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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 MJm3pulse. 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 duringafter 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.

*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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Research Associate - Fusion Energy Materials
NCSR - Demokritos http:www.demokritos.gr:http:www.demokritos.gr the largest research centre in Greece invites applications on two Research Associate positions related to Fusion Energy Materials for the research project Fusion Technology EURO fusion https:www.euro-fusion.org:https:www.euro-fusion.org.

The specific task of the candidate will be to examine the effects of neutron irradiation on the mechanical and physical properties of fusion relevant materials. The successful candidate will be based at NCSR, Demokritos, Athens, Greece. ]]>
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Instrument Scientist
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.

*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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PhD position: Skyrmions and topological magnetic states in frustrated magnets
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.

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":https://www.nwo-i.nl/personeelsinformatie/ (in Dutch) or under "Personnel":https://www.nwo-i.nl/en/personnel/ (in English). General information about working at NWO-I can be found under "Personnel":https://www.nwo-i.nl/en/personnel/. The "Job interview code":https://www.nwo-i.nl/en/workingatfom/interviewcode/ 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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RF Systems Lead - Proton Power Upgrade
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.

*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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Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering


The project is focused on strengthening the Swedish competence within neutron scattering. We are looking for postdoc to be stationed at the Super ADAM instrument at ILL, Grenoble, which is the only fully Swedish owned and operated neutron instrument. Super ADAM is a high-resolution polarized neutron reflectometer suited for both magnetic, hard condensed matter and soft matter, life science investigations. The postdoc is expected to conduct their own research within the field of soft matter and life sciences and to assist Swedish Super ADAM users, mainly in the soft matter/life science field to conduct their experiments promote collaborations with Swedish users in the soft matter/life sciences fields by providing help during their experiments on the SuperADAM instrument. Collaboration and support from researchers at Lund and Uppsala University will be offered. We envisage that the postdoc has experience with neutron scattering techniques within polymer, surfactant, lipid self-assembly, proteins, biomembrane or other fields of interest for the Swedish user community. The detail research field is dependent on the experience and interest of the candidate, but we foresee either study of the nanostructures within responsive polymer films or biofilms. Here the particular advantages of SuperADAM, including using magnetic reference layers for soft matter/life science systems and the use of off-specular/grazing incidence neutron scattering would be particularly advantageous. The recruited person is expected to collaborate also with scientists from the Large Scale Structures group of ILL and profit from the equipment present in the ILL soft matter labs within the Partnership for Soft Matter initiative which includes several tools for sample preparation and characterization as Langmuir troughs, ellipsometers, QCM-D, light scattering, XRR etc. For more information see: "http://www.epn-campus.eu/":http://www.epn-campus.eu/ The postdoctoral position is stationed at "ILL":https://www.ill.eu/, Grenoble, France. *Pay:* According to local agreement *Starting:* 2018-01-01 or as otherwise agreed. *Type of employment:* Temporary position: 2 year postdoc. *Working hours:* 100 % ]]>
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Scientist - Multiplexing Analyzer Spectrometer CAMEA
For the Neutron Spectroscopy Group within the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging PSI is looking for a Scientist - Multiplexing Analyzer Spectrometer CAMEA

*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.* ]]>
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Control System Software Engineer
The SNS Controls Group supports the successful operation of the SNS. We develop, install, maintain and extend software forthe SNS accelerator and beam lines to increase availability, improve experiment automation, and to allow efficient scientificdata acquisition. We aim to provide control room operators, beam line scientists, and visiting beam line users with superiorsoftware for graphical operator interfaces, alarm handling, and experiment automation within a large-scale distributed controlsystem infrastructure. Our software tools are often used beyond ORNL, resulting in a world-wide collaboration.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Participate in the research, development, installation, maintenance and extension of control system software tools. * Emphasize collaborative development, sharing software with other accelerator and large experimental physics sites. * When tasked to solve a specific problem, based on local requirements, you strive to generalize, investigate existing tools for possible adaptation, or design and develop required new tools such that others can share their development and ultimately maintenance. * Participate in the design, development and maintenance of: ** Java-based user interface and service framework, ** SNS accelerator and beam line control system based on Linux, domain-specific languages, and Python, ** Drivers for integrating new devices into the control system, typically in C/C++. * This work is done in coordination with local colleagues as well as remote collaborators, utilizing distributed software repositories. ]]>
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Instrument Scientist for Polarized Diffuse Scattering Time-of-Flight Neutron Spectrometer DNS, Postdoc in Physics or Materials Physics
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc to join the team of the polarized diffuse scattering time-of-flight neutron spectormeter DNS as an instrument scientist to support the user operation and further instrument developments, and to actively perform own research in close cooperation with the JCNS Institute JCNS-2 in the fields of frustated magnets and topological quantum materials, nanomagnetism and functional correlated electron materials.We are looking to recruit as soon as possible an Instrument Scientist for Polarized Diffuse Scattering Time-of-Flight Neutron Spectrometer DNS, Postdoc in Physics or Materials Physics

*Your Job* * perform high level experiments supporting national and international user groups * Support further instrument development and improvements * Develop an own scientific profile and visibility pursuing research projects in the above mentioned fields * work actively on expanding 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 condensed matter using neutron scattering in a multidisciplinary team at MLZ * promoting professional development through various training programs * 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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PhD Position in Research on Magnetic Nanoparticles
In the frame of a joint Jlich-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 Jlich.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.

*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) ]]>
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Instrument Technician MF
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for scientific research using neutrons. We host over 2000 visits by scientists per year, who come to carry out world-class research.Are you interested in joining our international instituteWe currently have a vacancy for an Instrument Technician MF

*Duties* As part of the Neutron Optics Service (SON), you will join the Monochromators Group and its 6-person team in charge of the production of mosaic crystals for the ILL’s neutron monochromators. Your duties will include in particular the following: * Ensuring the maintenance and proper functioning of a diffractometer dedicated to the characterisation of single crystals using neutron diffraction * Characterising mosaic crystals depending on demand * Aligning crystals and mounting them on the mechanical assembly of the monochromators * Maintaining the Institute’s monochromators and contributing to the development and design of innovative mechanical systems. *Notes* This post is a permanent position. ]]>
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IT Support Technician MF
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for scientific research using neutrons. We host over 2000 visits by scientists per year, who come to carry out world-class research.Are you interested in joining our international institute We currently have a vacancy for an IT Support Technician MF

*Duties* You will join the User Support group of the ILL’s IT Service, where it will be your job to: * *Assist and advise users* with all questions related to the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of their IT equipment (hardware and software) * Install and troubleshoot commercial and in-house software applications (e.g. Solidworks or Matlab–type software) * Participate in the administration of IT equipment (roll-out, operation, upgrade) * Assist with the management and monitoring of calls to the HelpDesk (client workstations, printers, poster plotters, video equipment, etc.) * Take part in security activities and the fight against cyber crime (monitoring of antivirus software, updates, providing users with training and advice on security matters) * Document your work to help ensure top quality service * Work on technology watch projects. *Benefits* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). *Notes* This post is a permanent position. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Fellowship - characterisation of ordered surface assemblies of nanomagnets
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.

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). ]]>
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Simulation, prototype and optimization of the neutron spectrometer Tempus Fugit


A two-years Post-Doc position is available at the Physics and Geology Department of the University of Perugia, about "Simulation, prototype and optimization of the neutron spectrometer Tempus Fugit". The successful candidate should be capable of participating and significantly contributing to the research activities of the neutron spectroscopy group of the Department. For further details about the research program, contact the responsible at the email address: andrea.orecchini@unipg.it The deadline for application is 18th September 2017. Candidates should hold a PhD in Physics. All details about the job offer can be found at the following links: "http://www.albopretorionline.it/unipg/download.aspx?ida=502334&pubb=1&n=1":http://www.albopretorionline.it/unipg/download.aspx?ida=502334&pubb=1&n=1 "http://www.unipg.it/ricerca/assegni-di-ricerca/bandi-e-procedure":http://www.unipg.it/ricerca/assegni-di-ricerca/bandi-e-procedure ]]>
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Nuclear Safety Analyst
The Nuclear Safety and Experiment Analysis NSEA Group within the Research Reactors Division RRD, Neutron Sciences Directorate NScD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL, seeks early to mid-career applicants for an applied Research and Development RD staff position as a nuclear safety analyst to support the HFIR. In this capacity, you will be a member of the NSEA Group within RRD providing analytical support to the safe reliable operation of the HFIR. In particular, we are seeking self-motivated, details-oriented, safety analysis support for the supercritical hydrogen HB-4 Cold Source facility.

* Preparation and maintenance of the Cold Neutron Source Documented Safety Analysis (CS DSA) and the HFIR Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs). Ancillary support and interfacing with the HFIR SAR may be required as needed. * Assuring technical compliance with 10 CFR Part 830 Subparts A and B, affecting reactor safety, through implementation of ORNL Standards Based Management System (SBMS) and RRD procedures. * Assisting other RRD groups with the resources necessary to comply with nuclear safety requirements relative to their respective functions, disciplines and responsibilities. Such groups typically include Operations, Design, and Maintenance. * Application of the unreviewed safety question (USQ) process per ORNL SBMS and RRD procedure directly to the Cold Source Facility and its functional and physical interfaces with other HFIR systems. * Serve as safety analyst for HB-4 Cold Source System and subsystems. As many as twenty subsystems exist. * Provides guidance to engineering, maintenance, and operations on Safety-Related Equipment List and TSR-related concerns with respect to the Cold Source Facility. * Participate in periodic meetings and plant health activities regarding status of the Cold Source. Provide reviews, advice, and recommendations both to RRD management and to staff regarding Cold Source issues as they develop. Participate in long range planning regarding upgrades, improvements, and maintenance for the facility consistent with RRD and ORNL management requests. * Adherence to the rules and regulations that govern the operation of a DOE nuclear facility such as HFIR. * Formulates/postulates research and/or testing needed to validate safety analysis assumptions or controls. ]]>
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Shull Fellowship
The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL http:neutrons.ornl.gov:http:neutrons.ornl.gov invites applications for the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship Program. This postdoctoral Fellowship Program, named for the 1994 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, is aimed at attracting outstanding early career researchers to continue on a path of scientific excellence while substantially contributing to ORNL and U.S Department of Energy missions and goals in neutron scattering science. The Shull Fellowship is open to all fields of science and engineering that utilize neutron techniques andor advance neutron science including the physical, chemical, materials, biological, nuclear, and medical sciences.

As a Shull Fellow, you will have the ability to carry out and develop research programs in a variety of disciplines (e.g. hard and soft condensed matter physics, biology, engineering, and materials chemistry) to enhance the knowledge of the structure and/or dynamical behavior of materials using neutron scattering as a primary tool. You will also be able to educate and promote the use of neutron scattering to new user communities; publish research results in scientific journals; and assist Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor scientists in the development of new instrumentation and optimized neutron sources to meet research program goals. This position is a fully-funded 24 month assignment, with an additional twelve months extension possible based on performance, with research support funding for travel, and materials and supplies. Shull Fellows are expected to contribute to the long term scientific mission of the Neutron Sciences Directorate in one or more of the areas of Quantum Materials, Materials Synthesis and Performance, Soft Molecular Matter, Biosciences, Advanced Neutron Sources, and Neutron Instrumentation and Optics. ]]>
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Research Software Engineer
In the Scientific Computing Group of JCNS at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ in Garching we develop software for the analysis of scattering experiments, and support Instrument users. In close collaboration with the Data Management and Software Center of the ESS in Copenhagen, we will also develop software for reflectometers and quasielastic spectrometers of the ESS. Through this German in-kind contribution to the ESS, we currently have an opening for a scientist to work with us on research software development.We are looking to recruit as soon as possible a Research Software Engineer.

*Your Job* * Develop open-source software to reduce, visualize, model and fit experimental data * Lead the development of software used at specific diffractometers or spectrometers * Cooperate with instrument scientists to improve data-anaysis procedures * Participate in exemplary studies from experiment through Analysis to publication *Our Offer* * Challenging and varied work in a small international team of enthusiastic professionals * Visibility of our products in the web (apps.jcns.fz-juelich.de) and through scientific publications * employment for a fixed term of three years; excellent perspective for subsequent permanent employment at ESS DMSC Copenhagen * A comprehensive further training programme, including English language courses * Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life * 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). Place of employment: Garching (Munich) ]]>
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Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
The Neutron Sciences Directorate NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL is seeking an innovative Group Leader to deliver a world-class integrated User and Outreach Program in support of HFIR and SNS. In this role you will manage and lead the User Office team and activities, including proposal management, user administration, analytics, review support, and outreach coordination. The User and Outreach Program Group Leader supports division directors, group leaders and staff user outreach efforts. The User and Outreach office interfaces with a wide range of scientific and technical staff, visiting scientists and organizations. Your outreach and collaboration will extend to DOE, other national user facilities including the Society for Scientific User Research Facilities SSURF, and the neutron scattering science community.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* *Office Administration:* * Establish the vision and goals for the User and Outreach Program; ensure the vision and goals align with ORNL's Laboratory Plan and Agenda and NScD's Business Plan * Lead development and execution of the NScD User and Outreach Program processes and procedures, and administer the User Program, including user support and assistance and proposal management * Prepare and manage User and Outreach Program budget and acquire additional resources to support information systems, review committee meetings, workshops, etc., as needed, and manages the activities within the assigned budget * Investigate and resolve diverse complex problems utilizing both known solutions and/or developing original or new solutions * Actively assesses the program to ensure vision and goals are achieved and processes are continuously improved * Actively participate in developing and managing integrated scientific information systems * Recruit, select, develop, and manage a team of nonexempt and exempt staff * Define and develop processes and procedures, and implement programs and efficiencies * Comply with ORNL's and NScD's environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements, including Integrated Safety Management System * You will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct by holding yourself and others to the highest scientific, professional, and ethical standards. Read more about the ORNL research code of conduct here: "https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity":https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity *Proposal System:* * Manage the proposal review process that includes scheduling, advertising, solicitation, receipt, evaluation, communications, and records maintenance * The Scientific Review Committee (SRC), composed of scientists external to ORNL, review and rank proposals received as part of the General User Program. Oversee the interactions with the Science Review Committee (SRC), including candidate identification and invitation, term management, proposal assignments, meeting planning and execution, and action tracking in order to ensure stakeholder input is solicited and valued *User Administration:* * Manage user administration that includes site access, immigration, training, local area assistance, user agreements, user check-in and work space, while assisting users in identifying instrument and/or science contacts; * Develop process and training requirements/certifications for users, and in turn, ensures users receive training, including orientation, safety instructions, and other specific training prior to start of research, ensures training records are maintained according to ORNL policy *User Outreach:* * Work with NScD management to identify research communities that may benefit from the use of neutrons as a research tool * Work with NScD management to identify opportunities for and deliver user outreach activities that include university visits, schools, workshops, and schools. Assist with logistics, as needed * Work with NScD management to identify national and international science conferences where NScD should be present * Harness data to identify trends and opportunities in the user and science communities that NScD should exploit * Support the Industrial Applications Program by identifying beam line access mechanisms and assuring appropriate agreements have been established * Assist the SNS HFIR User Group (SHUG) with annual meeting planning and logistics, on-site meetings, annual elections, and resolution of user concerns * Provide resources to manage and track user outreach engagement and measure effectiveness; *Publications and Reporting:* * Maintain user data and records, oversee user satisfaction survey process, oversee publication tracking, report user metrics, including annual submission to DOE, and responds to request for information * Support periodic reviews associated with General User Program ]]>
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Ph.D. scholarship in Soft Materials and x-ray scattering - filmSTAR
A three-year Ph.D. scholarship in experimental polymer physics is available starting from October 1, 2017 based at the research group in physics and mathematics IMFUFA, Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University, Denmark. The scholarship is funded by the Danish Research Council with the project Nano-scale restructuring of confined block copolymers investigated using in-situ time resolved GISAXS filmSTAR and is supervised by associate professor Dorthe Posselt.

In the project, restructuring processes in thin films of star block copolymers are investigated using advanced x-ray scattering methods at international large-scale synchrotron facilities. The films are prepared and characterized using different lab based techniques in collaboration with DTU Nanotech. For further information, you are welcome to contact associate professor Dorthe Posselt ("dorthe@ruc.dk":mailto:dorthe@ruc.dk, tel. +45 24282725) ]]>
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PhD position - X-ray and Neutron scattering
A PhD-position in solid state physics X-ray and Neutron scattering in the subject Engineering Science with specialization in the solid state physics, at the ngstrm Laboratory,Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Solid state physics http:teknik.uu.sesolid-state-physics+languageId3:http:teknik.uu.sesolid-state-physics+languageId3. Starting date as soon as possible.This project will be conducted as part of a collaborative effort between Structural Chemistry and Solid State Physics, both situated at the ngstrm Laboratory. The ngstrm Advanced Battery Centre at Structural chemistry is the largest battery research group in the Nordic countries. Our research focuses onall aspects of the chemistry of rechargeable batteries; recently, we are looking at advanced nanomaterials with the aim of making energy storage more sustainable and cost-effective. The Magnetism group at the division of Solid State Physics is working with experimental research on novel magnetic materials, and has made key contributions to this research field. Apart from pursuing basic research on magnetic materials, the group is also involved in interdisciplinary research; developing magnetic nanoparticle based bioassays, and the study of the magnetization dynamics of self-assembled nanoparticle assemblies.

The PhD project will focus on the characterization of nanomaterials using neutron and X-ray scattering. The focal point of the project is the combination of scattering techniques at multiple length scales, in order gain insights in materials and processes by covering both the atomic- and the mesoscale. Several different materials will be explored throughout the project, including self-assembled magnetic nanomaterials and battery components. This work is funded by the Swedish research council, with the aim to develop several sample environments for the neutron diffractometer DREAM at the European spallation source (ESS). The work is performed in close collaboration with Stockholm University and involves travel to major facilities in EU and other parts of the world. We offer a varied and exciting work, with well-established collaboration with the department of Chemistry at the Ångström laboratory as well as with nationally and internationally renowned research groups. The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). For more information see "http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=163966":http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=163966 ]]>
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Scientist mf - Postdoc mf, second instrument responsible


We are looking for a Scientist (m/f) (Postdoc (m/f), second instrument responsible) who will contribute to our in-house research programme and will actively take part in user support at the TOF neutron reflectometer REFSANS. Your research will be on corrosion and electrodeposition of metals at the solid-liquid interface, which is conducted in close collaboration with the Magnesium Innovation Centre MagIC of HZG in Geesthacht. The main experimental method will be neutron reflectometry. The place of employment is Garching. Close cooperations with scientists at the MLZ in Garching and MagIC in Geesthacht are expected, international collaborations are highly encouraged. ]]>
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Postdoctoral positions in development and application
The Nuclear Physics Institute of The Czech Academy of Sciences NPI in Rez, Czech Republic, invites for applications to fill four postdoctoral positions. All four positions are focused on the development and usage of novel neutron imaging methods. The positions are for two years. The starting date should be as soon as possible beginning September 1st, 2017 and is negotiable.The positions are announced under the project European Spallation Source participation of the Czech Republic OP, supported from the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education MEYS. Within this project a collaboration with the European Spallation Source ESS, Sweden, Technical University of Denmark DTU and the Paul Scherrer Institut PSI, Switzerland is planned for.

The opened positions are dedicated to the part of the project that focusses on developing and applying new diffraction based imaging methodologies for 3D reconstruction of material microstructure and its evolution, entitled “Research Programme B:Development of novel TOF 3D neutron diffraction/imaging methods for engineering material research” These new methodologies are expected to significantly broaden the scope of future work at the BEER instrument at ESS and enable the user community to fully achieve a better understanding of the physical and mechanical properties of modern industrial materials. The subject of the scheduled work is very versatile, including: virtual experiments (simulations), preparing and conducting experiments at beamlines at various neutron facilities, data analysis and interpretation as well as the development of a comprehensive new software platform for that purpose. ]]>
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Research Scientist MF
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, and welcomes over 2000 visits of scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. We currently have a vacancy: Research Scientist MF

*Duties and accountabilities* * Analyse the structure of the library CrysFML and how to develop new programs based on the library. * Improve your knowledge of Crystallography (e.g. representation group theory and general superspace groups). * Develop appropriate algorithms to be implemented in FullProf modules for general restraints/constraints. * Create a graphical user interface to generate the description of the restrains/constraints into files to be used by FullProf. * Design modules for structure factor of: ** calculations with form-factors and displacement parameters of any type (multipoles, combined electron/spin densities, anharmonic temperature factors...), ** crystal and magnetic structures described in the superspace formalism. * Develop, in the longer term, a new multi-dimensional Rietveld code, using computer algebra, allowing to refine simultaneously multiple patterns making analytical expressions for correlating parameters of any type. This position represents an excellent opportunity for young scientists to develop expertise, broaden experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world. *Notes* An 18-month minimum “specified-purpose” fixed-term contract funded by the European grant FILL2030. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Diffraction Group: Dr Maria Teresa Fernandez Diaz, tel.: +33(0)4.76.20.76.06, e-mail: "ferndiaz@ill.eu":mailto:ferndiaz@ill.eu or via "www.ill.fr/dif":http://www.ill.fr/dif *(please do not send your application to this address)*. *Benefits* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant MF - Ionic Liquids
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world and hosts over 2000 visits by scientists per year, who come to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. We currently have a vacancy for a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant MF - Ionic Liquids

*Duties* Working within the Spectroscopy group and funded by the European grant FILL2030, you will be in charge of boosting the development of methods for studying the dynamics and structural properties of ionic liquids (ILs) using (in particular) neutrons, and of fostering links with external groups working in fields such as diffraction and small-angle neutron scattering. ‘Ionic liquid’ is the collective name for a huge variety of different compositions; in fact, several subgroups have already been defined, for example magnetic ionic liquids (MILs). If the organic ligands have long aliphatic tails, these compounds can repel water and form microemulsion-like structures. At present, the work using neutrons represents only a small portion of the publications on ILs. The large incoherent scattering of the hydrogen atoms of the organic molecules makes them suitable for neutron scattering, Different parts of the molecules can be highlighted by full (or partial) deuteration to enhance the visibility of structure or dynamics. The large number of H atoms allows dynamical studies with a large dynamic range from methyl rotation to centre-of-mass diffusion. The magnetic properties of MILs are also a stronghold of neutrons. The Spectroscopy group operates a range of instruments designed to carry out studies covering a broad spectrum of energy ranges, from hundreds of meV (Lagrange, thermal Time of Flight) to neV (Neutron Spin Echo). This post represents an excellent opportunity for a young scientist to develop expertise, broaden his/her experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world. *Notes* *Post-Doctoral contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 to 18-month period.* *Only candidates holding a PhD obtained less than 2 years ago are eligible for Post-doctoral positions.* Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the Spectroscopy group: Dr Bela Farago - email: "farago@ill.eu":mailto:farago@ill.eu *(please do not send your application to this address)*. *Benefits* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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Postdoctoral Position in Computational Physics
The aim of this research project is to facilitate the interpretation and understanding of inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering data by developing a new computer modelling method to model the dynamic structure factor, Sq,omega.The project is a collaboration between Chalmers University, the European Spallation Source, ISIS Facility and the Niels Bohr Institute. The work will mostly be performed at the ISIS facility, where the position will be based.In this project Sq,omega will be calculated using molecular dynamics MD simulations while the interatomic potentials will be changed until a quantitative agreement is obtained between the modelled and measured scattering function. The method can be seen as a dynamical correspondence to the Empirical Potential Structure Refinement EPSR method used to produce structural models of materials in quantitative agreement with neutron and x-ray diffraction data. It is foreseen that our approach will have similar impact on understanding dynamics as EPSR has on structure. Thus, ESS, ISIS and the user community will benefit enormously from the development of the proposed method.Further, it will be possible to obtain a considerably deeper understanding of how molecular motions affect the macroscopic properties of a material. Thereby, it will be possible to gain invaluable insight in improving new materials in the areas of chemistry, biology, life science and medicine. Moreover, not only the users of neutron spectroscopy will take advantage of the method, but also the computer simulation community will get a unique possibility to refine model potentials by using this approach.

