[Neutron] Vacancy for a Scientist at ILL
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Thu May 4 12:27:51 CDT 2006
_Vacancy for a Scientist at ILL_ (Computing for Science)
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 1700 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 8 other European countries.
The Science Division currently has a vacancy in its "Computing for
Science" group for a:
* SCIENTIST **(M/F)
The successful candidate will work closely with other "Computing for
Science" group members, ILL scientists and users supporting and
developing several of the group's activities. These include:
· Data analysis - the group develops data
visualisation and analysis programs for a wide range of neutron
scattering experiments. A number of languages are used ranging from
Fortran and C to IDL (see http://www.ill.fr/data_treat/lamp/front.html)
and Matlab (see http://www.ill.fr/tas/matlab/doc/).
· Instrument simulations - new instruments and
instrument upgrades, which can involve complex neutron optics, require
Monte Carlo ray-tracing simulations for design optimisation. In
particular, the widely used McStas code is jointly developed at ILL and
Risoe (see http://www.ill.fr/tas/mcstas/).
· Sample simulations - in complex systems,
understanding experimental data such as the vibrational density of
states of materials or the static structure factor of liquids and
glasses can be greatly enhanced by the use of total energy calculations,
for example, based on density functional theory (see
· High performance computing - most of the group's
activities require substantial computational resources. We operate two
Linux clusters and have begun to set up a computational grid at ILL.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and have a keen interest in
developing the use of computing in analysing and understanding
experimental data. He/she should have experience in scientific
computing, a PhD in condensed matter science and preferably some
experience in neutron scattering. He/she must be able to contribute to
the data analysis work and at least one other group activity.
Knowledge of English essential, knowledge of French and/or German would
be an advantage.
This is a permanent position. In addition to a competitive salary,
certain benefits (partial reimbursement of removal expenses, adaptation
allowance, etc.) may be offered.
For further information, contact Dr Mark Johnson (johnson at ill.fr).
**An application with curriculum vitae and the names of two academic
referees should be sent, quoting reference *06/25, *no later than
*09.06.2006*, preferably by e-mail to: johnson at ill.fr
<mailto:Johnson at ill.fr>* *or by post to:
Dr M. Johnson, Head of Computing for Science Group
B.P. 156 - 38042 GRENOBLE CEDEX 9 - France
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