[Neutron] Postdoctoral Research Position on Detector Simulation at ESS
Charlotta.Olsson at esss.se
Tue Dec 20 07:47:31 CET 2011
Postdoctoral Research Position on Detector Simulation
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a "Postdoctoral Researcher on Detector Simulation".
Description of position/department
The Detector group is part of the Instrument Support Division under the Science Directorate. The Instrument Support Division provides the technological tools required for the design, construction and operation of the neutron instruments at ESS. The detector group is currently focused on performing the necessary research and development for alternatives to He-3 detectors for neutron detection.
Description of main responsibilities
The successful candidate will provide simulation expertise for the detector group. This is in close collaboration with existing efforts at FRM-II in Munich and the ILL in Grenoble. This collaboration focuses upon gaseous detectors, with thin layers of Boron-10 as a converter material. The successful candidate will lead this collaborative effort and build upon existing results in order to understand the performance and optimise the design of future such detectors.
PhD in physics, computing or any of the natural sciences.
Prior experience with using simulation tools and Monte Carlo techniques are required, as is a demonstrated ability in data analysis. In particular, familiarity with detector simulation and simulation programs such as GEANT, MCSTAS, MCNP, or GARFIELD, etc. would be advantageous. Good programming and computing skills are a necessity.
As this position will involve working closely with collaborating institutes, a willingness to spend extended periods posted abroad and to be able to work effectively in a team is essential.
Experience of working in an international environment is essential.
Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.
Both candidates who have recently finished their PhD and those with several years of relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.
What ESS can offer
Opportunity to work in an international environment.
A unique opportunity to be involved from an early stage, in the development of a world-leading center for materials research.
Possibility for personnel development.
Relocation assistance as well as family support and language courses are offered.
Duration & Location
The position is time limited, 24 months, and will be based at the ESS office in Lund, Sweden with extended periods at other facilities, in particular FRM-II in Munich and ILL in Grenoble.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible.
Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English by entering http://www.ess-scandinavia.eu/open-positions
It is a requirement of our application process that the names and contact details (e-mail address and phone number) of three references be provided.
The deadline for applications is February 19, 2012.
Please note we only accept applications via ESS website
For further information regarding the position, please contact Richard Hall-Wilton, richard.hall-wilton[at]esss.se. For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Charlotta Olsson, charlotta.olsson[at]esss.se.
We look forward to receiving your application.
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 17 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. When the facility is in full operation 2025, ESS has around 450 employees.
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.
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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