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08. December 2017 - Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism at EPFL and Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging at PSI
Postdoctoral Fellow in Neutron Spectroscopy
Postdoctoral Fellow in Neutron Spectroscopy
08. December 2017 - Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism at EPFL and Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging at PSI
Postdoctoral Fellow in Neutron Spectroscopy
Postdoctoral Fellow in Neutron Spectroscopy
Employer
Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism at EPFL and Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging at PSI
Location

Villigen PSI, Switzerland

Introduction

Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism at EPFL and Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging at PSI are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neutron Spectroscopy

The chosen candidate will be responsible for completion and scientific exploitation of the novel neutron spectrometer CAMEA. This spectrometer built in collaboration between LQM at EPFL and PSI is scheduled to receive first neutrons ultimo 2018 and to be fully commissioned in 2020 after the complete upgrade of neutron guides at the SINQ continuous spallation source in 2019.

Description of Institution

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausannne (EPFL), with its main campus located in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the shores of lake Geneva is a dynamically growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It has a highly international campus with first-class infrastructure, including in particular facilities for material growth and characterization and in particular extensive and leading facilities for nano-fabrication (CMi). As a technical university covering essentially the entire palette of engineering and science, EPFL offers a fertile environment for research cooperation between different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, with English often serving as a common interface.

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.

Designed for massively parallel neutron detection, the CAMEA spectrometer will enable new types of experiments, in particular under high magnetic fields and large pressures, e.g. for studies of quantum magnetism and unconventional superconductors.

Job description

The main tasks will include

  • Managing the construction project in close collaboration with the technical project team, commission the instrument, and design software for instrument control and data-analysis
  • Perform experiments in collaboration with team-members from LQM, PSI and external users.
  • Contribute to the analysis, interpretation and publication of the experiments

Place of work will be at PSI, with regular collaborative visits to LQM at EPFL. The candidate will thus benefit from both the state of the art experimental facilities at PSI and contact to the academic environment at EPFL. Initial employment is for two years with possibility of extension.

Our institutions are based on 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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Your profile

  • PhD in condensed matter physics or other area clearly related to the main tasks
  • Expertise in neutron spectroscopy
  • Previous experience in instrumentation and project management is helpful
  • Ability to keep good records of work, analyze, interpret data and publish
  • Ability to write software for data acquisition and analysis
  • Ability to collaborate with other scientists and PhD Students
  • Ability to work long hours and during weekends when conducting experiments at large scale facilities
  • Good communication skills in English. Knowledge of German language is an advantage

Contact
How to Apply

For further information please contact

Prof. Henrik M. Ronnow (email: , phone: +41 21 693 0329) or

Prof. Dr Christof Niedermayer (email: , phone: +41 56 310 2086).

Please submit applications by email to including: Motivation letter, CV, publication list, list of persons who can be contacted for references, where possible link to PhD thesis.

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08. December 2017 - Technische Universität München
Instrument scientist
Instrument scientist
08. December 2017 - Technische Universität München
Instrument scientist
Instrument scientist
Employer
Technische Universität München
Location

Garching, Germany

Introduction

On behalf of the State of Bavaria, the Technische Universität München operates the high flux Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) located at the leading scientific campus in Garching, Germany. The neutron source itself, its research instruments as well as the irradiation facilities provide unique possibilities for the scientific and industrial use of neutron beams.

For the development and operation of the Resonance Spin-echo spectrometer RESEDA we invite applications (full time position 40.1 h/week) as Instrument scientist

Job description

You play a leading role in the development of methods in the area high resolution spectroscopy and are responsible for the operation of the Resonance Spin-echo spectrometer RESEDA at the FRM II. You collaborate closely with scientists and engineers from different groups and research areas. In addition you are engaged in your own research topics in collaboration with external scientists from Germany and abroad.

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You have a degree in physics, material science or related fields. Ideally you have knowledge and experience in the application of scattering techniques or spectroscopy. You have proven organisational competencies. Persuasive communication skills and ability to team work in an international environment are mandatory. Good oral and written English skills are required, German language skills are an asset.

