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13. February 2018 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist in Neutron Reflectometry
Research Scientist in Neutron Reflectometry
13. February 2018 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Research Scientist in Neutron Reflectometry
Research Scientist in Neutron Reflectometry
Employer
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Location

Grenoble, France

Introduction

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) is an international centre for scientific research situated in Grenoble, France. It is Europe’s leading neutron science facility. We receive over 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. The Science Division currently has a vacancy for a Research Scientist in Neutron Reflectometry

Job description

Duties

The Large-Scale-Structures group comprises a range of instruments designed to carry out studies on the structure of matter on a scale of one to hundreds of nanometers. The range of science covered is broad, from polymer and colloid science through structural biology to materials science. Working within the LSS Group in the field of Neutron Reflectometry while carrying out your own active research programme on soft matter or biophysical systems at interfaces, you will be in charge of:

  • co-running the D17 reflectometer participating both in the day-to-day operation of the instrument as well as its technical development and upgrades,
  • providing support to users for scientific experiments and offering guidance with data analysis,
  • promoting scientific partnerships in your field of research,
  • participating in the longer term development of instrumentation, sample environment and data analysis.

D17 is a state-of-the-art high flux, monochromatic and time-of-flight neutron reflectometer with a horizontal scattering plane. It is optimized for the study of vertical surfaces and buried interfaces (e.g. solid/liquid, solid/solid) over a wide range of length scales. Main research activities include the study of soft matter, materials, biological and magnetic systems thanks to the polarized neutron option.

Notes

Fixed-term contract of 5 years
Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the LSS Group:
, +33(0)4.76.20.70.62 or via www.ill.fr/lss.

Benefits

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

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Qualifications and experience

Ph.D. in physics, biophysics or physical chemistry and experience in neutron or x-ray reflectometry. We are particularly interested in highly motivated candidates with experience of research in soft matter and/or biological systems at solid/liquid interfaces who wish to carry out a personal research programme and contribute to the scientific environment at the ILL. Good programming skills and a general interest in software development would be an asset.

The post represents an excellent opportunity for postdoctoral scientists to develop expertise, broaden experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world. Applications from more experienced scientists able to obtain a secondment period from their home institution will also be considered.

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. Knowledge of German would be an advantage. Language courses will be paid for by the ILL.

Contact
Name

Dr. Giovanna Fragneto

E-Mail
Website
How to Apply

Please submit your application with a list of publications and the name of 3 references (including one from your present work place) on-line via our web site: www.ill.eu/careers. Closing date for submissions is 28/02/2018. The interviews will take place in March 2018.

Deadline
28. February 2018
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13. February 2018 - Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT)
PhD Position in Time Response to Materials Stimulus
PhD Position in Time Response to Materials Stimulus
13. February 2018 - Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT)
PhD Position in Time Response to Materials Stimulus
PhD Position in Time Response to Materials Stimulus
Employer
Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT)
Location

China / Israel

Introduction

Guangdong Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) is seeking candidates for a PhD position available in the area of Time Response to Materials Stimulus. The Material Science and Engineering Program, within the group of Prof Klaus-Dieter Liss, is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and competent scientists to conduct experimental research projects in the advance of understanding time-resolved structural response of materials to external stimulation, investigated by modern diffraction or spectroscopic techniques of synchrotron and neutron radiation, and complementary studies. Contract duration: 3 + 1 years.

Job description

PhD Project Details

Quantum beam sources, comprising synchrotron and neutron radiation have tremendously evolved n their capabilities to study materials in a wide sense and will be applied to the understanding of time-resolved response when a material is excited by external stimulus, such as high-frequency oscillations, switching electro-magnetic fields, thermal shock or other pump-probe technique. Scientific leading output on the materials is envisaged encompassing emerging and novel time-resolved techniques. Complementarity of different quantum beams and methods shall be exploited in order to achieve comprehensive scientific results. From a literature review and technical feasibility in-house and at large-user facilities (synchrotrons, neutron sources), the candidate selects adequate materials research problems and experimental setups. Complementary time averaged quantum beam scattering studies enhance the capabilities necessary for the materials characterization and in-depth evaluation of diffraction data. Time responses can lie in the sub-millisecond to sub-nanosecond domain. There exists a wide span of materials problems, such as high-cycle fatigue in ultrasonic fields, multi-ferroic relaxation, ultrafast temperature changes, electro-magnetic switching, laser pulse impact etc. Materials can be both structural and functional materials.

