[Neutron] Vacancy for a Research Scientist at ILL

recruitment recruitment at ill.fr
Mon Jan 9 14:15:05 CET 2012

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 nuclear and 
particle 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:



Working within the "Nuclear and Particle Physics (NPP)" group, you will 
be responsible for gamma spectroscopy experiments and instrumentation. 
As co-responsible for the mass separator Lohengrin (PN1) you will 
support experiments on gamma-ray and conversion-electron spectroscopy of 
very neutron-rich nuclei, produced in nuclear fission. In addition, you 
will be actively involved in gamma ray spectroscopy experiments using an 
external neutron beam, notably in European collaborations working with 
Ge detector arrays such as EXOGAM. You will also be responsible for 
NPP's Ge detectors, including its two clover detectors. Besidescarrying 
out your own active research programme and establishing scientific 
collaborations, you will be expected to assist ILL's visiting scientists 
with their experiments on gamma spectroscopy.

*Qualification and experience:*

You hold a PhD in physics and have a solid background in gamma-ray 
spectroscopy with multi-detector setups, Ge detectors and digital data 
acquisition systems. Strong interest and skills in instrumentation, 
computing and technical development are essential.The post represents an 
excellent opportunity for postdoctoral scientists to develop expertise, 
broaden experience and interact with leading scientists from around the 
world. Applications from more experienced scientists able to obtain a 
secondment period from their home institution are welcome.

*Language skills:*

As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure 
that we also attract applicants from outside France. You must have a 
sound knowledge of English and be willing to learn French (a language 
course will be paid for by the ILL). Knowledge of German would be an 


This post is a Fixed-term contract : 5 years//

Further information can be obtained via (http://www.ill.fr/npp), or by 
contacting the head of the "NPP" Group: Dr. Oliver Zimmer, tel.: 
+33(0), e-mail: zimmer at ill.fr (please do not send your 
application to this address).


Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation 
assistance and language courses may be offered.

*How to apply:*

Please submit your application on line, with a list of publications,no 
later than *31/01/2012*, via our 
website:http://www.ill.eu/careers(Vacancy reference: *11/29*)

Human Resources Service
Institut Laue Langevin

Service Ressources Humaines
BP 156 - 38042 GRENOBLE Cedex 9
Tél.: + 33 (0)4 76 20 71 11

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