Contact
Name

Dr. Christian Franz

E-Mail
Website
Address

Technische Universität München
Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)
Personalabteilung
Lichtenbergstraße 1
D-85747 Garching

How to Apply

The appointment is initially limited to three years, a prolongation is possible. The payment is based on the German pay scale TV-L. The Technische Universität München is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants having an equivalent experience will be preferred.

Further information is given by Dr. Christian Franz (phone +49 89 289 14760, e-mail )

Applications will be reviewed after January 12th, 2018 and are accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should send a letter of interest describing relevant experience including detailed curriculum vitae by regular or electronic mail (merged to a pdf file) to:

Technische Universität München
Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)
Personalabteilung
Lichtenbergstraße 1
D-85747 Garching

Phone: +49 89 289 14614
E-Mail:
www.frm2.tum.de

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29. November 2017 - Ernst Ruska Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Ph.D. position - Optimization of interfaces in all-solid-state Li-batteries
Ph.D. position - Optimization of interfaces in all-solid-state Li-batteries
29. November 2017 - Ernst Ruska Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Ph.D. position - Optimization of interfaces in all-solid-state Li-batteries
Ph.D. position - Optimization of interfaces in all-solid-state Li-batteries
Employer
Ernst Ruska Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Location

Jülich, Germany

Introduction

This position is at Forschungszentrum Jülich, one of the largest interdisciplinary research centers in Europe, focusing its expertise in research with neutrons and electrons at the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) and the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons (ER-C).

The combined use of neutrons and electrons as complimentary probes is a key aspect of this thesis project. The Ph.D. candidate will make use of both techniques and will be jointly supervised by scientists from the JCNS and the ER-C.

Description of Institution

The JCNS develops and operates neutron scattering instruments for an international user community at its outstations at the world’s leading neutron sources. The Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons is a national user facility open to universities, research institutions and research laboratories in industry and operates some of the most powerful transmission electron microscopes.

Job description

This project aims to tackle one of the biggest challenges for all-solid-state batteries: the limited electrochemical and mechanical stability of the employed materials systems. A particular challenge is a reduction in interface resistance for ionic conductivity between the active material and the solid state electrolyte, as well as between the active material and the current collector. A systematic improvement in the materials systems and their interfaces requires the establishment of novel in situ and operando methods in electron microscopy and the further development of neutron depth profiling to study Li migration.

The successful candidate will be based at the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science and the Ernst Ruska Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany and will receive their Ph.D. from RWTH Aachen University.

Our Offer

  • The opportunity to carry out research in an international and multidisciplinary environment at leading research facilities.
  • Strong interaction with other researchers in Forschungszentrum Jülich, the surrounding universities and the respective user communities.
  • Possibilities to attend national and international conferences.
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

Start: March 1st, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

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Requirements

  • M. Sc. or Diploma in physics, chemistry, materials science, crystallography or a related field.
  • Experience in (neutron) scattering techniques is of advantage.
  • Skills in electron microscopy and /or electron spectroscopy are welcome.
  • A scientific background in the proposed research area is advantageous, but not mandatory.
  • Good oral and written command of the English language.

Contact
How to Apply

Applications and Further Information

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

How to apply

We invite interested candidates to send applications including a letter of motivation, CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades.

Please submit your application to quoting the reference number D035-1/2017 by 1st of January, 2018.
You will receive a confirmation after this date.

Deadline
01. January 2018
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22. November 2017 - University of Missouri
Executive Director, Research Reactor Center
Executive Director, Research Reactor Center
22. November 2017 - University of Missouri
Executive Director, Research Reactor Center
Executive Director, Research Reactor Center
Employer
University of Missouri
Location

Columbia, Missouri, United States

Introduction

The University of Missouri is pleased to announce an international search for the Executive Director of the MU Research Reactor Center, MURR®.

Description of Institution

MURR® is a multidisciplinary center with the three-fold mission of promoting research in the sciences and engineering, providing educational and training opportunities for students, and providing irradiation and isotope production services.

