[Neutron] Postdoc Focusing Neutron Optics for Extreme Sample Environments

Charlotta Olsson charlotta.olsson at esss.se
Fri Jun 29 08:46:46 CEST 2012

Postdoc Focusing Neutron Optics for Extreme Sample Environments
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Postdoc Focusing Neutron Optics for Extreme Sample Environments.
Description of directorate/division The neutron opticsgroup at the European Spallation Source provides support for neutron scattering instruments and performs research into neutron optical components for new kinds of instrumentation and experiments.
Description of main responsibilities As part of the European NMI3 research portfolio, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing a multi-capillary focusing neutron device so that small samples can be used with extreme sample environments. This is challenging, not onlybecause the samples are small, but because part of the focusing apparatus will be located within the sample environment equipment. The final stages of theproject will involve the construction and testing of a prototype device at the Institute Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France.
•  PhD, or equivalent experience, in a related scientific field.
•  Modelling of neutron guides, or x-ray beams, with supermirrors.
•  Monte-Carlo simulations.
•  Strong mathematical background.
•  Strong computational skills and numerical calculations, optimisation algorithms.
•  Direct relevant experience of working with neutroninstruments and sample environments will be an advantage.
•  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 center for materials research.
•  Possibility for personal development.
•  Relocation assistance, including family support and Swedish language course, is offered.

Duration & Location Initially two years with the possibility of performance at the end of the two-year period, or the possibility of spending time at the Institute Laue-Langevin in France.
Start date
The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English by clicking entering 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 August 15th, 2012.

For further information regarding the position, please contact Groupleader Neutron Optics, Phillip Bentley, phillip.bentley[at]esss.se. For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Charlotta Olsson, charlotta.olsson[at]esss.se.
We look forward toreceiving 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 fulloperation 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 favorable treatment because of race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

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