08. January 2016 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Post Doctoral Fellow in radiation detector Physics
Post Doctoral Fellow in radiation detector Physics at ILL
08. January 2016 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Post Doctoral Fellow in radiation detector Physics
Post Doctoral Fellow in radiation detector Physics at ILL
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 Institute welcomes around 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in fields as varied as solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. The Projects and Techniques Division, which is responsible for the development of the ILL’s instruments and for technical support, currently has a vacancy in its Neutron Detector Laboratory for a: Post Doctoral Fellow in radiation detector Physics (M/F), Salary: 43,9k to 45,5k euros per year

Description of Institution

The Neutron Detector Laboratory is responsible for the development of high-performance neutron detectors at the heart of the ILL’s neutron diffraction instruments. In collaboration with the future European Spallation Source (ESS), the ILL is involved in the development of new gas detectors called Multi-Grids based on neutron boron film convertors. The next step is to further optimize their design in order to use them on an instrument.

Job description

Working closely with the other members of the Neutron Detector Lab, as well as with staff from other ILL services, you will be in charge of:

  • setting up experiments on neutron beam lines and with radio-active sources,
  • performing data acquisition with a multi-channels digitizer system (Acqiris) and home-made electronics,
  • carrying out signal processing and data analysis,
  • mounting several prototypes,
  • developing gas flow control systems,
  • reporting, writing publications, presenting results in meetings and conferences.
Requested Profile

Qualifications and experience:
You have a PhD in Physics (or equivalent qualification) with an expertise in radiation detectors physics. You also have solid expertise in one or several of the following areas:

  • mechanics,
  • gas and vacuum systems,
  • programming and data analysis,
  • analogue electronics and data acquisition systems.

You have a strong ability to analyse situations, identify issues and propose a plan of action. You enjoy teamwork and being in an international environment.

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 Bruno Guérard

How to Apply

Post-Doctoral contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 to 18-month period.
Only candidates holding a PhD obtained less than 2 years ago are eligible for Post-doctoral positions.
For further information, please contact Dr Bruno Guérard, tel.: +33(0), e-mail:
(DO NOT send your application to this address).
Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required.

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).

How to apply:
Please submit your application on-line with a list of publications and the name of 3 references (including one from your present work place), no later than 14.02.2016, via our web site: http://www.ill.eu/careers (vacancy reference: 16/01).

14. February 2016
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