectroscopy techniques is an asset.
Contact
Name
Dr. Maths Karlsson
E-Mail
maths.karlsson@chalmers.se
Website
How to Apply
The application should be marked with Ref 20200137 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below: CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number) • CV, max 2 pages. • Two references that we can contact. Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 1-2 pages where you: • Introduce yourself • Describe your previous research fields and main research results • Describe your future goals and ambitions Other documents: • Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis. • Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.
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17. March 2020 - TU Vienna
Neutron scattering investigations of correlated materials
Position for a PhD student at TU Wien
17. March 2020 - TU Vienna
Neutron scattering investigations of correlated materials
Position for a PhD student at TU Wien
Employer
TU Vienna
Location
Vienna
Introduction
Correlated electron systems are a vibrant frontier in modern condensed matter physics. Electron correlations often stabilize exotic phases, including various kinds of magnetism and superconductivity. Recently, effects of nontrivial electronic topology further enrich this landscape. Neutron scattering experiments are ideally suited to probe these phases and their excitations.
Job description
In this PhD work selected single crystals of intermetallic compounds (quantum critical heavy fermion systems, Weyl-Kondo semimetals, correlated thermoelectrics) shall be studied, with focus on inelastic neutron scattering experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble. In addition to the neutron scattering experiments, the successful candidate will also contribute to the growth and in-lab characterization of the crystals.
Requested Profile
We seek for a candidate with an excellent background in solid state physics, very good experimental skills and, ideally, some knowledge/experience in (neutron) scattering experiments.
Contact
Name
Prof. Dr. Silke BÜHLER-PASCHEN
E-Mail
paschen@ifp.tuwien.ac.at
How to Apply
To apply, please send an email containing a CV, a list of publications and presentations, a short statement of research experience and interests, and two letters of recommendation (emailed separately by the writers).
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17. March 2020 - ESRF/ILL
20 PhD positions, supported by ESRF and ILL (Recruitment ILL)
17. March 2020 - ESRF/ILL
20 PhD positions, supported by ESRF and ILL (Recruitment ILL)
Employer
ESRF/ILL
Job description
We are pleased to inform you that there are still time left to apply for our 20 exciting PhD positions, supported by ESRF and ILL. These PhD projects cover a wide range of topics such as aerospace materials, better batteries, catalysis and drug delivery with industry partners including Rolls Royce, Akzo Nobel, Toyota Motors Europe and AstraZeneca with high profile university partners. Please find attached a summary description of all these positions with links.
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15. March 2020 - GTIIT
Magnetic Nanolayers and Nanostructures - group of PD Dr. habil. Amitesh Paul (GS-2020001)
PhD / Master (MSc) Positions
15. March 2020 - GTIIT
Magnetic Nanolayers and Nanostructures - group of PD Dr. habil. Amitesh Paul (GS-2020001)
PhD / Master (MSc) Positions
Employer
GTIIT
Location
Haifa, Israel
Introduction
The Materials Science and Engineering Program (group of Paul) is looking for 2 PhD/Master students to conduct experimental in magnetic nanolayer materials related to fundamental aspects of interface magnetism. Contract for PhD: 3 + 1 years.
Job description
Modern facilities for the growth of thin film samples using ultrahigh-vacuum sputtering and atomic layer deposition as well as state-of-the-art laboratory thin film characterization tools (X-ray diffraction, X-ray reflectometry, SQUID magnetometry, TEM) will be available. Our group extensively uses leading international Quantum Beam facilities (neutron/synchrotron science facilities and ion beam accelerators) as major research tools. Our specialty technique is polarized neutron reflectometry, small-angle-scattering in specular and off-specular modes and X-ray absorption. We work in a collaborative international environment.
