Crystallography Job opportunities at ISIS

ccw at ccw at
Tue Jul 29 08:48:32 CDT 1997


Crystallographers for Neutron Diffraction
ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford, UK

The ISIS Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory provides the 
most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world and is used by 
scientists from the UK and abroad for condensed matter physics, 
chemistry, biology and materials science.  The main interface between 
the external user community and ISIS is provided by three 
experimental science divisions containing approximately 80 scientists.  
We are augmenting our instrument suite for neutron diffraction and 
wish to appoint experimental scientists to join the Crystallography 
Group in the ISIS Diffraction and Muon Division.  There are two 

Post I.  
Instrument scientist to take responsibility for the powder diffraction 
programme on the General Materials Diffractometer GEM.  This 
instrument is funded through a grant awarded to the Royal Institution 
and is currently under construction at ISIS.  The appointee would be 
expected to be involved in the installation, commissioning and 
subsequent operation of the GEM diffractometer, and would also be 
expected to develop the novel capabilities of the instrument.  The 
appointee should be an established crystallographer with 
approximately 10 years experience in experimental neutron 
diffraction.  This post will be a permanent post at Band 4 level.

Post II.  
Instrument scientist to take responsibility for the support and 
development of the CLRC high pressure diffraction user programme at 
ISIS.  With new, world-leading, high pressure facilities available, 
there is a growing external user programme in this area.  A second 
area of responsibility is the development of neutron powder diffraction, 
including support of the user programme in magnetism, and a good 
knowledge of experimental and theoretical aspects of magnetic 
neutron scattering would be beneficial.  The Post II appointment will 
be for a fixed term of three years, with the possibility of permanency, 
and will be at Band 5 level.

The posts are suitable for experimental condensed matter scientists 
who have shown an aptitude for original research and both appointees 
would be expected to carry out vigorous personal research 
programmes.  Experience with advanced instrumentation would be 

Applicants require a degree, HNC/HND or equivalent, in a scientific, 
mathematical or engineering subject, together with relevant 
postgraduate research experience.

The salary level will be in the range of 14,828 to 24233 pounds sterling 
(Band 5) or 17692 to 30665 pounds sterling (Band 4).  Appointments 
will normally be at the Band minimum but relevant experience will be 
taken into account.  Further progression is dependent on performance.  
A non-contributory pension scheme and a generous leave allowance 
are also offered.

For further details about these posts please contact:
Dr W G Williams, Head of ISIS Diffraction and Muon Division, RAL 
(Tel: +44 (0)1235 445599, email: W.G.Williams at or 

Dr C C Wilson, Head of Crystallography Group 
(Tel: +44 (0)1235 445137, email: C.C.Wilson at 

For an application form please contact the Recruitment Office, R71, 
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon OX11 0QX or 
telephone +44 (0)1235 445435 (24 hour answer machine) quoting 
reference VN1520.

More information about CCLRC and ISIS is available on the World 
Wide Web at

or the Crystallography Group pages on

All applications must be returned by 22 August 1997

CCLRC is committed to equal opportunities and operates a non 
smoking policy.


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