[Neutron] Vacancy for a postdoctoral position (soft condensed matter)

recruitment recruitment at ill.fr
Fri Aug 6 14:18:31 CEST 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 11 other European countries. The Science Division currently has a 
vacancy for a:

*POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in soft condensed matter (m/f)*

The ILL and the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility), in 
consultation with their respective user communities and their governing 
bodies, are setting up a Partnership for Soft Condensed Matter (PSCM). 
The long-term mission of the PSCM is to streamline neutron and 
synchrotron based Soft Matter Research to address 21^st century 
challenges in nanomaterials, biotechnology, environmental and energy 
sciences. Laboratories are currently being set up on-site.


Depending on your qualifications, you will work in one or more of the 
following areas of interest for the PSCM:

- in-plane structure of soft matter/bio-relevant films; development of 
data analysis tools, complementary techniques and sample preparation;
- development of in-situ light scattering techniques on small angle 
scattering instruments;
- rheometry at surfaces (/i.e. /Structure and dynamics in flow in 
confined geometries (eg microfluidics); dynamics including rheology at 
surfaces and interfaces and arrested states in bulk);
- synthetic chemistry of deuterated monomers/natural lipid extraction 
from deuterated biomass.

Other relevant projects can be considered if exploitation of PSCM 
equipment is involved.

/Qualifications and experience:/
You should hold a PhD in either physics, physical chemistry or organic 
chemistry/biochemistry.  Interest in the complementary use of neutrons 
and synchrotron radiation is an advantage.

**/Notes:// /
This is a fixed-term contract of 12-14 months. End of contract: December 
Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation 
assistance and language courses may be offered.
You can find further information on the PSCM at 
http://www.ill.eu/instruments-support/labs-facilities/pscm/. You can 
also contact Giovanna Fragneto, ILL Senior Fellow,  tel. : 
+33(0), e-mail: fragneto at ill.eu

Please submit your application online, with a list of publications and 
the names of two academic referees, no later than *22.09.2010*, via our 
website: www.ill.fr/careers <http://www.ill.fr/careers>  (vacancy ref: 

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