24. October 2013 - Science and Technology Facilities Council
Instrument Scientist in Chemical Dynamics and Spectroscopy
Vacancy within the ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group
24. October 2013 - Science and Technology Facilities Council
Instrument Scientist in Chemical Dynamics and Spectroscopy
Vacancy within the ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group
Employer
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Location

ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom

Introduction

ISIS is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford in the United Kingdom. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments allows the properties of materials to be understood at the atomic scale.

Following recent developments in our instrumentation and scientific capabilities, we are seeking world-class scientists who can make major contributions to our current and future research programmes.

The Molecular Spectroscopy Group provides neutron scattering facilities and expertise across the chemical and physical sciences, including energy research, catalysis, and nanoscience. The group currently supports a vibrant science and instrumentation programme on five high-resolution spectrometers. For more information, please visit www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/groups/molecular-spectroscopy/

Job description

A full-time (open-ended) vacancy exists to support and develop our science and instrumentation programme in chemical dynamics and spectroscopy on the TOSCA spectrometer. This post represents an excellent opportunity to create both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of neutron scattering in key areas of chemistry and materials research.

As a member of the ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group, the post holder will also be expected to develop a sufficient understanding of other instruments in the group, and to support the group’s wider operational programme.

The successful candidate will interact extensively with visitors both from higher education institutions as well as industry. External representation will also range from presenting their own scientific work at conferences to strategic engagement with stakeholders, and delineating future directions in science and facility development.

Internally, the candidate will be expected to contribute to the wider activities of the Molecular Spectroscopy Group and actively represent the group in its interactions with other ISIS and STFC science and technology groups.

This is a permanent post within the ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group.

Some out-of-hours work during evenings and weekends will be required to support our research programme.

The post-holder will be required to be a classified radiation worker.

Requested Profile

The position requires a PhD in the physical sciences (chemistry, physics or related discipline) and experience in condensed-phase dynamics and spectroscopy. Further post-doctoral experience and knowledge of neutron spectroscopy and computational modelling are highly desirable. Good interpersonal and presentation skills are required.

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Felix Fernandez-Alonso

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