[Neutron] Vacancies for 2 Research Scientists at ILL - LSS Group
recruitment at ill.fr
Wed Feb 24 15:33:16 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.
Within the Science Division, the Large Scale Structures (LSS) Group is
now recruiting two:
RESEARCH SCIENTISTS (m/f)*
The LSS group comprises a range of instruments designed to carry out
studies on the structure of matter on a scale of one to hundreds of
nanometers. These include instruments for small-angle scattering,
reflectometry, diffraction from single crystals or one or
two-dimensionally ordered materials. The range of science covered is
very broad, from polymer and colloid science through structural
molecular biology to materials science and magnetic phenomena.
**/_1st position - vacancy ref. 10/04:_*_
_*/Working within the Large Scale Structures (LSS) Group in the field of
diffraction, reflectometry or small angle neutron scattering you will be
involved in the day-to-day running, as well as the longer term
development, of the diffractometer D16. The instrument is very
versatile, capable of measuring diffraction from large-scale protein
crystals, reflectometry and glancing incident small angle neutron
scattering. You will be expected to help with the ongoing optimization
of the instrument hardware, software and sample environment, carry out
your own active research programme, and assist ILL users in conducting
**You hold a Ph.D. in physics.
You are a highly motivated candidate with experience in diffraction,
small angle neutron scattering or reflectometry and have an interest in
hard condensed matter such as superconductivity, materiel science or
magnetic structures. Computing skills and a general interest in software
development would be considered an advantage.
/_2nd position - vacancy ref. 10/05:_/
Working within the Large Scale Structures (LSS) Group in the field of
Neutron Reflectometry you will be involved in the day-to-day running, as
well as the longer term development, of the reflectometer D17. The
instrument is a vertical sample reflectometer dedicated to the study of
soft matter, biological systems and magnetic structures. You will be
expected to help with the ongoing optimization of the instrument
hardware, software and sample environment, carry out your own active
research programme, and assist ILL users in conducting their
You hold a Ph.D. in chemistry or physical chemistry.
You are a highly motivated candidate with experience in reflectometry
and an interest in soft condensed matter. Computing skills and a general
interest in software development, particularly in the field of
off-specular data analysis would be considered an advantage.
*Fixed-term contract of 5 years.
These posts represent an excellent opportunity for young postdoctoral
scientists to develop expertise, broaden their 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.
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 LSS
Group: Dr. R. Cubitt, tel.: +33(0)18.104.22.168.15, e-mail: cubitt at ill.fr
or via http://www.ill.fr/lss****
Please submit your application on line, with a list of publications, no
later than *23.03.2010*, via our website: http://www.ill.fr/careers
(vacancies ref. 10/04 and 10/05).
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