[Neutron] Vacancy for the Head of the Neutron Optics Service at ILL (new deadline)

recruitment recruitment at ill.fr
Mon Sep 13 15:22:08 CEST 2010

The ILL is a fundamental research institute founded and financed by 
France, Germany and the United Kingdom. It is Europe's leading centre 
for research using neutrons and 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. The Projects and Techniques Division, which is responsible for 
the development of the ILL's instruments and for technical support, 
currently has a vacancy for the:

* HEAD of the NEUTRON OPTICS SERVICE  (Physicist / Engineer) - m/f

The Neutron Optics Service plays a major role in the conception, 
construction and maintenance of most of the polarisation and optical 
devices used on the ILL's innovative instruments.

Directly attached to the Head of the Projects and Techniques Division 
you will be responsible for the development, construction and/or 
procurement, characterisation and maintenance of all the neutron optical 
devices (crystal monochromators, neutron polarisers, multilayer mirrors) 
needed for the neutron instruments at the ILL.
You will head the Neutron Optics Service and supervise a staff of 16 (4 
engineers/scientists, 12 technicians), working in 3 different groups 
(monochromators / multilayers / polarised ^3 He). You will be allocated 
the financial resources necessary to accomplish these duties.
You will work in close collaboration with ILL scientists to provide the 
technical solutions to their requests in neutron optics instrumentation. 
You will need to be creative and inventive in the production of new and 
well-targeted solutions in a rapidly evolving discipline.
You will have an advisor role: in the first place to the ILL senior 
Management on instrument strategy, and in the second place in a 
cross-boundary role as an expert regularly involved in all of the 
Institute's major instrument design projects.
You will also be required to represent the ILL to the outside world.

/Qualifications and experience:/
You must hold a PhD in physics or the material sciences, or equivalent, 
and have at least ten years' experience of work in the field, including 
experience with neutron instrumentation and the design and optimisation 
of neutronic instruments and components in particular. You should be 
familiar with at least two of the following fields: crystal 
growing/crystallography, thin films, polarised ^3 He.
We are looking for someone with good initial management experience, at 
ease in running multidisciplinary teams, and with excellent 
inter-relational skills. You should also possess a high level of 
reactivity, a hands-on approach (regular presence in the experimental 
halls) and a keen sense of service to others.

This is an indefinite-term contract.
Generous company benefits (adaptation and expatriation allowance) , 
relocation assistance and language courses may be offered.
For more information, please contact Dr. J.L. Martinez, tel. +33 (0)4 76 
20 70 09; e-mail: martinez at ill.fr <mailto:martinez at ill.fr>

Please submit your application on line before *17.10.2010* via our 
website: http://www.ill.fr/careers 
(Vacancy reference: 10/20)* *

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