You will initially focus on developing a new modelling tool; where the you will be working with experienced software professionals. Soon after the first version of the software package is completed, you will participate in neutron scattering experiments to validate the model against measured data. This step will allow further refinement of the software package. You will also be responsible for documenting the software and writing scientific articles about the developed modelling tool. You will be part of the team developing and supporting scientific software. Therefore, as part of your work you will interact frequently with the ISIS scientists and will also be supported by the partners at Chalmers University, the European Spallation Source the Niels Bohr Institute. The post will reside within the Scientific Computing section of the ISIS Computing Group. *Salary* £30056 - £32670 *Grade* RC-D *Contract Type* Fixed Term Appointment *Hours* Full Time *Closing Date* 01 October 2017 ]]>
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Software Support Scientist


*About The Role* Reliable software is essential for effective delivery of our science programme. The Mantid framework has been developed by STFC and our international partners to provide a state of the art data treatment and analysis software package for data from the ISIS instrument suite. It has become the world leading software for neutron data reduction. In this newly created role, you will focus on improving the user reliability of the Mantid software and take the lead in providing support and development of tools to enable this. You will be responsible for working with our staff and visiting scientists to understand how they are using Mantid and where the problems are. You will then work with the Mantid development team to investigate and resolve these problems and to build automated tests to ensure long term reliability of the software. This is primarily a customer focused role to help support our diverse user base and is an excellent opportunity to join a large distributed team with scope to lead a new area within the team. *Duties will include* * enhance the reliability of the Mantid software * support scientists and developers using Mantid * develop tools and tests to improve Mantid reliability (Python) * help identify and solve Mantid stability issues *Benefits* An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered, as well as an onsite nursery, subsidised restaurant, a gym and sports facilities. Full details of offered benefits can be found on "STFC’s careers pages":http://www.stfccareers.co.uk/why-join/rewards-and-benefits/. *Salary £30,056 - £41,572* *Full time* ]]>
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Postdoctoral Position in Computational Physics
About UsThe aim of this research project is to facilitate the interpretation and understanding of inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering data by developing a new computer modelling method to model the dynamic structure factor, Sq,omega.

*About The Role* The project is a collaboration between Chalmers University, the European Spallation Source, ISIS Facility and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. The work will mostly be performed at the ISIS facility, where the position will be based. Within this role you will initially focus on developing a new modelling tool; where you will be working with experienced software professionals. Soon after the first version of the software package is completed, you will participate in neutron scattering experiments to validate the developed tool on measured data. You will also be responsible for documenting the software and writing scientific articles about the developed modelling tool. As part of your work you will interact frequently with the ISIS scientists and will also be supported by the partners at Chalmers University, the European Spallation Source and the Niels Bohr Institute. The post will reside within the Scientific Computing section of the ISIS Computing Group. *Benefits* An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages ("http://www.stfccareers.co.uk":http://www.stfccareers.co.uk). * *Salary £30,056 - £32,670 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)* * *Full Time* * *Fixed Term (3 years)* ]]>
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PhD student position in Neutron Scattering studies of Energy Materials
Information about the researchThe PhD student will join the research group of Assoc. Prof. Maths Karlsson at the Energy and Materials Division of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, and will also be affiliated to the Molecular Spectroscopy Group at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron Muon Source in the United Kingdom. Our research, at the interface between physics, chemistry, and materials science, focuses on investigations of key fundamental properties of atomic-scale structure and dynamics in energy relevant oxides. The primary tools to this end involve the use, and development, of advanced neutron scattering methods, as well as infrared light at free electron lasers, available at international large-scale facilities around the world. Our research is strengthened by the collaboration with national and international colleagues, that provide complementary expertise in, for example, materials synthesis and computer modelling.

*Major responsibilities* The PhD student will be part of a collaborative project between Chalmers, Uppsala University and the the Molecular Spectroscopy Group at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the U.K (see "www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/groups/molecular-spectroscopy":http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/groups/molecular-spectroscopy). The PhD student will be primarily based at ISIS (on a 75% basis), while the rest of the time (25%) he/she will be based at Chalmers. The project focuses on studies on hydrogen dynamics in solid state oxide materials, stretching from protic (H+) to hydridic (H-) species, with a view towards their application as electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells and as hydrogen-storage materials. The main techniques within this project will be inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering methods, available at ISIS, as well as density functional theory calculations to model the experimental data. Other neutron facilities, in France, Germany, and the U.S.A, may be used on a complementary basis. As part of the project, the student will also take part in the evaluation of the current limitations associated with the measurement of hydrogen diffusion in thin films and interfaces. The student will collaborate closely with a new Postdoc, that will be employed at Uppsala University and who will also be based at ISIS on a 75% basis. The PhD student will have the unique opportunity to work a dynamic environment in close collaboration with both world-leading scientists and instrument teams. The project is of direct relevance to the science programme of the future European Spallation Source (ESS), which is under construction in Lund, Sweden, and aims towards building up competence to construct and run neutron science and instrumentation programmes at this new facility. A close link to the Swedish graduate school on neutron scattering ("www.swedness.se":http://www.swedness.se/) will allow building up connections at a national level. The position is for four years and will support science programs funded by the Swedish Research Council. *Position summary* Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years. ]]>
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Research Scientist MF
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, and welcomes over 2000 visits of scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. We currently have a vacancy: Research Scientist MF

*Duties and accountabilities* * Analyse the structure of the library CrysFML and how to develop new programs based on the library. * Improve your knowledge of Crystallography (e.g. representation group theory and general superspace groups). * Develop appropriate algorithms to be implemented in FullProf modules for general restraints/constraints. * Create a graphical user interface to generate the description of the restrains/constraints into files to be used by FullProf. * Design modules for structure factor of: ** calculations with form-factors and displacement parameters of any type (multipoles, combined electron/spin densities, anharmonic temperature factors...), ** crystal and magnetic structures described in the superspace formalism. * Develop, in the longer term, a new multi-dimensional Rietveld code, using computer algebra, allowing to refine simultaneously multiple patterns making analytical expressions for correlating parameters of any type. This position represents an excellent opportunity for young scientists to develop expertise, broaden experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world. *Benefits* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Swedens most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.At the Department of Physics and Astronomy with placement at ILL Super ADAM instrument, France.The Department of Physics and Astronomy is the second largest at Uppsala University with more than 250 employees and 10 different divisions and is situated at ngstrm Laboratory in Uppsala. The Department was formed in January 2010 by merging the former Department of Physics and Astronomy with the Department of Physics and Materials Science. The postdoctoral position is stationed at ILL, Grenoble, France.Webpages: http:www.physics.uu.se:http:www.physics.uu.se and https:www.ill.eu:https:www.ill.eu

The detail research field is dependent on the experience and interest of the candidate, but ideally it showed be somehow associated with the particular advantages of SuperADAM, including using magnetic reference layers for soft matter/life science systems and the use of off-specular/grazing incidence neutron scattering. The recruited person will have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists from the Large Scale Structures group and profit from the equipment present in the ILL soft matter labs within the Partnership for Soft Matter initiative which includes several tools for sample preparation and characterization as Langmuir troughs, ellipsometers, QCM-D, light scattering, XRR. For more information see: "http://www.epn-campus.eu/users/partnership-for-soft-condensed-matter-pscm/":http://www.epn-campus.eu/users/partnership-for-soft-condensed-matter-pscm/ *Salary:* According to local agreement *Starting:* 2017-09-01 or as otherwise agreed. *Type of employment:* Temporary position. *Working hours:* 100 % ]]>
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Instrument Scientist Neutron Cold TAS PANDA, Postdoc in Physics or Physical Chemistry
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc to join the Neutron cold TAS PANDA team as an instrument scientist to support the user program, support the Instrument improvement and perform own high profile research in close cooperation with the JCNS Institute JCNS-2 in the field of structural and magnetic order, fluctuations and excitations in magnetic systems and highly correlated electron systems.We are looking to recruit as soon as possible an Instrument Scientist Neutron Cold TAS PANDA, Postdoc in Physics or Physical Chemistry

*Your Job* * perform high level experiments supporting users from world leading research groups * Support instrument development and improvements * Develop an own scientific profile and visibility pursuing research projects in the above mentioned fields * 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 condensed matter using neutron scattering in a multidisciplinary team at MLZ * promoting professional development through various training programs * Limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects * Full-time position with the option of "slightly reduced":https://www.hrecruiting.de/data/t5ChjatkIfdwmACO/Info_Vollzeitnah_en.pdf working hours * Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). ]]>
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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant MF - Ionic Liquids
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world and hosts over 2000 visits by scientists per year, who come to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. We currently have a vacancy for a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant MF - Ionic Liquids

*Duties* Working within the Spectroscopy group and funded by the European grant FILL2030, you will be in charge of boosting the development of methods for studying the dynamics and structural properties of ionic liquids (ILs) using (in particular) neutrons, and of fostering links with external groups working in fields such as diffraction and small-angle neutron scattering. ‘Ionic liquid’ is the collective name for a huge variety of different compositions; in fact, several subgroups have already been defined, for example magnetic ionic liquids (MILs). If the organic ligands have long aliphatic tails, these compounds can repel water and form microemulsion-like structures. At present, the work using neutrons represents only a small portion of the publications on ILs. The large incoherent scattering of the hydrogen atoms of the organic molecules makes them suitable for neutron scattering, Different parts of the molecules can be highlighted by full (or partial) deuteration to enhance the visibility of structure or dynamics. The large number of H atoms allows dynamical studies with a large dynamic range from methyl rotation to centre-of-mass diffusion. The magnetic properties of MILs are also a stronghold of neutrons. The Spectroscopy group operates a range of instruments designed to carry out studies covering a broad spectrum of energy ranges, from hundreds of meV (Lagrange, thermal Time of Flight) to neV (Neutron Spin Echo). This post represents an excellent opportunity for a young scientist to develop expertise, broaden his/her experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world. *Notes* *Post-Doctoral contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 to 18-month period.* *Only candidates holding a PhD obtained less than 2 years ago are eligible for Post-doctoral positions.* Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required. Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the Spectroscopy group: "Dr Bela Farago":mailto:farago@ill.eu *(please do not send your application to this address)*. *Benefits* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our employment conditions). ]]>
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Neutron Optics Engineer Scientist


*Your tasks* You will be a leading engineer/scientist in the development of neutron focusing/polarizing optics for existing instruments at the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source (SINQ) and new instruments at the European Spallation Source (ESS). The development work includes test experiments at SINQ, the development of prototypes, Monte-Carlo simulations and operating two sputtering machines. Project management tasks will be also part of your work including aquisition of external project funding. *We offer* Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Neutronics Modelling at IFE Kjeller, Norway


A Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2 years is available at the Physics Department in connection with the infrastructure project “NcNeutron - Norwegian Center for Neutron Research”. The project is a collaboration between IFE and Norwegian universities and research institutes. It focuses on building advanced neutron instrumentation in connection with the research reactor JEEP II, and is funded by the Research Council of Norway. The person being employed will: * Model neutron transport and shielding design in order to optimize various instruments in NcNeutron (imaging, reflectometry, small-angle scattering and general purpose setups) * Finalize optimized design of a new neutron cold source that will be used for two instruments in NcNeutron ]]>
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Post-Doc Position: IBS CCES Seoul National University: Seoul, Korea
The Emergent Phenomena Group of the Center for Correlated Electron System CCES, Institute for Basic Science IBS, invites applications for postdoctoral research fellow. The Institute of Basic Science http:www.ibs.re.kr:http:www.ibs.re.kr is an ambitious new program by the South Korean government to foster the basic sciences in Korea. Prof. Je-Geun Park leads the Emergent Phenomena Group of IBS CCES http:magnetism.snu.ac.kr:http:magnetism.snu.ac.kr. We at Prof Parks group aim to pursue groundbreaking and fundamental researches in strongly correlated electron physics by taking advantage of state-of-the-art instruments and theoretical support.

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


The engineer will initially report directly to the Head of the Division but work closely with the Engineer responsible for the technical coordination within the NSS project and NSS’ Central Engineering Team. The team of engineers will, together with in-kind partners, and commercial partners if required, design technical solutions to ensure long-term availability and reliability on instrument systems, sub-systems and components. It is foreseen to transfer the position into one of the technical groups within the division to provide support during installation, integration & operation of instruments. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. *Start date* The position is to be filled as soon as possible. ]]>
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PhD position - Amphiphilic Drug Self-Assemblies Studied by Scattering Techniques
A postdoc position in physical chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, will be open for application during the fall year 2017.Project: Amphiphilic Drug Self-Assemblies Studied by Scattering TechniquesThe postdoc position is in the research group Pharmaceutical Physical Chemistry. Our research aims at clarifying the relationships between the molecular structure of drug molecules and excipients, their physical-chemical properties and behavior in drug formulations and delivery systems such as microgels, vesicles and microemulsions.

The project will be part of a new initiative to study the self-assembling properties of amphiphilic drugs in solution and their interaction with other amphiphilic self-assemblies and charged polymer networks. The group is currently setting-up advanced research equipment for combined static and dynamic light scattering techniques. The postdoc project will focused on structural investigations by means of light scattering and small-angle x-ray and neutron scattering techniques. ]]>
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VULCAN Instrument Scientist
The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division CEMD of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated early career Instrument Scientist for the VULCAN diffractometer at the SNS. In this role you will be joining the VULCAN instrument team and provide operational support for the VULCAN diffractometer and develop a vigorous scientific program associated with the instrument. VULCAN is a world-class engineering materials diffractometer designed to tackle a broad range of problems in materials science and engineering, including in-situ deformation behavior, transient behaviors during synthesis and processing, and kinetics of multi-length scale phase transformations, and in-situex-situ stress mapping in structural components, etc. For more information about this highly versatile instrument, please visit: https:neutrons.ornl.govvulcan:https:neutrons.ornl.govvulcan

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Conduct safe operation and user support for the beamline, which includes user assistance as local contact, assistance with experimental setup, data acquisition, and data analysis. * Champion upgrades and developments in instrumentation, software, and sample environment to help maintain and further improve the performance of VULCAN and expand its user base. . * Develop a high-quality personal research program in materials science and engineering primarily using VULCAN and other NScD neutron scattering instruments; * Work to strengthen existing industrial collaborations and to create new collaborations with industry; publish research results in scientific journals. * Contribute to the development of new measurement techniques and data analysis for engineering materilas diffraction. * Ensures compliance with environmental, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of laboratory and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* * Reports to the Engineering Materials Group Leader. * Coordinates with the Industrial Application Program at the Shull-Wollan Center, and works with research staff in CEMD and programmers in the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division and other support groups. * Collaborates with science programs across other directorates within ORNL and with external user groups. ]]>
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Science Communications Manager
The Technische Universitt Mnchen operates the Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz FRM II in Garching which is one of the leading neutron sources worldwide. We participate in the European project Science Innovation with Neutrons in Europe in 2020. For this project we invite applications for a full time position 40,1 hweek as Science Communications Manager for establishing comprehensive Internet based communication tools inside the consortium, to prepare News Letters and related publications and presenting the SINE2020 consortium at international events.

The work comprises the maintenance of the content of the Internet pages of the consortium, the provision of short and concise minutes with pictures of internal meetings and conferences and the creative layout for new promotion and advertising material. Responsibilities include close cooperation with the project leader of the SINE2020 in Grenoble, France and other neutron centres around Europe. The dissemination and outreach task is contributed by the FRM II. ]]>
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Scientific Instrumentation Technician MF
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, and welcomes some 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. Our Science Division currently has a vacancy for a: Scientific Instrumentation Technician MF.

You will become a member of the ILL’s Services for Advanced Neutron Environment (SANE) responsible for the Institute’s sample environment equipment and its cryogenic systems in particular. You will mostly be working in the laboratory and experimental areas on the following tasks: * maintain, troubleshoot, repair and configure equipment in consultation with your colleagues and hierarchy, * assist colleagues and scientists to ensure the smooth operation of the experimental programme, * produce and maintain technical documentation and provide occasional assistance with internal training, * consult with colleagues and hierarchy on technical issues and troubleshooting, * participate in the development of new sample environment equipment. *Notes* * Permanent contract. * Occasional periods of on-call duty. * Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required. *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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Software Developer MF
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world and hosts over 2000 visits by scientists per year, who come to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. Funded primarily by its three founder members, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 10 other countries. Our Scientific Computing group is currently looking for a Software Developer MF.

The mission of the Scientific Computing group is to develop and support the data reduction and analysis software that enables visiting scientists to exploit their scattering data effectively during experiments. Working in a team of scientists and software engineers, you will: * take charge of the integration of new functionalities into the software MDANSE, which is used to analyse molecular dynamics trajectories to derive physical quantities for isotropic materials * contribute to the investigation into how the ASE (Atomic Simulation Environment) and PhonoPy can be used to estimate the phonon dispersion relations in crystalline materials * participate in the maintenance of FullProf, a suite dedicated to the treatment of x-ray and neutron diffraction data * interact with a group of expert users to gather all necessary requirements prior to starting the coding tasks * perform a complete survey of the available mathematical and graphical libraries to be included in the various projects. This position is part of the SINE2020 European project, whose main objective is the standardization and sharing of scientific software among different neutron and synchrotron facilities. *Notes* * 36-month fixed-term contract * Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required. * Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the Scientific Computing group: Dr. Paolo Mutti, email: "mutti@ill.eu":mailto:mutti@ill.eu (*please do not send your application to this address*). *Benefits* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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Post-doctoral Fellow in Nuclear Physics MF
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, and welcomes over 2000 visits of scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. We currently have a vacancy for a Post-doctoral Fellow in Nuclear Physics MF.

Working within the “Nuclear and Particle Physics (NPP)” group at the FIPPS (FIssion Product Prompt gamma-ray Spectrometer) instrument you will develop and implement ancillary detectors and systems to complement the existing array of Ge clover detectors and to enlarge the applications of this new instrument. Besides possible ideas proposed by the candidate we are considering the following projects: * a LaBr3:Ce detector array for ultrafast timing experiments * a setup for magnetic moment measurements * use of polarized neutron beams for generation of spin-aligned capture states * a setup for conversion electron spectroscopy * a dedicated target chamber for noble gas targets Further you will: * Establish new scientific collaborations by promoting nuclear spectroscopy and neutron-induced fission experiments performed at ILL; * Pursue your personal research programme in nuclear spectroscopy or nuclear fission. You will be trained with the nuclear spectroscopy program at the NPP instruments to get full awareness of the scientific possibilities of the whole instrumental suite for experiments involving fission and nuclear spectroscopy. *Notes* * Post-Doctoral contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 to 18-month period. * Only candidates holding a PhD obtained less than 2 years ago are eligible for Post-doctoral positions. * Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required. * Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the NPP group: Dr Oliver Zimmer - e-mail: "zimmer@ill.eu":mailto:zimmer@ill.eu (*please do not send your application to this address*). *Benefits* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant MF - Electrochemistry
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. The Institute welcomes 1700 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. Funded primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 10 other European countries. The Science Division currently has a vacancy for a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant MF - Electrochemistry.

Working within the Large Scale Structures (LSS) group and funded by the European grant FILL2030, you will be involved in the development of methods for the study of a range of systems at planar liquid/liquid interfaces with neutrons and complementary techniques with a focus on the investigation of phenomena related to electrochemistry. Few experimental techniques exist that can be used to probe buried planar liquid/liquid interfaces, such as the phase boundary between hydrocarbon oils and aqueous solutions. Progress in the study of bulk liquid/liquid interfaces using neutron reflectometry has been slow so far due to challenging experimental difficulties and the weak neutron signal due to absorption from the liquids. We have demonstrated recently the unique characteristics of the FIGARO reflectometer at the ILL in allowing us, for the first time, to study bulk interfaces with neutrons. This is possible thanks to the high neutron flux of the instrument combined with the ability to reflect either up or down at the interface. Further developments are needed for the optimisation of a range of sample cells and measurement procedures as well as approaches for data analysis using neutrons on FIGARO and optical and x-rays techniques within the Partnership for Soft Condensed Matter. The work will be done in collaboration with Dr. Ali Zarbakhsh from Queen Mary University in London. The PDRA will be based at the ILL with frequent visits to the collaborators’ laboratories. He/she will be expected to contribute to publicising neutron scattering techniques and the unique capabilities of the FIGARO instrument with the electrochemistry and soft matter communities. The LSS 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. These include instruments for small-angle scattering, reflectometry, diffraction from single crystals or one or two-dimensionally ordered materials. The range of science covered is very broad, from polymer and colloid science through structural molecular biology to materials science, chemistry and magnetic phenomena. Notes: * Post-Doctoral contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 to 18-month period. * Only candidates holding a PhD obtained less than 2 years ago are eligible for post-doctoral positions. * Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required. Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the LSS Group: Dr. G. Fragneto, tel.:+33(0)4.76.20.70.62, e-mail: "fragneto@ill.fr":mailto:fragneto@ill.fr or via "http://www.ill.fr/lss":http://www.ill.fr/lss (*please do not send your application to this address*). *Benefits* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered. For more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/. ]]>
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Post-doctoral position SANS on DNA


*Work duties* Nucleic acids constitute one of the main components of viruses by molecular weight, and the viral genome is often strongly confined into a small volume of the capsid. This is true for most prokaryotic viruses such as double-stranded (ds) DNA/RNA phages, dsDNA archaeal viruses as well as many eukaryotic viruses (e.g. herpesviruses and reoviruses). The length of ds-genome in those viruses is several hundred times longer than the diameter of the capsid. We recently found that this internal DNA stress leads to 30 atmospheres capsid pressure in human Herpesviruses. This genome pressure is responsible for DNA ejection into a cell nucleus during infection. The aim of this project is to explain how the physically stressed state of the confined viral DNA directly affects the infectious cycle by analyzing structure of virally encapsidated genome. The main experimental approach will be Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS). *Terms of employment* This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008. ]]>
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Ph.D. student in Novel Quantum Materials Neutron Scattering
This PhD student position is part of SwedNess http:www.swedness.se:http:www.swedness.se, the Swedish national graduate school for neutron scattering where KTH is one of the responsible academic institutions. The school is fully funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research SSF and aims to educate a new generation of highly skilled neutron experts. Each PhD student is fully funded from the start, including salary and a sufficient running budget. The latter will give the student possibilities to travel to external experiments and to visit international facilities, institutions and conferences.

