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In this page you can find the latest job openings in the neutron centres worldwide as well as direct links to the institutions’ job webpages. We collect many of the posts from the neutron mailing list. If there is a vacancy in your facility, don’t hesitate to send us the call at info@neutronsources.org. You may use the template provided below.

01. April 2021 - Lund University
Post-doctoral position in Polarised Neutron Imaging
01. April 2021 - Lund University
Post-doctoral position in Polarised Neutron Imaging
Employer
Lund University
Job description
Lund University is seeking qualified candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position in a joint project with the European Spallation Source. The project focuses on developing innovative science using polarised neutron imaging techniques and carrying out polarised neutron instrumentation work for the ESS imaging instrument ODIN. In addition, the project also supports polarised 3He based neutron spin filter technological development, in which the successful candidate will participate in an ancillary role. The project is jointly funded by Tillväxtverket and the ESS with in-kind contributions from Lund University. In collaborations with Paul Scherrer Institute (“PSI”) and Technical University ofMunich (“TUM”), the project will support experiments aiming to advance the scientific applications and polarised imaging techniques. Polarisation will be an integral part of ESS’ instrument suite for user experiments. As one of this project’s aims, the above advances in polarised neutron imaging techniques will be incorporated into ODIN’s polarisation design.
Contact
Website
https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:383240/
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01. April 2021 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Neutron Data and Computing Program Manager
01. April 2021 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Neutron Data and Computing Program Manager
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Introduction
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are seeking a senior scientist with expertise in neutron scattering, data systems and analysis, computational research, or related fields to fill the newly created role of Neutron Data and Computing Program Manager in the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) at ORNL. In this role, you will develop creative solutions and coordinate our efforts across the entire data lifecycle for data collected at all 30 neutron scattering beamlines at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), which are operated as scientific user facilities on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy
Job description
As Neutron Data and Computing Program Manager, you will provide scientific leadership and program management for all aspects of work along the entire data pipeline from data acquisition, reduction, and analysis to curation and sharing. You will initiate and coordinate the integration of efforts between NSD and other stakeholders at ORNL and in the scientific community. As a peer of the division’s section heads, you will be an integral part of the senior leadership team of NSD. Your previous experience in working with scattering data will allow you to work effectively within NSD as you interact with instrument scientists, including the computational instrument scientists, while you will also engage with users. You will closely interact with the data acquisition groups in the Neutron Technologies Division as well as with the software and data engineering efforts in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division and the Information Technology Services Division. You will act as liaison to the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, the National Center for Computational Sciences, and the computing initiatives (e.g., the AI and Interconnected Instruments Initiatives).
Contact
Website
https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Neutron-Data-and-Computing-Program-Manager-TN-37830/724194700/?locale=en_US
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01. April 2021 - Uppsala University
Researcher to develop sample environment and analysis for small-angle scattering (SANS/SAXS)
01. April 2021 - Uppsala University
Researcher to develop sample environment and analysis for small-angle scattering (SANS/SAXS)
Employer
Uppsala University
Introduction
This position will be placed at the Division of Polymer Chemistry in Uppsala University, and forms part of a wider collaboration between the Uppsala and Lund Universities (Dr Cedric Dicko), and the European Spallation Source, ESS (Dr Judith Houston). The goal of this project is to improve the quantity and quality of data collected on high-power small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) beamlines. With the primary aim to prepare for first science on LoKI, a SANS instrument currently under construction at the ESS.
Job description
This is an 18-month researcher position with two main tasks. 1) To further develop a sample environment for the SANS beamline LoKI at the ESS. The current “NUrF” set-up allows for simultaneous optical spectroscopy measurements (UV-VIS, fluorescence), SANS data collection and automated filling with a HPLC pump. This project will develop the environment to incorporate the automated filling of viscous samples using syringe pumps. 2) It also includes the development of data management and analysis routines for large data volumes.
