19. September 2018 - The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Instrument Technician (M/F)
Instrument Technician (M/F)
19. September 2018 - The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Instrument Technician (M/F)
Instrument Technician (M/F)
Employer
The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Location

Grenoble, France

Introduction

The Projects and Techniques Division, which is responsible for the development of the ILL’s instruments and for technical support, currently has a vacancy in its Neutron Optics Service for an Instrument Technician (M/F)

Description of Institution

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, and founded by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, is Europe’s leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. Every year the Institute hosts over 2000 visits by scientists, who come to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics.

Job description

Duties:
You will join the Monochromators Group, a five-person team responsible for the production of crystals for the Institute’s neutron monochromators.
You will be in charge of an instrument dedicated to the characterisation of single crystals.

You will be responsible for:

  • characterising and testing crystals
  • maintaining and keeping the instrument in good working order
  • mounting and aligning crystals on the mechanical assemblies of the monochromators
  • monitoring the measurements taken during the neutron cycles.

You will also carry out the maintenance of the Institute’s existing monochromators and will participate in projects for the development of new optical devices for neutron beams.

You will report directly to the engineer/scientist in charge of the service.

Benefits:
Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our employment conditions).

Notes:
This post is a permanent position.
Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required.

Requested Profile

Qualifications and experience:

  • NVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification (e.g. BTEC HND) in a technical field (such as mechanical engineering and computer-integrated manufacturing, optical engineering, instrumentation, etc.)
  • You have good manual skills and are capable of designing and producing mechanical assemblies with varying degrees of complexity
  • You have a basic knowledge of conventional machining
  • You are able to use your ingenuity and creativity to satisfy the unique and changing needs of our scientists
  • A sound knowledge of SolidWorks would also be an asset.

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 (a language course will be paid for by the ILL). Knowledge of German would be an advantage.

Contact
Website
How to Apply

Please submit your application on line, no later than 30/09/2018, via our website: www.ill.eu/careers (vacancy reference: 18/40).

Deadline
30. September 2018
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