[Neutron] vacancy for a research scientist at the ILL (small angle neutron scattering)

recruitment recruitment at ill.fr
Wed Jun 1 15:55:08 CEST 2011

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 more than 2000 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 12 other countries. The Science Division currently has a 
vacancy :

(small angle neutron scattering)

Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) has become a major component of 
structural biology at the ILL to study interactions and low resolution 
structures in large biological macromolecular complexes. Furthermore the 
PSB (Partnership for Structural Biology) provides additional outstanding 
facilities for structural biology, including a Deuteration Laboratory 
for isotope labeling of biological molecules, and a wide variety of 
complementary biophysical methods. With the presence of the European 
Molecular Biology Laboratory, the Institute of Structural Biology and 
the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, the campus provides an 
exciting research environment for biology.

The ILL is inviting applications for a scientist to take charge of the 
biological aspects of the SANS instrument D22 in the Large Scale 
Structures group. Duties would include: instrument maintenance and 
development, running data collection and analysis software, local 
contact for biology experiments both on D22 and on the other SANS 
instruments of the group, and to coordinate the system of beamtime block 
allocation to experimenters. The candidate will also be encouraged to 
develop strong collaborations for her/his own scientific work.

/Qualifications and experience:/
Ph.D. in physical or life sciences. We are particularly interested in 
highly motivated candidates with an active research interest in biology, 
experience in neutron or X-ray small angle scattering.

The post represents an excellent opportunity for a young postdoctoral 
scientist to develop 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 contract of 5 years.**
Generous company benefits (adaptation and expatriation allowance), 
relocation assistance and language courses may be offered.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the Large 
Scale Structures Group: Dr. RCubitt, Tel. +33(0), e-mail: 
cubitt at ill.fr or via blockedhttp://www.ill.fr/lss.

**Please submit your application on line, with a list of publications no 
later than *03.07.2011*, via our 
website:blockedhttp://www.ill.fr/careers(Vacancy reference: *11/15*).
Interviews are to be held on August 1st and 2ndin Grenoble.

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