[Neutron] Vacancy ref. 10/06
recruitment at ill.fr
Fri Feb 26 14:41:34 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 (**Materials science & Engineering)** **- m/f*
Working within the *Diffraction Group (DIF)* you will be co-responsible
for the instrument SALSA, a world-class diffractometer dedicated to the
non-destructive determination of residual stresses deep inside materials
and engineering components (http://www.ill.fr/YellowBook/SALSA). The
instrument is used for materials science and engineering, as well as
industrial research and development.
Most of the work performed on SALSA makes use of the resources of our
Facility for Materials Engineering (FaME38), which provides stress rigs
and equipment for the precise mapping of engineering components.
You will be expected to assist ILL’s visiting scientists in conducting
their experiments on diffraction instruments, participate in the
development and operation of SALSA, make your expertise available to
industrial users, and carry out your own active research programme.
/Qualifications and experience:/
PhD in physics, materials science, engineering or a related field.
We are particularly interested in highly motivated candidates with
experience in materials science, physics or engineering and practical
skills in instrumentation, sample preparation and experimentation.
The work on the instrument SALSA is extremely varied and offers an
opportunity for a resourceful candidate to develop new techniques for
extending the range of applications available.
The post represents an excellent opportunity for young postdoctoral
scientists to develop their 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.
Fixed-term 5-year contract.
Generous company benefits (adaptation and expatriation allowance),
relocation assistance and language courses may be offered.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Diffraction Group
Leader: 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 *31.03.2010*, via our website: http://www.ill.fr/careers
(Vacancy reference: *10/06*).
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