30. March 2016 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist in Physics (M/F)
ILL: Research Scientist in Physics (M/F)
30. March 2016 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist in Physics (M/F)
ILL: Research Scientist in Physics (M/F)
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)

Grenoble, France

Description of Institution

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) is an international centre for scientific research situated in Grenoble, France. It is Europe’s leading neutron science facility. We receive over 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields.

Job description

Working within the “Nuclear and Particle Physics (NPP)” group, you will:

  • Be responsible for nuclear structure experiments and related instrumentation;
  • Act as co-responsible for the new instrument FIPPS (FIssion Product Prompt gamma ray Spectrometer) currently under construction and support gamma ray spectroscopy experiments of stable to very neutron-rich nuclei, produced in neutron capture or nuclear fission;
  • Contribute to the commissioning of the instrument, operation of the FIPPS Ge-Detector array and ancillary detectors as well as data treatment in close collaboration with ILL’s users;
  • Support visiting scientists in their experiments on gamma ray spectroscopy using the whole ILL’s nuclear physics instrument suite;
  • Establishing new scientific collaborations for FIPPS;
  • Pursue your personal research programme in nuclear spectroscopy.

Fixed-term contract of 5 years.
The post represents an excellent opportunity for a postdoctoral scientists to develop expertise, broaden experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world. Applications from more experienced scientists able to obtain a secondment period from their home institution will also be considered.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the NPP group:
Dr. Oliver Zimmer – e-mail: (please do not send your application to this address).
Application must be submitted in English.

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).

Requested Profile

Qualifications and experience:
You hold a PhD in physics and should have a strong background in nuclear structure physics.
You are autonomous in setting up, performing and analysing gamma-ray spectroscopy experiments with multi-detector setups.
Strong interest and skills in instrumentation, computing and technical development is essential.

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.

How to Apply

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 01/05/2016, via our web site: http://www.ill.eu/careers (vacancy reference: 16/19).
The interviews will take place on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May 2016.

01. May 2016
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