30. November 2014 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist TOF IN15 (m/f)
Research Scientist TOF IN15 (m/f)
30. November 2014 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist TOF IN15 (m/f)
Research Scientist TOF IN15 (m/f)
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)

Grenoble, France

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 more than 2000 visiting 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 12 other countries. The Science Division currently has a vacancy: Research Scientist TOF IN15 (m/f)
Description of Institution

Within the Science Division, the Time-of-Flight & High Resolution (TOF-HR) group uses a powerful technique to investigate the dynamical properties of matter. Neutron Spin Echo (NSE) is the highest resolution neutron spectroscopic method to investigate the dynamical properties of matter. IN15 has the highest resolution and highest flux among the NSE instruments worldwide.
It is particularly well suited for quasi-elastic neutron scattering studies in the low Q range (0.02 –0.5 Å-1) and small energy exchange E ~ neV – µeV regime. Mostly used for studying dynamics in soft matter, but also in biology, in magnetic systems and slow molecular dynamics.

The instrument is just being upgraded and we are expecting even better unmatched performance. It has a wide user base and is one of the most demanded ILL instruments.

Job description

You will be in charge of:

  • Co-managing the instrument IN15
  • Providing support to users for scientific experiments on IN15 and helping them collect data under optimum conditions
  • Initiating development and maintenance for this instrument
  • Developing strong collaborations for your own scientific work

You will also be encouraged to extend your activity to another NSE instrument (WASP) under construction, having smaller resolution but very high angular coverage.

Fixed-term contract: 5 years.

Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered for you and your spouse (for more information, please consult our employment conditions).

Requested Profile

Qualifications and experience:
You have:

  • a PhD related to the field
  • experience in neutron scattering and an interest in the dynamics of materials and magnetism
  • a taste for experimental activities and hands on experience in instrumentation
  • software development skills for data treatment and some interest in electronics will be appreciated

The post represents an excellent opportunity for a postdoctoral scientist to develop expertise, broaden his/her experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world.
Applications from more experienced scientists who are able to obtain a secondment period from their home institute are also encouraged.

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.


Dr. B. Farago


(please do not send your application to this address)

How to Apply

Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the TOF-HR group: Dr. B. Farago, tel.: +33(0)4 76 20 73 47, e-mail: or via www.ill.eu/instruments-support/instruments-groups// (please do not send your application to this address).

How to apply
Please submit your application with a list of publications and the name of 3 references (including one from your present work place) on-line, no later than 04/01/2015, via our web site: http://www.ill.eu/carrieres (vacancy reference: 14/19).

04. January 2015
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