11. March 2016 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist (M/F) - Single Crystal Neutron Diffraction
ILL: Research Scientist (M/F) - Single Crystal Neutron Diffraction
11. March 2016 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist (M/F) - Single Crystal Neutron Diffraction
ILL: Research Scientist (M/F) - Single Crystal Neutron Diffraction
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)

Grenoble, France

Description of Institution

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is Europe’s leading research facility for scientific research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique experimental stations called “instruments”. We welcome more than 1500 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research. He ILL is supported by 13 countries and employs 500 staff. The Science Division currently has a vacancy for a
Research Scientist (M/F) – Single Crystal Neutron Diffraction

Job description

The ILL Diffraction group operates a large suite of powder and single crystal diffractometers to carry out collaborative research programs in various areas of chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, and protein structure. We are seeking a scientist working on both D9 and D3 diffractometers (work-time 50/50 between D9/D3). Whilst carrying out your own active research program, you will be in charge of:

  • co-running D9 and D3 diffractometers participating both in their development and maintenance,
  • providing support to users for scientific experiments on the D3 /D9 diffractometers,
  • promoting ILL’s single crystal diffraction program and engaging in teaching and training activities,
  • developing a research program in magnetism or materials science, in collaboration with the user community,
  • participating in the longer term development of instrumentation, sample environment and data analysis.

You must have a well-established personal research program and have received international recognition in a scientific area relevant to this job.

Fixed-term contract of 5 years

Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered for you and your spouse-

Requested Profile

Qualifications and experience:
You have:

  • a PhD in physics, chemistry or materials sciences,
  • experience in neutron and/or x-ray magnetic scattering techniques with knowledge in developing X-ray or neutron instrumentation,
  • experience in crystallography and magnetic crystallography, including a good understanding of magnetic symmetry.

Knowledge of programming language (C++, Python, Fortran,…) and of polarized neutron scattering is an asset.

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. Knowledge of German would be an advantage. Language courses will be paid for by the ILL.


Dr. Laurent Chapon

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 03/04/2016, via our web-site: http://www.ill.eu/careers (vacancy reference: 16/14).
The interviews will take place on 26, 27 or 28th April 2016.

We care about Equal Opportunity and Diversity; therefore we encourage both men and women with relevant qualifications to apply.

03. April 2016
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