As the highest-powered research reactor on a US campus, MURR® is a 10 MW light water moderated reactor that operates 24 hours per day, 6 1/2 days per week, 52 weeks per year. The MURR® Center operates with ~200 research, professional, and technical staff and self-generates 90% of its annual budget. The scientific programs at the MURR® Center span a broad spectrum of research disciplines and techniques that include archaeometry, neutron activation analysis, neutron scattering, epidemiology and immunology, diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, material sciences, and nuclear engineering. These scientific programs are carried out by research scientists at MURR® and those from around the globe. The irradiation and isotope production services include the weekly processing and shipping of a variety of radioisotopes and radiochemicals ranging from Food and Drug Administration approved radiopharmaceuticals to radioisotopes for industry and emerging technologies.

Job description

The selected individual will devise and implement the tactics necessary to realize the University’s vision for this unique national resource: continued safe and reliable operation to provide quality nuclear services and products to both the research and global community. The selected individual will also be responsible for engaging academic departments on campus and clearly advocating the reactor’s role in the University mission of education and research excellence.

The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall operation of MURR® Center including Reactor Operations, Health Physics, Quality Assurance/Quality Control, Product and Service Operations, Business Development, Fiscal and Administrative Services, as well as continued support of the research and scientific programs.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

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The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership in managing a diverse staff in a heavily regulated environment. The Executive Director is responsible for the physical security and emergency planning for the facility, both of which are governed by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-approved plans, and must be familiar with the federal regulations that govern access to and control of a nuclear facility. The successful candidate must fully accept and endorse a nuclear safety culture as mandated by the U.S. NRC. This position is responsible for interacting with the NRC including interactions pertaining to reactor licensing items and coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies as necessary.

The Executive Director will oversee business aspects and set strategic direction for MURR’s interface with industry for product development and income-generating products and services with a comprehensive knowledge of business functions such as marketing, PR, and finance and have an entrepreneurial mindset.

Contact
How to Apply

Candidates must complete the University of Missouri’s on-line application at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/index.php ? Staff Positions ? Prospective Employees ? enter 24732 in the Search Jobs panel.

Application material should include letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the full contact information of 3 references.

MURR’s Executive Director reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research. An evaluation of applications will begin December 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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22. November 2017 - JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Instrument Scientist for the very small angle neutron scattering (VSANS) diffractometer KWS-3, Postdoc in Materials Science
Instrument Scientist for the very small angle neutron scattering (VSANS) diffractometer KWS-3, Postdoc in Materials Science
22. November 2017 - JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Instrument Scientist for the very small angle neutron scattering (VSANS) diffractometer KWS-3, Postdoc in Materials Science
Instrument Scientist for the very small angle neutron scattering (VSANS) diffractometer KWS-3, Postdoc in Materials Science
Employer
JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Location

Garching, Germany

Introduction

The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) is looking for a highly motivated postdoc to join the small angle neutron scattering (SANS) team as an instrument scientist at the very small angle neutron scattering (VSANS) diffractometer KWS-3 to support the user program, support the development to improve the instrument and perform own high profile research program in close cooperation with the JCNS institutes located in Jülich in the field of materials science.
JCNS is looking to recruit as soon as possible an
Instrument Scientist for the very small angle neutron scattering (VSANS) diffractometer KWS-3, Postdoc in Materials Science

Description of Institution

The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) operates at the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching near Munich a suite of high performance neutron scattering instruments. It provides access to these instruments for scientists from universities and research institutions in Germany and throughout the world. Within the user program more than 1000 scientists visit the MLZ every year to perform experiments in the physical, chemical, biological and materials sciences. In addition, JCNS is actively pursuing a research program in the field of soft matter science and condensed matter physics.

