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19. July 2017 - Chalmers University of Technology
PhD student position in Neutron Scattering studies of Energy Materials
PhD student position in Neutron Scattering studies of Energy Materials
19. July 2017 - Chalmers University of Technology
PhD student position in Neutron Scattering studies of Energy Materials
PhD student position in Neutron Scattering studies of Energy Materials
Employer
Chalmers University of Technology
Location

Gothenburg, Sweden

Introduction

Information about the research

The PhD student will join the research group of Assoc. Prof. Maths Karlsson at the Energy and Materials Division of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, and will also be affiliated to the Molecular Spectroscopy Group at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source in the United Kingdom. Our research, at the interface between physics, chemistry, and materials science, focuses on investigations of key fundamental properties of atomic-scale structure and dynamics in energy relevant oxides. The primary tools to this end involve the use, and development, of advanced neutron scattering methods, as well as infrared light at free electron lasers, available at international large-scale facilities around the world. Our research is strengthened by the collaboration with national and international colleagues, that provide complementary expertise in, for example, materials synthesis and computer modelling.

Job description

Major responsibilities

The PhD student will be part of a collaborative project between Chalmers, Uppsala University and the the Molecular Spectroscopy Group at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the U.K (see www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/groups/molecular-spectroscopy). The PhD student will be primarily based at ISIS (on a 75% basis), while the rest of the time (25%) he/she will be based at Chalmers. The project focuses on studies on hydrogen dynamics in solid state oxide materials, stretching from protic (H+) to hydridic (H-) species, with a view towards their application as electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells and as hydrogen-storage materials. The main techniques within this project will be inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering methods, available at ISIS, as well as density functional theory calculations to model the experimental data. Other neutron facilities, in France, Germany, and the U.S.A, may be used on a complementary basis. As part of the project, the student will also take part in the evaluation of the current limitations associated with the measurement of hydrogen diffusion in thin films and interfaces. The student will collaborate closely with a new Postdoc, that will be employed at Uppsala University and who will also be based at ISIS on a 75% basis. The PhD student will have the unique opportunity to work a dynamic environment in close collaboration with both world-leading scientists and instrument teams. The project is of direct relevance to the science programme of the future European Spallation Source (ESS), which is under construction in Lund, Sweden, and aims towards building up competence to construct and run neutron science and instrumentation programmes at this new facility. A close link to the Swedish graduate school on neutron scattering (www.swedness.se) will allow building up connections at a national level. The position is for four years and will support science programs funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Position summary

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

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Qualifications

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field. To be successful, you have to be highly motivated, independent, and demonstrate a high level of analytical and mathematical skills. Excellent knowledge of English, written and spoken, is essential.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

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How to Apply

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20170294 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)

  • CV
  • Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
  • Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)

  • 1-2 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
  • Previous research fields and main research results.
  • Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:

  • Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
  • Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the application form at the original vacancy page. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 31 July 2017

Deadline
31. July 2017
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19. July 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist M/F
Research Scientist M/F
19. July 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist M/F
Research Scientist M/F
Employer
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Location

Grenoble, France

Introduction
The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is Europe’s leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, and welcomes over 2000 visits of scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. We currently have a vacancy: Research Scientist M/F
Description of Institution

The ILL Diffraction group operates a large suite of powder and single crystal diffractometers to carry out collaborative research programs in various areas of chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, and protein structure. We are looking for highly motivated candidates to work on the development of crystallographic algorithms to develop the ‘Crystallographic Fortran Modules Library’ (CrysFML) and FullProf Suite’s programs.

Job description

Duties and accountabilities

  • Analyse the structure of the library CrysFML and how to develop new programs based on the library.
  • Improve your knowledge of Crystallography (e.g. representation group theory and general superspace groups).
  • Develop appropriate algorithms to be implemented in FullProf modules for general restraints/constraints.
  • Create a graphical user interface to generate the description of the restrains/constraints into files to be used by FullProf.
  • Design modules for structure factor of:
    • calculations with form-factors and displacement parameters of any type (multipoles, combined electron/spin densities, anharmonic temperature factors…),
    • crystal and magnetic structures described in the superspace formalism.
  • Develop, in the longer term, a new multi-dimensional Rietveld code, using computer algebra, allowing to refine simultaneously multiple patterns making analytical expressions for correlating parameters of any type.