Requested Profile
– BSc degree for Master (MSc) / Master degree (or equivalent) in Physics or Material Science for PhD (essential) – Strong background in condensed matter physics (preferable) – Strong interest in thin film deposition and/or structural/magnetic characterization (essential) – Strong interest in polarized neutron reflectometry or polarized synchrotron spectroscopy (essential) – Strong interest to work temporarily at large-scale research facilities in China, Europe, United States, Japan and/or Australia (essential) – Good communication skills, good command of English (essential) – Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment (essential) – Ability to author scientific reports and co-author scientific publications (essential) – The PhD candidate must fulfill the requirements for admission to the Technion Graduate School and needs to comply with its regulations leading to the PhD/Master degree: graduate.technion.ac.il/en/prospective-students/
Contact
Name
PD Dr. habil. Amitesh Paul
E-Mail
amitesh.paul@gtiit.edu.cn
Website
https://sites.gtiit.edu.cn/research/people/amitesh-paul/
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15. March 2020 - GTIIT
Magnetic Nanolayers and Nanostructures -group of PD Dr. habil. Amitesh Paul (RF-2020001)
Research Fellow (Postdoctorate)
15. March 2020 - GTIIT
Magnetic Nanolayers and Nanostructures -group of PD Dr. habil. Amitesh Paul (RF-2020001)
Research Fellow (Postdoctorate)
Employer
GTIIT
Location
Haifa, Israel
Introduction
The Materials and Science Engineering Program (group of Paul) is looking for 1 scientist to lead experimental research projects in magnetic nanolayer materials related to fundamental aspects of interface magnetism. Contract duration: 2 years.
Job description
Modern facilities for the growth of thin film samples using ultrahigh-vacuum sputtering and atomic layer deposition as well as state-of-the-art laboratory thin film characterization tools (X-ray diffraction, X-ray reflectometry, SQUID magnetometry, TEM) will be available. Our group extensively uses leading international Quantum Beam facilities (neutron/synchrotron science facilities and ion beam accelerators) as major research tools. Our specialty technique is polarized neutron reflectometry, small-angle-scattering in specular and off-specular modes and X-ray absorption. We work in a collaborative international environment.
Requested Profile
– PhD degree in Physics or Material Science (essential) – Strong background in condensed matter physics (preferable) – Strong interest in thin film deposition and/or structural/magnetic characterization (essential) – Strong interest in polarized neutron reflectometry and/or polarized synchrotron spectroscopy (essential) – Strong interest to work temporarily at large-scale research facilities in China, Europe, United States, Japan and/or Australia (essential) – Good communication skills, good command of English (essential) – Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment (essential) – Ability to author scientific reports and scientific publications (essential)
Contact
Name
PD Dr. habil. Amitesh Paul
E-Mail
amitesh.paul@gtiit.edu.cn
Website
https://sites.gtiit.edu.cn/research/positions/rf-2020001/
How to Apply
– Application deadline: Open till filled – Send below required documents electronically to: amitesh.paul@gtiit.edu.cn 1. Curriculum vitae and personal statements 2. A publication list 3. Three letters of recommendation (one from the mentor for PhD and/or Master’s studies) 4. A short research plan outline (up to one page in length) 5. Degree certificates with certified English translation for both the PhD and Master’s degrees
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10. March 2020 - SOLEIL
Engineer in scientific computing
10. March 2020 - SOLEIL
Engineer in scientific computing
Employer
SOLEIL
Location
Saclay Plateau near Paris
Introduction
SOLEIL is the French national synchrotron facility, located on the Saclay Plateau near Paris. It is a multi-disciplinary instrument and research laboratory whose mission is to conduct research using synchrotron radiation, to develop cutting edge instrumentation on the beamlines, and to make these developments available to the scientific community. SOLEIL synchrotron, a unique tool for both academic research and industrial applications across a wide range of disciplines including physics, biology, chemistry etc., opened in 2008. It is used annually by thousands researchers from France and abroad. SOLEIL is based on a synchrotron source that is state-of-the-art both in terms of brilliance and stability. This large scale facility, a partner of the Université Paris Saclay, is a “publically owned” private company, founded by the CNRS and the CEA. The Experimental Data Reduction and Analysis group (GRADES) is part of the Experiences Division. Its mission is to provide solutions for processing scientific data produced by X-ray beam-lines, for users and scientists of the beam-lines. It currently gathers 5 people.
