[Neutron] Vacancy for a Research Scientist at ILL

recruitment recruitment at ill.fr
Thu Jun 19 11:35:25 CEST 2008

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 9 other European countries. The Science Division currently has a 
vacancy for a:

*RESEARCH SCIENTIST - cristallography (m/f)*

****/Duties :/
Working within the Diffraction Group at ILL you will be involved in 
day-to-day running of a single crystal diffractometer. The range of 
science covered in the Diffraction Group is very broad going from 
structural aspects of hard condensed matter physics (structural phase 
transitions, magnetism, high pressure, etc.) to chemical crystallography 
(small and medium molecules, hydrogen bonding, etc). We are looking in 
particular for a second instrument responsible for the *D9* single 
crystal diffractometer. In addition to carrying out a personal research 
programme, you will also participate in the development and operation of 
the instrument and assist ILL's visiting scientists with their 
experiments on diffraction instruments at ILL.

/Qualifications and experience:/**
Ph.D. in physics or chemistry.
We are particularly interested in highly motivated candidates with 
experience in crystallography (single crystal). Computer programming 
skills, knowledge of magnetism and/or high pressure experience are 
highly desirable.
The post represents an excellent opportunity for a young postdoctoral 
scientist to develop expertise, broaden experience and interact with 
leading scientists from around the world. Applications from more 
experienced scientists who are able to obtain a secondment period from 
their home institute will also be considered.

* /Notes:
/Fixed-term contract: 5 years./
/*Generous company benefits (adaptation and expatriation allowance), 
relocation assistance and language courses may be offered.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the 
Diffraction Group: Dr. J. Rodriguez-Carvajal, email: jrc at ill.fr or via 

Please submit your application on line, with a list of publications, no 
later than *14.07.2008*, via our website: http://www.ill.fr/careers 
 (Vacancy reference: *08/19*).
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