This position represents an excellent opportunity for young scientists to develop expertise, broaden experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world.

Benefits

Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our employment conditions).

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Qualifications and experience

  • PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or equivalent qualification together with experience in neutron and/or X-ray scattering techniques.
  • Deep knowledge of crystal diffraction, crystallography, magnetism and group theory would be appreciated.
  • Strong abilities in scientific programming languages (Fortran, C/C++, Python…) is required for this post.

Language skills

As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France. You must have a sound knowledge of English and be willing to learn French (a language course will be paid for by the ILL). Knowledge of German would be an advantage.

Notes

An 18-month minimum “specified-purpose” fixed-term contract funded by the European grant FILL2030.
Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Diffraction Group: Dr Maria Teresa Fernandez Diaz, tel.: +33(0)4.76.20.76.06, e-mail: or via www.ill.fr/dif (please do not send your application to this address).

Contact
How to Apply

Please apply via the online application form.

The closing date for submissions is 27/08/2017.
The Reference number for this vacancy is: Ref. #: 17/18

ILL cares about Equal Opportunity and Diversity; therefore we encourage both men and women with relevant qualifications to apply.

Deadline
27. August 2017
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19. July 2017 - Uppsala University
Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
19. July 2017 - Uppsala University
Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
Employer
Uppsala University
Location

Grenoble, France

Introduction

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

At the Department of Physics and Astronomy with placement at ILL (Super ADAM instrument), France.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is the second largest at Uppsala University with more than 250 employees and 10 different divisions and is situated at Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala. The Department was formed in January 2010 by merging the former Department of Physics and Astronomy with the Department of Physics and Materials Science. The postdoctoral position is stationed at ILL, Grenoble, France.

Webpages: http://www.physics.uu.se and https://www.ill.eu

Description of Institution

Information about the project

The project is focused on strengthening the Swedish competence within neutron scattering. We are looking for postdoc to be stationed at the Super ADAM instrument at ILL, Grenoble, which is the only fully Swedish owned and operated neutron instrument. Super ADAM is a high resolution polarized neutron reflectometer suited for both magnetic, hard condensed matter and soft matter, life science investigations. The postdoc is expected to conduct their own research within the field of soft matter and life sciences and to assist Swedish Super ADAM users, mainly in the soft matter/life science field to conduct their experiments ad the Super ADAM instrument. Collaboration and support from researchers at Lund and Uppsala University will be offered. We envisage that the postdoc has experience with neutron scattering techniques within polymer, surfactant, lipid self-assembly, proteins, biomembrane or other fields of interest for the Swedish user community.

Job description

The detail research field is dependent on the experience and interest of the candidate, but ideally it showed be somehow associated with the particular advantages of SuperADAM, including using magnetic reference layers for soft matter/life science systems and the use of off-specular/grazing incidence neutron scattering.

The recruited person will have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists from the Large Scale Structures group and profit from the equipment present in the ILL soft matter labs within the Partnership for Soft Matter initiative which includes several tools for sample preparation and characterization as Langmuir troughs, ellipsometers, QCM-D, light scattering, XRR. For more information see: http://www.epn-campus.eu/users/partnership-for-soft-condensed-matter-pscm/

Salary: According to local agreement
Starting: 2017-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %

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Qualifications

Applicants must hold a PhD in Biophysics, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a similar area of science. Excellent experimental skills are indispensable as well as very good communication to support users and collaborators. A strong background in neutron scattering methods and in particular their application to challenges in soft matter and life science is an advantage. Good computer skills and a solid background in condensed matter physics and mathematics are further merits. Excellent knowledge of English, writing and speaking, is required. The knowledge of a Nordic and/or the French language may complete the profile. Eagerness to learn Swedish is assumed for non-Swedish speaking candidate

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How to Apply

Application procedure

Your application must include a personal letter with a short description of yourself and the reasons why you are interested in the position. You must also include a CV, authorized copies of degrees and diplomas, copies of your PhD thesis and other documents, such as publications, that you want to invoke. Names and contact details of at least two scientists that have offered to act as references for you must also be included, with a clear indication of their relationship to you.

Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

Please submit your application online at the original page of this vacancy.

