[Neutron] Instrument Scientist at ESS - Neutron Imaging and Tomography

Charlotta Olsson Charlotta.Olsson at esss.se
Thu Feb 3 09:25:15 CET 2011

Instrument Scientist - Neutron Imaging and Tomography
Description of position
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for an Instrument Scientist, specialising in neutron imaging and tomography instrumentation.

The successful candidate will work in the Instruments Division with the primary aim to develop new neutron imaging and tomography concepts for the long neutron pulses that will be generated at the ESS, as well as contribute to the specifications and design of laboratories that will support the scientific program of these instruments. The instrument suite at ESS will be developed in close collaboration with the user community and the successful candidate is expected to consult with this community while preparing the design and scientific case of the SANS instruments. The successful candidate will be expected to prioritize, initiate and lead relevant projects in order to satisfy these objectives. 

Instrument scientists at ESS have the opportunity to imagine new ideas for instruments that will bring the largest gains in instrumentation performance in order to address cutting edge science. Up to half the time of the selected candidate will be devoted to pursue their own research at operating neutron research centres. Synergies with the neighbouring MAX-IV synchrotron as well as strong links with universities will be encouraged. For especially well-qualified candidates joint appointment at a university in an ESS partner country may be possible. 

The successful candidate will be part of the ESS team and lead collaborations on a European level, you therefore must possess excellent communication and written skills in English in order to liaise with different parties relevant for the success of ESS. Knowledge of other European languages is an advantage.

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in physics, chemistry or biology, experience with neutron instrumentation and neutron science and excellent written and oral skills in English. A strong background in imaging and tomography using neutrons or X-rays in essential. Preference will be given to those candidates with a recognised international profile in research and direct hands on experience in developing and constructing neutron scattering instrumentation and especially neutron imaging instrumentation. Terms of contract will be based on qualifications and relevant experience. 

Description of department
The ESS project has Final Preparatory Phase for design before construction. Neutron instruments are critical components of ESS. ESS will be a long pulse neutron source; new instrument designs should be developed to take full advantage of the time structure of neutron pulses at ESS. Therefore, ESS is seeking experienced scientists to lead the development of innovative neutron instruments at ESS. 

ESS, Lund, Sweden. 

Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English. It is a requirement of our application process that the names and contacts details (e-mail address and phone number) of three references be provided. The deadline for applications is 30th March 2011. We intend to carry out the first stage interviews 1st May 2011, so please note this in your calendar.

For further information please contact Deputy Director for Science, Dimitri Argyriou, dimitri.argyriou[at]esss.se, or Head of the Instrumentation Division, Ken Andersen, ken.andersen[at]esss.se.

The European Spallation Source ESS AB will design, build and operate a multi-disciplinary, large-scale research infrastructure based on the world’s most powerful neutron source. ESS will provide scientists with unique and powerful neutron scattering instruments for the study of a large range of materials – from polymers and pharmaceuticals to membranes and molecules. The ESS project is partnered by 16 European countries, and hosted by Sweden and Denmark. The ESS will be built in Lund, Sweden, by a collaboration of European scientists and engineers. ESS is planned to produce the first neutrons by 2019.

ESS aim to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of ability and the requirements of the job, and that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Charlotta Olsson
HR Administrator

European Spallation Source ESS AB
P.O Box 176, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Stora Algatan 4, Lund

Mobile: +46 767 72 67 07
Phone: +46 46 222 67 07
E-mail: charlotta.olsson at esss.se


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