Benefits

  • Scholarship: US$20,000 / year
  • Subsidized housing at GTIIT, China and Technion, Israel campus
  • Health insurance: regular cover for Chinese citizens or private health insurance for foreigners
  • Professional conference travel allowance

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Selection Criteria

  • Master degree (or equivalent) in Physics or Material Science (essential)
  • Strong background in condensed matter physics (preferable)
  • Strong interest in materials science theories (essential)
  • Strong computing skills, including programming, scripting (essential) linux (preferable)
  • Strong experimental and electronics skills (essential)
  • High degree of innovation and drive to the project (essential)
  • Strong interest to work temporarily at large-scale research facilities in China, Europe, United States, Japan or Australia, and in collaborating labs (essential)
  • Strong interest in exact work and artistic presentation (essential)
  • Good command of English (essential)
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment (essential)
  • Ability to author scientific reports and co-author scientific publications (essential)
  • Willingness to participate in other research projects (essential)
  • The PhD candidate must fulfill the requirements for admission to the Technion Graduate School and needs to comply with its regulations leading to the PhD degree: http://www.graduate.technion.ac.il/Eng/Prospective_students/Prospective_students_main_page.asp

Contact
How to Apply

Application

  • Application deadline: 21 March 2018
  • Submit your curriculum vitae and make short statements how your application matches the above given selection criteria
  • Send all documents electronically to:
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by GTIIT for interview arrangements
  • Shortlisted candidates should arrange for below documents to be sent to: and .
    • Curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation (one from the mentor for Master’s degree)
    • Degree certificates with English translation
    • A certified and official transcript with marks for all individual modules/courses of each of the degrees

Deadline
21. March 2018
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13. February 2018 - Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT)
PhD Position in Modern Diffraction Methods for Thermo Mechanical Processes
PhD Position in Modern Diffraction Methods for Thermo Mechanical Processes
13. February 2018 - Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT)
PhD Position in Modern Diffraction Methods for Thermo Mechanical Processes
PhD Position in Modern Diffraction Methods for Thermo Mechanical Processes
Employer
Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT)
Introduction

Guangdong Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) has up to two PhD positions available in the area Modern Diffraction Methods for the Investigation of Thermo-Mechanical Processes (ThermoMech.Pro). The Material Science and Engineering Program, within the group of Prof Klaus-Dieter Liss, is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and competent scientists to conduct experimental research projects in the advance of understanding metallic and related materials upon thermal, mechanical and thermo-mechanical processing, investigated by modern techniques of synchrotron and neutron radiation, and complementary studies. Contract duration: 3 + 1 years.

Job description

PhD Project Details

Quantum beam sources, comprising synchrotron and neutron radiation have tremendously evolved in their capabilities to study materials in a wide sense and will be applied to the understanding of the thermal and deformation behavior of metals and related materials, especially under in-situ conditions. The applications range from the fundamental understanding of physics of their structural evolution to applications in materials and processing design. Items of fundamental interest are the occurrence, kinetics, correlations and mechanism of structural transformations such as phase transformations, deformation systems, grain growth and refinement, recrystallization, recovery, all static and dynamic. Applications settle in the design and life span of intermetallics, steels, light metals in ideal form and composites. Excellence will be established in advanced and novel data analysis and extraction of results. We work in a collaborative international environment.

Benefits

  • Scholarship: US$20,000 / year
  • Subsidized housing at GTIIT, China and Technion, Israel campus
  • Health insurance: regular cover for Chinese citizens or private health insurance for foreigners
  • Professional conference travel allowance

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Selection Criteria

  • Master degree (or equivalent) in Physics or Material Science (essential)
  • Strong background in condensed matter physics (preferable)
  • Strong interest in materials science theories (essential)
  • Strong computing skills, including programming, scripting (essential) linux (preferable)
  • Strong interest to work temporarily at large-scale research facilities in China, Europe, United States, Japan or Australia (essential)
  • Strong interest in exact work and artistic presentation (essential)
  • Good command of English (essential)
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment (essential)
  • Ability to author scientific reports and co-author scientific publications (essential)
  • Willingness to participate in other research projects (essential)
  • The PhD candidate must fulfill the requirements for admission to the Technion Graduate School and needs to comply with its regulations leading to the PhD degree: http://www.graduate.technion.ac.il/Eng/Prospective_students/Prospective_students_main_page.asp

