2nd ENGIN-X postdoc at The Open University
L.Edwards at open.ac.uk
Tue Apr 18 14:33:01 CDT 2000
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY INVESTING IN RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING, FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY
RESEARCH FELLOW IN THE ENGINEERING USE OF NEUTRONS
(Temporary three year post)
An excellent research opportunity is available for a post-doctoral
candidate with a background in Engineering, Physics or Materials.
The post is a three-year appointment, funded by the EPSRC as part of a 2.5
million pound program to design and build ENGIN-X a next-generation
engineering stress neutron diffractometer at ISIS, the world's premiere
spallation neutron source which is located at the Rutherford Appleton
Laboratory near Didcot in Oxfordshire. This instrument is expected to
provide 10 times the performance
of presently available machines. The primary responsibility of this
position will be to develop the technique of pulsed neutron strain
scanning to enable the true potential of ENGIN-X to be realised. The post
will be based within the Materials Engineering Department of the Open
The appointment will be made on the Research salary scale within the
salary range £16,286 - £24,479 p.a. (under review) depending on
qualifications and experience. Experience of neutron strain scanning
and/or familiarity with diffraction-based crystallography and/or Reitveld
methods would be desirable. Appointment as a Research Fellow requires a
PhD or three years equivalent in quality of achievement.
Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Lyndon Edwards on
01908 653385 or Dr Michael Fitzpatrick on 01908 653100.
Further particulars, an application form and access details for disabled
applicants are available from the RecruitmentCo-ordinator, email:
Technology-Recruitment-Co-ordinator at open.ac.uk, or telephone 01908 653941.
There is a 24-hour answering service on 01908 654144. Further particulars
are also available from www-tec.open.ac.uk/deanery/recruit.html.
Closing date for applications: 4 May 2000
Disabled applicants whose skills and experience meet the requirements of
the job will be interviewed. Please let us know ifyou need your copy of
the further particulars in large print, on computer disk, or on audio
cassette tape. Hearing impaired persons may make enquiries on Milton
Keynes (01908) 654901 (Minicom answerphone).
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