Modern condensed matter physics is the source of some of the most fascinating fundamental phenomena, e.g. topological insulators, superconductors and Bose-Einstein condensation. Such quantum states also possess intriguing and promising possibilities for future technical developments including sustainable energy, spintronics and quantum computation/security. In order to obtain a paradigm shift within this important field we need to both develop and understand a new generation of quantum materials. The main goal of this project is to realize and characterize model quantum systems for 1D, 2D and 3D magnetic lattices. This will be realized by: * Identifying promising spin compounds by performing virtual material synthesis through analysis, modeling and mining of our own extensive quantum materials database. * Establishing a new lab for synthesizing high-quality single crystalline quantum magnets. * Using powerful large-scale experimental techniques to perform systematic studies of spin entanglement in selected materials by accessing magnetic and electronic structures/excitations. In detail the work will consist of hand-on experimental measurements, data analysis and to some extent computer modeling. The materials of interest will mainly be organometallic quantum magnets and the experimental techniques include state-of-the-art neutron scattering along with complimentary muon spin spectroscopy and synchrotron methods. The successful PhD candidate that will join this comprehensive project and experienced team should mainly focus on the experimental neutron scattering studies. However, depending on his/her qualifications and scientific interests, it is also possible to partake in the sample growth and/or theoretical modeling. The recruited PhD student will be based in the Department of Applied Physics at KTH in Stockholm, but the project will be conducted in close collaboration with several well renowned international research teams. The majority of the experimental work will be conducted at external research facilities in Switzerland, France, United Kingdom and Japan. The employment is four years with a possibility of maximum up to five years. Up to 20 percent department duties (e.g. teaching) are included in the employment. Trade union representatives You will find contact information to trade union representatives at "KTH's web page":http://intra.kth.se/en/administration/rekrytering/annonsering/fackrepresentanter-1.500898. *Type of employment:* Temporary position longer than 6 months *Contract type:* Full time *First day of employment:* Preferably 1 August or latest 1 September 2017 (or possibly according to agreement) *Salary:* Monthly salary according to KTH's Ph.D. student salary agreement *Working hours:* 100% ]]>
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PhD student in neutron scattering for electrochemical applications
This PhD student position is part of SwedNess http:www.swedness.se:http:www.swedness.se, the Swedish national graduate school for neutron scattering where KTH is one of the responsible academic institutions. The school is fully funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research SSF and aims to educate a new generation of highly skilled neutron experts. Each PhD student is fully funded from the start, including salary and a sufficient running budget. The latter will give the student possibilities to travel to external experiments and to visit international facilities, institutions and conferences.

Electrochemical energy devices such as fuel cells, secondary batteries and electrolysers are of utmost importance in the sustainable energy systems of tomorrow. This PhD project will focus on neutron scattering techniques for electrochemical applications. This involves ex-situ, in-situ and in-operandi studies of new and improved material and process concepts of model systems as well as complex porous structures. It may involve structural analyses of interfaces between ion conducting polymers and solid electrodes in batteries and fuel cells, catalytic processes and polymer electrolyte interaction at catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, composition of metal oxide catalyst in electrolytic process, volume changes and mechanical stresses in intercalating structural battery electrodes and assemblies. The project is multi-disciplinary and close collaborations with PhD students and experts in electrochemical applications as well as neutron scattering techniques is a prerequisite. *Trade union representatives* You will find contact information to trade union representatives at "KTH:s web page":http://intra.kth.se/en/administration/rekrytering/annonsering/fackrepresentanter-1.500898. *Type of employment:* Temporary position longer than 6 months *Contract type:* Full time *First day of employment:* According to agreement / As soon as possible *Salary:* Monthly salary according to KTH´s Ph.D. student salary agreement ]]>
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Ph.D. - Investigation of reactions in surface active thin films
A position for a Ph.D. student is available on a project that will primarily study oxidative reactions of lipids, macromolecules and peptides in thin films and membranes. Compositional and structural changes in these materials are hugely important in biomedicine, health and environmental areas. Unique detailed information can be obtained using deuterium labelling and neutron scattering from surface layers and from assemblies in solution.

The project will be conducted at the Ångström Laboratory and will involve both the Departments of Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy. There is wide expertise in structural studies of soft matter and in chemistry of surface active materials. The local supervisors are Adrian Rennie, Tim Bowden and Maja Hellsing. Strong collaboration is planned with the group Dr Katherine Thompson at the Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London as well as the Deuteration Laboratory of the STFC at RAL, UK. This PhD student position is part of SwedNess ("http://www.swedness.se/":http://www.swedness.se/), the Swedish national graduate school for neutron scattering where Uppsala University is one of the responsible academic institutions. The school is fully funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) and aims to educate a new generation of highly skilled neutron experts. Each PhD student is fully funded from the start, including salary and a sufficient running budget. This provides excellent possibilities to travel for experiments and to visit international facilities, institutions and conferences. *Salary:* local guidelines for salary placement. *Starting date:* As soon as possible, as mutually agreed upon. *Working hours:* 100% Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find much information about working and living in Sweden at "http://www.uu.se/joinus":http://www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact the International Faculty and Staff Services at "ifss@uadm.uu.se":mailto:ifss@uadm.uu.se. ]]>
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PhD student position in Neutron Scattering for Understanding Thermal Transport in Thermoelectrics


This PhD student position is part of SwedNess (www.SwedNess.se), the Swedish national graduate school for neutron scattering where Chalmers University is one of the responsible academic institutions. The school is fully funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) and aims to educate a new generation of highly skilled neutron experts. Each PhD student is fully funded from the start, including salary and a sufficient running budget. The latter will give the student possibilities to travel to external experiments and to visit international facilities, institutions and conferences. The scientific goals of this project are to develop the fundamental understanding of thermal conductivity in solid state materials and to use this knowledge for the development of new technologically important materials for thermoelectric conversion. We will combine competence in advanced materials synthesis and sintering techniques, detailed physical property measurements, and neutron scattering techniques to study model systems and state-of-the-art materials. *Major responsibilities* The PhD student will work with design, synthesis and characterisation of advanced inorganic thermoelectric materials. The materials will be studied to develop a fundamental understanding of synthesis-structure-property relations of interest to applications for direct conversion of waste heat to electricity. Key parts of the work will be * Synthesis of thermoelectric materials * Structural characterisation of materials * Measurement of thermoelectric properties * Neutron scattering studies of phonon distributions and life times The position is limited to maximum 4 years full-time research studies. In addition, duties at the department, mainly teaching in the undergraduate or masters courses, distributed over the whole time of the position is included, typically in a total of 3-6 months. *Position summary* The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research studies. As a PhD student you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results in English, both orally as well as in writing. In addition, the position will normally include 5% departmental work, mostly teaching duties. Undergraduates are normally taught in Swedish, although the graduate level teaching is in English. Applicants whose native language is not Swedish are supported to learn Swedish to be able to teach in Swedish after two years of employment. ]]>
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PhD Position - Ordered Spinels for Magnetoelectric Properties
For the last 15 years, the studies of multiferroic materials are one of the most enthusiastic subjects in condensed matter field of research. A multiferroic compound presents two simultaneous ferroic orders ferroelectric, ferromagnetic or ferroelastic. For the magnetoelectric ME multiferroic materials the magnetization can be controlled by the electric fields. Such properties open the way of new spintronic devises with various applications. For more information on the CRISMAT please visit our web site: http:www-crismat.ensicaen.frlangen:http:www-crismat.ensicaen.frlangen.

The spinel structures AB2O4 are very well known for their numerous magnetic properties and recently CoCr2O4 has been investigate as ME-multiferroic (type II) compounds. In that case, the appearance of the incommensurate conical-spiral magnetic order directly involves the ferroelectricity. Moreover, the magnetic dilution on the B-sites for the series CoII(CrIII1-xCoIIIx)O4, significantly increases both statured electric polarization and magnetization under magnetic field. On the other hand, the magnetic dilution on the A-sites for the series Zn1-XCoXCr2O4 causes the disappearance of the ferromagnetic ordering to benefit to frustrated antiferromagnetism. At the CRISMAT we recently start to study the spinel family Co5-xZnxTeO8. In those compounds the Te6+ cation plays the role of a B-site magneto-diluting agent and enables to get ordered spinel. On the other side the Zn2+ cation plays the role of A-site magneto-diluting agent. The Co5-xZnxTeO8 series appears as very versatile spinel family since we can perfectly decide on which sites the magnetic dilution will take place and easily modify the ME properties. The aim of this project is to continue the investigation of this remarkable Co5-xZnxTeO8 spinel series. A special attention will be paid on ordered spinel compounds Co5-xZnxTeO8 with 0 < x < 1 to establish the magnetic phase diagram and the evolution of ME coupling versus x. We will also investigate other chemical systems to find novel ordered spinel phases. All the compounds will be synthesized by solid state reactions and their structures (nuclear and magnetic) characterized by X-ray and neutron diffraction. An important part of the synthesis work will be consecrated to grow single-crystals of sufficient sizes to characterize the dielectric properties and the complex magnetic structures. *Location and Salary* The PhD project will be located in Grenoble (France), at the ILL, and at the CRISMAT in Caen (France). The successful candidate will be employed for a period of up to three years, with a gross salary of around 2350 €/month, together with other benefits depending on the student’s social status (for more details see: "http://www.ill.eu/science-technology/phd-students/phd-recruitment/phd-work-at-the-ill/":http://www.ill.eu/science-technology/phd-students/phd-recruitment/phd-work-at-the-ill/). A team of experts, including Nicolas Barrier, Emmanuelle Suard, Juan Rodriguez-Carvajal and Alain Pautrat , will supervise the work of the PhD student. ]]>
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PhD Position - Protomembranes at the origin of life
Compartimentalization is a key point in the evolution of life, since it allowed to form cells, and define an inside and an outside. It allowed cells to create chemical gradients and harvest their energy. The origin of the first membranes which has been proposed to occur at hydrothermal vents still remains problematic, since high temperatures, which favor the efficiency of organic syntheses, also increase molecular motion of membrane lipids, leading to increased permeability, and decreased rigidity. Thus, under such fluctuating conditions, a protocell membrane is expected to have had limited stability and high permeability 1, which is in apparent contradiction with a possible origin of life in hydrothermal conditions.The archetypical adaptative strategy in hyperthermophilic organisms, is the synthesis of membrane-spanning, dipolar tetraether lipids 2. However, the existence of these molecules on the young Earth is unlikely. Recently, a novel membrane architecture was proposed to explain the stability of lipid membrane bilayers in the hyperthermophilic archaeaon Thermococcus barophilus by the group of P. Oger http:map.univ-lyon1.frspip.phparticle251langen:http:map.univ-lyon1.frspip.phparticle251langen 3. This novel membrane architecture predicts the presence of apolar lipids in the mid-plane of the bilayer, which would limit charge transfer between the two sides, leading to a decrease in proton and water permeability, as well as an increase of membrane rigidity, providing a rationale for the ability of this organism to withstand temperatures above the boiling point of water 4.These observations have important impact on how we understand membrane adaptation to extreme environments, but more importantly on possible scenarios for the membranes of the first cells. Indeed, simple monopolar amphiphilic molecules were readily available on the Young Earth, making the spontaneous formation of bilayer membranes reasonable. If temperature, pH, or hydrostatic pressure stability domains of bilayers can be extended to comply with the fluctuating conditions of hydrothermal vents, therefore it may answer parts of the questions raised by the origin of life at hydrothermal vents scenarios.Please also have a look at the attached PDF file below, to see the description with an image.Literature cited1 Mansy, S.S. and Szostak, J.W. _Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA_ 2008 10536:1335113355.2 P. Oger, A. Cario, _Biophys. Chem._ 15 2013 42-56.3 A. Cario, V. Grossi, P. Schaeffer, P. Oger, _Front. Microbiol._ 6 2015.4 T.H. Haines, _Prog. Lipid Res._ 40 2001 299-324.

The aim of this project is to * demonstrate experimentally – using elastic and inelastic neutron scattering - the validity of the novel protomembrane architecture * explore its physical and chemical parameters * characterize the impact of the presence of apolar lipids on membrane biological function (proton and water permeability, fluidity, viscosity, rigidity) * determine the relative contribution of each lipid type (monopolar, apolar,) and lipid moiety (polar head-group, core) on membrane physical parameters. ]]>
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Data Curation Software Engineer
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Data Curation Scientist or Data Curation Software Engineer position at the Data Management and Software Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.

*Job Description* The Data Management Group delivers critical software infrastructures that make neutron scattering experiments at the ESS possible and successful. One aspect of that is to provide the data catalogue and automatic processing capabilities that enable visiting scientist to effectively make use of their scattering data. In the current construction phase this work is led by the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute as and in kind contribution to ESS. The task for this position is to participate in the development of a data curation (data cataloguing) system that captures metadata about raw and processed experimental data and makes that information available to scientists in a form that is useful to them in their domain of expertise. Central parts of that system will be developed using the Angular web framework and a NOSQL database (MongoDB). The development happens in a collaborative, open source environment. In particular, the role is to: * Develop software for ESS scientific operations * Coordinate the development of software frameworks data processing and cataloguing by: ** Gathering specific requirements for software functionality and the deployment platforms ** Work with project partners and support them in their development efforts The role is both suitable for candidates from a scientific background intending to move into a more software focused career as well as for trained software developers with an interest in science. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills, you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* This is a permanent position. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. ]]>
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Doctoral Student in Biology
Human dihydroorotate dehydrogenase DHODH is an integral protein of the inner mitochondrial membrane IMM that catalyzes the fourth step of the de novo pyrimidine biosynthesis, and is functionally connected to the respiratory chain via ubiquinone Q10. Human DHODH is a well validated target for anti-inflammatory drugs and mutations in human DHODH have been identified as the cause of Miller syndrome, a rare genetic disease.This project aims to investigate the mechanism of DHODH in a non-crystalline, physiologically relevant membrane-bound state using neutron reflectometry in combination with other appropriate measurement techniques. By using a novel combination of recombinant protein production and deuterium labeling of lipids in yeast cell cultures, we will characterize the orientation and conformation of DHODH reconstituted in mitochondrial membrane mimics, the mechanisms of substrateinhibitor binding as well as the effects caused by mutations causing Miller syndrome. The project is a close collaboration with the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund and the Institut Laue Langevin ILL in Grenoble, France, and will involve stays at both facilities.The insights and methods developed in this project will further be applied to a number of test cases in which protein-lipid interactions with relevance to human health are studied using neutron reflectometry.

*Type of employment:* Temporary position longer than 6 months; Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§ *First day of employment:* October 1, 2017, or according to agreement *Salary:* Monthly salary *Number of positions:* 1 *Working hours:* 100 % *Reference number:* PA2017/908 ]]>
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General Purpose SANS Instrument Scientist
The Biology and Soft Matter Division BSMD of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding candidate for Instrument Scientist who can build a program in Rheo-SANS characterization on the General Purpose Small Angle Neutron Scattering Diffractometer GP-SANS at HFIR. This will be a temporary, two year staff assignment with possibility for extension based on funding and performance.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The Instrument Scientist will report to the Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter Group Leader in BSMD, and will: * Participate in user support, instrument development, and research activities on the GP-SANS. * Assist users as a local contact for experimental setup, data acquisition, and data analysis. * Champion developments in combinations of neutron scattering instrumentation with various soft condensed matter characterization tools to help maintain and further develop the performance of the GP-SANS and its neutron science programs. * Develop a high-quality personal research program to study the influence of external stimuli on soft condensed matter that is well aligned with the Division mission. * Publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation of ORNL values and ethics and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. *Work Directions and Interfaces* This position will report to the Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter Group Leader in BSMD and works closely with research staff in BSMD and CEMD. The candidate is expected to take advantage of opportunities to build collaborations with other Directorates within ORNL. ]]>
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PhD student and Postdoc in Evilevitch Laboratory


*Research Description* Nucleic acids constitute one of the main components of viruses by molecular weight, and the viral genome is often strongly confined into a small volume of the capsid. This is true for most prokaryotic viruses such as double-stranded (ds) DNA/RNA phages, dsDNA archaeal viruses as well as many eukaryotic viruses (e.g. herpesviruses and reoviruses). The length of ds-genome in those viruses is several hundred times longer than the diameter of the capsid. We recently found that this internal DNA stress leads to 20 atmospheres capsid pressure in human Herpesviruses. This genome pressure is responsible for DNA ejection into a cell nucleus during infection. The aim of this project is to explain how the physically stressed state of the confined viral DNA directly affects the virus infectious cycle. This research involves a quantitative biophysical approach to virology using Atomic Force Microscopy and Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS). (with possibility to conduct research at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA and Lund University, Sweden) ]]>
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Head of Division, Instrument Technology, with a PhD in Physics Electrical Engineering mf
As head of the department, we are looking for a Physicist mf or Electrical Engineer mf with a PhD, able to demonstrate expertise in the areas of mechanical construction, control and automation technology, as well as programming skills. Substantial experience in the construction and operation of neutron scattering instruments would be of great advantage.We are currently seeking to recruit at the earliest possible date a Head of Division, Instrument Technology, with a PhD in Physics Electrical Engineering mf

*Your tasks* * You will be responsible for managing the department * You will be required to coordinate projects with the Central Institute of Engineering at Forschungszentrum Jülich and with the operators of neutron sources * You will be expected to develop future-proof solutions for the control and automation of both new instruments and those already in operation * You will work in close cooperation with the instrument scientists to ensure the constant improvement of the performance of the instruments in terms of neutron optics, mechanical and instrument control * You will identify and employ synergy gathered from the operation of the instruments and apply this to the design and construction of new instruments *What we offer* * Challenging work in a fascinating research area with a high degree of responsibility involved * The excellent technical infrastructure of a large research centre * Wide-ranging possibilities for further training and development * An international, interdisciplinary workplace on an attractive research campus, located in the Cologne-Düsseldorf-Aachen triangle * Initial employment contract for a fixed term of 3 years with possible long-term perspectives * The option of working flexible hours in an “almost full-time” position, according to your individual circumstances * Salary and social security benefits in line with the provisions of the collective agreements of the German civil service (TVöD) ]]>
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FREIA Instrument Scientist
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for an Instrument Scientist for building and operating the FREIA neutron reflectometer.

*Your role* * Provide the scientific and technical leadership of the FREIA instrument project. * Deliver scientific plans for the proposed scientific scope of FREIA. * Prepare the detailed design together with the core instrument team. * As part of the Core Instrument Team, deliver a neutron scattering instrument according to the scope, budget and schedule determined at the appropriate instrument reviews. *Duration & Location* The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Oxfordshire, UK and in Lund, Sweden. ]]>
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Research Scientist MF
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for scientific research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, and welcomes over 2000 visits of scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. The ILL is supported by 13 countries and employs 500 staff. The Science Division currently has a vacancy for a Research Scientist MF.

Whilst carrying out your own active research program, you will be in charge of: * co-running the D20 diffractometer and participating both in its development and maintenance, including data analysis methods and sample environment equipment * providing support to users for scientific experiments on D20 but also on other powder or single-crystal diffractometers * developing a research program in magnetic and structural crystallography, in collaboration with the user community * promoting ILL’s research program and engaging in teaching and training activities. The post represents an excellent opportunity for young 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. *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":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). *Notes* Fixed-term contract of 5 years Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Diffraction Group: Dr Maria Teresa Fernandez Diaz, tel.: +33(0)4.76.20.76.06, e-mail: "ferndiaz@ill.eu":mailto:ferndiaz@ill.eu or via "www.ill.fr/dif":http://www.ill.fr/dif *(please do not send your application to this address)*. ]]>
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Abteilungsleiter Instrumenttechnologie, promovierter Physiker Elektroingenieur wm
Fr die Leitung der Abteilung Instrumenttechnologie suchen wir einen promovierten Physiker wm oder Elektroingenieur wm mit fundierten Kenntnissen der mechanischen Konstruktion, der Steuerungs- und Automatisierungstechnik und Programmierkenntnissen. Eine langjhrige Erfahrung im Bau und Betrieb von Neutronenstreuinstrumenten ist dabei von Vorteil.Wir suchen zum nchstmglichen Zeitpunkt einen Abteilungsleiter Instrumenttechnologie, promovierter Physiker Elektroingenieur wm

*Ihre Aufgaben* * verantwortliche Leitung der Abteilung * Koordinierung der Zusammenarbeit mit dem Zentralinstitut für Engineering am Forschungszentrum Jülich und mit den Betreibern der Neutronenquellen * Entwicklung von zukunftsfähigen Lösungen für die Steuerung und Automatisierung der neuen und bereits in Betrieb befindlichen Instrumente * enge Zusammenarbeit mit den Instrumentwissenschaftlern zu beständigen Verbesserung der Leistungsfähigkeit der Instrumente hinsichtlich Neutronenoptik, Mechanik und Instrumentsteuerung * Identifizierung und Nutzung von Synergien aus dem Betrieb für den Bau der neuen Instrumente *Unser Angebot* * anspruchsvolles und sehr interessantes Arbeitsumfeld mit hoher Verantwortung * technische Infrastruktur einer Großforschungseinrichtung * vielfältige Möglichkeiten der Weiterbildung * Internationales, interdisziplinäres Arbeitsumfeld auf einem attraktiven Forschungscampus, günstig gelegen im Städtedreieck Köln-Düsseldorf-Aachen * Eine zunächst auf 3 Jahre befristete Stelle mit der Möglichkeit einer längerfristigen Perspektive * Die Möglichkeit zur "vollzeitnahen":https://www.hrecruiting.de/data/t5ChjatkIfdwmACO/Info_Vollzeitnah.pdf Teilzeitbeschäftigung * Vergütung und Sozialleistungen nach dem Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD-Bund) ]]>
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PhD position - X-ray and Neutron scattering
A PhD-position in solid state physics X-ray and Neutron scattering in the subject Engineering Science with specialization in the solid state physics, at the ngstrm Laboratory, Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Solid state physics http:teknik.uu.sesolid-state-physics+languageId3:http:teknik.uu.sesolid-state-physics+languageId3. Starting date as soon as possible.

This project will be conducted as part of a collaborative effort between Structural Chemistry and Solid State Physics, both situated at the Ångström Laboratory. The Ångström Advanced Battery Centre at Structural chemistry is the largest battery research group in the Nordic countries. Our research focuses on all aspects of the chemistry of rechargeable batteries; recently, we are looking at advanced nanomaterials with the aim of making energy storage more sustainable and cost-effective. The Magnetism group at the division of Solid State Physics is working with experimental research on novel magnetic materials, and has made key contributions to this research field. Apart from pursuing basic research on magnetic materials, the group is also involved in interdisciplinary research; developing magnetic nanoparticle based bioassays, and the study of the magnetization dynamics of self-assembled nanoparticle assemblies. The PhD project will focus on the characterization of nanomaterials using neutron and X-ray scattering. The focal point of the project is the combination of scattering techniques at multiple length scales, in order gain insights in materials and processes by covering both the atomic- and the mesoscale. Several different materials will be explored throughout the project, including self-assembled magnetic nanomaterials and battery components. This work is funded by the Swedish research council, with the aim to develop several sample environments for the neutron diffractometer DREAM at the European spallation source (ESS). The work is performed in close collaboration with Stockholm University and involves travel to major facilities in EU and other parts of the world. We offer a varied and exciting work, with well-established collaboration with the department of Chemistry at the Ångström laboratory as well as with nationally and internationally renowned research groups. The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). Further information "http://www.teknat.uu.se":http://www.teknat.uu.se and "http://www.teknik.uu.se":http://www.teknik.uu.se. Local guidelines for salary placement are used. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Chemistry - Neutron Scattering
We are looking for a postdoc who can carry out research with neutron diffraction and SANS of nanomaterials with technical applications as biomaterials, battery components and potentially magnetic materials.The project is a collaboration between Stockholm University, Uppsala University and the European Spallation Source ESS and has as a long-term plan to expand the neutron diffractometer DREAM at the ESS in Lund to study nanomaterials. Within the project, we will design different sample environments to enable the simultaneous acquisition of data in two length scales atomic and nanoscopic. This will be used to study three different materials classes that have a strong research tradition in Sweden: biomaterials, batteries, and magnetic materials. In this way, the connection between the variations in the crystal structure and nanoparticle morphology can be established. Some examples of the possible studies include the self-assembly of small cellulose fibres, how the structure of batteries changes during usage, or how magnetic nanoparticles assemble under an applied magnetic field. The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council:http:www.vr.se.

