The Excitations Group is seeking to appoint a scientist with both neutron scattering experience and experience of writing data analysis programs, to join a major project to improve and accelerate the analysis software in the Group. The project, christened PACE (Proper Analysis of Coherent Excitations), involves implementing analysis and modelling codes on distributed computing, and both simplifying and improving workflows by creating interfaces between experimental data, analysis and modelling codes. The project involves the programming effort of scientists from within the Excitations Group and from the Scientific Computing Department at STFC.
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The Excitations & Polarised Neutron Group at ISIS operates four world-class inelastic neutron spectrometers for investigations of the dynamics of materials covering timescales from the femto-second to the nano-second range. Materials studied include quantum and low-dimensional magnetic materials, unconventional superconductors, molecular magnets, and thermoelectrics. The instrumentation is backed up by leading data analysis software.
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You will join the Excitations Group as part of the PACE team to develop and experimentally verify models for the instrumental resolution functions and to develop algorithms for convoluting the resolution function with third party models for the scattering function of magnetic and lattice dynamics. You will participate in neutron experiments and perform data analysis. There will be the opportunity to conduct an independent scientific programme that utilises the large-scale computing methods to analyse neutron scattering data as part of the prototyping work for the project.
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This post is within the Excitations and Polarized Neutron Group, led by Dr Russell Ewings – the post holder will report directly to ProfToby Perring, who is responsible for the PACE project. You will work closely with other members of the Group and with the STFC Scientific Computing Department.
In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.
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The closing date for applications is 23rd July 2018. The interview/assessment date for this vacancy will be 13th -17th August 2018.
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