Job description

Your Job

  • provide local contact support for users of the small angle neutron scattering instrument suite of JCNS at MLZ
  • contribute to the improvement of the SANS instrument suite of JCNS
  • conduct and disseminate world-class research via publications and conference presentations in the fields mentioned above
  • represent and actively work on increasing the user base at MLZ

Our Offer

  • exciting working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated close to the City of Munich
  • the position represents an excellent opportunity to carry out research in materials science using neutron scattering in a multidisciplinary team at MLZ
  • promoting professional development through participation in national and international conferences and through various training programs
  • A comprehensive further training program, including English language courses
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • Limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

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Your Profile

  • a PhD degree in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or a related discipline
  • a strong background in materials science with focus on the structure examination
  • a proven track record in scattering research preferably SANS / SAXS would be a distinct advantage
  • very good command of written and spoken English
  • initiative character, creativity, good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, result orientation and analytical skills
  • ability to work independently and as a player in the SANS team
  • readiness to work on-call-duty during the user operation periods

Contact
How to Apply

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 13.12.2017, quoting the reference number 2017-261.

Deadline
13. December 2017
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18. November 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate Optical Engineering
Postdoctoral Research Associate Optical Engineering
18. November 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate Optical Engineering
Postdoctoral Research Associate Optical Engineering
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

The SNS target modules are stainless steel vessels through which the liquid mercury target material flows. Neutrons are produced through spallation reactions between the high energy proton beam impact with the mercury. The peak power of the proton beam reaches 25 GW and the corresponding energy deposition in the SNS mercury target is estimated to be ~ 10 MJ/m^3/pulse. Meanwhile, the intense heating of the mercury from individual proton pulses induces a large pressure increase in the liquid metal, which cause displacements and stresses to occur in the containment structure. To fully understand the dynamic response of the target during operation, it is important to experimentally measure the target strain response during/after the proton pulse injection. Due to the space limitation and the existence of strong electromagnetic field induced by the proton beam, fiber-optic sensors are the unique choice for the strain measurement.

Description of Institution

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.

Job description

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develops radiation-resistant, high bandwidth fiber-optic strain sensors for SNS target instrumentation.
  • Design and implement fiber-based phase-shifted detection scheme for low-coherence interferometry.
  • Modifies existing signal processor according to the new detection scheme.
  • Works with team members and vendors to optimize sensor configuration and binding materials of sensors in high radiation environment through experiments.
  • Develops the sensing system to a robust level that no experts are required for its operation.
  • Reports research results in peer-reviewed publications, conferences and technical reports.
  • Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements.
  • Expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct by holding him/herself and others to the highest scientific, professional, and ethical standards in a manner that fosters mutual respect and enhances the reputation of the individual researcher, his/her colleagues, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in its mission to address the Department of Energy’s and the nation’s scientific and technical challenges.

Measures of Effectiveness

  • Successfully performs assigned work towards achieving optimal performance of SNS target systems.
  • Successfully publishes research results of the team in forms of journal publications, conference publications, laboratory reports, and project technical notes and memos.
  • Successfully helps to create an environment in which individuals within the team can meet SNS/ORNL environmental, safety, health and quality requirements; and successful enforcement of these requirements.

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Qualifications Required

  • PhD degree in optical engineering or other related science and engineering discipline.
  • Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
  • 3+ years of experience in optics laboratory.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal, and enjoy working in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in fiber optics or fiber sensors is desirable.
  • LabView programming skill is advantageous.

Preferred Qualifications: – Previous experience in fiber optics or fiber sensors is desirable. – LabView programming skill is advantageous.

Contact
How to Apply

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or
hired.

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email .

Notice: If the position requires a Security Clearance, reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 will be conducted by the employer and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment and subsequent reinvestigations may be required.

If the position is covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations at 10 CFR 709, a counterintelligence evaluation may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

Deadline
18. December 2017
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09. November 2017 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist
09. November 2017 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist
Employer
Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Location

Villigen, Switzerland

Introduction

For the thermal neutron imaging instrument NEUTRA and our neutron microscope detector in the Neutron Imaging and Activation Group PSI is looking for an Instrument Scientist.