*Main responsibilities* The postdoctoral fellow will work together with a team that will focus in studying different types of nanomaterials with neutron scattering at the atomic (diffraction) and nanoscopic (small angle neutron scattering, SANS) levels. The work implies comprehensive experiments with neutron scattering in neutron facilities around the world with the focus on the multiple length scale approach. The work also includes the design, development, and testing of different sample environments for the in-situ characterisation of two different types of nanomaterials such as nanocellulose and iron oxide nanoparticles. *Terms of employment* The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Magnetic Spectroscopy


The PRDA will be an active member of the Magnetic Spectroscopy Group and collaborate in synchrotron radiation-related activities, involving a variety of beam lines as well as off-line instruments, such as vector network analyser ferromagnetic resonance (VNA-FMR) and other magnetic characterization techniques. A main task will be the development and exploration of new state-of-the-art techniques, in particular for time-resolved microwave-driven measurements using x-ray magnetic dichroism as detection method. An active scientific input is expected in the experiments and the publication of the results. We are looking for a person with good knowledge of magnetism and related magnetic measurement techniques using synchrotron radiation. The candidate should hold a PhD in Physical Sciences preferably followed by relevant experience, should have worked on a related field before and have an excellent publication record. The PDRA will work in the Magnetic Spectroscopy Group under the direction of the Senior Research Scientist. The work will be in-house research oriented with emphasis excellence and publication output. Develop and explore new state-of-the-art techniques in magnetic spectroscopy using polarized soft x-rays, in particular for time resolved microwave driven measurements using x-ray magnetic dichroism as detection method. Provide as part of a team an active scientific input in the experiments and publication of the results. * Participation in the in-house research program of the Magnetic Spectroscopy Group and the publication of the results; * Developing time-resolved microwave techniques; * Collaborating in other new developments in the area of soft x-ray magnetic spectroscopy; * Participating in beamtime at Diamond as well as national synchrotron facilities abroad; * Assisting in running the Magnetic Spectroscopy Lab and synchrotron radiation-related activities in collaboration with staff and users. *Job Type:* Full time, 3 year fixed term *Salary information:* £32,480 to £38,211 (Discretionary range to £43,943) *Application deadline: 30/04/2017* ]]>
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PhD Programme - Structure and Dynamics of conjugated polymers for energy and optoelectronic applications
The Centre for Plastic Electronics at Imperial College London UK and the Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, Grenoble, France, jointly invite applications for a four-year 1 year MRes + 3 years PhD co-funded doctoral programme focusing on the topic Structure and Dynamics of conjugated polymers for energy and optoelectronic applications.Conjugated polymers are solution-processed semiconductors that can be used in thin-film electronic devices such as organic light emitting diodes, organic photovoltaic OPV devices, organic field-effect transistors or biosensors. The optoelectronic properties of the polymers are controlled by the conformation of the relatively stiff backbones, which is in turn influenced by the more flexible side chains. The polymer chains fluctuate in shape, and this strongly affects electronic processes such as charge carrier transport in electronic devices or charge separation in solar cells. The performance of OPV devices depends dramatically on the fine tuning of the microstructure of such blends and the underlying structural fluctuations. Thus, the structural dynamics of the donor-acceptor components forming the blends is a fundamental aspect affecting the lifetime of the OPV devices, and one of the common degradation mechanisms to deal with at the microscopic level.One of the most powerful probes of molecular structure and dynamics is neutron scattering NS, which allows a direct microscopic probe of matter. Quasi-elastic neutron scattering QENS enables probing the chain dynamics of polymers on various time scales. Inelastic neutron scattering INS enables probing lattice and molecular vibrations relevant to chemical bonding behavior in molecular system. On the other hand, small angle neutron scattering SANS offers the possibility to probe the conformation of chains in solution. Neutron scattering can be used as a master method to probe or to complement structural X-ray investigations by making use of the deuteration technique to resolve individually side chains, backbones and solventsmall molecule in the case of co-crystallization. Atomistic simulations can synergistically be used for the sake of the analysis and interpretation of the neutron data, as well as serving as a prediction tool in some cases.

This PhD project builds on an ongoing active collaboration between Imperial College London and the ILL, bringing together a wide range of complementary expertise in synthesis, structural, dynamical, optical and electronic characterization, as well as ab-initio and molecular dynamics calculations to support the study of organic electronic materials. The scientific aim of this project is to investigate the underlying microscopic mechanisms and the effect of blending on the dynamics of conjugated polymer(s): small molecule(s) blend, in order to establish how molecular diffusion is influenced by the polymer environment. The scope of the study includes other multi-component component systems such as ternary blends using alternative acceptors. The impact of different polymer conformers in selected conjugated polymers, influencing both optical properties through appearance of extra vibronic bands and electronic properties such as charge transport, will be also studied. Establishing the relationship between structure and dynamics is vital for tailoring the above-mentioned targeted properties. Neutron scattering studies, supported by numerical simulations, will play a key role in this investigation. The programme consists of a one-year course leading to a Master of Research (M.Res.) degree followed by three years of research towards a Ph.D. degree. (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/plastic-electronics-cdt/postgraduate-training/course/) The M.Res. year comprises six months of taught courses followed by a six month research project. The student should be based in London during the taught component. During the research period and the PhD programme, the student will spend periods at both Imperial College London (UK), and at the ILL (Grenoble, France), and will be supervised jointly by Prof. Jenny Nelson and Dr. Anne Guilbert (Imperial College, UK), by Dr Christian Nielsen (QMUL, London) and by Dr. Mohamed Zbiri (ILL, France). When at Imperial, a standard UK stipend of £16,000 per annum (tax free) will be paid. When at the ILL, a gross salary of around 2350 €/month wll be paid, together with other benefits depending on the student’s social status (for more details see: "https://www.ill.eu/science-technology/phd-students/phd-recruitment/phd-work-at-the-ill/":https://www.ill.eu/science-technology/phd-students/phd-recruitment/phd-work-at-the-ill/). ]]>
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Scientific Software Developer


*Your Job* * Develop open-source software to reduce, visualize, model and fit experimental data * Lead the development of software used at specific diffractometers or spectrometers * Cooperate with instrument scientists to improve data-anaysis procedures *Our Offer* * Challlenging and varied work in a small international team of enthusiastic professionals * Visibility of our products in the web (apps.jcns.fz-juelich.de) and through scientific publications * Limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects * Full-time position with the option of "slightly reduced":https://www.hrecruiting.de/data/t5ChjatkIfdwmACO/Info_Vollzeitnah_en.pdf working hours * Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Place of employment: Garching (Munich) ]]>
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Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
Deliver a world-class integrated User and Outreach Program in support of HFIR and SNS. Manage and lead the User Office team and activities, including proposal management and user administration.Work with NScD management to define and develop processes and procedures, implement programs, and resolve problems. Work with NScD management to develop and implement an Outreach Program to serve and expand the neutron scattering community. Interface with scientific and technical staff, users visiting scientists, user organizations, review and advisory committees, ORNL support organizations.ORNL user facilities, DOE, other national user facilities including the Society for Scientific User Research Facilities, and the neutron scattering science community.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Works with management to establish the vision and goals for the User and Outreach Program; ensure the vision and goals align with ORNL’s Laboratory Plan and Agenda and NScD’s Business Plan * Lead development and execution of the NScD User and Outreach Program processes and procedures, and administers the User Program, including user support and assistance and proposal management * Works with management to develop and manage the proposal review process that includes scheduling, advertising, solicitation, receipt, evaluation, communicating results, and maintaining records * The Scientific Review Committee (SRC), composed of scientists external to ORNL, reviews and ranks proposals received as part of the General User Program. Oversees the interactions with the Science Review Committee (SRC), including candidate identification and invitation, term management, proposal assignments, meeting planning and execution, and action tracking in order to ensure stakeholder input is solicited and valued * Works with management to develop and execute a strategic plan for user outreach * Identify opportunities for and deliver user outreach activities that include university visits, schools, and workshops * Identify research communities that may benefit from the use of neutrons as a research tool; actively work with the community to develop contacts and a program * Represent NScD and the User and Outreach Program at national science conferences * Support the Industrial Applications Program by identifying beam line access mechanisms and assuring appropriate agreements have been established * Assist the SNS HFIR User Group (SHUG) with annual meeting planning and logistics, on-site meetings, annual elections, and resolution of user concerns * Prepare and manage User and Outreach Program budget and acquire additional resources to support information systems, review committee meetings, workshops, etc., as needed, and manage the activities within the assigned budget * Manage user administration that includes site access, immigration, training, local area assistance, user agreements, user check-in and work space, while assisting users in identifying instrument and/or science contacts * Investigate and resolve diverse complex problems utilizing both known solutions and developing new solutions * Develop process and training requirements/certifications for users, and in turn, ensures users receive training, including orientation, safety instructions, and other specific training prior to start of research, ensures training records are maintained according to ORNL policy * Actively assesses the program to ensure vision and goals are achieved and processes are continuously improved * Actively participates in developing and managing integrated scientific information systems * Maintains user data and records, oversees user satisfaction survey process, reports user metrics, including annual submission to DOE, and responds to requests for information * Recruit, select, develop, and manage a team of nonexempt and exempt staff * Comply with ORNL and NScD environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements, including Integrated Safety Management System * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of ORNL values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to the Scientific and Program Services Office Manager. Leads the User and Outreach Program. Initiates and effectively works with other organizations within NScD. Interacts with SHUG and the DOE sponsor, as appropriate. Interacts with ORNL organizations, including other ORNL user facilities and science directorates, the Conference Office, Travel, Laboratory Protection Division, Information Technology and Services Division; Partnerships Directorate; Communications Directorate; Nuclear and Radiation Protection Division, and any other support organizations as required to accomplish objectives. Develops effective cooperation with other major ORNL user facilities and participates in the Society for Scientific User Research Facilities. *Authority/Approval Levels:* Foreign National Host, PALS, PAS, Travel, Conferences *Measures of Effectiveness* * Manages within budget and within available resources * Manages proposal process that is recognized as fair and equitable * Manages user access and training within the ORNL standards * Manages a user outreach program that develops user collaborations and expands neutron scattering community * Receives, values, and acts on customer feedback, including users, reviewers, and stakeholders * Anticipates, tracks, and reports metrics in a timely and quality manner ]]>
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Research Scientist MF
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for scientific research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, and welcomes over 2000 visits of scientists per year to carry out world-class research in a wide variety of scientific fields. The ILL is supported by 13 countries and employs 500 staff. The Science Division currently has a vacancy for a Research Scientist MF.

*Duties* The ILL Diffraction group operates a large suite of powder and single crystal diffractometers to carry out collaborative research programs in various areas of chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, and protein structure. We are seeking for a scientist working on the D3 diffractometer. Whilst carrying out your own active research program, you will be in charge of: * co-running the D3 diffractometer and participating both in its development and maintenance, including data analysis methods and sample environment equipment * providing support to users for scientific experiments on D3 but also on other single crystal diffractometers (D9, D10) * developing a research program in magnetism, in collaboration with the user community * promoting ILL’s single crystal program within the scientific community and to the general public. The post represents an excellent opportunity for young 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. *Notes* * Fixed-term contract of 5 years. * Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required. *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":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Diffraction Group: Dr Maria Teresa Fernandez Diaz, tel.: +33(0)4.76.20.76.06, e-mail: "ferndiaz@ill.eu":mailto:ferndiaz@ill.eu or via "www.ill.fr/dif":http://www.ill.fr/dif *(please do not send your application to this address)*. ]]>
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Investigation of Multiferroic Skyrmion Systems
We are seeking two outstanding and enthusiastic PhD candidates at the University of New South Wales UNSW in Sydney for the groups of AProf. Jan Seidel in the School of Material Science and Engineering and AProf. C. Ulrich in the School of Physics.

The aim of the project is the study of topological spin systems, i.e. skyrmions in bulk single crystals as well as thin films. Skyrmions are chiral spin structures at the nanometer scale that currently receive tremendous attention as they offer a plethora of fascinating phenomena for fundamental research and future technological applications. The project involves growth and characterization of the related materials as well as their investigation by optical spectroscopy, neutron scattering, x-ray synchrotron techniques, as well as atomic force microscopy. Facilities for the growth of thin film samples using pulsed laser deposition and single crystals using an optical travelling solvent floating zone furnace are available at UNSW. Experiments using optical spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy will be conducted in the groups of A/Prof. C. Ulrich and A/Prof. J. Seidel at the UNSW, respectively. Neutron scattering and x-ray synchrotron scattering experiments will be performed at ANSTO in Sydney and at the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne as well as at overseas research facilities. *Duration and Stipend* * Duration: 3.5 years * Stipend base level: $26,800 p.a. * Stipend supplements up to $7,500 p.a. are possible for exceptional candidates. *Your tasks* * Perform state-of-the-art experiments at UNSW Sydney and at national and international research facilities. * Data analysis, interpretation and publication of results in high profile journals. ]]>
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PSI: Head of Laboratory in the NUM division


*Your tasks:* The new Head of Laboratory will be responsible for the Laboratory for Scientific Developments and Novel Materials (LDM). LDM includes groups for mechanical and electrical engineering, sample environment and low-temperature physics, neutron optics and scientific computing, and solid-state chemistry. In the future, it will also include the group operating and developing the neutron sources SINQ and UCN. Your main tasks are: * Lead the LDM laboratory with 70 members and its science program * Organise the technical support for the user program * Operate and develop the neutron sources SINQ and UCN * Realise the SINQ guide and instrumentation upgrade programs * Lead the Swiss instrumentation projects at the European Spallation Source ESS *We offer:* Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure. ]]>
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ILL: Research Scientist MF


*Duties:* The ILL Diffraction group operates a large suite of powder and single crystal diffractometers to carry out collaborative research programs in various areas of chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, and protein structure. We are seeking for a scientist working on the D20 diffractometer. Whilst carrying out your own active research program, you will be in charge of: * co-running the D20 diffractometer and participating both in its development and maintenance, including data analysis methods and sample environment equipment * proving support to users for scientific experiments on D20 but also on other powder or single-crystal diffractometers * developing a research program in magnetic and structural crystallography, in collaboration with the user community * promoting ILL’s research program and engaging in teaching and training activities. The post represents an excellent opportunity for young 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. *Notes:* Fixed-term contract of 5 years Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Diffraction Group: Dr Maria Teresa Fernandez Diaz, tel.: +33(0)4.76.20.76.06, e-mail: "ferndiaz@ill.eu":mailto:ferndiaz@ill.eu or via "www.ill.fr/dif":www.ill.fr/dif (please do not send your application to this address). ]]>
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ILL: Nuclear Physicist MF


*Duties:* Working within the “Nuclear and Particle Physics (NPP)” group, you will: * Act as co-responsible for the LOHENGRIN (recoil separator of fission products) and the FIPPS (FIssion Product Prompt gamma ray Spectrometer) instruments * Contribute to the development of the instrumentation of FIPPS: - design suitable target chambers for actinide sample handling - design and test of a fission trigger - develop and implement an improved fission fragment identification (Gas Filled Magnet System and ancillary detection equipment) in collaboration with LPSC * Support visiting scientists in their experiments on fission and gamma ray spectroscopy and act as local contact * Establish new scientific collaborations for FIPPS by promoting neutron-induced fission and nuclear spectroscopy of fission products at ILL * Supervise master’s and PhD students working in this field and using ILL’s instruments FIPPS, LOHENGRIN and PF1B * Pursue your personal research programme in nuclear fission and spectroscopy of fission products. You will be trained with the recoil separator LOHENGRIN and the gamma ray spectroscopy program at FIPPS to get full awareness of the scientific possibilities of the whole instrumental suite for experiments involving fission. *Notes:* Fixed-term contract of 5 years. Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the NPP group: Dr. Oliver Zimmer - e-mail: "zimmer@ill.eu":mailto: zimmer@ill.eu (please do not send your application to this address). Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required. ]]>
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ESS: ResearcherSenior Researcher for Instrument HEIMDAL Design and Construction


*Description of work:* The mission is to supervise the design, and define the scientific scope of the neutron instrument HEIMDAL at ESS. The long term goal is to become Instrument Responsible, once the instrument has moved into the operations phase. The Instrument Lead Scientist will work closely together with the Instrument Lead Engineer forming an instrument team. The Instrument Lead Scientist and Instrument Lead Engineer, together with a core team of specialists from the instrument consortium at ESS in Lund will define the scientific specifications of the instrument. The Instrument Lead Scientist provides scientific project leadership, including defining scope scientific and initial hot commissioning experiments. He/she must also be active in a scientific program on the leading edge in the field of materials science. *Your role:* * Provide the scientific and technical leadership of the HEIMDAL instrument project. * Deliver scientific plans for the proposed scientific scope of HEIMDAL. * Prepare the detailed design together with the core instrument team. The project is dependent on passing the Tollgate 2 review. * As part of the Core Instrument Team, deliver a neutron scattering instrument according to the scope, budget and schedule determined at Tollgate 2 review as defined by ESS rules *Your tasks:* * Provide scientific guidance and support to HEIMDAL work package team. * Lead the planning of the HEIMDAL work package and contribute to its implementation. * Assemble and coordinate the HEIMDAL work package team. * Delegate work packages to Technical Groups and In-Kind partners. * Provide final approval of technical designs. * Manage scientific and technical project changes in accordance with project goals. * Represent the project during Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) and Scientific Advisory Committee reviews. * Assist in tracking and ensuring timely project deliverable using ESS processes and appropriate tools. * Monitor, communicate, and report on progress according to the ESS Construction Project requirements. * Participate in risk reviews and help manage risks. * Providing requirements to ensure the integration of the scientific capabilities of the instrument software, sample environment and support labs. * Conduct your own research using neutron/X-ray powder and small angle scattering. * To a leaser extend participate in teaching activities. *What we offer:* We offer an international and dynamic working environment, where time will be spent both at Aarhus University, Denmark and at the ESS, in Lund, Sweden. The time spent in Aarhus and Lund is expected to vary during the project, initially most of the work can be carried out in Aarhus, but as installations starts more time will be spent in Lund. After the commissioning of the instrument, ESS is expected to offer you a position as a local contact for the instrument in Lund, Sweden, while an affiliation to Aarhus University is maintained. *Place of work and area of employment:* The place of work is Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. *For further information on the position* please contact Associate Prof. Mogens Christensen ("mch@chem.au.dk":mailto:mch@chem.au.dk, tel +45 87 15 53 39) or Head of Department, Prof. Birgit Schiøtt ("birgit@chem.au.dk":mailto:birgit@chem.au.dk, tel +45 87 15 59 75). ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Neutron Sciences NB50621950


*Purpose:* BSMD (Biological and Soft Matter Division) is seeking an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position with a computer/computational science background to develop cutting edge scalable software for advanced neutron sciences data analysis applications. The successful candidate will work closely with scientists at the CSED (Computational Sciences and Engineering Division of the CCSD) on advanced parallel data structure concepts and their applications to scalable solutions of pressing data analysis needs in the NScD. The successful candidate will be part of a team tasked with delivering a high-impact computational framework for the worldwide users of the SNS and HFIR instruments. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Conduct research in scalable high-performance scientific computing with intersection in the neutron sciences. * Develop, implement and benchmark production level parallel codes on distributed memory architectures. * Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research. * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences. ]]>
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University of Warwick: An unusual Doctoral opportunity
This project is to develop the unique capabilities offered by the RIKEN-RAL muon facility in Oxfordshire, UK. Implanting negative muons results in X-ray emission which is element dependent and therefore the energy and intensity of such peaks can result in the determination of the elemental composition. These X-rays have large energies MeV therefore probing beneath the surface is entirely possible, making this a novel and potentially powerful non-destructive probe. Alongside the instrument development we propose a broad science program, from cultural heritage to bio-materials to energy related materials.Currently, elemental analysis commonly uses X-ray and electron beams which are good for measuring surfaces, however a significant advantage of muonic X-rays over those of electronic X-rays is their higher energy 0.01-6 MeV due to the mass of the muon and there sensitivity to light atoms. These high energy muonic X-rays are emitted from the bulk of the samples without significant photon self-absorption.

*Project aims* The main part of this project will be to develop data analysis for negative muon experiments. This will include GEANT4 simula¬tions on muon implantation depth. Delivering a simplified data reduction and correction software, data visualisation within MANTID (includ¬ing importing the shape of the sample and transforming the acquired data from a series of measurements at different orientations relative to the incident beam into a 3D voxel mapping). This will also include incorporating GEANT4 simulations. Finally, but by no means least, we need to determine the limitations of the technique. In order to aid the development of the technique, three science themes will be investigated: cultural heritage, energy materials and engineering. Ancient coins have been obtained from the University of Oxford as part of a program of research to study the circulation of gold around the Roman Empire. Here, the question is to determine in a completely non-destructive way the com-position of each coin, which can be difficult to achieve with other more surface-sensitive techniques because of surface enrichment/deterioration due to either natural corrosion processes or deliberate deception. This experiment will form part of a round-robin set of measurements using several of the more conventional techniques for elemental analysis. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Position fm in Neutron Powder Diffraction in Garching


*Job description:* In cooperation with the Technische Universität München, the Institute for Applied Materials – Energy Storage Systems (IAM-ESS) will design and develop a medium-resolution neutron powder diffraction option at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ). In the frame of this BMBF funded project “ERWIN – Energy Research with Neutrons” you will work at the modern research neutron source FRM II in Garching near Munich and will be responsible for the development and implementation of a neutron powder diffraction option at beamport 8b (instrument RESI). During the realization of the instrument upgrade your main tasks will be the development and integration (at both hardware and software side) of the powder option, new detector systems and stages for sample positioning and a robotic arm manipulator into the existing infrastructure of the RESI instrument. With regard to our research program on Li-ion batteries, you will work on the characterization of battery materials by means of in-operando studies in order to understand and improve battery performance. Points of particular interest are the aging and fatigue mechanisms and their correlation with operation parameters, i.e. temperature, charge/discharge currents, and cell history The high safety standards at the FRM II require a reliability check for the access to the instrument (“atomrechtliche Zuverlässigkeits- überprüfung”). The position includes working in controlled areas. *Salary:* The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L. *Contract duration:* limited, up to 30.06.2019 *Starting date:* as soon as possible ]]>
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Post-doc position in Oslo: Kinetics Pathways of Self-assemblyTime resolved Scattering Techniques
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Soft Matter Kinetic Pathways of Self-assembled MaterialsPosition as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship available at the Department of Chemistry.

