04. July 2016 - Forschungszentrum Jülich
Instrument Scientist / Postdoc in Neutron Diffraction
Instrument Scientist / Postdoc in Neutron Diffraction for JCNS at ORNL
04. July 2016 - Forschungszentrum Jülich
Instrument Scientist / Postdoc in Neutron Diffraction
Instrument Scientist / Postdoc in Neutron Diffraction for JCNS at ORNL
Employer
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Location

Oak Ridge (USA)

Description of Institution

Forschungszentrum Jülich pursues cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on the pressing issues of our time and undertakes a multitude of tasks in the area of research management. It helps to solve the grand challenges facing society in the fields of energy and environment as well as information and the brain. With more than 5,700 employees, Jülich – a member of the Helmholtz Association – is one of the large interdisciplinary research centres in Europe.

Job description

Forschungszentrum Jülich operates an outstation of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science – Neutron Scattering (JCNS-1) at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) in Oak Ridge (USA). In collaboration between Forschungszentrum Jülich and SNS several instruments for neutron scattering are operated. One of them is the Neutron Powder Diffractometer POWGEN.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Instrument Scientist / Postdoc in Neutron Diffraction

Your Job:

  • Participation in the operation and development of the user program of POWGEN at the SNS
  • Provide scientific assistance for external users during experiments on the instrument (SNS is a 24/7 facility, user assistance will often require off hours and weekend hours)
  • Participation in optimization and further development of the instrument which may include but is not limited to data analysis methods, sample environment equipment etc.
  • Participation in the research program of the institute with focus on “Solid State Physics”

Your Profile:

  • A Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry or a related materials science discipline
  • Interest in scientific topics and technical challenges in the field of neutron scattering instrumentation and instrument development
  • Ability to collaborate in a rapidly changing research environment
  • Experience and knowledge of powder diffraction is highly desirable
  • Structured and systematic working style

Our Offer:

  • An interesting and challenging job in an interdisciplinary and international team
  • Limited contract for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

Requested Profile
  • A Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry or a related materials science discipline
  • Interest in scientific topics and technical challenges in the field of neutron scattering instrumentation and instrument development
  • Ability to collaborate in a rapidly changing research environment
  • Experience and knowledge of powder diffraction is highly desirable
  • Structured and systematic working style
Contact
Name

Barbara Kranen

How to Apply

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system until 27.07.2016, quoting the reference number 2016-127.

Further information can be found here.

Deadline
20. July 2016
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