27. January 2016 - Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Neutronics Modelling
Postdoctoral Fellow in Neutronics Modelling at Kjeller
27. January 2016 - Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Neutronics Modelling
Postdoctoral Fellow in Neutronics Modelling at Kjeller
Employer
Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Location

Kjeller, Norway

Description of Institution

Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) is an independent international research foundation located in Norway at Kjeller and Halden. IFE is in the forefront of several fields within international energy research, safety, environmental-, petroleum- and nuclear technology. IFE develops new technological solutions for industry and public sector in more than 30 countries. IFE has a comprehensive activity in the field of nuclear medicine and the development of new radiopharmaceuticals. IFE is the host of the International OECD Halden Reactor Project. The number of employees is about 600 and the annual turnover is about NOK 950 Million.

The Physics Department at IFE has as main goal to utilize the neutron beams from the JEEP II nuclear reactor at Kjeller. The research addresses hydrogen storage materials, battery materials, soft matter, magnetism and thermoelectric materials. The department has a broad collaboration with Norwegian universities and industries, and with many foreign universities and research institutes.

To learn more about IFE, go to: http://www.ife.no/en

Job description

A Postdoctoral Fellowship for 3 years is available at the Physics Department in connection with the infrastructure project “NcNeutron – Norwegian Center for Neutron Research”. The project is a collaboration between IFE and Norwegian universities and research institutes. It focuses on building advanced neutron instrumentation in connection with the research reactor JEEP II, and is funded by the Research Council of Norway. The person being employed will:

  • Model and optimize a new neutron cold source that will be used for two instruments in NcNeutron
  • Model neutron transport and shielding design in order to optimize various instruments in NcNeutron (imaging, reflectometry, small-angle scattering and general purpose setups)
Requested Profile

Candidates are expected to have a PhD or similar in physics, chemistry, materials science or a closely related field. A strong background in computer modelling is required, preferably with GEANT4, MCNPX or similar. Previous experience with neutron scattering experiments and/or instrumentation would be beneficial.

The evaluation of candidates will be based on scientific qualifications and ability to communicate efficiently. Good knowledge of the English language is essential.

Contact
Name

Prof. Kenneth D. Knudsen

E-Mail
Website
How to Apply

Go to: http://www.ife.no/en/rekruttering-en
Online applications only.

Deadline
01. March 2016
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