*Job description/ Project description:* We offer a three–year Postdoctoral research position in the Soft Matter group at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo under the supervision of Associate Professor Reidar Lund. Nature creates materials through self-assembly processes, i.e. by spontaneous organization of molecules into well defined, but often dynamic structures. As has been increasingly more recognized in recent years, self-assembly is not purely thermodynamically controlled, it can also be limited by kinetic processes. Kinetic pathways, and manipulation of these, are essential for fabrication of defined nano-assemblies in many of the same ways familiar from chemical reactions. In many biomolecular assemblies - such as in lipid membranes, kinetic processes often play a key role for their function, e.g. in signaling processes, intra-cellular trafficking etc. An understanding of molecular exchange and diffusion processes are also important for drug delivery systems based on self-assembled materials. In this project, we will study kinetic processes of self-assembly at, and out of equilibrium using mainly scattering techniques based on X-ray, neutron and light. The work will include investigations of typical nucleation & growth processes involved in the formation of polymeric nanoparticles/micelles, exchange kinetics in peptide assemblies as well as the dynamics of self-healing polymeric hydrogels. A particular focus will be directed towards problems related to encapsulation and entrapment of pharmaceutically or biologically active compounds. The candidate is expected to actively use instrumentation for studying rapid kinetic processes such as the newly acquired stopped-flow apparatus coupled with light and X-ray scattering and take active part in the preparation, execution and data evaluations from synchrotron/neutron experiments at international and national sources. The tasks will also include rheological investigations, in particular studies of the relation between microscopic dynamics with macroscopic mechanical properties, and extensive theoretical modelling of experimental data. The fellowship period is 3 years, with 10 % compulsory work. Within the framework of the position duties may be assigned. Starting date no later than 01.10.2017. No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution. The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines. Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions: "https://www.uio.no/english/about/regulations/personnel/academic/guidelines-appointment-postdoc-researcher.html":https://www.uio.no/english/about/regulations/personnel/academic/guidelines-appointment-postdoc-researcher.html *Salary:* Position code 1352, Salary: NOK 486 100 - 567 100 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. ]]>
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ORNL: DAQ and Controls Software Engineer NB50620832


*Purpose:* In this role you will develop software solutions in a collaborative team environment in support of the neutron scattering instrument beam lines at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR). You will contribute to the development, operation and ongoing support of the beam line instrument data acquisition and control systems. You will be part of a multifaceted group with expertise in custom electronics, digital design, software, user interfaces, and computing for data acquisition and scientific control systems. Your contributions will enhance the reliability, capability and scientific productivity of the neutron scattering instruments. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Support the scientific mission of the SNS and HFIR by designing, developing, supporting, maintaining and troubleshooting reliable software for neutron instrument data acquisition and control systems. * Collaborate with group members and scientific staff towards the design, development and maintenance of the EPICS-based instrument data acquisition and control system. * Develop software solutions for experiment automation, and improving experiment workflow through science-oriented user interfaces (UI) and user-experience (UX) oriented design. Work with scientists and researchers to create software tools to enhance the scientific productivity of the instruments. * Support and maintain existing software applications including troubleshooting and bug fixes. * Provide documentation and training for software. Maintain code in a central repository utilizing a version control system. Develop and utilize software testing procedures. * Provide operational support for the instrument data acquisition and control system. The position is typical office hours, but some off-hours and weekend support is required to support the 24/7 operational needs of the user facility. * Ensure and monitor compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. Promptly identify ESH and QA issues and communicate them to project and division management, ESH and QA contacts, and/or subcontractor contacts as appropriate. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces:* This position reports to Instrument Data Acquisition and Controls Group Leader. You will work closely with members of Instrument Data Acquisition & Controls Group and interface with external scientific users and instrument scientists and scientific associates at SNS and HFIR. You will also work with other technical groups including information systems, data reduction and data analysis software developers. You will collaborate with software developers at other international facilities and from the scientific user community. You will be responsive to evolving needs and facility priorities, and share your expertise across the group as needed. You will be expected to follow leadership directives at appropriate times as well as work independently. *Measures of Effectiveness:* * Responsiveness to support needs of instrument and facility operations * Functionality, reliability, maintainability and usability of developed software * Responsiveness to special assignments in support of changing scientific needs, project management directives, project changes, and project reviews * Produces software-related documentation * Works effectively in a diverse team environment * Takes initiative and performs work independently ]]>
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University of Stavanger, Norway: PhD position in physics


Research fellow in physics The University of Stavanger invites applications for a doctorate scholarship in physics at the Department of Mathematics and Natural Science. This is a trainee position that will mainly give promising researchers an opportunity for professional development leading to a doctoral degree. The research fellow will be appointed for three years with only research duties or four years with research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process. The position is vacant upon agreement. The position is in physics. The prioritized subject areas are: * Experimental quantum magnetism, * Computational material physics, but candidates with qualifications and profiles relevant to the other research activities of the physics group are also welcome to apply. The position is funded by the Ministry of Education and Science. The research fellow is salaried according to the State Salary Code, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, LR 20, of NOK 435 500 per annum. The position provides for automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which guarantees favorable retirement benefits. Members may also apply for home investment loans at favorable interest rates. Project description and further information about the position (including project descriptions for the prioritized areas) can be obtained from professor Helge Bøvik Larsen, telephone +47 51832174, email "helge.b.larsen@uis.no":mailto:helge.b.larsen@uis.no Information about the appointment procedures can be obtained from HR consultant Anne Karin Rafos, telephone +47 51831711, email "anne.k.rafos@uis.no":anne.k.rafos@uis.no ]]>
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PhD studentship Spectroscopic picture of enzyme dynamics - combining experiment, computer simulation and theoretical modelling


Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship on a combined computer simulation, experimental and modelling study of human acetylcholinesterase. HAChE is an enzyme that catalyzes the decomposition of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine into choline and acetate and stops in this way the stimulus for muscular contraction. The idea of the project is to capture the essential features of the dynamics of this enzyme, as well as their changes due to the binding of an inhibitor, by minimal models for protein dynamics, which have been developed in the group over the last years. For this purpose experimental information will be gathered from quasielastic neutron scattering experiments, which gives an averaged view of single atom motions in a protein, and THz spectroscopy, which probes its collective dynamics. Molecular dynamics simulations will serve to establishing a link between experimental data and theoretical models. The experiments will be conducted in close collaboration with Prof. Judith Peters at the Institut Laue- Langevin in Grenoble and with the scientists of the AILES beam line at the Synchrotron SOLEIL in St Aubin, 25 km south of Paris. The candidate will benefit from excellent working conditions, in particular from longstanding experience in the group with computer-aided modelling of experimental data on protein structure and dynamics and from top class experimental environments. More information can be found on the website "http//:dirac.cnrs-orleans.fr":http//:dirac.cnrs-orleans.fr. ]]>
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3 PhD positions: Complementary use of Neutron scattering and Electron MicroscopySpectroscopy
The positions are at Forschungszentrum Jlich, one of the largest interdisciplinary research centers in Europe, focusing its expertise in research with neutrons and electrons at the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS and the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons ER-C.

To strengthen the cooperation between the JCNS and the ER-C and to make use of the synergy of neutron scattering and electron microscopy/spectroscopy, we offer three PhD positions in key research areas established in the two centers. The combined use of neutrons and electrons as complimentary probes is a key aspect of the three projects. All three PhD candidates will be jointly supervised by scientists from both institutions. The three research projects are: *Optimization of interfaces in all-solid-state Li batteries* (Energy; Reference D035-1/2017) *Atomically resolved magnetism in oxide heterostructures* (Magnetism; Reference D035-2/2017) *Structure and dynamics of microgel-nanoparticle composite systems* (Soft Matter; Reference D035-3/2017) The successful candidates 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. * Salaries and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. We also welcome applications from disabled persons. *Start: 1st of July 2017* ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Quasielastic Neutron Scattering Studies


The primary responsibilities of the candidate will be to characterize anion diffusion in selected samples prior to neutron scattering experiments using solid state NMR, and accordingly plan and perform quasielastic neutron scattering experiments at BASIS beamline, and analyze the results. Use of complimentary neutron and x-ray techniques (small angle scattering and inelastic spectroscopy) may also be pursued. The position will allow the postdoctoral scientist to develop expertise, broaden experience and to interact with a diverse set of scientists working at ORNL and visiting ORNL’s neutron facilities. The postdoctoral position is available for one year with possible extension depending on available funds. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* The successful candidate will work with scientists at the SNS/HFIR and ORNL-based members of the LDRD project “Towards the Exceptionally Stable Anion Conducting Materials” to: * Perform preliminary work characterizing anion diffusion using for instance solid state NMR technique and impedance spectroscopy. * Write and submit beam time proposals primarily aimed at (but not limited to) quasielastic neutron scattering studies of stable anion conducting materials. * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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ORNL: Neutron Imaging Scientist


*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division (CEMD) of the NScD is seeking a highly motivated instrument scientist to join the Directorate’s neutron imaging program. With the advent of instruments such as the HFIR CG-1D cold imaging beamline, it has now become possible to obtain high-spatial resolution 2- and 3-dimensional neutron imaging data from myriad advanced materials. Information about the CG-1D facility, including publications and research highlights, can be found at: "http://neutrons.ornl.gov/imaging/":http://neutrons.ornl.gov/imaging/ . The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary instrument-based research team with expertise in neutron scattering, energy materials, engineering materials, and materials chemistry. This person will participate in research activities using primarily CG-1D, and is also expected to develop a high-quality personal research program that is well aligned with the NScD mission. The candidate will also contribute to the on-going development of a time-of-flight imaging program, currently utilizing BL-3 at the SNS, in preparation for VENUS a dedicated future imaging beamline at the SNS. Information about VENUS can be found at: "http://neutrons.ornl.gov/venus/":http://neutrons.ornl.gov/venus/ . The Instrument Scientist will report to the Engineering Materials Group Leader in CEMD, and will participate in research activities using CG-1D, primarily for, but not limited to, neutron radiography and computed tomography for materials research applications. Other duties and responsibilities include: * Conducts safe operation and user support for the beamline, which includes user assistance as local contact, assistance with experimental setup, data acquisition, data analysis, and publications. * Champions developments in instrumentation, sample environment, and software to help maintain and further develop the imaging program and expand its user base. * Develops a high-quality personal research program using primarily neutron scattering, work to strengthen existing academic and industrial user collaborations and to create new collaborations, publish research results in scientific journals * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Ensures compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. * This position supports programs and facilities at HFIR that are operational 24 hours a day and seven days a week. This role will require flexibility in work schedule, and support will be needed during off duty hours and weekends, in many cases, to assist with user experiments. *Work Directions and Interfaces* This position will report to the Engineering Materials Group Leader in CEMD. Works closely with research staff in CEMD and programmers in the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division and other support groups. The candidate will also be expected to coordinate with the Industrial Application Program at the Shull Wollan Center and collaborates with science programs elsewhere at ORNL. ]]>
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Forschungszentrum Jlich, RWTH Aachen University: Full Professor W3 in Crystallography and Director of the Institute of Neutron Analytics for Energy Research
Full Professor W3 in CrystallographyFaculty of Georesources and MaterialsEngineering and Director of the Institute of Neutron Analytics for Energy Research Jlich Centre for Neutron Science

We are seeking an outstanding figure in research and teaching in this field. The starting date is April 1st 2018. In a joint procedure with Forschungszentrum Jülich, RWTH Aachen University is seeking to appoint an internationally respected scientist to the chair (W3) of the Institute of Crystallography. The successful candidate will also head the newly established institute JCNS-3 at Forschungszentrum Jülich dedicated to Neutron Analytics for Energy Research. The appointee should build a bridge between methodologically oriented research in neutron scattering and basic materials research for energy technology. Access to the neutron instruments operated by JCNS will facilitate the development of methods, for example with respect to in situ and in operando studies. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Super-Resolution Inelastic Neutron Scattering


*Major Duties/Responsibilities* Developing Super-resolution Inelastic Neutron Scattering (SR-INS) by applying super-resolution imagery techniques to 4-D single crystal datasets and 2-D powder datasets measured at the direct geometry neutron chopper spectrometers at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). We are seeking self-starters, willing to develop expertise in neutron data analysis, computational imagery, statistical analysis, and optimization techniques. The position is integrated in an interdisciplinary research team between NDAV, CSMD, and QCMD with expertise in inelastic neutron scattering, Monte-Carlo neutron ray-tracing simulations, statistical modeling, optimization, high-performance computing, and development of data reduction and analysis techniques. Duties also include algorithm developments, scientific data analysis, INS neutron experiments, publishing results, and developing software. Responsibilities will include: * Develop computing tools to apply super-resolution imagery algorithms to inelastic neutron scattering datasets measured at direct geometry neutron chopper spectrometers * Perform neutron scattering experiments and analyze data taking advantage of the SR-INS techniques * Responsible for presenting and reporting research results and publishing scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics ]]>
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ORNL: Software Scientist - SANS Data Analysis NB50617828


*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Responsible for developing and maintaining software for the analysis of SANS data, particularly the SASview codebase. * Support the operation of the SANS instruments by providing analysis and reduction support. * Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team across NScD and ORNL. * Provide documentation and user training for software. * Maintain code in a central repository utilizing a version control system. * Participation in research programs by contributing computational expertise in the analysis and materials modeling of related to neutron data. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to the Scientific Data Analysis Group Leader. Interfaces with facility users and stakeholders, other science group leaders within the Directorate, other ORNL groups, partner laboratories. ]]>
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KTH: Ph.D. student in Frustrated Magnetism


Frustration, or the inability to satisfy all interactions, is a crucial concept in topics and phenomena ranging from nuclear spaghetti in the interior of stars and protein folding in life science to understanding the structure of common water ice. This project focuses on magnetic frustration, a field rich in exotic phenomena such as magnetic monopole excitations, hidden order and residual ground state entropy. In particular, the goal is to investigate the effects of applying high pressure to magnetically frustrated material such as the spin ices and the garnets and investigate how the pressure affects the exchange interactions and ordering tendencies at low temperature. A new neutrons source, the European Spallation Source is being constructed in Lund. Neutrons are the natural tool to investigate magnetic correlations. This project, funded by NordForsk grant “Magnetic Frustration Under Pressure”, aims to build up the Nordic neutron competence ahead of the ESS. Three graduate students will be hired within the project, and they will be situated at Copenhagen University, Oslo University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. The responsibility of the student hired at the University of Oslo will be sample growth and characterization, while a second student hired at the University of Copenhagen will focus on neutron measurements. This add concerns a third student to be hired at KTH, whose field of responsibility will be modeling, simulation and analysis of the neutron structure factor, primarily using statistical Monte Carlo and spin wave methods. The employment is primarily for four years, with a maximum of five years and up to 20 percent department duties included in the employment. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Methods for Integrating Protein Crystallography Data


To maximize the information obtained for diffraction experiments for structural biology, data processing methods need to be improved for marginal, weak data and also for reflection overlap. Methods will be developed that make use of knowledge about the atomic model to inform data processing methods so that reflections can be successfully deconvolved. A novel technique for full profile single crystal structure refinement will be developed. This work will be performed through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded consortium between ORNL and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to develop a broad range of computational tools for macromolecular neutron crystallography. The aim of this consortium is to address the need for new computational tools and methods to deal with the increasing number of neutron macromolecular structures being determined and their increasing size and complexity. These tools will be developed in close collaboration with the PHENIX program, a NIH funded consortium between several groups. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Develop new methods for integrating protein single crystal diffraction data collected at instruments such as MaNDi at SNS. * Use 3D fitting and machine learning in these methods. * Incorporate resulting methods into standard reduction software used by the instruments and test with full datasets. * Participate as a team member of the consortium between ORNL and LBNL to develop computational tools for neutron crystallography and the broader PHENIX collaboration. * Participates in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of technical notes and memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals. * Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to the Scientific Data Analysis Group Leader. Contact "Vickie Lynch":mailto:lynchve@ornl.gov for questions. ]]>
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Duke University: Postdoctoral Associate Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
The physics department at Duke University is seeking to make two postdoctoral research associate appointments in experimental condensed matter physics in the area of correlated electron systems. Candidates with experience in x-ray and neutron scattering techniques andor material designsynthesis are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates are expected to perform sample synthesis/single crystal growth and characterization measurements at Duke University. X-ray and neutron scattering experiments will be conducted at the national and international user facilities. Experiments under extreme sample environments will be conducted in collaboration with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. These positions are one-year appointments with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years. Questions regarding this position can be directed to "Prof. Sara Haravifard":mailto:haravifard@phy.duke.edu. ]]>
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PhD - Neutron Scattering in Confined and Sheared Geometries: Applications to Biological Lubrication


*BACKGROUND* Thin soft matter films are ubiquitous and, from ‘smart’ nano-materials through to bio-lubrication, for many of these films, it is of high importance how they respond to a mechanical force. Moreover, in order to understand, predict and tune this response, it is necessary to understand the structural changes behind it. However, going beyond measurements of forces and measuring the near surface structures has been a challenge for a number of decades. Recently, an approach offering an answer to these challenges has been developed, utilising the high-resolution, penetrating power of neutron scattering techniques. In this setup, one of the rigid surface was replaced by a flexible membrane that can conform to long range waviness or bend around any entrained dust. This has been successfully used in a number of investigations on the structure of soft matter systems under confinement e.g., for poly-electrolyte multilayers and polymer brushes. More recently, the field of study has expanded in to biological systems, where some initial work has just been successfully completed studying the lubricating properties of model articulating cartilage systems. When combined with NR, the particular strength of the setup is in its ability to separate thickness, hydration and density changes in soft and biological films as a function of applied pressure. Information inaccessible with any other combination of techniques. The scope of this project will be to develop the next generation of this technique, allowing the extraction of structural data under more bio-chemically relevant conditions. *PROJECT GOALS* In this PhD project, the candidate will develop a tribometer for the study of thin films that could be integrated into three possible neutron instrument geometries: # Neutron Reflectometry to provide high-resolution structural information perpendicular to the substrate surface. # Grazing-Incidence-Small Angle Neutron Scattering (GI-SANS) to provide information on in-plane ordering near the surface. # SANS in transmission to provide information on ordering and particle size distribution averaged across the entire films. The developed confinement cell will be used to study the mechanisms underlying biological lubrication, focussed particularly on mucus, the viscous fluid that protects most surfaces of the body. The successful delivery of this project has far-reaching industrial applications, in (amongst others) the pharmaceutical, medical and petrochemical industries, which the candidate will be able to develop towards their own research interests. *HOW MUCH WILL YOU BE PAID?* 26000 SEK per month (before tax) for 4 years. Significant additional funding will be provided to cover living expenses in the U.K. *WHEN WILL YOU START?* To be negotiated - September/October 2017. ]]>
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NSLS-II: Scientific Software Developer
The National Synchrotron Light Source II NSLS-II is seeking an experienced software developer to join the Scientific Computing Data Acquisition, Data Management, Data Analysis Group. This position is needed to support the development and maintenance of a software infrastructure for data analysis, management and analysis to support the scientific mission of NSLS-II.

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities:* The successful candidate will work with a team of scientists and engineers to design, develop, and maintain reliable software for data acquisition, management and analysis. Collaborate with beamline scientists to define and implement the best strategies and approaches in data acquisition, scientific data handling, management, visualization, and analysis for the purpose of enhancing scientific productivity and impact at NSLS-II. Provide documentation, training and support for software. The position classification offered will be commensurate with the candidate’s depth and breadth of experience. Other Information: The position classification offered will be commensurate with the candidate’s depth and breadth of experience. At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes but is not limited to: * Medical Plans * Vacation * Holidays * Dental Plans * Life Insurance * 401(k) Plan * Retirement Plan * On site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits. ]]>
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Neutron spectroscopy of proteins in solution
IntroductionAn ANR-funded PhD position is available as part of an international collaboration project between the Universities of Tbingen Germany and Grenoble France as well as the Institut Max von Laue Paul Langevin ILL, equally in Grenoble. In a context of great fundamental biophysical interest, the ANR-part of the jointly DFG-ANR-funded collaboration will address the dynamics of proteins in aqueous solutions. The important control parameters of the samples are the concentration of proteins and other macromolecules in the solution crowding, the charge state of the solution induced by salt ions, and the temperature. By systematically tuning these parameters, complex solution phase diagrams can be explored. These involve dynamic or static protein clusters, liquid-liquid phase separation and gelation regimes, and possibly crystallization. The aim of the project is to contribute to a fundamental physical understanding of these phase diagrams with the prospect of establishing a rational choice of pathways for protein cluster and crystal formation. The model protein at the center of this project is immunoglobulin gamma-globulin. In view of the peculiar three-lobed conformation of these antibody proteins, the project will in particular be guided by the role of the protein shape. The crowding will be induced both via so-called self-crowding by varying the concentration of the target protein, as well as by external crowding using other proteins or other deuterated macromolecules, including e.g. bovine serum albumin and polyethylene glycol.

Job description and Requested Profile The principal experimental method for this project consists in high-resolution neutron spectroscopy. Experiments will be carried out at the ILL as well as at other neutron scattering facilities worldwide, depending on beam time applications to be submitted in the course of the project. The data analysis requires a strong interest in theory, mathematics, and testing of biophysical models. Moreover, programming, including numerical optimization using e.g. python or MATLAB, will be required. In addition, relatively simple biophysical sample preparations and complementary experiments including e.g. dynamic light scattering and small-angle x-ray scattering will be carried out. The project furthermore requires regular travels not only to various neutron scattering facilities but also to project partner meetings. The PhD project will closely interact with a postdoctoral project that is equally part of the international collaboration and that will focus on the theory and simulations by modelling _inter alia_ the structure factors, patchy attractions, and diffusion coefficients. ]]>
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ORNL: Beamline Postdoctoral Research Associate NB50617834


The Liquids Reflectometer located at the SNS is a horizontal-surface reflectometer optimized for the study of solid, solid/liquid, and free liquid reflectivity measurements, focusing on the study of polymer films, battery materials, membranes, corrosion, surfactants at interfaces, and complex fluids under flow. A horizontal-surface reflectometer is also under consideration as an instrument at the proposed SNS Second Target Station (STS). The successful candidate will conduct scientific research, engage in beamline operations at the Liquids Reflectometer, and be an active participant in developing the design of the proposed STS reflectometer. Full training will be given in all aspects of neutron reflectometry including beamline operation, data collection, processing and modelling. ]]>
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Research Scientist in Condensed Matter MF


*Research Scientist in Condensed Matter (M/F):* Within the Spectroscopy Group, IN20 is the thermal three-axis instrument with the highest polarized neutron flux world-wide. Equipped with various polarization analysis options, it is ideally suited to study magnetic excitations in the 2-90 meV range as well as their interplay with the lattice on single crystals. The instrument is very much appreciated for its ability to detect small magnetic signals. We are constantly aiming to push its efficiency and to exploit its unique potential further. *Duties:* Working on IN20, your main missions will be to: * Co-manage the instrument * Provide the instrument users with support for performing their experiments and collecting the data relevant to their scientific problem under optimal conditions * Initiate development and maintenance * Develop your own scientific work and establish strong collaborations * Promote neutron science, with particular emphasis to ILL, within the scientific community and the general public. *The post represents an excellent opportunity for a young postdoctoral scientist to develop expertise, broaden experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world.* *Notes:* Fixed-term contract of 5 years. Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the Spectroscopy Group, Dr. Bela FARAGO "farago@ill.eu":mailto:farago@ill.eu, or the IN20 instrument scientist Dr. Mechthild Enderle "enderle@ill.eu":mailto:enderle@ill.eu. _Please do not send your application to these addresses_ *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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University of Oslo: PhD Research Fellowship in Biological Soft Matter - Mechanism of Antimicrobial Peptides seen by Neutron Scattering
Position as PhD Research fellow available at the Department of Chemistry University of Oslo for three years.