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

  • Maintain and develop the NEUTRA instrument and the neutron microscope detector
  • Run and support the scientific user program on NEUTRA
  • Organize and run the user program with the neutron microscope detector
  • Develop your own science program (preferably in construction materials research)
  • Acquire related 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.

This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to 3 years.

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Your profile

  • PhD in physics, engineering, chemistry or related fields
  • Experience in thermal and high resolution neutron imaging
  • Distinguished scientific profile and publication record

Contact
How to Apply

Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as an Instrument Scientist (index no. 3304-01).

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09. November 2017 - Delft University of Technology
PhD position: Skyrmions and topological magnetic states in frustrated magnets
PhD position: Skyrmions and topological magnetic states in frustrated magnets
09. November 2017 - Delft University of Technology
PhD position: Skyrmions and topological magnetic states in frustrated magnets
PhD position: Skyrmions and topological magnetic states in frustrated magnets
Employer
Delft University of Technology
Location

Delft, Netherlands

Introduction

This PhD work deals with studies of magnetic and structural properties skyrmion hosting materials. Focus will be on a new class of skyrmion hosting materials, frustrated magnets, where a great variety of novel magnetic phases with non-trivial topology is expected. The aim is to understand the microscopic behaviour in the bulk by combining magnetization and susceptibility measurements with elastic and inelastic neutron scattering experiments. The samples will be made available through collaborations.

Job description

TU Delft is seeking an outstanding and enthusiastic researcher with a MSc in Physics. The successful candidate combine creativity, flexibility, hands-on attitude for experimental work and has the ability to co-operate within an interdisciplinary and international research group. He/She will perform magnetic properties characterization experiments (in-house) as well as state-of-the-art scattering experiments at national and international large-scale facilities. He/She will perform the data analysis, interpret the results, publish them in high profile journals and present them at national and international conferences.

Conditions of employment

When fulfilling a PhD position at NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, you will get the status of junior scientist.
You will have an employee status and can participate in all the employee benefits NWO-I offers. You will get a contract for four years. Your salary will be up to a maximum of 2,834 euro gross per month. The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8 percent and an end-of-year bonus of 8.33 percent.
You are supposed to have a thesis finished at the end of your four year term with NWO-I.
A training programme is part of the agreement. You and your supervisor will make up a plan for the additional education and supervising that you specifically need. This plan also defines which teaching activities you will be responsible (up to a maximum of ten percent of your time). The conditions of employment of NWO-I are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres (Cao-Onderzoekinstellingen), more exclusive information is available under Personeelsinformatie (in Dutch) or under Personnel (in English).
General information about working at NWO-I can be found under Personnel. The Job interview code applies to this position.

Contract type: Temporary, 4 years

This PhD position is offered for four years and will be based at Delft University of Technology. A training program offered by the Graduate School of Delft University of Technology is part of the agreement.

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A strong background in Physics with focus in Condensed Matter Physics is required. Good knowledge of English, both written and oral, is compulsory.

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06. November 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
RF Systems Lead - Proton Power Upgrade
RF Systems Lead - Proton Power Upgrade
06. November 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
RF Systems Lead - Proton Power Upgrade
RF Systems Lead - Proton Power Upgrade
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

The Radio-Frequency (RF) Systems Manager will serve as the Level 2 manager for the Proton Power Upgrade (PPU) Project within the Neutron Sciences Directorate. Additionally, this matrixed position will have operational responsibilities within the Electrical and RF Systems Group.

