31. March 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist (M/F)
ILL: Research Scientist (M/F)
31. March 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist (M/F)
ILL: Research Scientist (M/F)
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, and welcomes over 2000 visits of scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. The ILL is supported by 13 countries and employs 500 staff. The Science Division currently has a vacancy for a:

Research Scientist (M/F)

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 for a scientist working on the D20 diffractometer. Whilst carrying out your own active research program, you will be in charge of:

  • co-running the D20 diffractometer and participating both in its development and maintenance, including data analysis methods and sample environment equipment
  • proving support to users for scientific experiments on D20 but also on other powder or single-crystal diffractometers
  • developing a research program in magnetic and structural crystallography, in collaboration with the user community
  • promoting ILL’s research program and engaging in teaching and training activities.

The post represents an excellent opportunity for young 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.

Fixed-term contract of 5 years
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Diffraction Group: Dr Maria Teresa Fernandez Diaz, tel.: +33(0), e-mail: or via www.ill.fr/dif (please do not send your application to this address).

Requested Profile

Qualifications and experience:
You have:

  • a PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or equivalent qualification
  • an experience in neutron and/or X-ray scattering techniques
  • a deep knowledge of diffraction, magnetic crystallography and group theory are essential
  • practical skills in instrumentation and software development.

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.

Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required..


Dr Maria Teresa Fernandez Diaz

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 via our web site: www.ill.eu/careers

Application must be submitted in English.

17. April 2017
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