Job description
Participate in setting up experimental data processing services within the group. He/she will specialize in the technical aspects of management of scientific systems, librairies and software, and scientific web services. The engineer will work under the supervision of the group manager. Responsibilities and tasks: 1. Management of group and beam-lines scientific computers - Installation and configuration for data processing and computing; - Scientific and distributed computing librairies, network configuration and accounts; - Software packaging to facilitate deployment; - Deployment of scientific software on the lines. 2. Remote data processing services - Development of services (web, notebook, virtualization / containers); - Configuration, deployment, operational maintenance. 3. Document methods and tools - Write technical documentation and test procedures to improve support within the group; - Write application notes, user manuals and tutorials for users; - Contribute to codes on collaborative repositories. Fixed-term contract: 18 months
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The candidate has an engineering diploma or equivalent. The position for this short term contract is to be filled immediately A previous experience on an X-ray beam-line and / or knowledge of the issues related to the processing of scientific data on large research facilities would be an asset. Required knowledge, qualities and skills - Deployment and configuration of scientific systems - Development and maintenance of “web” services - Professional French and English: oral, written and scientific - Ability to work in a team or in a network - Autonomy and ability to set priorities - Adaptability to collaborate with different types of people and audiences - Communication and presentation skills Additional knowledge and/or skills: - Scientific computing. - Software packaging. - Web servers, CGI scripts - Virtualisation with QEMU/KVM - VNC/RDP - Docker/Singularity - JupyterHub, Notebook, Python - Git, dpkg-build, apt, cpack, ...
Contact
Name
Virginie FALDUTI
Website
https://www.synchrotron-soleil.fr/en/job-offers/engineer-scientific-computing
How to Apply
Applications should include a cover letter and a Curriculum Vitae
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10. March 2020 - Lund University
Postdoctor within physical and structural virology
PostDoc
10. March 2020 - Lund University
Postdoctor within physical and structural virology
PostDoc
Employer
Lund University
Location
Lund, Sweden
Introduction
Our research group has recently found that viral DNA inside a herpesvirus protein shell is packaged at a pressure of 20 atm. This pressure is responsible for injection of viral DNA from herpes virion into a cell nucleus during infection, where pressure and structure of the packaged viral DNA strongly influences the dynamics of its release. Both structure and release dynamics of viral genome impact the decision of a cell between latent and lytic infection cycle. In this project we aim to investigate and demonstrate the link between packaged viral DNA structure, its release dynamics and cell’s latency decision during infection. As a primary tool we use small angle X-ray and neutron scattering (SAXS and SANS). Thus, you are expected to have good experience in SAXS and/or SANS data acquisition, modeling and analysis. Knowledge and experience in cell biology/virology research is preferable. This project benefits from unique in the world newly built infrastructure in Lund – MAX IV, which is the world’s brightest X-ray synchrotron, and soon to be completed European Spallation Source (ESS) for neutron scattering studies.
Description of Institution
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.
Job description
As a postdoctoral fellow you will be responsible for the structural virology project in the research group. Your responsibilities mainly include: - SAXS and/or SANS measurements - Data collection and analysis - Beamline applications as well as virus and cell preparation - Other tasks within the research group may also be relevant, such as imaging analysis using fluorescence microscopy and atomic force microscopy You will also be required to participate in conferences, business trips and student training and supervision.
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Recruirements: A postdoc has to have completed a doctoral degree (PhD or an equivalent degree) and have the following requirements fulfilled for employment: - PhD in physics / chemistry / biophysics / structure biology / cell biology / virology - vexperience in X-ray and / or neutron scattering analysis - experience in SANS/SAXS modeling of experimental systems - knowledge and research experience in cell biology / virology Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. Desirable qualifications - research experience at a synchrotron facility - research in virolog
Contact
Name
Maria Palmkron
Website
https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:322082/
How to Apply
The application should contain a personal cover letter describing how you fulfill the desired qualifications, CV and diploma. Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.
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08. March 2020 - ESS
Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on studying the dynamics of cyanobacterial membranes
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
08. March 2020 - ESS
Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on studying the dynamics of cyanobacterial membranes
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employer
ESS
Location
Lund, Sweden
Introduction
ESS is now looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on studying the dynamics of cyanobacterial membranes. The postdoc will be part of the Sample Handling and User Laboratory Facilities Group SULF organised within the Science Directorate. SULF is responsible for supporting future neutron scattering users with life-science and chemistry labs for sample preparation, conditioning and characterization.
