[Neutron] Wrong duration, PostDoc Position - Neutron Optics at ESS

Charlotta Olsson Charlotta.Olsson at esss.se
Thu Dec 22 22:26:23 CET 2011

Unfortunately the duration period was wrong in the ad sent out earlier today from the Neutron mailing list. Please disregard the previous e-mail regarding this position. Welcome to apply for the below opening.

PostDoc Position - Neutron Optics
The Neutron Optics Group of the Instrument Support Division at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Post Doc – Neutron Optics.

Description of position/department
The Neutron Optics 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 Neutron Optics group focuses on enhancing the performance of neutron sources, moderators and beam delivery systems at ESS.
Description of main responsibilities.

Description of main responsibilities
The successful candidate will provide expertise for the Neutron Optics Group and work on innovative methods and designs for the transport of neutrons beams to experiments. The work will address issues such as neutron transport performance, coupling of guide systems to the moderators, and neutron supermirrors with reduced γ-ray production rate.

Academic qualification

PhD in physics or any of the natural sciences, or the ability to demonstrate equivalent working experience and knowledge.
Desirable experience:

Experience in optics, preferably with respect to neutron scattering instruments. A strong computational and/or mathematical background, with experience in developing models of optical systems will be advantageous.
Experience of working in an international environment. 
Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.
NB! 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 centre for materials research.
Possibility for personal development.
Relocation assistance as well as family support and Swedish language courses are offered.
Duration & Location
The position is time limited position for 24 months.
Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. 

Start date
The position will be filled as soon as possible.

Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions.
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 12 February, 2012.

The recruitment process is ongoing and the deadline may be shortened. 
Therefore we recommend that applications are submitted as soon as possible.

Please note we only accept applications via ESS website

For further information please contact the leader of the Neutron Optics group, Dr Phillip Bentley phillip.bentley[at]esss.se or the Head of the Instrument Support Division, Dr Oliver Kirstein, oliver.kirstein[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.

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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