Contact
Website
https://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=389609
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16. March 2021 -
Catalysis of the Future: Two PhD positions at FAU
16. March 2021 -
Catalysis of the Future: Two PhD positions at FAU
Location
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg
Job description
The targeted development of modern catalysts is a key for solving the grand challenges of our society such as production of renewable energy, eco-friendly mobility, sustainable energy storage. In this context we are looking for 2 PhD students (2/3 TVL E13) for studies on the picosecond dynamics of liquid metal catalysts in confinement and the structure of complex liquid metal model catalysts, respectively. Both projects are part of a collaborative interdisciplinary research initiative on innovative new concepts in chemical catalysis. This initiative is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) via the Collaborative Research Center CRC 1452.
How to Apply
https://www.icsp.nat.fau.eu/2020/12/18/2-phd-positions/
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12. March 2021 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ORNL Neutron Sciences Job Posting: Senior Neutron Detector
12. March 2021 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ORNL Neutron Sciences Job Posting: Senior Neutron Detector
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Location
Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830
Introduction
The Detector Group within the Neutron Technologies Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is looking for a Senior Neutron Detector Development Professional. The mission of this group is to develop new neutron detector technologies, deploy them at our scattering instruments, and to support the day-to-day operation of our instruments with state-of-the-art neutron detection technologies. The development work of the group is currently focusing on two detector technologies: scintillator detectors and MCP detectors. We are researching new scintillator and solid state materials that combine high efficiency for neutron capture with high brightness and/or mobility for resulting conversion particles. Novel synthesis or manufacture techniques, such as 3D printing that might lead to lower cost, improved performance or new neutron sensitive device architectures are of particular interest. We are also developing our own backend electronics solutions, to integrate the detectors into the data acquisition systems at the instruments, and this one of the main areas where this position is expected to contribute.
Job description
Major Duties and Responsibilities: 1) Development of new neutron detection systems that meet SNS and HFIR instruments requirements. 2) Participate in the initiation of new research directions and the development of research proposals. 3) Independently plan, design and conduct detector development and testing in a laboratory setting. 4) Maintain effective communications concerning scientific efforts internal and external to the laboratory, including publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and presentation of results at scientific meetings. 5) Collaborate with other scientists and technical personnel in a fast-paced, flexible work environment. 6) Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of laboratory values and ethics. 7) 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. 8) 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.
How to Apply
https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Senior-Neutron-Detector-Development-Professional-TN-37830/713259000/
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01. March 2021 - InnovaXN
22 PhD positions: InnovaXN programme
01. March 2021 - InnovaXN
22 PhD positions: InnovaXN programme
Employer
InnovaXN
Introduction
InnovaXN, an EU Doctoral Programme for innovators, is a training programme that provides an exceptional opportunity for 40 PhD students. The research training will be driven by pre-competitive R&D exploiting synchrotron X-rays and neutrons, in close collaboration with an industrial partner for each PhD project.
Description of Institution
Based at the joint ESRF-ILL site in Grenoble (France), the students will be immersed in the thriving, international research environment of the two international large-scale research infrastructures: the ESRF, the European Synchrotron (www.esrf.eu), world’s flagship synchrotron-based light source, and the ILL, Institut Laue Langevin (www.ill.eu), the world’s most intense continuous source of neutrons.
Job description
The objective of InnovaXN is to offer an international, inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral training programme for the research students: training-through-research (at the host institutes and through secondments to industry) as well as training on transferable skills. The InnovaXN students will study subjects driven by industry, applying synchrotron and neutron techniques to advance demanding precompetitive R&D. The multi-disciplinary nature of the large-scale research infrastructures, the wealth of techniques available and the existing networks with academia and industry will provide the basis for supporting a wide range of projects with industry. Direct exposure to an industry working environment will be guaranteed by a secondment period with the industry collaborators. As the focus of InnovaXN is innovation, exceptional events will be organised including a workshop focussing on innovation, intellectual property and company creation. All students shall participate in a minimum of six training modules in transferable skills and six training events in domain-specific research over three years. InnovaXN aims to help these students to become experts in an industry-related scientific area and in the exploitation of synchrotron and neutron techniques, enhancing career opportunities.
Contact
E-Mail
innovaxn-contact@innovaxn.eu
Website
https://www.innovaxn.eu/
How to Apply
https://www.innovaxn.eu/for-students/how-to-apply/
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