[Neutron] Open position: postdoctoral fellow at PSI - Material Science and Simulation Group

SINQ sinq at psi.ch
Thu Jun 30 16:42:35 CEST 2011

The Paul Scherrer Institute is with 1400 employees the largest research centre for the 
natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland and a worldwide leading user laboratory. 
Its research activities are concentrated on the main topics structure of matter, 
energy and environmental research as well as human health.

The group Material Science and Simulations (hxxp://mss.web.psi.ch/) part of NUM/ASQ 
performs research in the structural and mechanical properties of metals, alloys 
and composites using in-situ testing facilities at the neutron Spallation Source (SINQ) 
and at the Swiss Light Source (SLS), meanwhile exploiting synergies with computational modelling.

For the development of a computational tool for the interpretation of diffraction data we are 
looking for a postdoctoral fellow in computational materials science. The main objective of 
this research is to develop new computational approaches for the interpretation of diffraction 
data obtained by powder diffraction and polychromatic Laue diffraction for the study of 
modern engineering materials subjected to strong nonlinear strain fields. 

The emphasis lies on a bottom up approach for calculation of diffraction patterns from 
simulated microstructural configurations with the aim to improve the understanding of 
the influence of dislocations on the diffraction profile.

For more information please contact Prof Helena Van Swygenhoven-Moens 
(email: helena.vanswygenhoven at psi.ch, phone: +41-56-310-2931) 

or have a look here: hxxp://www.psi.ch/pa/offenestellen/0070-1

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