[Neutron] PostDoc - Slow Dynamics Neutron Spectroscopy at ESS

Charlotta Olsson Charlotta.Olsson at esss.se
Wed Apr 18 10:18:43 CEST 2012

The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a PostDoc - Slow Dynamics Neutron Spectroscopy.

Description of directorate/division
The Neutron Science Division supports and coordinates the neutron research by academic activities, collaborative research with various partners and local academic networks as well as industry liaison and infrastructure. Various meetings such as Science Symposia, IKON, ESS S&S are co-organized by the division. The neutron science division organizes the ESS PhD programme. As far as building the ESS is concerned the Neutron Science Division is responsible for the scientific infrastructure by specifying the required user support laboratories, the sample handling and the user access. In this it helps designing, building and operating a neutron science driven experimental facility.

Description of main responsibilities
A young enthusiastic and strongly motivated postdoctoral scientist with a background in neutron science is sought to lead and participate in neutron scattering experiments as part of the JCNS outstation at Spallation Neutron Source in Oakridge, TN, USA (SNS). The successful candidate will be part of the ESS Science Directorate and will represent ESS neutron science at SNS. The candidate will be expected to lead his/her own experiments in collaboration with colleagues at ESS or other partners as well as act as local contact for the JCNS instruments at SNS. In this he/she will work within the JCNS group working dominantly on slow dynamics with assignment to the backscattering instrument BASIS and the spin echo spectrometer NSE.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD or similar in physics, chemistry or life sciences. 
Experimental experience with techniques involving neutron scattering is desirable. The evaluation will be based on scientific qualifications. 
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.

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.
Duration & Location
The position is a two-year fixed term employment agreement.
The successful candidate will be stationed at the SNS, Oakridge, Tennessee, US.  

Start date
The position is to be filled in September 2012. 

Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English by clicking 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. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.
The deadline for applications is 21st May 2012. The recruitment process is ongoing and the deadline may be shortened, therefore we recommend that applications be submitted as soon as possible.

For further information regarding the position, please contact Head of Neutron Science Division, Dr Arno Hiess, arno.hiess[at]esss.se   

For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Anne Säfström Lanner, anne.safstromlanner[at]esss.se. 

We look forward to receiving your application.

Charlotta Olsson
HR Officer

European Spallation Source ESS AB
P.O Box 176, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Tunavägen 24, 223 63 Lund

Mobile: +46 721 79 20 25
Phone: +46 46 888 30 25
E-mail: charlotta.olsson at esss.se


New phone number and new visiting address from 1st Feb 2012 ***

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