*Job/ project description:* We offer a PhD position in Biological Soft Matter/Physical Chemistry in the Soft Matter group of Reidar Lund at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo. Antimicrobial peptides and peptoidomimetic compounds such as peptoids, are promising candidates to fight resistant bacteria. However, their mechanism is not understood in detail and issues such as toxicity and sensitivity towards proteolytic degradation limit their practical applications. The project aims to understand the fundamental biophysical mechanism of antimicrobial peptides and petidomimetics so as to be better able to modify and design new effective antimicrobial agents. The candidate will perform systematic studies of the interactions between model biomembranes (liposomes, supported bilayers) and antimicrobial peptides and investigate their effect on structure, dynamics and transport using manly X-ray and neutron scattering techniques. The main methods will be small angle neutron/X-ray scattering (SAXS/SANS), neutron/X-ray reflectometry including advanced data modeling. Complementary techniques are mainly light scattering, single ion conductivity (BLM) and calorimetry. The PhD work will be done in close collaboration with Roskilde University and University of Copenhagen who will design, synthesize and perform biological characterization of the antimicrobial compounds. Starting date as soon as possible. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution. *Salary:* The employment will be provided by the University of Oslo: Position code 1017, Pay grade: 50 - 57 (NOK 432 700 – 489 300 per year) depending on qualifications and seniority. ]]>
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Rutgers University: Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics


Successful applicants will work on strongly correlated systems, such as magnetic oxides, and in the field of emergent materials. Applicants with experience in x-ray or neutron scattering techniques are preferred. Both local facilities at Rutgers (crystal growth, lab characterization), and outside x-ray/neutron scattering facilities (BNL, NIST) will be used, providing good networking opportunities. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Methods for Integrating Protein Crystallography Data NB50615195


*Purpose:* To maximize the information obtained for diffraction experiments for structural biology, data processing methods need to be improved for marginal, weak data and also for reflection overlap. Methods will be developed that make use of knowledge about the atomic model to inform data processing methods so that reflections can be successfully deconvolved. A novel technique for full profile single crystal structure refinement will be developed. This work will be performed through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded consortium between ORNL and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to develop a broad range of computational tools for macromolecular neutron crystallography. The aim of this consortium is to address the need for new computational tools and methods to deal with the increasing number of neutron macromolecular structures being determined and their increasing size and complexity. These tools will be developed in close collaboration with the PHENIX program, a NIH funded consortium between several groups. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Develop new methods for integrating protein single crystal diffraction data collected at instruments such as MaNDi at SNS. * Use 3D fitting and machine learning in these methods. * Incorporate resulting methods into standard reduction software used by the instruments and test with full datasets. * Participate as a team member of the consortium between ORNL and LBNL to develop computational tools for neutron crystallography and the broader PHENIX collaboration. * Participates in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of technical notes and memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals. * Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces:* Reports to the Scientific Data Analysis Group Leader. Contact Vickie Lynch ("lynchve@ornl.gov":mailto:lynchve@ornl.gov) for questions. This position is a temporary, full-time assignment of 24 months with a possibility of an extension to 36 months, depending on the funding situation. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in New Functional Materials and Neutron Scattering Science at Michigan State University


*Duties:* Experimental condensed matter with an emphasis on study of correlated materials and topological materials at Michigan State University. This is a one-year appointment with the potential for renewal for up to two additional one year appointments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physicist NB50612458


*Purpose:* Maintain and develop the intellectual understanding of the SNS accelerator beam, needed to sustain stable beam operations and to increase beam power while minimizing beam loss. Utilize the SNS accelerator to further the understanding of high intensity beam physics, e.g. conceive and pursue beam-based experiments. Specific areas of research include (but are not limited to) beam dynamics in the normal and the superconducting parts of the SNS linac. Includes tasks such as develop and implement beam loss reduction algorithms and high level control applications for beam tuning, and develop of software models to simulate and understand beam effects. Additionally, partipipate in injection stripper foil R&D, including beam-based transmission experiments, high power testing of stripper foils, and guidance for design modifications. Interface with other accelerator physics team members, with the Beam Instrumentation Team, with the Foil Development team, and with the Controls and Operations Groups. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Develops a line of inquiry to understand or improve an aspect of the SNS accelerator beam. * Develops beam study plans, and participates in shifts to pursue the general lines of inquiry. * Develops beam simulation models or tools to help understand high intensity beam physics. * Helps diagnose and remedy machine issues and beam dynamics issues that are not understood. * Participates in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of SNS technical notes and memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals. * Participates with other team members in developing goals, resource plans, and policies for the Team and the Group. * Assists team leader in coordinating the work of graduate students in the team. * Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces:* Reports to the SNS Accelerator Physics Team leader, works with physicists, engineers, and students. Authority/Approval Levels: Provides work direction to engineers, and students within guidelines established by the Accelerator Physics Team. *Measures of Effectiveness:* * Successfully performs assigned work towards achieving optimal performance of SNS accelerator systems. * 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. * Successfully reports and represents responsible activities to SNS management, review committees and professional organizations. * Successfully provides team leader of the AP Group with help, guidance and information towards establishing team policy and allocation of team resources. * Successfully publishes research results of the team in forms of journal publications, conference publications, Laboratory reports, and project technical notes and memos. ]]>
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HZB: PhD Student fm, MasterDiploma in Physics Reference No.: EM 20173
The Institute Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials is looking for:PhD Student fm, MasterDiploma in Physics

*Tasks:* Topic of the doctoral thesis: *"Investigations of Topological and Quantum Magnets"* The PhD student will investigate topological and quantum magnets with particular focus on frustrated and low dimensional magnetism where current research has revealed exotic phases such as classical and quantum spin ice which exhibit monopole excitations, new forms of topological order and fractional excitations. These phenomena will be investigated using primarily the experimental techniques of neutron and X-ray scattering along with materials synthesis and characterization. Pressure and magnetic field will be used to tune the ground states and provide additional insight, while deeper understanding will also be gained by performing computer simulations and by collaboration with theorists. *What is offered:* Fixed term contract for 36 months. The employment contract is based on contracts for the German civil service (TVöD-Bund). ]]>
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Niels Bohr Institut: PhD scholarship in the study of frustrated magnetism


*We offer:* The workplace consists of a number of postdocs and PhD students who all work in experimental sciences related to neutron- and X-ray scattering in the field of material science. * We offer an international, pleasant and friendly as well as highly stimulating environment for students. * The PhD stipends are given in accordance with Danish legislation and will run for 3 years. * The starting date is 1st of May 2017 or soonest thereafter. *Project description:* Frustration, or the inability to satisfy all interactions, is a crucial concept in topics and phenomena ranging from nuclear spaghetti in the interior of stars and protein folding in life science to understanding the structure of common water ice. This project focuses on magnetic frustration, a field rich in exotic phenomena such as magnetic monopole excitations, hidden order and residual ground state entropy. In particular, the goal is to investigate the effects of applying high pressure to magnetically frustrated material such as the spin ices and the garnets and determine how pressure affects the exchange interactions and ordering tendencies at low temperature. A new neutrons source, the European Spallation Source is being constructed in Lund. Neutrons are the natural tool to investigate magnetic correlations. This project, funded by Nordforsk grant “Magnetic Frustration Under Pressure”, aims to build up the Nordic neutron scattering competence ahead of the ESS. Three graduate students will be hired within the project and they will be situated at Oslo University, Royal Institute of Technology and Copenhagen University. The responsibility of a student hired at the University of Oslo will be sample growth and characterization, while a second student hired at KTH and will focus on simulation and analysis of neutron scattering from magnetically frustrated materials. This advertisement concerns the third student who will be hired at the University of Copenhagen, and whose field of responsibility will be magnetic characterization, neutron scattering and analysis of data from the frustrated samples under low temperatures, and high pressures. *Job description:* The PhD student’s duties will primarily include experimental research, including obligations with regard to publications, dissemination of results and some department obligations. * Your key tasks as a PhD student at Science will include: * Carry out and manage your research project. * A minor faction of the time will be spent on department duties, typically teaching. * Take PhD courses Work at the partner universities in Norway and Sweden for a few months (Change of environment) * Publish your scientific results in scientific journals. * Participate in conferences, workshops or summer schools ]]>
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ORNL: BASIS Instrument Scientist NB50609876
Purpose:The Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to aid in the development of the capability to perform energy resonance neutron tomography to study elemental and isotopic distributions within nuclear materials, such as advanced nuclear fuels. Specifically, energy resonance computed tomography proof-of-concept research will be undertaken to investigate the carbon distribution within TRISO microspheres and its dependence on processing parameters. Measurements will be performed at the Spallation Neutrons and Pressure Diffractometer SNAP beamline at the Spallation Neutron Source SNS. Additionally, the ability to map uranium isotopes at SNAP and the upcoming VENUS beamline will be explored through interrogation of kernels of uranium with varied enrichment levels. The effort will include close collaboration with advanced fuel experts and a nuclear material chamber development team. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in neutron scattering, neutron tomography, uranium chemistry, advanced nuclear fuels, and inorganic materials characterization. This position resides within the Nuclear Materials Processing Group in the Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division NSITD, Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate NSED at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The position will involve significant collaboration with the Neutron Sciences Directorate NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL. NScD operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor HFIR, the United States highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the SNS, the worlds most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate30 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. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http:neutrons.ornl.gov.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities:* The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division (CEMD) of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Instrument Scientist on the BASIS spectrometer at the SNS. As an Instrument Scientist within Neutron Sciences, you will report to the Spectroscopy Group Leader in CEMD, and will participate in user support, instrument development, and research activities on BASIS. Duties will include user assistance as a local contact helping with experimental setup, data acquisition, and data analysis. You will champion developments in instrumentation and sample environment to help maintain and further develop the performance of BASIS and its neutron science programs. In this role you will also be expected to develop a high-quality personal research program that is well aligned with the NScD mission. You will also be expected to publish research results in scientific journals and maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. You will be expected to ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. *Work Directions and Interfaces:* This position will report to the Spectroscopy Group Leader in CEMD. Works closely with research staff in CEMD. Collaborates with science programs elsewhere at ORNL. ]]>
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10 PhD-positions at SwedNess a new graduate school for neutron scattering in Sweden


The research projects cover a broad range of scientific fields of high interest for both academia and industry. Within SwedNess the focus will be on excellence in science, high-level education as well as national and international networking, which includes hands-on training at facilities around the world. Each PhD student is fully funded from the start, including both salary as well as a sufficient running budget. The latter facilitates that all students will have the possibility to routinely travel to external experiments as well as to make study visits at international facilities, institutions and conferences. In addition, for each PhD student, there is a mandatory extended international stay of 2-6 months at a state-of-the-art neutron facility or distinguished research group. ]]>
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PSI: Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of Neutron Scattering Studies on Li-ion Batteries
Within a joint project between the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging LNS Division: Research with Neutrons and Muons and the Electrochemistry Laboratory LEC Division: Energy and Environment Research at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland we are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of Neutron Scattering Studies on Li-ion Batteries

*Your tasks:* Cross-Research Project “Pushing the limits of operando neutron diffraction applied to Li-ion batteries” with particular focus on: * Synthesis and optimization of materials for batteries * Improvement of batteries design for in-situ neutron diffraction investigations * Carrying out neutron diffraction experiments on the batteries and related materia * Contribution to the development of the in-situ and stroboscopic neutron diffraction at SINQ Publication of results in scientific journals and presentations at scientific meetings *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. Your employment contract is limited to 2 years (with possible prolongation for further 2 years). ]]>
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University of Virginia: Postdoctoral Research position


The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking to hire a postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in neutron and/or synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques to study the structure and dynamics of strongly correlated electron systems. Candidates with strong interest in materials physics and experience in diffraction and elastic and inelastic scattering techniques are especially encouraged to apply. The research will be conducted at the University of Virginia, Department of Physics, with the scattering work carried out at national and international facilities. This is a one-year appointment with the potential for renewal for up to two additional one year appointments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. ]]>
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ORNL: Shull Fellowship NB50605012


*Purpose:* The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) "http://neutrons.ornl.gov":http://neutrons.ornl.gov invites applications for the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship Program. This postdoctoral Fellowship Program, named for the 1994 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, is aimed at attracting outstanding early career researchers to continue on a path of scientific excellence while substantially contributing to ORNL and U.S Department of Energy missions and goals in neutron scattering science. The Shull Fellowship is open to all fields of science and engineering that utilize neutron techniques and/or advance neutron science including the physical, chemical, materials, biological, nuclear, and medical sciences. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* Shull Fellows carry out and develop research programs in a variety of disciplines (e.g. hard and soft condensed matter physics, biology, engineering, and materials chemistry) to enhance the knowledge of the structure and/or dynamical behavior of materials using neutron scattering as a primary tool; educate and promote the use of neutron scattering to new user communities; publish research results in scientific journals; and assist Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor scientists in the development of new instrumentation and optimized neutron sources to meet research program goals. This position is a fully-funded 24 month assignment, with an additional twelve months extension possible based on performance, with research support funding for travel, and materials and supplies. Shull Fellows are expected to contribute to the long term scientific mission of the Neutron Sciences Directorate in one or more of the areas of Quantum Materials, Materials Synthesis and Performance, Soft Molecular Matter, Biosciences, Advanced Neutron Sources, and Neutron Instrumentation and Optics. ]]>
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ORNL: Team Leader Data Analysis and Modeling NB50605424


*Purpose:* Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a team leader heading the neutron scattering data analysis and materials modeling team as part of the scientific data analysis group. Our approach is based on complementary and synergistic research activities in modeling, simulation, data analysis and experimentation. These efforts build on a long-standing collaboration between the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) and the Computational and Computer Sciences Directorate (CCSD) at ORNL. The successful candidate will express and execute on a vision for research in particular areas of materials science, incorporating strengths in theory, modeling, simulation, analysis and experimental methods that emphasizes the validity of an integrated approach. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Responsible for managing a team that establishes scientific leadership to develop advanced data analysis, modeling and simulation methods for neutron scattering data. * Manage multi-disciplinary team from different ORNL Directorates and different Divisions within NScD. * Collaborate and work with key stakeholders to include University of Tennessee and other core universities to establish and maintain outstanding relationships. * Maintain and extend the outstanding and collaborative relationships between Neutron Sciences Directorate, Computational Sciences Directorate and Physical Sciences to develop a common vision for the future of modeling and simulation in materials science and neutron scattering. *Work Directions and Interfaces:* Reports to the Scientific Data Analysis Group Leader. Interfaces with facility users and stakeholders, other science group leaders within the Directorate, other ORNL groups, partner laboratories. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Resonance Imaging of Nuclear Materials
Purpose:The Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to aid in the development of the capability to perform energy resonance neutron tomography to study elemental and isotopic distributions within nuclear materials, such as advanced nuclear fuels. Specifically, energy resonance computed tomography proof-of-concept research will be undertaken to investigate the carbon distribution within TRISO microspheres and its dependence on processing parameters. Measurements will be performed at the Spallation Neutrons and Pressure Diffractometer SNAP beamline at the Spallation Neutron Source SNS. Additionally, the ability to map uranium isotopes at SNAP and the upcoming VENUS beamline will be explored through interrogation of kernels of uranium with varied enrichment levels. The effort will include close collaboration with advanced fuel experts and a nuclear material chamber development team. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in neutron scattering, neutron tomography, uranium chemistry, advanced nuclear fuels, and inorganic materials characterization. This position resides within the Nuclear Materials Processing Group in the Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division NSITD, Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate NSED at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The position will involve significant collaboration with the Neutron Sciences Directorate NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL. NScD operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor HFIR, the United States highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the SNS, the worlds most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate30 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. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http:neutrons.ornl.gov.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities :* The post-doctoral research scientist will report to Nuclear Materials Processing Group within the Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division and will participate in research activities using the Spallation Neutron Source primarily for, but not limited to, energy resonance imaging. The position will support a Laboratory Directed Research and Development project titled “Time-of-flight Neutron Imaging of Nuclear Materials.” As a member of the team, the successful candidate will work with leading scientists in the development of high-resolution, 3-D neutron imaging experiments designed to study elemental and isotopic distributions in nuclear materials, such as advanced TRISO fuels. It is expected that the candidate will be responsible for several specific project tasks that contribute to the overall goal of developing and demonstrating versatile environmental chambers that can be used to study nuclear materials with neutron tomography at the SNS. Depending on the successful candidate’s specific area of expertise, they will be responsible for planning and executing the advanced fuel study tasks or tasks related to the actual development of energy resonance computed tomography codes. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron Scattering and Data Analysis NB50603622


*Purpose:* The Quantum Condensed Matter Division (QCMD) "https://neutrons.ornl.gov/qcmd":https://neutrons.ornl.gov/qcmd in the Neutron Sciences Division (NScD) at ORNL operates 13 instruments for elastic and inelastic neutron scattering studies of materials including the Magnetism Reflectometer. Instruments are located at both HFIR and SNS. QCMD conducts research on materials with emergent properties that are manifestly quantum in origin. Some examples of current interest include superconductivity, toplogical insulators, low dimensional magnetism, nanocomposite and mesoscale magnetic materials. Quantum Condensed Matter Division (QCMD) has an immediate opening for an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position with a strong background in Physics and with skills in computer/computational science to be involved in development of highly optimized software tools for the analysis and modeling of Grazing Incidence Neutron Scattering at the Spallation Neutron Source of the interface driven properties of complex heterostructures. This position will be located in in the Thin Films and Nanostructures Group of the Quantum Condensed Matter Division (TFN QCMD) and benefits from strong interactions with the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) and Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) at ORNL and will comprise a diverse spectrum of nanoscience activities. Neutron Reflectometry at the SNS is used to investigate thin film heterostructures which exhibit unusual physical properties that are important for science and technology and represent recent key innovations. The availability of high performance polarized and unpolarized neutron reflectometry is vital for understanding properties in the systems that include: (i) innovative new generation of heterostructures based on integrating topological insulators with conventional materials to induce ferromagnetic interactions with symmetry breaking at the interface ; (ii) multifunctional oxide heterostructures with unusual physical properties important from both the fundamental and device application viewpoints; (iii) spintronic devices using magnetic tunnel junction with a perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, (iv) tunnel barriers in hybrid organic/metallic spin-valve structures; and (v) structural characteristics of active layers in organic photovoltaic devices. The successful candidate will conduct scientific research using exceptional experimental capability and will be engaged in development of highly optimized software tools for the analysis and modeling of Grazing Incidence Neutron Scattering (GINS) at the Spallation Neutron Source of the interface driven properties of complex heterostructures. Full training will be given in all aspects of neutron reflectometry including beamline operation, data acquisition, processing and modeling. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Conduct research on a mutually agreed topic in magnetic thin films and nano-structures using the Magnetism Reflectometer and other instruments as appropriate and to publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * The successful candidate will be part of the Thin Films and Nanostructures group in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division at ORNL and will be expected to take part in all group activities, which include seminars and monthly meetings. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionizing radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. *Work Directions and Interfaces:* Reports to Valeria Lauter. Will interface with the MR instrument team, Software scientists. ]]>
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ORNL:Experiment Safety Engineer NB50603627


*Purpose:* The Nuclear Safety and Experiment Analysis (NSEA) Group within the Research Reactors Division (RRD), Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), seeks applications for an applied Research and Development (R&D) Experiment Safety Engineer. Major Duties/Responsibilities * Provide feasibility evaluations of prospective in-vessel and gamma irradiation experiments. * Perform thorough reviews of irradiation experiments, and provide guidance to experimenters for preparing such experiments, with the responsibility of ensuring reactor safety and the authority to steer experimenters accordingly. * Provide final review and documentation addressing any Unreviewed Safety Questions (USQ) or programmatic concerns with particular experiments; ultimately providing final authorization for insertion of experiments into the reactor. * Provide experiment design, engineering and fabrication expertise for various materials research and isotope production programs. * Act as primary point of contact and facility manager for the Gamma Irradiation Facility (GIF) at HFIR. * Participate in HFIR experiment facility health monitoring, as well as upgrades to and the development of new experiment facilities. * Interact frequently with scientists and engineers of various disciplines both inside and outside ORNL. * Adhere to the rules and regulations that govern the operation of a DOE nuclear facility such as HFIR. ]]>
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UniversityCollege Dublin: PhD Studentships in Biophysics
It has been found that RTILs interact with biosystems in a strong and selective way, opening new opportunities for applications in biomedicine, pharmacology, material science,nanotechnology and even energy and sensing technologies.For example, RTILs have shown i a marked antibacterial effect; ii specific interactions with proteins, affecting their aggregation into amyloid plaques; iii the ability to selectively bind DNA, stabilising and preserving it at ambient conditions. An overview of this research topic is given in:http:pubs.acs.orgdoiabs10.1021acssuschemeng.5b01385:http:pubs.acs.orgdoiabs10.1021acssuschemeng.5b01385If you do not have access to this publication, please e-mail us about it. If you like more info about the research activity ofthe Lab visit our webpage www.antoniobenedetto.eu:www.antoniobenedetto.eu.

