[Neutron] vacancy for the Head of the Time-of-Flight and High-Resolution Group

recruitment recruitment at ill.fr
Thu Feb 2 17:12:35 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 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 :


*Head of the Time-of-Flight and High-Resolution Group (m/f)*


As a member of the Science Division, which is organized into five broad 
instrument groups, the Head of the Time-of-flight and High-Resolution 
(ToF/HR) Groupoccupies a key position at the ILL.

The Tof/HRteam operates a suite of 8 neutron spectrometers covering the 
full range from sub-picosecond to microsecond dynamics. The spectrum of 
techniques exploited encompasses diffraction, time-of-flight, 
backscattering and spin-echo spectroscopy. The instruments of the ToF/HR 
group have recently undergone an ambitious upgrade program that will be 
actively pursued in the future. The breadth of the Tof/HR instrument 
suite is reflected in the areas of science that it covers: from 
fundamental investigations in solid-state physics via chemistry and 
materials science to biology.


*Duties :*

As the ToF/HR Group Leader, you will:

  * Manage a team of scientists and technicians with an emphasis on
    group cohesion
  * Orient the group's actions towards high quality of service and
    scientific excellence
  * Develop strategies for the technical evolution and the optimum
    scientific use of ToF/HR instruments
  * Promote scientific life both within the Tof/HR group and more
    broadly throughout the ILL
  * Pursue a vigorous personal research program
  * Establish strong links with Universities and research laboratories
  * Take an active role in teaching and training
  * Promote neutron science both at the academic level and with the
    wider public
  * Establish efficient contacts with funding bodies and political

*Qualifications and experience:*

You have an international reputation in an area of science that reflects 
the strengths of the ToF/HR instrument suite. This scientific excellence 
is complemented by a profound knowhow and proven creativity in neutron 
instrumentation. You have a track record in managing instrument projects 
and scientific collaborations. You have an experience in establishing 
links to Universities, fully supervising students and teaching. You are 
able to motivate people, to establish a good team spirit and show strong 
leadership within a multi-disciplinary team of scientists.

*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 could be offered either on a permanent basis or for a fixed 
term to someone seconded from another institute or university.**

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Director of the 
ILL, Prof. A. Harrison, Tel.: +33 (0)4 76 20 71 00, e-mail: 
harrison at ill.eu <mailto:harrison at ill.eu>(please do not send your 
application to this address).**

Further information on the ToF/HR group can be found on the following 


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 *18.03.2012*, via our website: 
http://www.ill.eu/careers(vacancy reference: *12/02*)

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

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