19. July 2017 - Uppsala University
Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
19. July 2017 - Uppsala University
Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
Uppsala University

Grenoble, France


Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

At the Department of Physics and Astronomy with placement at ILL (Super ADAM instrument), France.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is the second largest at Uppsala University with more than 250 employees and 10 different divisions and is situated at Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala. The Department was formed in January 2010 by merging the former Department of Physics and Astronomy with the Department of Physics and Materials Science. The postdoctoral position is stationed at ILL, Grenoble, France.

Webpages: http://www.physics.uu.se and https://www.ill.eu

Description of Institution

Information about the project

The project is focused on strengthening the Swedish competence within neutron scattering. We are looking for postdoc to be stationed at the Super ADAM instrument at ILL, Grenoble, which is the only fully Swedish owned and operated neutron instrument. Super ADAM is a high resolution polarized neutron reflectometer suited for both magnetic, hard condensed matter and soft matter, life science investigations. The postdoc is expected to conduct their own research within the field of soft matter and life sciences and to assist Swedish Super ADAM users, mainly in the soft matter/life science field to conduct their experiments ad the Super ADAM instrument. Collaboration and support from researchers at Lund and Uppsala University will be offered. We envisage that the postdoc has experience with neutron scattering techniques within polymer, surfactant, lipid self-assembly, proteins, biomembrane or other fields of interest for the Swedish user community.

Job description

The detail research field is dependent on the experience and interest of the candidate, but ideally it showed be somehow associated with the particular advantages of SuperADAM, including using magnetic reference layers for soft matter/life science systems and the use of off-specular/grazing incidence neutron scattering.

The recruited person will have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists from the Large Scale Structures group and profit from the equipment present in the ILL soft matter labs within the Partnership for Soft Matter initiative which includes several tools for sample preparation and characterization as Langmuir troughs, ellipsometers, QCM-D, light scattering, XRR. For more information see: http://www.epn-campus.eu/users/partnership-for-soft-condensed-matter-pscm/

Salary: According to local agreement
Starting: 2017-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %

Requested Profile


Applicants must hold a PhD in Biophysics, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a similar area of science. Excellent experimental skills are indispensable as well as very good communication to support users and collaborators. A strong background in neutron scattering methods and in particular their application to challenges in soft matter and life science is an advantage. Good computer skills and a solid background in condensed matter physics and mathematics are further merits. Excellent knowledge of English, writing and speaking, is required. The knowledge of a Nordic and/or the French language may complete the profile. Eagerness to learn Swedish is assumed for non-Swedish speaking candidate

How to Apply

Application procedure

Your application must include a personal letter with a short description of yourself and the reasons why you are interested in the position. You must also include a CV, authorized copies of degrees and diplomas, copies of your PhD thesis and other documents, such as publications, that you want to invoke. Names and contact details of at least two scientists that have offered to act as references for you must also be included, with a clear indication of their relationship to you.

Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

Please submit your application online at the original page of this vacancy.

20. August 2017
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