[Neutron] Ph.D. students and/or post docs for instrument simulation for the ESS

Kim Lefmann lefmann at fys.ku.dk
Wed Aug 4 23:24:00 CEST 2010

In connection with the design update of ESS in Lund, we seek two talented young 
scientists to perform simulations and optimisations of possible 
instruments to be built at ESS.

The two persons will be employed at the Technical University of Denmark 
and at the University of Copenhagen, respectively.
Both persons will work together in the ESS simulation group, counting 
around 10 persons. This group will be connected with the 
60-person ESS Data Management Center, which is presently under 
construction in Copenhagen.

You will design neutron scattering instruments for ESS using the tools 
developed in the McStas simulation package. This work will be carried out 
in collaboration with instrument experts located both in Lund and around 
the world. For the judgement of the instrument performance, you will 
perform virtual experiments on samples typical for the particular 
instrument. In this connection, you will take part in the development of 
the tools and algorithms to correctly describe neutron scattering samples.

You must have a suitable university degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D., respectively) 
within Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, or equivalent. You should have 
good computing skills, have a good sense of data quality, and be able to 
work within a team. Furthermore, you should have a good understanding of 
modeling of physical properties. Specific experience within X-ray and 
neutron scattering is considered an advantage, but is not required.

Applications should be submitted by email by August 27th 2010, to

Kim Lefmann: lefmann at fys.ku.dk 
Peter Willendrup: pkwi at risoe.dtu.dk

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Kim Lefmann
Associate Professor (Lektor)
Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen

Phone: +45 3532 0476
Mobile:+45 2925 0476

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