[Neutron] Vacancy for a Research Scientist at l'ILL

recruitment recruitment at ill.fr
Tue Feb 16 16:21:30 CET 2010

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

*RESEARCH SCIENTIST- Nuclear and Particle Physics - m/f***

Working within the *Nuclear and particle Physics (NPP) Group*, you will 
be co-responsible for the instrument PF2 for experiments with ultracold 
neutrons and will actively take part in ongoing developments of novel 
sources for ultracold neutrons based on superfluid helium. The present 
experimental programme includes the search for the neutron electric 
dipole moment, the accurate determination of the neutron lifetime and 
various experiments in neutron optics and on quantum mechanical 
phenomena. In addition to your duties in supporting ILL’s visiting 
scientists to carry out experiments you will have time for developing 
and carrying out your own research programme.

Qualifications and experience:**
Experience and a strong interest in development of instrumentation is a 
necessary prerequisite of highly motivated candidates with a PhD, 
preferably in nuclear or particle physics. A firm knowledge in 
low-energy particle physics and some experience in low-temperature 
physics and engineering would be useful.**
The post represents an excellent opportunity for young postdoctoral 
scientists to develop expertise, broaden experience and interact with 
leading scientists from around the world. Applications from more 
experienced scientists able to obtain a secondment period from their 
home institution will also be considered.


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 Nuclear and 
Particle Physics Group Leader: Prof. O. Zimmer, Tel. +33 (0)4 76 20 74 
29; e-mail: zimmer at ill.fr <mailto:zimmer at ill.fr>

<mailto:zimmer at ill.fr>

Please submit your application on line, with a list of publications, no 
later than *15.03.2010*, via our website: http://www.ill.fr/careers 
(Vacancy reference: *10/03*)


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