The Excitations & Polarized Neutron Group at ISIS is seeking an Instrument Scientist to work on the Mari chopper spectrometer.
MARI is one of several inelastic neutron spectrometers at ISIS, which allow investigations of the dynamics of materials covering timescales from the femto-second to the nano-second range. ISIS has a reputation for building innovative neutron instruments, with massive wide angle position sensitive detector arrays, tunable energy resolution and a combination of high flux and low background; and crucially this is backed up by the development of world-leading data analysis software. MARI is optimized for high resolution thermal spectroscopy on polycrystalline and disordered materials. Materials studied using MARI include ionic compounds and liquids, quantum fluids, negative thermal expansion materials, thermoelectrics and heavy-fermion magnets.
ISIS hosts extensive user support facilities, including high pressure / high-magnetic field sample environment equipment, and a large suite of sample preparation, characterization and alignment facilities, (including X-ray diffractometers, PPMS and MPMS systems, sample prep furnaces, X-ray fluorescence and a neutron alignment facility). ISIS scientists pursue wide and active research programs across a diverse range of fields.
The Excitations and Polarized Neutron Group is also responsible for the provision of polarized neutron capability on several instruments at ISIS including LET and the new Larmor (small angle scattering) instrument recently commissioned on the ISIS 2nd target station.
List of Duties / Work Programme/ Responsibilities
The duties of the Instrument Scientist on MARI will include:
Salary: £28,383 to £43,164
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing date: 31 Dec 2014
In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered.
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