[Neutron] Postdoctoral fellow - Neutronics modelling - Kjeller

Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Kenneth.knudsen at ife.no
Thu Jan 28 09:20:51 CET 2016

Post.doc fellow (3 years) - Neutronics modelling - Kjeller
The Physics Department, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Kjeller, Norway has available a Postdoctoral Fellowship for 3 years in connection with the infrastructure project  "NcNeutron - Norwegian Center for Neutron Research". The project is a collaboration between IFE and Norwegian universities and research institutes. It focuses on building advanced neutron instrumentation in connection with the research reactor JEEP II, and is funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Main tasks
The person being employed will model and optimize a new neutron cold source that will be used for two instruments in NcNeutron, and model neutron transport and shielding design in order to optimize various instruments in NcNeutron (imaging, reflectometry, small-angle scattering and general purpose setups).

Candidates are expected to have a PhD or similar in physics, chemistry, materials science or a closely related field. A strong background in computer modelling is required, preferably with GEANT4, MCNPX or similar. Previous experience with neutron scattering experiments and/or instrumentation would be beneficial. The evaluation of candidates will be based on scientific qualifications and ability to communicate efficiently. Good knowledge of the English language is essential.

We can offer
Exciting and challenging research tasks, social benefits including pension, life insurance and accident insurance, salary according to agreement.

To apply
On-line applications only. Go to http://www.ife.no/en/rekruttering-en.
Please include (i) a written application, (ii) a curriculum vitae with list of publications and professional activities, (iii) copies of certificates/transcripts in English or Norwegian, (iv) the names and email addresses of 3-5 references. Closing date for applications is: March 1,  2016

For more information regarding the position, please contact
Kenneth D. Knudsen, Kenneth.knudsen at ife.no

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