The two PhD projects are based at the School of Physics, University College Dublin. They are in the field of biophysics and are focused on the interaction of biosystems (like proteins and biomembranes) with a new class of organic salts known as Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids (RTIL). This is a new and promising field of studies that offers a good balance of challenges and future job opportunities, both in Academia and in Industry. ]]>
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ORNL: Nuclear Safety Analyst NB50602930


*Purpose:* The Nuclear Safety and Experiment Analysis (NSEA) Group within the Research Reactors Division (RRD), Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), seeks early to mid-career applicants for an applied Research and Development (R&D) staff position as a nuclear safety analyst to support the HFIR. In this role, you will be a member of the NSEA Group within RRD providing analytical support to the safe reliable operation of the HFIR. You will also support the Nuclear Materials, Fuel, and Experiment teams within RRD by providing analytical support for proposed experiments, material irradiations, and the production of isotopes. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Preparation and maintenance of the HFIR Safety Analysis Report (SAR), HFIR Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs), and the HFIR Cold Neutron Source Documented Safety Analysis (CS DSA). * Preparation and maintenance of the HFIR safety basis documents, in addition to the SAR, CS DSA and TSRs, such as the HFIR Safety Related Equipment List (SREL), and the HFIR Hazards Analysis. * Assuring technical compliance with 10 CFR Part 830 Subparts A and B, affecting reactor safety, through implementation ofORNL Standards Based Management System (SBMS) and RRD procedures. * Assisting other RRD groups with the resources necessary to comply with nuclear safety requirements relative to their respective functions, disciplines and responsibilities. * Application of the unreviewed safety question (USQ) process per ORNL SBMS and RRD procedure. * Serve as safety analyst for primary coolant high pressure system, primary coolant cleanup system, primary pressurization system, exhaust system(s), and/or control rod drive system, * Serve as alternate safety analyst for assigned systems, primarily associated with water chemistry/treatment, secondary coolant, fire protection, exhaust, steam/air supply, and facility structure. * Provides guidance to engineering, maintenance, and operations on SREL and TSR-related concerns. * Adherance to the rules and regulations that govern the operation of a DOE nuclear facility such as HFIR. * Formulates/postulates research and/or testing needed to validate safety analysis assumptions or controls. ]]>
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Chalmers University of Technology: Postdoctoral position in Scientific software development


*Information about the research* The objective of this post-doctoral research project is to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in the construction of atomic scale models of materials. To this end, you will implement and develop supervised and unsupervised model construction techniques that enable rapid and semi-automated model construction for materials research. Specifically, these techniques will be designed for future users of the European Spallation Source (ESS) that is currently being built in southern Sweden. The project will heavily benefit from the extensive code and method development in our group during the course of the last years. The aim is to systematically integrate these tools with machine learning techniques and improve the usability of the resulting tools to a level that makes them accessible to researchers with limited background in theory and modeling of materials. Due to its integrated and challenging nature this project will be carried out in close collaboration between the Materials and Surface Theory group at the Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) and the ESS Data Management and Software Centre (Copenhagen, Denmark). While a strong emphasis will be placed on method and code development, there will be various opportunities to apply the new methods to interesting and challenging problems in current materials research pertaining for example to energy harvesting from solar, thermal, and fusion sources. To this end, we can rely on close collaborations with excellent experimental groups at Chalmers as well as abroad. *Major responsibilities* * Scientific software engineering * Collaboration with the European Spallation Source ERIC and potential user community * Evaluation and testing * Documentation Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. An important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector. The position will be placed in the Materials and Surface Theory Division at the Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Paul Erhart. A substantial part of the project work will be carried out at the ESS Data Management and Software Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Holm Rod. *Position summary* Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1). ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - NESL NB50602456


The Instrument Projects and Development Group in the Instrument and Source Division (ISD) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate. Applications are sought from creative and motivated individuals who will develop a research program in diffraction and inelastic studies of high-temperature liquids in both normal and super-cooled phases employing a newly developed Neutron Electrostatic Levitator (NESL). This research is expected to be highly collaborative both with scientists within ORNL and external partners. A significant amount of effort will be devoted to improving the performance and availability of NESL. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* In this role you will work with the Instrumentation Project and Development group, sample environment team, the NOMAD, ARCS, and CNCS instrument teams, as well as non-ORNL partners to: * Continue to develop the capabilities and reliability of N ESL with the goal that it becomes available to the general user program * Demonstrate the capabilities of NESL as installed in the three indicated neutron scattering instruments at the SNS * Collaborate with internal and external scientists in the writing and submission of beam time proposals (particularly, but not limited to, those involving NESL) * Develop their own research program * Publish scientific papers on this research * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow


For the further development and the operation of the three axes spectrometer PUMA we are seeking a *Postdoctoral Research Fellow*. (pay group E13 TV-L, full-time, place of employment Garching, limited-term employment initially until Sep 30, 2019, with the perspective of subsequent pro-longation at the Technical University of Munich) *Your field of activity:* You are responsible for the three axes spectrometer PUMA and supervise users from vari-ous areas of scientific research during their experiments. You assist during the selection of optimized configurations of the spectrometer and during the interpretation of the data. More-over, you design own research projects and use the experimental facilities at FRM II and complementary methods available at the Institute for Physical Chemistry in Göttingen. You are also involved in academic teaching by supervising students during their practicals. ]]>
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Institut fr Werkstoffforschung: Industrial Liaison Scientist mf


Within this framework we are searching for an Industrial Liaison Scientist (m/f) based in Hamburg (Outstation at DESY). This position will be starting at the 01.01.2017 and will be initially limited for four years. *Your Tasks:* You will be responsible for the operation of industrial beamtimes. We expect you to act as "local contact" for beamtimes at our instruments (in close collaboration with our instrument scientists), to prepare scientific reports and publish results. In addition we expect you e.g. to participate in and to present the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht at trade fairs and other events, to proactively approach potential customers from industry. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Condensed Matter NB50601908


The Quantum Condensed Matter Division (QCMD) in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL operates 13 instruments for elastic and inelastic neutron scattering studies of materials. Instruments are located at both HFIR and SNS. QCMD conducts research on materials with emergent properties that are manifestly quantum in origin. Some examples of current interest include superconductivity, multiferroicity, low dimensional and frustrated magnetism, orbital fluctuations and quantum criticality. QCMD has immediate openings for one or more postdoctoral fellow positions to work on scientific projects using neutron scattering in the Time-of-Flight Spectroscopy, Triple-Axis Spectroscopy, Structure of Matter, or Thin Films and Nanostructures groups. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* The successful candidate(s) will join the research teams at any of the four QCMD research groups mentioned above. These positions represent an excellent opportunity to carry out research in condensed matter using neutron scattering in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Other responsibilities include: * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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ORNL: General Purpose SANS Instrument Scientist NB50601917


The Biology and Soft Matter Division (BSMD) of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding candidate for Instrument Scientist who can build a program in Rheo-SANS characterization on the General Purpose Small Angle Neutron Scattering Diffractometer (GP-SANS) at HFIR. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* The Instrument Scientist will report to the Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter Group Leader in BSMD, and will: * Participate in user support, instrument development, and research activities on the GP-SANS. * Assist users as a local contact for experimental setup, data acquisition, and data analysis. * Champion developments in combinations of neutron scattering instrumentation with various soft condensed matter characterization tools to help maintain and further develop the performance of the GP-SANS and its neutron science programs. * Develop a high-quality personal research program to study the influence of external stimuli on soft condensed matter that is well aligned with the Division mission. * Publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation of ORNL values and ethics and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. *Work Directions and Interfaces:* This position will report to the Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter Group Leader in BSMD and works closely with research staff in BSMD and CEMD. The candidate is expected to take advantage of opportunities to build collaborations with other Directorates within ORNL. ]]>
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ORNL: Chief Engineer, Proton Power Upgrade NB50601924


The PPU Project Chief Engineer provides engineering leadership and coordinates the design and integration of engineering systems including accelerator and target systems to ensure project designs conform to physics requirements, engineering criteria and control interfaces and to successfully deliver integrated systems within the approved project baseline. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Coordinate technical aspects of the project engineering process to produce efficient designs that meet the technical base line requirements * Serve as the primary PPU interface to SNS operations for interpretation of work control processes and coordination of work activities * Act as the principal systems integration engineer for the project * Serve as a member for the PPU Change Control Board * Review and concurs in the appointment of PPU engineering subject matter experts * Review and proposes high-level changes to the technical baseline requirements * Develop and maintain project level interface control documentation Review and approve high-level design documentation including Systems Requirements, Document major procurement packages and Quality Assurance (QA) actions * Participate in WBS System Manager Reviews of Cost Account Manager’s (CAM) Annual Work Package to develop consistent technical, cost and schedule milestones * Ensure compliance with Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) and QA requirements * Provide leadership at the project level to create a success oriented project culture * Ensure that the Scope of Work on major project procurements is technically complete and integrated with cost and schedule requirements * Develop strong working relationships across the project with CAMs, line managers, vendors, sponsors, and project support organizations including ES&H, QA, procurement, business, project controls, and human resources * Establish and manage PPU engineering standards and procedures, the design review process, the value engineering program, and the project level installation plans * Represent the PPU Project by participating in and presenting project information at reviews, conferences and workshops *Work Directions and Interfaces:* Position reports to the PPU Project Office Director. Authority/Approval Levels: Provides work direction to and coordination of level 2 WBS leaders. Acts as Technical Responsible Officer (TPO) for specific procurement contracts. *Measures of Effectiveness:* * Successfully manages integration of engineering aspects of the PPU project * Successfully fabrication and installation of PPU equipment * Successfully represents PPU at reviews and other project meetings and workshops ]]>
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ORNL: Control Room Accelerator Specialist NB50600620


As a member of the Research Accelerator Division Accelerator Operations Group, the Control Room Accelerator Specialist is responsible for the safe operation of all Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) accelerator systems and adheres to the SNS Operations Procedures Manual. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Safely operates the SNS 1 GeV superconducting linear proton accelerator and associated subsystems to enable the NScD neutron scattering science program; * Participates in accelerator operations support activities, including troubleshooting, performing installation, maintenance and upgrades to accelerator subsystems, supporting beam development activities, and developing accelerator control system programs; * Understands, adheres to, and communicates to others relevant portions of the SNS Operational Procedures Manual; * Communicates, complies with, and maintains an understanding of, environment, safety, health, and quality (ESH&Q) requirements; * Maintains certification as a qualified accelerator specialist; * Provides work direction to technicians, as needed, during troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair cycles; * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics; * During extended maintenance outages, communicates the machine status to the Plan of the Day meeting audience and serves as the on-site safety coordinator during off-hour operations. * Work 12-hour shifts on a year-round, rotating schedule (includes day and night shifts). * Respond to emergencies in a timely manner. * Must successfully complete the SNS Control Room Accelerator Specialist Training Program within a year and remain certified thereafter. Physical requirements include the following: * Occasional – Walking, standing, reaching both high and low levels, and hearing – conversation and auditory alarms. * Frequent – Speaking clearly, seeing near and far, and color vision. * Constant – Sitting and finger movement. * Occasionally personnel protective equipment (PPE) will be required when making tours of the facility or when operating electrical breakers and disconnect switches. The PPE can be any or all of the following – Eye and hearing protection, covering for the head, arms, hands, fingers, full body and skin protection. *Work Directions and Interfaces:* Position reports to the Research Accelerator Division (RAD) Operations Coordinator, and interfaces with operations personnel, technicians, physicists and engineers. *Measures of Effectiveness:* • Successfully assists in achieving efficient operation of the SNS accelerator systems. • Successfully creates an environment in which individuals within accelerator operations can adhere to SNS ESH&Q requirements; and provides enforcement of these requirements. • Successfully reports and represents accelerator operations activities to SNS management, review committees and professional organizations. ]]>
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Neutron optics devices development
China spallation neutron sourceCSNS is a world-class neutron science center and it includes a high-power proton accelerator, a target station and twenty neutron scattering instruments. CSNS is located in Dongguan, and the first neutron beam will be in the target in September, 2017. Neutron optics devices are very important to get high performance neutron beam on the samples and the neutron instruments scientific productions will benefit from the advanced neutron optics devices.

# Neutron optics devices in-house developments to improve the performance of neutron instruments. # You are responsible for the design and fabrication of various neutron optics devices, such as walter mirror, focusing devices, collimators, polarization devices. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Beam Instrumentation and Experimental Technology NB50600313


The Accelerator Physics, Beam Instrumentation and Ion Source Group in the Research Accelerator Division (RAD) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate. Applications are sought from creative and motivated individuals who will participate in the development and research program in beam instrumentation for the SNS accelerator systems. This research is expected to be done in a team environment on technically and scientifically challenging problems. A significant amount of effort will be devoted to improving the performance and availability of the existing beam instrumentation systems. *Note*: The special combination of skills and experience that will be developed in this role may be needed at SNS for future full time staff opportunities. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* Participate in development, design, installation and commissioning of new Beam Loss Monitors system. Develop novel signal measurement and processing methods for new and existing beam instrumentation systems. * Support obsolescence mitigation program for the SNS beam instrumentation by leading design efforts for new detectors and analog electronics development for various beam instrumentation systems. * Publish scientific papers on this research * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences *Work Directions and Interfaces:* Interfaces with Physicists, Engineers and Technicians to define and design system upgrades and new systems. Reports to BIET team leader *Measures of Effectiveness:* * Maintains a safe working environment at all times. * Makes sure Beam Instrumentation Systems support SNS operation with required availability * Meets milestones for development of Beam Instrumentation Systems. ]]>
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UIUC: Postdoc Positions in Non-Equilibrium Matter
Motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researchers are invited to join Prof. Yang Zhangs research group in the area of Non-Equilibrium Matter at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Our research focuses on the study of non-equilibrium matter using integrated atomistic theory, modeling, and simulation and neutron and synchrotron light experimental probes. The structure and dynamics of these systems are either inherently complex or driven out of equilibrium by extreme conditions. In particular, we are interested in a range of fundamental and technical problems involving slow phenomena and rare events, such as the viscous flow of supercooled liquids, nucleation and crystal growth, the folding of polypeptide chains into structured proteins, the self-assembly of micro-units into functional objects, materials aging and degradation, and some mathematical optimizations.

We have a postdoc opening to work on the following projects. Outstanding postdoc candidates will be considered for the Beckman fellowships ("http://beckman.illinois.edu/research/fellows-and-awards/postdoctoral":http://beckman.illinois.edu/research/fellows-and-awards/postdoctoral). # Data-enabled machine learning studies of the extreme phase behavior of liquids and liquid-like matter, unconventional phase transitions and critical phenomena, kinetic theory of liquids. # Rare-event sampling algorithms applied to understand long timescale phenomena. # Rigidity control of liquids and granular materials, soft machines and soft robotics. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Neutron Sciences NB50599580


BSMD (Biological and Soft Matter Division) is seeking an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position with a computer/computational science background to develop cutting edge scalable software for advanced neutron sciences data analysis applications. The successful candidate will work closely with scientists at the CSED (Computational Sciences and Engineering Division of the CCSD) on advanced parallel data structure concepts and their applications to scalable solutions of pressing data analysis needs in the NScD. The successful candidate will be part of a team tasked with delivering a high-impact computational framework for the worldwide users of the SNS and HFIR instruments. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Conduct research in scalable high-performance scientific computing with intersection in the neutron sciences. * Develop, implement and benchmark production level parallel codes on distributed memory architectures. * Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research. * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences. ]]>
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ESS: Cryogenics Operator
The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for an electro-mechanic technicianoperator of cryogenic systems.

*Description of directorate/division/group:* The cryogenics team in the Specialized Technical Services Group works alongside other groups in the Accelerator Division to define, design, install, commission and finally operate and maintain the cryogenic systems of the ESS. These efforts extend also to cryogenic need in the Target Division and the Neutron Instruments Division. *Description of main responsibilities:* The successful candidate shall * Assist in installation activities of the ESS cryoplants * Assist in procurement of tools, auxiliary equipment and furnishing a workshop for the cryogenic team at ESS * Participate in commissioning and acceptance testing of warm compressor systems and coldbox systems * Assist in collecting all required documentation for operation and maintenance of the cryogenic system * Perform limited physical modifications on the cryogenic system * Check regularly state and performance of cryoplants’ sub-components e.g. compressors, oil skids, cooling water units etc. * Disassemble and assemble sub-components like turbo-expander cartridges, oil pump and filter skids etc. * Perform maintenance tasks as required * Perform leak tests of sub-components * Transfer liquid helium and liquid nitrogen from big storage vessels to smaller mobile dewars after training * Monitor and operate the cryoplants * Improve guidelines and procedures for safe operations * Document accurately and comprehensively all interactions and occurrences with respect to the cryogenic system He or she will support the cryogenic engineers and communicate with colleagues, consultants and suppliers to ensure safe and timely commissioning and stable operation of the relevant equipment and processes of the ESS machine. Training for special maintenance tasks and cryogenic operation activities will be provided. *Duration & Location* The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. ]]>
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ORNL: Protection Systems Engineer NB50598370


Serve as a design engineer on the Protection Systems Team to develop, implement and maintain Credited Engineered Controls (CECs) for the Personnel Protection Systems (PPS) at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). The team is responsible for developing requirements, specifications, documentation, technical design, procedures and oversight of installation and testing of CEC equipment used for accelerator and instrument personnel protection systems. The team also supports the operation and maintenance of these systems after they are placed into service, including scheduling of maintenance activities, directing repair work, as-built drawing preparation and annual certifications. The SNS protection systems are implemented using programmable logic controllers. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Work with a team of engineers and technicians to support and maintain CECs used to protect personnel at SNS from hazards associated with prompt ionizing radiation and oxygen deficiency hazards * Translate performance and operational specifications into system requirements * Lead new project developments by preparing schedules, cost estimates and directing installation work * Develop and direct test plans and procedures that demonstrate systems satisfy requirements * Coordinate team work with other accelerator and instrument groups * Maintain configuration control of assigned systems in accordance with SNS policies * Supports SNS accelerator and instrument operations including rotating on-call support during scheduled operational periods * Perform system engineering role for CECs and related systems * Ensure and monitor compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements * Promptly identify and communicate environmental, safety, health (ESH) and quality assurance (QA) issues to group and division management, ESH and QA contacts, and subcontractor contacts * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to the SNS Protection System Team Leader in the Control Systems Group of the Research Accelerator Division (RAD). Works closely with scientists and engineers from other SNS accelerator and instrument technical groups. Authority/Approval Levels: * Take needed actions and provide required resources to ensure team works safely * Manage assigned resources to complete team projects *Measures of Effectiveness* * Successful delivery of systems and upgrades in support of SNS requirements for credited engineered controls * Reliability, availability, and sustainability of provided systems * Quality of system-related documentation * Effectiveness of work in a diverse team environment * Level of initiative and ownership demonstrated through individual and team projects ]]>
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ORNL: NRSF2 Instrument Scientist NB50597027
The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division CEMD of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated early career Instrument Scientist for the NRSF2 diffractometer at the HFIR. For more information about the Neutron Residual Stress Mapping Facility, please visit: https:neutrons.ornl.govnrsf2:https:neutrons.ornl.govnrsf2

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The Instrument Scientist will report to the Engineering Materials Group Leader in CEMD, and will participate in research activities using NRSF2, primarily for, but not limited to, diffraction-based residual stress mapping. Other duties and responsibilities include: * Conducts safe operation and user support for the beamline, which includes user assistance as local contact, assistance with experimental setup, data acquisition, and data analysis. * Champions developments in instrumentation, sample environment, and software to help maintain and further develop the performance of NRSF2 and expand its user base. * Develops a high-quality personal research program using engineering diffraction, work to strengthen existing industrial collaborations and to create new collaborations with industry, publish research results in scientific journals * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics * Ensures compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. * This position supports programs and facilities at HFIR that are operational 24 hours a day and seven days a week. This role will require flexibility in work schedule, and support will be needed during off duty hours and weekends, in many cases, to assist with user experiments. *Work Directions and Interfaces* * Reports to the Engineering Materials Group Leader. * Coordinates with the Industrial Application Program at the Shull-Wollan Center, and work with research staff in CEMD and programmers in the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division and other support groups. * Collaborates with science programs across other directorates within ORNL and with external user groups. ]]>
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PSI-FELLOW-II-i3 Postdoctoral Fellows
Within the framework of our new PSI-FELLOW-II-3i Program, we are looking for:PSI-FELLOW-II-3i Postdoctoral Fellows

In the framework of the international fellowship program with the acronym: “PSI-FELLOW-II-3i”, the PSI is inviting experienced researchers (Postdocs) from all over the world to submit their applications for research positions that are part of our new postdoctoral program. Our “3i or triple i” postdoctoral program offers unique opportunities for scientific and career development with international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral prospects. Our postdoctoral program is a Horizon2020 Marie Sk?odowska-Curie COFUND Action. ]]>
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PhD position at ILL, Grenoble and LiU, Sweden - Modular Protein Assemblies in Transcriptional Regulation
The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the University of Linkping, Sweden and the Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, Grenoble, France, jointly invite applications for a three-year PhD programme focusing on Modular Protein Assemblies in Transcriptional Regulation

Modularity is fundamental to the design of living systems. At the molecular level, proteins are made up of functional domains that perform the highly coordinated, specific binding interactions and associations that accomplish everything from genetic replication and transcription to physical movement. With a SANS focus, but also using data from SAXS, NMR, crystallography and modelling, this project will provide insight into the molecular mechanism of physiological-to-pathological switches that are controlled by modular proteins, and will thus advance both structural biology and molecular medicine. Specifically, we aim to resolve in molecular detail the multimodular regulation mechanisms of the TRIM21 E3 ligase and the MexR efflux repressor, both representing disease-affiliated protein families. While the successful applicant will focus on neutron scattering and modelling together with protein biophysics, the project includes active collaborations with medically active researchers. The PhD project will be located in Grenoble (France), at the ILL, and at the University of Linköping. The successful candidate will be employed for a period of up to three years, with a gross salary of around 2350 €/month, together with other benefits depending on the student’s social status (for more details see: "http://www.ill.eu/science-technology/phd-students/phd-recruitment/phd-work-at-the-ill/":https://www.ill.eu/science-technology/phd-students/phd-recruitment/phd-work-at-the-ill/). A team of experts, including Prof Maria Sunnerhagen and Dr Björn Wallner (Linköping University), Prof Marie Wahren-Herlenius (Karolinska Institute), Dr Frank Gabel (ESRF & ILL) and Dr Anne Martel (ILL), will supervise the work of the PhD student; Prof Emeritus Jill Trewhella (U Sydney) will be affiliated as mentor. ]]>
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Stefan Meyer Institute for subatomic physics: Ph.D. Position fm in Neutron Particle Physics
The Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics www.oeaw.ac.atsmi:http:www.oeaw.ac.atsmihome of the Austrian Academy of Sciences invites applications for a 3-year Ph.D. position. The successful candidate will join the New Frontiers Group NoMoS of Dr. Gertrud Konrad. The NoMoS group aims to search for traces of new physics in neutron beta decay with novel experimental techniques PoSEPS-HEP2015592:http:pos.sissa.itarchiveconferences234592EPS-HEP2015_592.pdf.

Precision measurements in neutron decay allow searching for physics beyond the Standard Model. An accuracy of 10-4 in the observables corresponds to energy scales of 1 – 100 TeV for new particles and interactions; far above the production threshold at the LHC. To achieve this accuracy, a new technique is developed: R×B spectroscopy. An R×B spectrometer measures the momentum of charged particles by their drift in a circular magnetic field ("arXiv:1209.6595":https://arxiv.org/abs/1209.6595). This precision method will be applied to determine several correlations between decay products in neutron decay. For measurements at ultimate statistics, the R×B spectrometer will be installed at PERC, a new facility at the FRM II in Garching/Germany that collects electrons and protons from a large neutron decay volume ("arXiv:0709.4440":https://arxiv.org/abs/0709.4440). A final goal is to measure or to set limits on the Fierz term. This term is zero in the Standard Model and has not yet been measured with neutrons. A non-zero value would indicate the existence of exotic scalar or tensor currents, resulting from the exchange of yet unknown charged Higgs bosons, sleptons, or leptoquarks. The major goal of this Ph.D. project is to design, construct, and commission the R×B spectrometer, and to prepare, carry out, and analyze its first measurement with neutrons. The successful candidate will be integrated in an international collaboration and spend a considerable part of her/his time working abroad, at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble/France and the FRM II. The position is available from September 1, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The annual gross salary is based on the salary scale of the Austrian Science Fund ("www.fwf.ac.at":https://www.fwf.ac.at) and will be 28,631 € (Part time – 30 hours per week). ]]>
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ORNL: Mechanical Engineer - Experiments NB50595337


The Experiment Engineer acts as the primary resource for instrument scientists and scientific associates for component level modifications to the neutron scattering instruments at the High Flux Isotope Reactor. *Major Duties/Responsibilities*: Translate experiment requirement from the instrument scientists into engineering design requirements. * Develop accurate design criteria from scientific staff and collaborate with appropriate staff for instrument and sample environment modifications * Identify appropriate engineering level and discipline required to complete work successfully * Develop design specifications to ensure integration across systems Design of small-scale improvements and upgrades to neutron scattering instruments * Create working model conceptual designs using SolidWorks or appropriate CAD software * Develop detailed designs leading to fabrication drawings * Design diverse, complex components used in neutron shielding * Use advanced knowledge to solve complex problems in mechanical design Installation of new equipment * Provide technical direction to craft and technicians in the field * Guide work of other engineers and technical staff * dentify hazards associated with working on the neutron scattering instruments and develop engineering controls to mitigate these hazards. Provide technical direction for work performed in the neutron scattering experiments machine shop * Translate experiment requirements from the instrument scientists to clear instructions presented to machinists * Direct work flow and establish priorities for the experiment machine shop * Design and maintain common tooling to enhance experiment efficiency. * Perform technical reviews on systems modifications to ensure design requirements are met *Work Directions and Interfaces* This position reports directly to the HFIR Neutron Scattering Experiments Group Leader and is expected to interface with personnel in the Neutron Sciences Directorate and at all levels within ORNL. Act as mentor to junior staff. Authority/Approval Levels: Provides work direction to craft, machine shop staff, technicians *Measures of Effectiveness* * Positive feedback from staff scientists and users * Improvements to instrumentation are simple to use and robust design * Successfully leads work activities to safe and efficient completion ]]>
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ILL: Research Scientist MF - Neutron Reflectometry


*Duties:* The LSS 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 biophysical systems at interfaces, you will be in charge of: * co-running the FIGARO reflectometer participating both in the day-to-day operation of the instrument as well as its technical development and upgrades including the implementation of RAINBOWS, * 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. FIGARO is a state-of-the-art high flux, flexible resolution, and time-of-flight reflectometer with a vertical scattering plane. It is optimized for the study of horizontal surfaces such as free liquids (e.g. air/liquid and liquid/liquid interfaces) although measurements are also conducted at buried surfaces (e.g. solid/liquid interfaces). The instrument boasts the possibility to strike the interface from above or below the sample in a wide q-range as well as excellence in kinetic studies. Main research activities include the study of soft matter and biological systems at interfaces. *Notes:* *Fixed-term contract of 5 years.* Further information can be obtained by contacting the first responsible scientist of FIGARO Dr. Richard Campbell, "campbell@ill.fr":mailto:campbell@ill.fr, +33(0)4.76.20.70.97 or via "www.ill.eu/figaro":www.ill.eu/figaro ; the head of the LSS Group: Dr. Giovanna Fragneto, "fragneto@ill.fr":mailto:fragneto@ill.fr , +33(0)4.76.20.70.62 or via "www.ill.eu/lss":www.ill.eu/lss _Please do not send your application to this address._ *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":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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PSI: Group Leader - Neutron Imaging and Activation Group
For the Neutron Imaging and Activation Group we are looking for a:Group Leader - Neutron Imaging and Activation Group

*Your tasks* * Lead the neutron imaging group and its science and instrumentation programs * Ambitious own research together with a team of Postdocs and PhD Students * User support on the neutron imaging instruments at SINQ (max. 50% of time) * Application for external funding for science and Instrumentation. *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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ILL: Instrument Scientist MF on the Stress Diffractometer SALSA
SALSA Stress Analyser for Large Scaled engineering Applications is a world leading instrument using neutron diffraction for the non-destructive mapping of strainstress-fields within materials and engineering structures. The technique is beneficial for academic research as well as for amongst others: Applied Research Innovation in aerospace, automotive, railways, energy industries, etc.