Deadline
20. August 2017
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05. July 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant M/F - Ionic Liquids
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant M/F - Ionic Liquids
05. July 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant M/F - Ionic Liquids
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant M/F - Ionic Liquids
Employer
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Location

Grenoble, France

Introduction

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is Europe’s leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world and hosts over 2000 visits by scientists per year, who come to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. We currently have a vacancy for a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant M/F – Ionic Liquids

Job description

Duties

Working within the Spectroscopy group and funded by the European grant FILL2030, you will be in charge of boosting the development of methods for studying the dynamics and structural properties of ionic liquids (ILs) using (in particular) neutrons, and of fostering links with external groups working in fields such as diffraction and small-angle neutron scattering.

‘Ionic liquid’ is the collective name for a huge variety of different compositions; in fact, several subgroups have already been defined, for example magnetic ionic liquids (MIL). If the organic ligands have long aliphatic tails, these compounds can repel water and form microemulsion-like structures. At present, the work using neutrons represents only a small portion of the publications on ILs. The large incoherent scattering of the hydrogen atoms of the organic molecules makes them suitable for neutron scattering, Different parts of the molecules can be highlighted by full (or partial) deuteration to enhance the visibility of structure or dynamics. The large number of H atoms allows dynamical studies with a large dynamic range from methyl rotation to centre-of-mass diffusion. The magnetic properties of MIL are also a stronghold of neutrons.

The Spectroscopy group operates a range of instruments designed to carry out studies covering a broad spectrum of energy ranges, from hundreds of meV (Lagrange, thermal Time of Flight) to neV (Neutron Spin Echo).
This post represents an excellent opportunity for a young scientist to develop expertise, broaden his/her experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world.

Notes
Post-Doctoral contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 to 18-month period.
Only candidates holding a PhD obtained less than 2 years ago are eligible for Post-doctoral positions.
Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the Spectroscopy group: (please do not send your application to this address).

Benefits
Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our employment conditions).

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Qualifications and experience
You have a PhD in physics, chemistry or physical chemistry.
We are particularly interested in highly motivated candidates with experience in neutron scattering and some previous research activities involving liquids and/or ionic liquids, who are willing to take the lead in bringing together scientific communities.

Language skills
As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France. You must have a sound knowledge of English and be willing to learn French (a language course will be paid for by the ILL). Knowledge of German would be an advantage.

Contact
Name

Dr Bela Farago

E-Mail
How to Apply

Please submit your application in English online with a list of publications and the names of 3 references, including one from your present work place, no later than 27.08.2017, via our website: www.ill.eu/careers (vacancy reference: 17/Post-Doc02). Interviews should take place in the first week of October.

Deadline
27. August 2017
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05. July 2017 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Neutron Optics Engineer / Scientist
Neutron Optics Engineer / Scientist
05. July 2017 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Neutron Optics Engineer / Scientist
Neutron Optics Engineer / Scientist
Employer
Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Location

Villigen PSI, Switzerland

Description of Institution

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2100 people.

Job description

Your tasks

You will be a leading engineer/scientist in the development of neutron focusing/polarizing optics for existing instruments at the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source (SINQ) and new instruments at the European Spallation Source (ESS). The development work includes test experiments at SINQ, the development of prototypes, Monte-Carlo simulations and operating two sputtering machines. Project management tasks will be also part of your work including aquisition of external project funding.

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

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You hold a PhD in physics, chemistry or engenering and you have experiences with X-Ray or neutron scattering techniques, ideally in reflectometry. In addition you have experiences in use of different Monte Carlo packages (like MCNP and McStas). A fundamental knowledge of multi-layer systems is an advantage. Good communication skills in German and English are essential.

