[Neutron] Engineer/Physicist in Neutron Detector Technologies position at ESS

Kristina Bacos Kristina.Bacos at esss.se
Thu Jun 19 15:26:58 CEST 2014

The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for an Engineer/Physicist in Neutron Detector Technologies position.
Description division
The Detector group is part of the Neutron Technology Division under the Science Directorate. The Neutron Technology Division provides the technological tools required for the design, construction and operation of the neutron instruments at the ESS. The detector group is currently focused on performing the necessary research and development for alternatives to He-3 detectors for neutron detection.
Main responsibilities
The main responsibilities for this role will be supporting design phases for instrument projects. Initially starting with work required for one instrument (testing, standards definition and engineering the design of detectors), however the role would expect to additionally support another instrument next year. Further you will also act as detector contact for the Imaging Class of Instruments. Responsibilities will also include implementing service and support for test stands necessary within the detector group, to ensure a homogeneous testing platform.

Responsibilities as service, requirement and project is a part of the position; engineering and implementation will come later. The role is likely to be involved and develop collaborations or in-kind partners.


You are a detector engineer/scientist, who is familiar with advanced detector systems. You have a service-minded attitude and collaborative mind-set is essential. Ideally with specific experience of high resolution detectors and advanced readout systems.
High level technical skills and knowledge relating to detectors are essential for this role. Hands-on experience building, testing and analysing data from modern detector systems is a must, in particular in implementing teststands for readout electronics. A high level of software, programming and IT skills, analysis expertise, detailed knowledge of modern detector systems, familiarity with DAQ systems. Experience with VME (or similar) and knowledge of advanced simulation tools such as GEANT is a plus.

You should be able to demonstrate that you have followed a detector development concept from its inception towards its optimisation. Experience in in-kind or collaborative effort and experience in other disciplines as well as within a large international research institute would be advantageous. You should be able to demonstrate a strong and broad publication or results record.

The position is a two-year temporary position. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.

What ESS can offer
At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world.
Application & Contact

You will find the application on our webpage, http://europeanspallationsource.se Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English.  Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.
The deadline for applications is 10th of August 2014. For further information regarding the position please contact richard.hall-wilton[at]esss.se and for further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Kristina Bacos, kristina.bacos[at]esss.se.

We look forward to receiving your application.


Kristina Bacos
HR Officer/Recruitment Partner

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

Mobile: +46 72 179 22 76
Phone: +46 46 888 32 76
E-mail: kristina.bacos at esss.se<mailto:linda.sima at esss.se>




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