04. November 2017 - Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
04. November 2017 - Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

ILL, Grenoble, France

Description of Institution

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.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is the second largest at Uppsala University with more than 350 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.

Job description

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 promote collaborations with Swedish users in the soft matter/life sciences fields by providing help during their experiments on the SuperADAM 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. The detail research field is dependent on the experience and interest of the candidate, but we foresee either study of the nanostructures within responsive polymer films or biofilms. Here 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 would be particularly advantageous.

The recruited person is expected to collaborate also with scientists from the Large Scale Structures group of ILL 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 etc. For more information see: http://www.epn-campus.eu/

The postdoctoral position is stationed at ILL, Grenoble, France.

Pay: According to local agreement
Starting: 2018-01-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position: 2 year postdoc.
Working hours: 100 %

Requested Profile

Applicants must hold a PhD in Biophysics, Physics, Physical Chemistry, 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

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.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than November 15, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/3586

15. November 2017
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