Job description
The researcher will join a Human Frontier Science Program funded study investigating the cellular role of diesel-like hydrocarbons in cyanobacteria and algae. Release of cyanobacterial hydrocarbons into the environment is vast (Lea-Smith et al, PNAS, 2015) and these compounds are essential for optimal cell size, division and growth (Lea-Smith et al, Plant Physiology, 2016). However, the exact cellular role of these hydrocarbons is unknown. The postdoctoral research fellow will join an international collaboration with teams from Imperial College London, UK, University of East Anglia, UK and University of Auckland, New Zealand. The candidate will be responsible for preparing samples of cyanobacterial membranes and characterising them using laboratory equipment. The candidate will apply for neutron scattering beamtime and lead the neutron spin-echo (NSE) and small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) experiments at neutron scattering facilities such as ILL, SNS or ISIS to study the membrane fluctuations. The candidate will analyse the neutron data and work with the simulation group on modelling the data.
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The following qualifications is required: - PhD obtained within the last 6 years (or soon to be obtained) in chemistry, physics or related field - Experience in characterisation of materials and working in a chemical laboratoratory We think that the successful candidate also has one or more of the following experiences: - Experience of working with membranes - Experience of working in a cross-disciplinary team - Experience of neutron or X-ray scattering at a large scale facility is an advantage, especially SANS/SAXS and NSE The candidate should feel comfortable working in a chemical laboratory. Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite. We truly believe that you are well-organised and have a proactive and self-motivated approach to your work. The position is funded by the Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) grant. It is an international collaboration with teams from also the UK and New Zealand. The position will involve travel, both to beamtime and to meetings.
Contact
Name
Tina Nilsson
E-Mail
tina.nilsson@ess.eu
Website
https://europeanspallationsource.se/ess-recruitment-process
How to Apply
Please note that we only accept applications via the ESS website. The deadline for applications is 31st March 2020. For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process, please follow this link https://europeanspallationsource.se/ess-recruitment-process.
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08. March 2020 - China Spallation Neutron Source, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher
Neutron Scattering Software Developer
08. March 2020 - China Spallation Neutron Source, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher
Neutron Scattering Software Developer
Employer
China Spallation Neutron Source, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Location
Dongguan, China
Introduction
Located in Dongguan China, the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) is a newly operational user facility that is open to the world. With the first batch of three neutron instruments entering the user service phase in 2018, seventeen additional instruments are currently under construction or in the conceptual design phase. A scientific software developer position within the data analysis group is now available for application. The duration of this position is 2 years for postdoc and permanent for scientist. The position is expected to satisfy our increasing demand on neutron scattering modelling and data analysis activities, and contribute to international software projects such as NCrystal, McStas, Geant4 and Mantid. Researchers with software development expertise, especially from neutron and x-ray scattering, high energy physics and nuclear science communities, are encouraged to apply.
Job description
Responsibilities for this position: 1. As a core member of the NCrystal team, develop neutron inelastic and small-angle scattering models (https://github.com/mctools/ncrystal/wiki). Participate in the neutron experiments carried out for the validation of the developed numerical models. 2. Participate in the neutron data analysis software development. 3. Use NCrystal-enabled Monte Carlo packages to simulate instrument of interest, and provide simulated detector DAQ data stream for the subsequent data analysis procedure. 1. State-of-the-art computational infrastructure and access to a world-class neutron facility. 2. Competitive salary, health insurance, pension plan and inexpensive company accommodation. In 2019, the yearly gross salary for a postdoc is about 400k RMB (approximately 53k Euros). The salary for a research scientist depends on qualification and experience. 3. 140 hours/year employee self-organising education and training. 4.Clear career path.
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Essential: 1. The applicant must have obtained a PhD in physics, math or related. field prior the time of this employment. 2. Basic understanding of neutron or x-ray scattering theory 3. Proficient with at least one compiled programming language 4. Interest in scientific software development 5. Good English communication and writing skills 6. Minimum 2 years postdoc experience for the scientist position applicants Desired: 1. Strong background knowledge in neutron or x-ray scattering 2. Experienced in object-oriented design and scientific software development 3. Experienced in data analysis for physics experiments
Contact
Name
Dr. Xiao-Xiao Cai
E-Mail
caixx@ihep.ac.cn
How to Apply
This position will be filled on a continuous basis and will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should email their CV along with a cover letter, to Dr. Xiao-Xiao Cai
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