[Neutron] Head of European Spallation Source's Data Management and Software Center

Charlotta Olsson charlotta.olsson at esss.se
Tue Sep 11 15:39:39 CEST 2012

The European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for "Head of European Spallation Source's Data Management and Software Center".

Description of organisation

The European Spallation Source (ESS), located in Lund, Sweden, aims to be the brightest source of neutrons for science and technology and will become operational by the end of this decade. The ESS plans to provide 22 state of the art neutron scattering instruments, addressing a wide range of scientific fields.

To harness the scientific potential of these instruments the ESS Data Management and Software Center (DMSC), located at the campus of the University of Copenhagen, is charged to provide cutting edge information technology infrastructure and software solutions for data analysis and visualization, scientific computations and data management. In addition, the DMSC is also charged with the development of systems control software for the ESS neutron instrumentation that is seamlessly integrated into the analysis and visualization systems. The DMSC will also act as the main interfaces between ESS and university groups active in scientific computations, physical modeling and theory, an activity that is important in order to best harness the science potential of the ESS neutron instruments.

Description of main responsibilities and qualifications

The ESS is seeking to appoint the Head of the ESS-DMSC Division. The successful candidate will report to the ESS Director for Science and will be responsible for founding this exciting and important Division of ESS.

The ideal candidate will have a background in scientific computing and be familiar with the computing and operational requirements of large-scale scientific facilities. The candidate must have excellent management skills and provide leadership and vision for the mission of the DMSC. The candidate will be expected to forge alliances and collaborations with other facilities and universities in order that the DMSC delivers on it’s mission.

The Head of the ESS DMSC will be working partly at ESS in Lund (Sweden) and partly at ESS DMSC located at the Copenhagen University (Denmark).

The University is prepared to offer a contract as adjunct professor, given that the candidate has the required scientific background.

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 and vibrant 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

Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden and in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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 entering http://www.ess-scandinavia.eu/jobs. 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 19th of October 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 Deputy Director for Science, Dr Dimitri Argyriou, dimitri.argyriou[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<mailto:charlotta.olsson at esss.se>


The European Spallation Source is a Partnership of 17 European Nations committed to the goal of collectively building and operating the world's leading facility for research using neutrons by the second quarter of the 21st Century.
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