Contact
How to Apply

Application

  • Application deadline: 21 March 2018
  • Submit your curriculum vitae and make short statements how your application matches the above given selection criteria
  • Send all documents electronically to:
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by GTIIT for interview arrangements
  • Shortlisted candidates should arrange for below documents to be sent to: and .
    • Curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation (one from the mentor for Master’s degree)
    • Degree certificates with English translation
    • A certified and official transcript with marks for all individual modules/courses of each of the degrees

Deadline
21. March 2018
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13. February 2018 - Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT)
Research Fellow Position in Materials and Quantum Beam Science
Research Fellow Position in Materials and Quantum Beam Science
13. February 2018 - Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT)
Research Fellow Position in Materials and Quantum Beam Science
Research Fellow Position in Materials and Quantum Beam Science
Employer
Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT)
Introduction

Guangdong Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) has up to two Research Fellow positions (post-doctoral level) available in the project areas (i) Modern Diffraction Methods for the Investigation of Thermo-Mechanical Processes (ThermoMech.Pro) and (ii) Time Response to Materials Stimulus. The Material Science and Engineering Program, within the Center for Materials and Quantum Beam Science and the group of Prof Klaus-Dieter Liss, is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and competent scientists to conduct experimental research projects in the advance of understanding (i) metallic and related materials upon thermal, mechanical and thermo-mechanical processing and (ii) time-resolved structural response of materials to external stimulation, investigated by modern techniques of synchrotron and neutron radiation, and complementary studies. Candidates will pursue their own research within the field and also work in a team of students and researchers. Contract duration: 3 years.

Note: Priority of the filling of the positions is project (i) first, and second (i) or (ii) subject to the quality of the candidates, with preference to (ii) if (i) has been filled.

Job description

Project Details

Quantum beam sources, comprising synchrotron and neutron radiation have tremendously evolved in their capabilities to study materials in a wide sense under in-situ conditions and time-resolved. Research within the Liss Group of the Center for Materials and Quantum Beam Science focuses along the two lines (i) the investigation of thermo mechanical response, mainly on metals, and (ii) fast time-resolved processes studied by diffraction and spectroscopic methods. Excellence in the characterization and analysis method shall be applied to advance findings at the forefront of research in materials. The two program lines are not exclusive.

(i) Thermo-Mechanical Processing: Quantum beams will be applied to the understanding of the thermal and deformation behavior of metals and related materials, especially under in-situ conditions. In particular, the concept of the Materials Oscilloscope shall be used and further developed, complemented by other quantum beam methods. The applications range from the fundamental understanding of physics of he material’s structural evolution to applications in materials and processing design. Items of fundamental interest are the occurrence, kinetics, correlations and mechanism of structural transformations such as phase transformations, deformation systems, grain growth and refinement, recrystallization, recovery, all static and dynamic. Applications settle in the design and life span of intermetallics, steels, light metals in ideal form and composites.

(ii) Time Response to Materials Stimulus: Temporal response shall be investigated when a material is excited by external stimulus, such as high-frequency oscillations, switching electro-magnetic fields, thermal shock or other pump-probe technique. Scientific leading output on the materials is envisaged encompassing emerging and novel time-resolved techniques. Complementarity of different quantum beams and methods shall be exploited in order to achieve comprehensive scientific results. From a literature review and technical feasibility in-house and at large-user facilities (synchrotrons, neutron sources), the candidate selects adequate materials research problems and experimental setups. Complementary time averaged quantum beam scattering studies enhance the capabilities necessary for the materials characterization and in-depth evaluation of diffraction data. Time responses can lie in the sub-millisecond to sub-nanosecond domain. There exists a wide span of materials problems, such as high-cycle fatigue in ultrasonic fields, multi-ferroic relaxation, ultrafast temperature changes, electro-magnetic switching, laser pulse impact etc. Materials can be both structural and functional materials.

Considerable overlap and synergies between the two project directions exist and it is sought that the groups work as a team in theoretical approach, conduction of experiments and data analysis. A few sub projects are being established to which the candidate may contribute.