Job description

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Level 2 manager for RF Systems within the Proton Power Upgrade Project, reporting to the PPU Project Director. Project responsibilities to include:
    • technical integration of the RF Systems scope of work
    • management of Level 3 project managers
    • development of cost and schedule estimates
    • maintenance and follow-up of risk register and action items from reviews
    • presentation of RF Systems scope in reviews (Advisory, Dept. of Energy, and Readiness)
  • Serve as Project Engineer within the Electrical and RF Systems Group
  • Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements
  • Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values, ethics, and diversity

Work Directions and Interfaces

  • Reports to the PPU Project Director (matrix management)
  • Reports to the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader (line management)
  • Interfaces with Electrical and RF Systems Group members, NScD staff, ORNL business services, professional peers from non-ORNL institutions, vendors and visitors
  • Represents the PPU Project and the Electrical and RF Systems Group within ORNL and at professional conferences, workshops, and collaboration meetings

Authority/Approval Levels
Provides work direction to PPU Level 3 managers, technical staff and subcontractors within guidelines established by the PPU Project Director and the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader

Measures of Effectiveness

  • Success in the fulfillment of all major duties and responsibilities
  • Success as measured by the ORNL Employee Performance Management process
  • Safe execution of all responsibilities in accordance with ORNL ES&H requirements

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Qualifications Required

  • M.S. degree in Engineering or Physics
  • Expertise in the design, deployment and operation of particle accelerator technologies
  • Experience executing Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, projects
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with DOE Order 413.3B, “Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets”
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: RF power systems, klystrons, low-level RF controls, high-voltage pulsed power, magnet power supplies, and A/C power conversion and distribution

Contact
How to Apply

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email .

Notice: If the position requires a Security Clearance, reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 will be conducted by the employer and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment and subsequent reinvestigations may be required.

If the position is covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations at 10 CFR 709, a counterintelligence evaluation may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

Deadline
02. May 2018
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18. October 2017 - Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
Scientist - Multiplexing Analyzer Spectrometer CAMEA
Scientist - Multiplexing Analyzer Spectrometer CAMEA
18. October 2017 - Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
Scientist - Multiplexing Analyzer Spectrometer CAMEA
Scientist - Multiplexing Analyzer Spectrometer CAMEA
Employer
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
Location

Villigen, Switzerland

Introduction

For the Neutron Spectroscopy Group within the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging PSI is looking for a Scientist – Multiplexing Analyzer Spectrometer CAMEA

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 co-responsible for the novel multiplexing spectrometer CAMEA at SINQ, support the external user program, and be actively involved in the commissioning and technical development of the instrument, including the development of analysis software. You will pursue an independent and ambitious research program, preferably in the fields of strongly correlated electron systems, magnetism, and/or superconductivity.

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.

This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to three years.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr Christof Niedermayer, phone +41 56 310 20 86 or Prof. Dr Michel Kenzelmann, phone +41 56 310 53 81.

Requested Profile

The successful candidate holds a PhD in experimental physics or chemistry and has an excellent scientific record. Experience in neutron spectroscopy is mandatory. Furthermore, you have good communication skills and enjoy working in a team-oriented interdisciplinary environment.

Contact
Website
Address

Paul Scherrer Institut
Human Resources Management
Sevil Minniti
5232 Villigen PSI

How to Apply

Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Scientist (index no. 3302-00).

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16. October 2017 - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)
PhD Position in Research on Magnetic Nanoparticles
PhD Position in Research on Magnetic Nanoparticles
16. October 2017 - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)
PhD Position in Research on Magnetic Nanoparticles
PhD Position in Research on Magnetic Nanoparticles
Employer
Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)
Location

Garching (Munich), Germany

Introduction

In the frame of a joint Jülich-Garching PhD Program we open a PhD topic “Self-Assembly of Magnetic Dumbbell Nanoparticles Studied by Advanced Scattering Techniques”.

This project deals with studies of magnetic and structural properties of dumbbell nanoparticles. The dumbbell nanoparticles each consist of a noble-metal seed nanoparticle linked to a magnetic nanoparticle. The size and composition of both particles can be varied, giving rise to many applications in targeted drug delivery, solar-power systems and catalysis. The aim of this project is to understand and subsequently control the self-assembly of dumbbell nanoparticles by adjusting the size of both the seed and magnetic nanoparticles, concentration and composition of seed nanoparticles and by exposing them to external magnetic fields.

