[Neutron] Group Leader for the Data Systems and Technologies Group

Kristina Bacos Kristina.Bacos at esss.se
Mon Dec 1 10:58:45 CET 2014

Group Leader for the Data Systems and Technologies Group

The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Group Leader position for the Data Systems and Technologies Group of the Data Management and Software Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Description of directorate/division/group

The Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC), part of the ESS Science Directorate, is responsible for the design, development and construction of the computer software and hardware to be used for the performance, and data analysis, of the experiments to be carried out on the neutron scattering and imaging instruments to be constructed at ESS. DMSC performs work at both the ESS offices in Lund, Sweden and at the main DMSC offices currently located at Universitetsparken 1 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2017 the main offices of DMSC will move to a purpose built building on the north campus of the University of Copenhagen.

Description of main responsibilities

The role of the Data Systems and Technologies Group (DSTG) Leader is to lead the team of system designers and administrators who will design, construct, and operate the data storage, network and high performance computing systems that will be used to stream, store and process the experimental data taken on the instruments to be built at the ESS. These systems will be located in both at ESS in Lund and at the DMSC building in Copenhagen and will be available to the experimental users of ESS instruments.

The Data Systems and Technologies Group is also responsible for operating computer systems for scientific software development at DMSC which are used by DMSC groups, other groups within ESS, and collaborators and partners with ESS. Divisions at ESS with whom DMSC works very closely are the Integrated Control Systems Division and the Information Technology Division.

The instruments to be deployed at the ESS will open up new frontiers in neutron scattering research and will require data systems that can fully exploit this new potential. The Data Systems and Technologies Group Leader will require both a creative and innovative mind, able to solve complex technical challenges, and an ability to build strong collaborative relationships with the other stakeholders involved. Previous experience in project management in the development of scientific computer systems for the use at a scientific user research facility, along with line management of research and technical staff, is essential in this position.


  *   A MSc degree (preferably a PhD) in one of the computational or physical sciences.
  *   Experience in Project management for the development of scientific computer systems for the use at a scientific user research facility is essential.
  *   Experience of line management of research and technical staff is central. You are an experienced leader with the capability to motivate and empower others. You provide your team members with a clear direction and use your coaching leadership to provide development opportunities.
  *   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

The position is permanent with three months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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

Please apply on our homage; http://europeanspallationsource.se/vacancies and provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

The deadline for applications is the 18th of January 2015. For further information regarding the position please contact Mark Hagen, Head of Data Management and Software Centre at mark.hagen[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:kristina.bacos at esss.se>




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