Benefits

  • Salary range: up to $49,000 / year (depending on qualifications of the candidate)
  • Subsidized housing at GTIIT, China
  • Health insurance: regular cover for Chinese citizens or private health insurance for foreigners
  • Professional conference travel allowance

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Selection Criteria

  • PhD degree (or equivalent) in Physics or Material Science (essential)
  • Strong background in condensed matter physics (preferable)
  • Vast experience in using synchrotron radiation and unconventional data analysis (essential)
  • Expertise in multi-dimensional high-energy X-ray diffraction (highly preferable, project (i))
  • Expertise in sub-millisecond to picosecond X-ray diffraction (highly preferable, project (ii))
  • Expertise in laboratory X-ray diffraction (essential), reciprocal space mapping (preferable)
  • Strong interest in complementary techniques, especially neutron diffraction (essential)
  • Strong computing skills, including programming, scripting (essential) linux (preferable)
  • Strong interest to work temporarily at large-scale research facilities in China, Europe, United States, Japan or Australia (essential)
  • Familiarity with and rigorous diffraction data presentation in reciprocal space (essential)
  • Strong interest in exact work and artistic presentation (essential)
  • Good command of English (essential)
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment (essential)
  • Ability to author scientific reports and co-author scientific publications (essential)
  • Willingness to participate in other research projects (essential)
  • Ability to author scientific reports and scientific publications (essential)

Contact
How to Apply

Application

  • Application deadline: 21 March 2018
  • Submit your curriculum vitae and make short statements how your application matches the above given selection criteria
  • Send all documents electronically to:
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by GTIIT for interview arrangements
  • Shortlisted candidates should arrange for below documents to be sent to: and .
    • Curriculum vitae and 2-3 letters of recommendation from the mentors for PhD and Master’s degrees
    • Degree certificates with English translation
    • A certified and official transcript with marks for all individual modules/courses of each of the degrees

Deadline
21. March 2018
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10. January 2018 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Postdoctoral research fellow in Structural Biology M/F
Postdoctoral research fellow in Structural Biology M/F
10. January 2018 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Postdoctoral research fellow in Structural Biology M/F
Postdoctoral research fellow in Structural Biology M/F
Employer
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Location

Grenoble, France; Stanford University, USA; Hamburg, Germany; University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Introduction

You will participate in an international project that connects the ILL (France), Hamburg/DESY (Germany), New York University (USA), and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). The project is funded by a prestigious grant from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) to Keele University (UK) and will link to the one of the most important European facility developments in a generation – the creation of an X-ray laser source (XFEL, Hamburg). HFSP grants are awarded to teams having strong complementary expertise and who propose highly innovative research. This intercontinental collaboration links established neutron and X-ray approaches for the study of biological systems with those now emerging at X-ray free-electron lasers (XFEL) facilities and addresses the challenge of imaging single fibrous biological macromolecules.

Job description

Duties
You will be located within ILL’s Life Sciences Group and play a crucial role in the preparation of samples as well as carrying out experiments at the ILL and ESRF in Grenoble, the LCLS FEL source at Stanford University (USA), and the new XFEL facility in Hamburg. Your main tasks will be to:

  • Carry out extensive sample preparation work – proteins, nucleic acids, filamentous complexes
  • Perform diffraction experiments at different facilities such as ILL and ESRF in Grenoble – France, X-FEL in Hamburg, and Stanford
  • Analyse data as required
  • Prepare papers for scientific press
  • Contribute to workshops, conferences, etc.

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.
Further information can be obtained contacting Prof. Trevor Forsyth at the ILL or at Keele University (please do not send your application to his 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 should have an appropriate undergraduate background (eg physical or life sciences) and a PhD in a relevant area. You are competent in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques as well as in sample preparation. You are also familiar with data collection (eg crystallography, SAXS/SANS) methods and have a good general grasp of biophysical techniques.

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
How to Apply

Please submit your application online with a CV, list of publications, and the names of 3 references, including one from your present work place, no later than 04.03.2018, via the online application (Vacancy reference: 17/PostDoc11).
The interviews will take place from mid-March 2018 on.

Deadline
04. March 2018
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06. January 2018 - University of Missouri
Postdoctoral Associate – Condensed Matter Physics/Neutron Scattering
Postdoctoral Associate – Condensed Matter Physics/Neutron Scattering
06. January 2018 - University of Missouri
Postdoctoral Associate – Condensed Matter Physics/Neutron Scattering
Postdoctoral Associate – Condensed Matter Physics/Neutron Scattering
Employer
University of Missouri
Location

Columbia, Missouri, USA

Description of Institution

The University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate position for up to 2 years. MURR is the largest neutron source (10 MW) on a U.S. campus and is well-suited for neutron scattering research. It currently operates 4 instruments: a triple-axis spectrometer, a reflectometer, and two powder diffractometers.

Job description

Primary responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to enhance the existing neutron scattering program by participating in existing neutron scattering research projects and being involved in upkeep and maintenance of the existing suite of instruments. He/she is encouraged to initiate an active research program of his/her own in Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science primarily utilizing MURR’s instruments.

