The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Senior Beamline Scientist/Engineer position.
The neutron optics and shielding group at the ESS is responsible for designing and optimizing the neutron optical systems that transport the neutrons from the moderator to the neutron spectrometer sample position. The optics technology involved will involve neutron guides, polarizing mirrors, helium 3 analyzer cells, collimation devices, diffractive elements such as monochromators, etc.
The successful candidate will be an expert in optimizing neutron beams, their shielding, and the instrument backgrounds, and will work with the rest of the neutron optics group and the instrument teams to ensure that the neutron instrument performance achieves the maximum possible performance with the minimum possible background noise. This will require modeling the ESS beam systems right into the instruments, drawing input from the accelerator and target groups, and including all important physics processes between GeV down to eV energy ranges.
The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period or a temporary two-years position depending on applicant.
What ESS can offer
At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world.
We truly believe that to enjoy and perform in this position, you consider these following competencies as a significant part of your character: You enjoy working on difficult, technical problems in teams, but nonetheless you are able to take ownership of a complex problem and use your initiative to find novel solutions. Good communication skills with the ability to resolve discussions when a project is under pressure. Strong analytical approach, with a focus on logic, and the ability to think outside the box, to develop new technology and ideas without simply copying existing concepts.
You will find the application on our webpage, http://europeanspallationsource.se Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.
The deadline for applications is 17th of August 2014. For further information regarding the position please contact Phillip Bentley, email@example.com and for further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Kristina Bacos, firstname.lastname@example.org.