The particles are being made available through collaborations. The project involves in-house characterization of the samples with scanning electron microscopy (SEM), magnetization measurements (PPMS and MPMS), small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) and x-ray diffraction (XRD). Preliminary characterization will be carried out at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Neutron and synchrotron x-ray scattering experiments will be performed at FRM II in Garching, ILL, DESY, ESRF, as well as at overseas research facilities.

Description of Institution

The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) operates neutron scattering instruments at world leading neutron sources in Garching (FRM II), Grenoble (ILL) and Oak Ridge (SNS) to make them accessible to external users, and uses them for its own research in magnetism and soft matter. Furthermore, the JCNS is a major contributor to the European Spallation Source (ESS) that is currently being built in Lund, Sweden.

Job description

Your Job

  • Perform in-house characterization of samples at FZJ
  • Perform state-of-the-art scattering experiments at FRM-II and at other national and international research facilities
  • Analysis of collected data
  • Interpretation and publication of results in high profile journals
  • Presentation of results at national and international conferences.

Our Offer

  • Access to state-of-art large scale facilities around the world
  • Work within a dynamic international team
  • Limited position for 3 years
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

Requested Profile

Your profile

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in physics, chemistry, engineering or a similar area
  • A strong background in condensed matter physics
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team
  • Good level of cooperative and communicative skills
  • Good skills in spoken and written English
  • Experience with scientific programming and data analysis is desirable, but not a prerequisite
  • Experience with scattering methods is a plus, but not a prerequisite.

The PhD student will be stationed at FRM II in Garching. Frequent trips to Forschungszentrum Jülich and other research facilities are expected.

Contact
Name

Dr. Mikhail Feygenson

E-Mail
Website
Address

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
JCNS-1
52425 Jülich

How to Apply

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

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06. October 2017 - University of Auckland
Postdoctoral Fellowship - characterisation of ordered surface assemblies of nanomagnets
Postdoctoral Fellowship - characterisation of ordered surface assemblies of nanomagnets
06. October 2017 - University of Auckland
Postdoctoral Fellowship - characterisation of ordered surface assemblies of nanomagnets
Postdoctoral Fellowship - characterisation of ordered surface assemblies of nanomagnets
Employer
University of Auckland
Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Introduction

In a data-dense world, fast and reliable computing is becoming increasingly energy demanding. New material developments will enable future magnetic data storage and the use of spin waves for ‘magnonic’ logic and data storage. If you are a talented and ambitious PhD interested in this area, then this may be the project for you.

Job description

The project focusses on the characterisation of ordered surface assemblies of nanomagnets for magnonics and spinterfaces. We use self-assembly of ‘cargo carriers’ to create nanomagnet arrays with dimensions challenging for top-down patterning. After our substantial progress in proof-of-concept, the challenge now lies in the characterisation and device fabrication. The nanomagnets produced are 3-30nm, with sub-100nm spacing, approaching a perfect match for the superconducting magnetic vortex core (2 – 3 nm). The larger structures match the requirements for gigahertz magnonic logic, aimed at ultra-high-speed, low-power logic and ultra-high current superconductor elements.

The successful candidate will work mainly at The University of Auckland, but also with investigatorss across several of the MacDiarmid connected research groups in other parts of New Zealand. The investigators involved are Duncan McGillivray, Simon Granville, Jenny Malmström, Laura Domigan, David Williams, Juliet Gerrard and Penny Brothers (and including associated investigators: Alison Downard, Jeff Tallon, Carla Meledandri and Sally Brooker).

Requested Profile

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the team as a postdoctoral researcher for 2 years. The successful candidate will be excited to work in an interdisciplinary project and must have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (engineering or physical sciences) with a willingness to learn and apply new techniques. The ideal candidate has experience in the field of surface science, knowledge of sample preparation or synthesis and is familiar with the concepts of magnonics and self-assembly. Experience in Atomic Force Microscopy or magnetic surface diffraction is desirable. Both local and international candidates are encouraged to apply.

Contact
How to Apply

Shortlisting will begin 15 October, and continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries and applications should be addressed to Duncan McGillivray ()

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