We can offer

The position is initially for one year and renewable for an additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance. Salary and benefits will be competitive, commensurate with skills and credentials, including pension, life insurance, and accident insurance.

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Qualifications

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science. A strong background in neutron scattering is required, preferably with expertise in neutron reflectometry – research and instrumentation. The evaluation of candidates will be based upon the strength of the candidate’s scientific profile, publication record, and future research potential. The ability to work in a team environment is a must. Effective communication skills, including fluency in English, are essential.

Contact
How to Apply

Please send a CV with list of publications and professional activities, a statement of research interests and accomplishments, and the names and e-mail addresses of 3 references to Dr. Helmut Kaiser, will be accepted until the position is filled with a successful candidate.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty & staff.

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21. December 2017 - FRM II and the Department of Radiation Oncology at the MRI, university hospital of the Technical University of Munich
PhD candidate in medical physics
PhD candidate in medical physics
21. December 2017 - FRM II and the Department of Radiation Oncology at the MRI, university hospital of the Technical University of Munich
PhD candidate in medical physics
PhD candidate in medical physics
Employer
FRM II and the Department of Radiation Oncology at the MRI, university hospital of the Technical University of Munich
Location

Garching near Munich, Germany

Introduction

In a joint initiative of the Physics and Medical Faculties of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Technische Universität München (TUM) as well as the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the Research Training Group / Graduiertenkolleg GRK 2274 “Advanced Medical Physics for Image-Guided Cancer Therapy” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) is operational since October 1st, 2017 (Speaker: Prof. Dr. Katia Parodi, Vice Speaker: Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer).

In this context, the Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II, Prof. Dr. Winfried Petry) and the Department of Radiation Oncology (Prof. Dr. Stephanie Combs) at the Klinikum rechts der Isar (MRI, university hospital of the Technical University of Munich) are looking for a common PhD candidate in medical physics (m/f)
for the GRK project C3 “Advancing therapy planning for neutron therapy at MEDAPP”.

Job description

Task description
The neutron therapy facility MEDAPP is a worldwide unique tool for irradiation of tumours with fission neutrons. Due to the special application, neither an established treatment planning system, nor a solution of other neutron therapy facilities can be used for treatment planning.
Using existing preliminary works, the concept should be further developed towards a real, initially retrospective application. It includes verification of the beam parameters, comparison and implementation of suitable models to derive the tissue composition from CT/MR data sets, and selection as well as validation of an appropriate code for dose calculation. An intuitive user interface and the provision of commonly used evaluation tools conclude the project. With this implementation, a considerably improved evaluation of the patient-specific dose distribution is possible, especially concerning the impact on healthy tissue and organs at risk.

Benefits
Admission to the program will include an original qualification concept featuring a set of compulsory and eligible training activities, to ensure not only academic excellence and scientific independence but also the development of fundamental personal effectiveness. The salary will be 75% TV-L E13 for a duration of typically 36 months. More information can be found on www.grk2274.de.

The working place will be mainly at the Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) at the Forschungszentrum Garching, which is well connected with public transportation to the collaborating university clinic (MRI) and the city of Munich.

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Candidate
The project is a multidisciplinary task, including measurements, algorithm development, theoretical considerations and code development. Therefore, you hold a highly ranked MSc in Physics, Engineering or Informatics, preferably with Medical Physics background, have proven experience in coding (preferably in C++/C#) and application development, bring technical proficiency, scientific creativity and team working skills and have fluent English knowledge (spoken and written).

Any of the following is considered as a benefit
Good understanding of nuclear processes relevant to neutron and photon transport as well as their interaction in matter for medical applications, experience in (medical) applications of treatment planning, data processing and radiation physics, know-how in medical data formats (DICOM), GUI development – may be even in 3D, experience with Monte Carlo transport and interaction codes, preferably MCNP or Geant4.

Contact
Name

Prof. Dr. Jan Wilkens

E-Mail
How to Apply

Disabled candidates are preferentially considered in the case of equal qualification. Applications from women are encouraged.
To apply for the position, please send your electronic application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, last school certificate, and university degree including grades, publication list, other qualification certificates like TOEFL, and up to two recommendation letters including contact information of your references) via the online submission system at http://portal.graduatecenter-lmu.de/ocgc/grk2274.

For questions regarding the project please contact:
[Project PI]
[Project Co-PI]

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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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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.

Requested Profile

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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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

Requested Profile

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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