[Neutron] Vacancy for a Research Scientist

Jobs jobs at ill.fr
Fri Jun 20 16:56:26 CDT 2003

Research Scientist position at the ILL (Grenoble, France)

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) is an international research institute 
funded by France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Agreements on scientific 
collaboration have also been signed with Austria, Italy, Spain, 
Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Russia. The Institute operates the most 
powerful source of neutrons in the world, a 58MW reactor, which was 
completely refurbished in 1995. The reactor forms the basis for a programme 
of research covering a wide variety of fields, supplying neutrons to a 
broad range of instruments which are available to scientists from the 
member countries.
The ILL has an opening in its Large Scale Structures Group for a 

The post represents an excellent opportunity for a young postdoctoral 
scientist to develop his expertise, broaden his experience and interact 
with leading scientists from around the world. More experienced scientists 
on detachment will also be considered.

The Large Scale Structures Group of the ILL operates 6 publicly funded and 
2 CRG (Collaborating Research Group) instruments. These comprise 
small-angle scattering instruments, reflectometers and diffractometers, 
adapted to the study of structure on a scale of 1-100 nm in physical, 
chemical or biological systems.There is currently an opening for a 
scientist interested in the structure of biological macromolecules to work 
in the field of neutron protein crystallography and/or membrane 
diffraction. The instruments involved are LADI, an image plate 
diffractometer for high resolution protein crystallography, DB21 a long 
wavelength diffractometer for low resolution studies of crystals of large 
macromolecular systems and D16 a diffractometer specialised in part for 
membrane diffraction.

The successful candidate will have experience in biological crystallography 
and an interest in both instrumental and software development in this 
field. The ILL is currently making a particular effort in the field of 
structural biology and to this end is an active partner with EMBL, ESRF and 
IBS in the Partnership for Structural Biology a dynamic on-site 
collaboration between several Grenoble-based institutes. The presence 
within this partnership of a new facility for in vivo Deuteration will give 
the successful candidate the opportunity of carrying out his/her own 
research in the best-equipped environment for biological neutron 
diffraction in the world.

The successful candidate will be offered a fixed-term contract, the 
duration of which will under no circumstances exceed five (5) years. In 
addition to a competitive salary, certain benefits (reimbursement of 
removal expenses, adaptation allowance, etc.) may be offered.
Further information on the LSS group and its activities can be obtained at 
http://www.ill.fr/LSS and on the PSB at http://psb.esrf.fr or from: Dr P. 
A. Timmins (Tel: (33) 4 76 20 72 63, timmins at ill.fr).

An application with curriculum vitae, a list of publications and the names 
of two academic referees should be sent, quoting reference 03/26, no later 
than 01.09.2003 to:

Dr. P.A. Timmins, Head of LSS Group - INSTITUT LAUE-LANGEVIN
B.P. 156 - 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 - France
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