Contact
How to Apply

Please use the link below to submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Neutron optics engineer / scientist (index no. 3604-01): https://www.psi.ch/pa/stellenangebote/1558

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01. July 2017 - Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Neutronics modelling
Postdoctoral Fellow in Neutronics Modelling at IFE (Kjeller, Norway)
01. July 2017 - Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Neutronics modelling
Postdoctoral Fellow in Neutronics Modelling at IFE (Kjeller, Norway)
Employer
Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Location

Kjeller, Norway

Description of Institution

Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) is an independent international research foundation located in Norway at Kjeller and Halden. IFE is in the forefront of several fields within international energy research, safety, environmental-, petroleum- and nuclear technology. IFE develops new technological solutions for industry and public sector in more than 30 countries. IFE has a comprehensive activity in the field of nuclear medicine and the development of new radiopharmaceuticals. IFE is the host of the International OECD Halden Reactor Project. The number of employees is about 600 and the annual turnover is about NOK 950 Million.
The Physics Department at IFE has as main goal to utilize the neutron beams from the JEEP II nuclear reactor at Kjeller. The research addresses hydrogen storage materials, battery materials, soft matter, magnetism and thermoelectric materials. The department has a broad collaboration with Norwegian universities and industries, and with many foreign universities and research institutes.
To learn more about IFE, go to: http://www.ife.no/en

Job description

A Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2 years is available at the Physics Department 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. The person being employed will:

  • Model neutron transport and shielding design in order to optimize various instruments in NcNeutron (imaging, reflectometry, small-angle scattering and general purpose setups)
  • Finalize optimized design of a new neutron cold source that will be used for two instruments in NcNeutron

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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, and/or McStas/Vitess. 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.

Contact
Name

Prof. Bjørn Hauback

E-Mail
Website
How to Apply

Go to: http://www.ife.no/en/rekruttering-en

Online applications only!

Deadline
31. July 2017
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01. July 2017 - Je-Geun Park, Associate Director of IBS CCES
Post-Doc Position: IBS CCES – Seoul National University: Seoul, Korea
Post-Doc Position: IBS CCES – Seoul National University: Seoul, Korea
01. July 2017 - Je-Geun Park, Associate Director of IBS CCES
Post-Doc Position: IBS CCES – Seoul National University: Seoul, Korea
Post-Doc Position: IBS CCES – Seoul National University: Seoul, Korea
Employer
Je-Geun Park, Associate Director of IBS CCES
Location

Seoul National University

Introduction

The Emergent Phenomena Group of the Center for Correlated Electron System (CCES), Institute for Basic Science (IBS), invites applications for postdoctoral research fellow. The Institute of Basic Science (http://www.ibs.re.kr/) is an ambitious new program by the South Korean government to foster the basic sciences in Korea. Prof. Je-Geun Park leads the Emergent Phenomena Group of IBS CCES (http://magnetism.snu.ac.kr). We at Prof Park’s group aim to pursue groundbreaking and fundamental researches in strongly correlated electron physics by taking advantage of state-of-the-art instruments and theoretical support.

Description of Institution

The Emergent Phenomena Group led by Prof. Je-Geun Park is the 2nd group established within the IBS Center for Correlated Electron Systems. We focus on strongly correlated electron systems such as transition metal oxides and related materials, mostly in bulk form. Having these three teams working together allows our group to paint a complete picture of novel materials, studying their crystal and magnetic structure, physical properties and spin dynamics. Our ability to rapidly characterize and investigate the properties of new materials offers crucial feedback to improve the sample preparation, while having a dedicated Materials team ensures a steady supply of new and interesting systems for investigation. To do this, we are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments covering all areas of our research topics. Please see the relevant sections of our homepage for more information.

Job description

You will be part of research projects led by Professor Je-Geun Park and belong to Scattering Team. The projects at Prof. Park’s group aim to understand novel phases of strongly correlated electron systems. The Scattering Team uses inelastic neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to tackle several interesting problems such as magnon-phonon coupling, magnon breakdown, to name only a few. We also have extensive collaborations with two other teams: Materials Team and Van der Waals Team, at the group. Although each of three teams has their own specific goals but also collaborate on larger projects. Successful candidates are expected to have experience in at least one of the following areas: materials synthesis, bulk characterization, or neutron or x-ray scattering. Each postdoctoral position is a 2 year position and may be extended for an additional year

Contact
Name

Ms. Elika Beard

E-Mail
Website
Address

Building 19-414
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul National University
Seoul, Korea

How to Apply

Please send an up to date CV, and information about two references via mail to group secretary,

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01. July 2017 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Mechanical Engineer within the Instrument Technologies Division
Mechanical Engineer within the Instrument Technologies Division
01. July 2017 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Mechanical Engineer within the Instrument Technologies Division
Mechanical Engineer within the Instrument Technologies Division
Employer
European Spallation Source (ESS)
Location

Lund, Sweden

Description of Institution

The Instrument Technologies Division is part of the Science Directorate, which executes the Neutron Scattering Systems (NSS) project. The NSS scope is to design, build and commission neutron scattering instruments, and the Instrument Technologies Division, together with its in-kind partners, is dedicated to providing and supporting key components not only during construction but also during operation of the facility’s scientific instruments.

