29. April 2014 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
‘Time-of-Flight’ Instrument Scientist
‘Time-of-Flight’ Instrument Scientist
29. April 2014 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
‘Time-of-Flight’ Instrument Scientist
‘Time-of-Flight’ Instrument Scientist
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)

Grenoble, France


The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, 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. The Institute welcomes more than 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. Funded primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 12 other countries. The Science Division currently has a vacancy:

‘Time-of-Flight’ INSTRUMENT SCIENTIST (m/f)

Description of Institution

Within the Science Division, the Time-of-Flight & High Resolution (TOF-HR) group uses a powerful technique to investigate the dynamical properties of matter. IN4C is one of the highest flux thermal neutron time-of-flight instruments in the world, positioned on the high energy side of the ILL’s TOF instrument suite. It is best suited for phonon studies, vibrational spectroscopy and magnetic excitations in the 1-100meV range. It has a solid user base and is very much appreciated for its ability to map out large dynamical domains in a short time. Within the ILL’s planned ENDURANCE programme, IN4C is expected to be further upgraded with the addition of position-sensitive detectors and a polarization option in order to enhance its capabilities.

Job description

You will be in charge of :

  • Co-managing the instrument IN4C
  • Providing support to users for scientific experiments on IN4C and helping them collect data under optimum conditions
  • Initiating development and maintenance for this instrument
  • Developing strong collaboration for your own scientific work

This post is a 5-year fixed-term contract.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the Time-of-Flight Group: Dr. Bela Farago,
tel.: +33(0)4.76.20. 73.47 e-mail: farago@ill.eu or via www.ill.eu/instruments-support/instruments-groups// (please do not send your application to this address).

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

Requested Profile

Qualifications and experience:
You have:

  • a PhD in physics or material sciences, or equivalent qualification
  • experience in neutron scattering and an interest in the dynamics of materials and magnetism
  • practical skills in instrumentation

Some experience with polarized neutrons and software development skills are desirable.

The post represents an excellent opportunity for a postdoctoral scientist to develop expertise, broaden his/her experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world. Applications from more experienced scientists who are able to obtain a secondment period from their home institute are also encouraged.

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.


Dr. Bela Farago

How to Apply

Please submit your application online, with a list of publications and the names of 3 references, including one from your present work place.

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