Job description

The engineer will initially report directly to the Head of the Division but work closely with the Engineer responsible for the technical coordination within the NSS project and NSS’ Central Engineering Team. The team of engineers will, together with in-kind partners, and commercial partners if required, design technical solutions to ensure long-term availability and reliability on instrument systems, sub-systems and components. It is foreseen to transfer the position into one of the technical groups within the division to provide support during installation, integration & operation of instruments.

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 organisational 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.

Duration & Location

The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.

Start date

The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

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The successful candidate should be prepared to

  • participate in the development of strategies, techniques and methods to ensure optimised systems in performance, reliability and cost
  • participate in the definition of requirements and technical specifications
  • participate and supporting in-kind partners in the procurement of prototype systems
  • support of in-kind partners and/or commercial suppliers during testing and installation of systems
  • ensure safe operation, performance and maintainability of systems

Technical competencies

The nature of the position and the changing environment of a complex project requires an agile and flexible person with experience in developments, project management, appreciation of stakeholder requirements, and ideally operational and hands-on experience.

Qualifications
At minimum, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.
5+ years of experience in an engineering or engineering development environment.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate experience in:

  • Design of mechanical and electromechanical systems
  • Participation in development of complex mechanical systems and assemblies
  • Manufacturing considerations in the context of prototype developments incl quality assurance and quality control

Additional experience would include:

  • Track record of project management
  • Experience in using 3D CAD modelling software
  • Experience of working in an international environment

Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.

Contact
Name

Oliver Kirstein

E-Mail
How to Apply

Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions on the Applications original webpage.
Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.
The deadline for applications is 13th of August, 2017.
For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process, please follow this link https://europeanspallationsource.se/ess-recruitment-process. For further information regarding the position, please contact the Head of Division, . Forfurther information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, .

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 favourable treatment because of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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Deadline
13. August 2017
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22. June 2017 - Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University
PhD position - Amphiphilic Drug Self-Assemblies Studied by Scattering Techniques
PhD position - Amphiphilic Drug Self-Assemblies Studied by Scattering Techniques
22. June 2017 - Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University
PhD position - Amphiphilic Drug Self-Assemblies Studied by Scattering Techniques
PhD position - Amphiphilic Drug Self-Assemblies Studied by Scattering Techniques
Employer
Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University
Location

Uppsala, Sweden

Introduction

A postdoc position in physical chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, will be open for application during the fall year 2017.

Project: Amphiphilic Drug Self-Assemblies Studied by Scattering Techniques

The postdoc position is in the research group Pharmaceutical Physical Chemistry. Our research aims at clarifying the relationships between the molecular structure of drug molecules and excipients, their physical-chemical properties and behavior in drug formulations and delivery systems such as microgels, vesicles and microemulsions.

Job description

The project will be part of a new initiative to study the self-assembling properties of amphiphilic drugs in solution and their interaction with other amphiphilic self-assemblies and charged polymer networks. The group is currently setting-up advanced research equipment for combined static and dynamic light scattering techniques. The postdoc project will focused on structural investigations by means of light scattering and small-angle x-ray and neutron scattering techniques.

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Suitable background for the project is a PhD in physical chemistry or related areas and expertise in dynamic and static light scattering as well as experience of small-angle scattering techniques at large scale facilities.

How to Apply

For more information, contact:

Prof. Per Hansson

Phone: +46(0)762736768

Doc. Magnus Bergström

Phone: +46(0)736354644

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10. May 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
PhD Position - Ordered Spinels for Magnetoelectric Properties
PhD Position - Ordered Spinels for Magnetoelectric Properties
10. May 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
PhD Position - Ordered Spinels for Magnetoelectric Properties
PhD Position - Ordered Spinels for Magnetoelectric Properties
Employer
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Location

Grenoble, France
Caen, France

Introduction

For the last 15 years, the studies of multiferroic materials are one of the most enthusiastic subjects in condensed matter field of research. A multiferroic compound presents two simultaneous ferroic orders (ferroelectric, ferromagnetic or ferroelastic). For the magnetoelectric (ME) multiferroic materials the magnetization can be controlled by the electric fields. Such properties open the way of new spintronic devises with various applications.
For more information on the CRISMAT please visit our web site: http://www-crismat.ensicaen.fr/?lang=en.

Job description

The spinel structures AB2O4 are very well known for their numerous magnetic properties and recently CoCr2O4 has been investigate as ME-multiferroic (type II) compounds. In that case, the appearance of the incommensurate conical-spiral magnetic order directly involves the ferroelectricity. Moreover, the magnetic dilution on the B-sites for the series CoII(CrIII1-xCoIIIx)O4, significantly increases both statured electric polarization and magnetization under magnetic field. On the other hand, the magnetic dilution on the A-sites for the series Zn1-XCoXCr2O4 causes the disappearance of the ferromagnetic ordering to benefit to frustrated antiferromagnetism. At the CRISMAT we recently start to study the spinel family Co5-xZnxTeO8. In those compounds the Te6+ cation plays the role of a B-site magneto-diluting agent and enables to get ordered spinel. On the other side the Zn2+ cation plays the role of A-site magneto-diluting agent. The Co5-xZnxTeO8 series appears as very versatile spinel family since we can perfectly decide on which sites the magnetic dilution will take place and easily modify the ME properties.
The aim of this project is to continue the investigation of this remarkable Co5-xZnxTeO8 spinel series. A special attention will be paid on ordered spinel compounds Co5-xZnxTeO8 with 0 < x < 1 to establish the magnetic phase diagram and the evolution of ME coupling versus x. We will also investigate other chemical systems to find novel ordered spinel phases. All the compounds will be synthesized by solid state reactions and their structures (nuclear and magnetic) characterized by X-ray and neutron diffraction. An important part of the synthesis work will be consecrated to grow single-crystals of sufficient sizes to characterize the dielectric properties and the complex magnetic structures.

Location and Salary

The PhD project will be located in Grenoble (France), at the ILL, and at the CRISMAT in Caen (France). The successful candidate will be employed for a period of up to three years, with a gross salary of around 2350 €/month, together with other benefits depending on the student’s social status (for more details see: http://www.ill.eu/science-technology/phd-students/phd-recruitment/phd-work-at-the-ill/). A team of experts, including Nicolas Barrier, Emmanuelle Suard, Juan Rodriguez-Carvajal and Alain Pautrat , will supervise the work of the PhD student.

Requested Profile

Applicants should have a Master degree in solid state chemistry or in physic. Academic knowledge of condensed matter physics and crystallography will be appreciated. Good English communication skills (oral and written) are also required.

Contact
How to Apply

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and a CV (with 2 recommendation letters) to Dr. Nicolas Barrier, .

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27. April 2017 - University of Illinois
PhD student and Postdoc in Evilevitch Laboratory
PhD student and Postdoc in Evilevitch Laboratory
27. April 2017 - University of Illinois
PhD student and Postdoc in Evilevitch Laboratory
PhD student and Postdoc in Evilevitch Laboratory
Employer
University of Illinois
Location

Illinois, USA

Job description

Research Description

Nucleic acids constitute one of the main components of viruses by molecular weight, and the viral genome is often strongly confined into a small volume of the capsid. This is true for most prokaryotic viruses such as double-stranded (ds) DNA/RNA phages, dsDNA archaeal viruses as well as many eukaryotic viruses (e.g. herpesviruses and reoviruses). The length of ds-genome in those viruses is several hundred times longer than the diameter of the capsid. We recently found that this internal DNA stress leads to 20 atmospheres capsid pressure in human Herpesviruses. This genome pressure is responsible for DNA ejection into a cell nucleus during infection. The aim of this project is to explain how the physically stressed state of the confined viral DNA directly affects the virus infectious cycle. This research involves a quantitative biophysical approach to virology using Atomic Force Microscopy and Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS).

(with possibility to conduct research at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA and Lund University, Sweden)

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http://vetmed.illinois.edu/evilevitch-lab/position.html

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