*Duties:* Within the Industrial Liaison Unit, in close collaboration with scientists from the ILL Diffraction Group, you will carry out scientific research on materials science and will: Co-manage the SALSA strain scanner instrument: day-to-day running and technical development. Provide scientific support to users to collect and analyse data under optimum conditions. Promote the use of the instrument in applied research an innovation for industry and engage scientific partnerships with suitable partners. Participate in the longer-term development of the instrumentation and the data analysis techniques. A special focus of this post lies on the promotion of the technique to industrial applications. We are interested in a person that can communicate research to industry and pro-actively seek new industrial partners. *Notes:* This post is a Fixed-term contract of 3 years with a possible extension of 2 years subject to availability of funds. Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr Thilo Pirling ("pirling@ill.eu":mailto:pirling@ill.eu) or Jerome Beaucour ("beaucour@ill.eu":mailto:beaucour@ill.eu). _Please do not send your application to these addresses._ *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "*employment conditions*":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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Brookhaven National Laboratory: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Magnetism and Superconductivity
The Neutron Scattering Group, led by John Tranquada, is currently soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to collaborate on studies of magnetism and superconductivity in strongly-correlated-electron systems. Experiments, especially including inelastic neutron scattering, are performed at national user facilities, such as the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, on crystals that are typically grown in our own labs. We also work closely with other groups in the Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Division.

The job involves the planning and performance of neutron scattering experiments, including data collection and analysis, as well as writing up the results for publication. There may be opportunities for crystal growth. ]]>
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Mechanical Engineer NB50591281


In this role you will perform engineering analysis on a wide variety of systems in support of the SNS neutron source systems, including high power targets, and moderator and reflector plug assemblies. These systems receive pulsed, high power, high energy proton beams and are first-of-a-kind systems that have unique design issues, requiring innovative approaches and methods of analysis and simulation. The Mechanical Engineer also performs technical analysis of existing and proposed designs using established methods as well as developing and improving analysis methods and processes. Participate in planning and evaluation activities. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Perform detailed engineering analysis of existing and new target systems of a high power pulsed 1 GeV proton accelerator, and its auxiliary systems. * Work with design engineers to develop and analyze design concepts and resolve issues found by analysis. * Continuously improve analysis methods and processes based on evolving state of the art and feedback from SNS operating experience and experimental data. * Produce accurate and concise technical reports and other communications. * Perform review of technical reports created by others. * Accurately and reliably communicate technical status and performance to ORNL management. * Comply with ORNL environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of ORNL values and ethics. ]]>
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Advertisement for Postdocs for LaCNS, Louisiana State University
The research projects that will be pursued include explorations of transition metal oxides, silicides, germanides, gallides, etc. by way of magnetization, carrier transport, specific heat, magnetic force microscopy, as well as elastic and inelastic neutron scattering. Posdocs will be intimately involved in the synthesis of polycrystalline and crystalline materials for exploration. In addition, we expect that the postdoc will be responsible for assisting in the training of graduate students in experimental techniques and analysis as an integral part of the research program. We are confident that this will be a positive research experience for a talented scientist and that participation in our program will lead to opportunities for the postdoc to advance their career.

The experimental Condensed Matter Physics group at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, has immediate openings for several postdoctoral Research Associates. These positions are supported by grants from the US Department of Energy and the State of Louisiana Board of Regents for novel magnetic and superconducting materials development. We seek candidates with experience in one or more of the following: single crystal growth, crystal and magnetic structural investigations employing neutron and X-ray scattering, and low temperature measurements such as charge transport, magnetometry, magnetic force microscopy, and specific heat. A portion of this work is done in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and travel to Oak Ridge is likely. We seek creative, self-motivated experimentalists with the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team, with an interest in pursuing challenging, interdisciplinary research. ]]>
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Post-doctoral position in self-consistent modelling for neutron scattering applications
The development and improvement of experimental methods to study the micro-scale mechanics of materials in-situ have in recent years opened up new possibilities for generating more detailed knowledge and understanding of the underlying physical processes. Once completed, the European Spallation Source ESS will greatly increase the possible time resolution during neutron scattering, facilitating true in-situ or in-operando measurements during thermo-mechanical loading. In order to fully harvest the potential in such measurements, it is vital to develop computational methods to allow detailed pre-test predictions of the experiments, and post-test analysis of the generated data. This is a cross-disciplinary venture, merging computational mechanics, materials science and applied physics.You are therefore invited to apply for a post-doc position in self-consistent modelling for neutron scattering applications, shared by the Department of Physics Division of Materials Microstructure and the Department of Applied Mechanics Division of Material and Computational Mechanics, Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg, Sweden www.chalmers.se:http:www.chalmers.se.

Self-consistent modelling based on crystal plasticity is commonly used to analyze the detailed response of polycrystals to externally imposed deformation during neutron scattering experiments. The aim of the proposed post-doc project is to develop and implement a state-of-the-art self-consistent framework capable of handling the specific conditions occurring during high-temperature and thermo-mechanical deformation conditions, which will accessible at future ESS beamlines such as BEER. This includes phenomena such as time-dependence (stress relaxation, creep), varying temperatures, and complex strain paths in multi-phase engineering materials. Typical target materials are high-temperature alloys such as austenitic steels, precipitation strengthened superalloys and multi-component high entropy alloys. Another important part is the interface to experimental data and optimization routines for parameter estimation. Most of your working time will be spent on your own research; however, you are also expected to take part in the supervision of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. The position offers full-time temporary employment (limited to a maximum of two years, with full benefits. ]]>
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NIST: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Condensed Matter Physics


The "NIST":http://www.nist.gov/ Center for Neutron Research ("NCNR":http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/) is seeking candidates for postdoctoral fellowships in the Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Teams. The experimental team uses a suite of thermal and cold neutron triple axis spectrometers, while the theory team applies first-principles computational techniques to study structural, magnetic, and superconducting properties of novel materials such as multiferroics, frustrated quantum magnetic systems, and iron-pnictide based superconductors. The positions are available as part of the newly formed Director’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program at NIST. A doctorate in condensed matter physics or related discipline is required. The incumbent is expected to collaborate with condensed matter scientists at NCNR as well as perform their own independent research taking advantage of the wide range of neutron instrumentation and computational tools available at the NCNR. Appointment is typically for two years, with a starting salary in the range of $65K. Additional information about the NCNR is available on the Web at: "http://www.ncnr.nist.gov":http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/ . ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate Organic Spintronics Electronics NB50583248


The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with experience and expertise in spintronics/electronics and neutron/X-ray scattering (diffraction), with a strong emphasis on the design and characterization of organic spintronic/electronic devices. This position resides in the Engineering Materials Group of the Chemical and Engineering Materials Division (EM CEMD) and benefits from strong interactions with the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at ORNL and will comprise a diverse spectrum of nanoscience activities. As a member of the Engineering Materials Group, major responsibilities/duties will include design and characterization of structure as well as magnetic properties of spintronic/electronic devices such as spin-valve (SV) and light emitting diode (LED) based on the heterostructures of condensed/soft matter components with high charge carrier mobility. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in polarized neutron scattering, thin film growth, materials chemistry, and device fabrication/characterization as well as, organic synthesis, and theory/simulation to explore the effect of subatomic, intermolecular and interfacial structure on the magnetotransport property of the fabricated organic spintronic devices. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Take a lead role in the design and characterization of organic spintronic devices * Formulate a forefront research effort in spintronics/electronics that takes advantages of existing capabilities in organic conjugated material synthesis in combination with magnetic layers, characterization, modelling/simulation and neutron scattering * Interface with various scientists with expertise in neutron/X-ray scattering, conjugated material synthesis, theory/simulation, thin film growth, materials chemistry, and device fabrication/characterization to explore the effect of selective deuterium substitution of conjugated materials on the magnetotransport property of the organic spintronic devices * Responsible for presenting and reporting research results and publishing scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physics NB50584043


The physicist will help develop moderator concepts for the Second Target Station (STS) that are alternatives to traditional moderator choices, and offer colder neutron spectra, higher peak brightness, and improved pulse shapes. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Continue and extend ongoing efforts to characterize variations in moderator performance with beam power, distinguishing them from variations with poison/decoupler burnup and orthohydrogen fraction. * Contribute to the design, construction, and commissioning of the Moderator Development Facility (MDF). * Assist in developing moderator concepts allowing colder neutron spectra, higher time-averaged and peak brightness and better pulse shapes than the STS moderators of the proposed TDR design. * Predict the moderator performance using state-of-the-art neutronics tools * Demonstrate new moderator concepts experimentally at MDF and/or at LENS/Indiana University. * Display ES&H understanding and discipline that leads to outstanding safety performance. * Maintain the highest ethical and professional standards of performance and operates in accordance with these standards. * Embody ORNL values to be the best in everything we do, guided by shared values that exemplify concern for people and working together to meet challenging goals. ]]>
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Professor in Physics with Focus on Magnetism, Lund University
Applications are invited for a permanent faculty position, at the rank of Full Professor, in the area of magnetism. The position is placed in the Division of Synchrotron Radiation Research, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science at Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

The new professor will initiate new research on magnetism which can exploit the possibilities for neutron scattering/spectroscopy that the ESS will bring and which can take advantage of the possibilities for synchrotron radiation experiments at the MAX IV facility. Educational developments along these lines are also included in the duties. ]]>
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STFC ISIS: Larmor Instrument Scientist position
LARMOR is a multipurpose instrument designed to enable high throughput time-of-flight Small Angle Neutron Scattering SANS with polarisation and the development and exploitation of spin-echo scattering techniques. It has been constructed as part of the second phase of instrumentation on the ISIS second target station and has recently been added to the full ISIS user program. The Spin-Echo system will be developed by TU-Delft in collaboration with ISIS as part of a 5 year multi-million Euro project funded by the Netherlands. As a high throughput SANS instrument LARMOR will be competitive with SANS2D and other world leading SANS instruments over a simultaneous Q range of 0.004 to 0.5-1 suitable for a broad range of soft matter science. Larmor precession techniques for the study of large scale structures, high resolution crystallography and dynamics have progressed significantly in recent years with new instrumentation being constructed at a number of neutron sources. The collaboration between ISIS and TU-Delft that delivered OffSpec now aims to continue this trend by delivering a highly flexible instrument to explore new possibilities and to fully exploit existing techniques. LARMOR aims to enable this while maintaining and developing the existing SANS technique and community. We are looking for a world-class scientist or and instrument developer who can make major contributions to our current and future research programmes and who will develop these techniques to enable the study of a broad range of scientific themes.

A full-time vacancy exists to assist in the development and running of the LARMOR SANS instrument. The position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of small angle neutron scattering in the areas of hard/soft condensed matter or the life sciences. In addition to assisting with the development and running of LARMOR the successful candidate will be expected to lead and assist in the advancement of data reduction and analysis tools for Larmor precession and SANS techniques. Hence, they must have a demonstrable working knowledge of common scientific computing languages such as Fortran, C++ or Python. You will have an excellent opportunity to develop expertise and knowledge through interaction with leading scientists from around the world. A personal science program related to the science carried out within the large scale structures community is strongly encouraged. ]]>
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Joint PhD position within Soft Matter in NorwayGermany
Position as PhD Research fellow is available at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oslo Norway and Forschungszentrum Jlich Germany for three years.Starting date as soon as possible. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.

We offer a joint PhD position in Soft Matter/Physical Chemistry at the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS-1) & Institute for Complex Systems (ICS-1) at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Dr. Lutz Willner) and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oslo (Dr. Reidar Lund). The project concerns studies on kinetic processes in self-assembled polymeric and peptide systems. The main experimental technique is time-resolved small angle neutron scattering (TR-SANS) including data modelling. Complementary techniques are small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), light scattering, DSC and densitometry. The polymers are model systems, prepared and characterized in the polymer chemistry lab of JCNS in Jülich. If desired, the PhD candidate may also be involved in the synthesis, but the main task will be related to physical chemistry. The selected candidate will be spending the first 18 months in Germany subject to the payment and conditions offered at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. Subsequently she/he will continue the PhD-project in Oslo employed at the University of Oslo. The candidate will be enrolled in the PhD-program at the Department of Chemistry for the whole duration of the project. SANS experiments will mainly be carried out at the MLZ institute in Garching and the national neutron source in Norway (IFE) and in addition at other international sources. SAXS, nano-DSC and densitometry are performed in Oslo. ]]>
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PhD Student MSc in Physics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Reference No.: EM 20166

Topic of the doctoral thesis: "Investigations of Topological and Quantum Magnets" The PhD student will investigate topological and quantum magnets with particular focus on frustrated and low dimensional magnetism where current research has revealed exotic phases such as classical and quantum spin ice which exhibit monopole excitations, new forms of topological order and fractional excitations. These phenomena will be investigated using primarily the experimental techniques of neutron and X-ray scattering along with materials synthesis and characterization. Pressure and magnetic field will be used to tune the ground states and provide additional insight, while deeper understanding will also be gained by performing computer simulations and by collaboration with theorists. ]]>
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Instrument Scientist Postdoc in Neutron Diffraction for JCNS at ORNL


Forschungszentrum Jülich operates an outstation of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science – Neutron Scattering (JCNS-1) at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) in Oak Ridge (USA). In collaboration between Forschungszentrum Jülich and SNS several instruments for neutron scattering are operated. One of them is the Neutron Powder Diffractometer POWGEN. We are looking for a highly motivated *Instrument Scientist / Postdoc in Neutron Diffraction* *Your Job:* * Participation in the operation and development of the user program of POWGEN at the SNS * Provide scientific assistance for external users during experiments on the instrument (SNS is a 24/7 facility, user assistance will often require off hours and weekend hours) * Participation in optimization and further development of the instrument which may include but is not limited to data analysis methods, sample environment equipment etc. * Participation in the research program of the institute with focus on "Solid State Physics" *Your Profile:* * A Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry or a related materials science discipline * Interest in scientific topics and technical challenges in the field of neutron scattering instrumentation and instrument development * Ability to collaborate in a rapidly changing research environment * Experience and knowledge of powder diffraction is highly desirable * Structured and systematic working style *Our Offer:* * An interesting and challenging job in an interdisciplinary and international team * Limited contract 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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Instrument Scientists for Small Angle Neutron Scattering Postdocs in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science


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 experi¬ments in physical, chemical, biological and material sciences. In addition, JCNS is actively pursuing a research program in the fields of: * hard condensed matter science with a focus on magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic nanostructures and flux-line lattices * soft matter science with a focus on wide length scale investigation from nanometer to micrometer sizes of structures and rapid structural changes in soft-mater and biological systems * and materials science with a focus on structural examination of materials with inhomogeneities in the size range from a few Angstroms to some dozens of micrometers. We are looking for *three* highly motivated *Instrument Scientists for Small Angle Neutron Scattering / Postdocs in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science* Your Job: • Provide local contact support for users as a 2nd instrument scientist for one of the SANS instruments (as the hard condensed matter scientist for KWS-1, as the soft matter scientist for KWS-2 or the materials scientist at the very small angle instrument KWS-3) • 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 soft matter using neutron scattering in a multidsciplinary team at MLZ • Promoting professional development through participation in national and international conferences and through various training programs • Limited contract 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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Research scientist for Small-Angle Neutron Scattering SANS at ILL


This is a post within the LSS Group in the field of small-angle scattering. In addition to carrying out your own active research programme on bio-related systems, you will be involved in the following activities: * co-managing the D11 diffractometer: day-to-day running and technical development * providing support to users for scientific experiments, and helping them collect data under optimum conditions * promoting scientific partnerships in your field of research * participating in the longer-term development of SANS instrumentation, sample environment and data analysis techniques, particularly in the biophysics and life science fields * maintaining the high publication output of the instrument. The D11 small-angle diffractometer is a world-leading instrument serving a variety of scientific fields including soft matter, biology and condensed matter physics. The instrument is constantly being improved for soft condensed matter and biological research and offers a wide variety of possible sample environments. ]]>
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Research Scientist position at the University of Virginia
The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate with expertise in neutron and synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques to study the structure and dynamics of strongly correlated electron systems.

Highly motivated candidates with strong interest in materials physics and experience with diffraction and elastic and inelastic scattering techniques are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate's research will be conducted at the University of Virginia, Department of Physics, with the scattering work carried out at national and international facilities. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for one or two additional years if mutually agreeable, contingent upon availability of funding. ]]>
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HZB: Postdoc FM physics of chemistry for scattering experiments at high magnetic fields Reference No.: NP 201614
The High Field Magnet Department operates a unique and world leading facility to perform neutron scattering experiments at continuous high magnetic fields up to 26T the highest continuous fields available for neutron scattering worldwide. The magnetic fields are produced by our hybrid magnet HFM permanently located at the EXtreme EnvironmentDiffractometer EXED, which is a multipurpose time-of-flight neutron instrument capable of neutron diffraction, small-angle-neutron-scattering SANS and spectroscopy.

Applications are invited for a two and a half year postdoctoral position in the area of experimental condensed matter. The position is to use primarily the experimental techniques of x-ray and neutron scattering to explore the physics of correlated electron systems such as quantum and frustrated magnets, superconductors and multiferroic materials. Emphasis will be given to research in high magnetic fields. X-ray and neutron experiments will take place both in-house and at external sources, and bulk properties measurements can be performed in-house as complementary techniques. It is also expected that the candidate will have strong scientific interests and can perform his/her own research as well as develop collaborations with colleagues both inside and outside HZB. The candidate will form part of the team operating the EXED instrument where neutron diffraction, SANS and spectroscopy can be performed up to fields of 26T and down to temp¬eratures of 0.5 K. He or she should perform own experiments and support external users. He or she will contribute to the further development of the instrument, especially in the improvement of its performance and the implementation of new research areas. A fixed term contract for 30 months is offered. The employment contract is based on contracts for the German civil service (TVöD-Bund). ]]>
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ORNL: Powgen Instrument Scientist NB50573347


*Major Duties/Responsibilities:* The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division (CEMD) of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Instrument Scientist for the POWGEN diffractometer at the SNS. The Instrument Scientist will report to the Chemical Crystallography Group Leader in CEMD, and will participate in research activities using POWGEN across a diverse range of fields such as but not limited to: physics, in particular magnetic materials; chemistry; materials science; and mineralogy and earth/planetary science using powder diffraction experimental and analysis techniques. This will involve safe operation and user support for the beamline, which includes user assistance as local contact, helping with experimental setup, data acquisition and data analysis. The incumbent will champion developments in instrumentation, sample environment, and software to help maintain and further develop the performance of POWGEN and expand its user base. The candidate is also expected to develop a high-quality personal research program using neutron powder diffraction, publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics, and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. This position supports programs and facilities at SNS that are operational 24 hours a day and seven days a week. This position will require flexibility in work schedule, and support will be needed during off duty hours and weekends, in many cases, to assist with user experiments. *Work Directions and Interfaces:* This position will report to the Chemical Crystallography Group Leader. Candidate will work closely with research staff in CEMD and programmers in the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division and other support groups. The individual will be expected to collaborate with science programs across other directorates within ORNL and with external user groups. ]]>
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KIT: Postdoctoral Position in Neutron Scattering and Imaging in Garching
The offered postdoc position in Neutron Scattering and Imaging will be established at the Institute for Applied Materials Energy Storage Systems IAM-ESS of the KIT. The focus of the IAM-ESS lies in the development of novel materials for energy storages like lithium-ion cells and an understanding of material-property relationships. In cooperation with the Technical University of Munich, the IAM ESS will implement a thermal neutron spectrum in addition to the existing fission neutron beam at the instrument NECTAR at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ. Your workplace will be located at the MLZ in Garching near MunichGermany.

In the frame of a BMBF funded project you will work at the high flux neutron source FRM II in Garching and be responsible for the implementation of a thermal neutron imaging option at the beamline NECTAR usually operated with fission neutrons. These two quite different energy ranges of neutrons available at a single instrument will represent a world-wide unique combination and thereby considerably broaden the scope of applications. In the frame of our research on Li-ion batteries using radiographic and tomographic methods, you will work on the mapping of the lithium and electrolyte distribution in commercial cells which have undergone a specific treatment and show different states of charge (SOC) or states of health (SOH). In the frame of our instrumental developments your task will be to integrate the thermal neutron beam option into the user operation of the instrument. This will also include an upgrade of the existing detector system and the implementation of a second detector system with higher spatial resolution. You will also be responsible for software development and/or extension of the currently available evaluation software to allow the evaluation of datasets combining both neutron spectra. *Salary:* Remuneration on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L, E13. *Institute:* Institute for Applied Materials – Energy Storage Systems (IAM-ESS) *Starting date:* As soon as possible ]]>
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ILL: Software Engineer MF


*Duties:* As a member of the team of engineers responsible for the development of the NOMAD instrument control system in use at the ILL, you will be responsible for: * Upgrading and maintaining the software, with special emphasis on the graphical user interface (GUI) * Developing real-time data visualisation and the tools associated with data handling * Deploying the software on a number of scientific instruments and contributing to technical specifications. After an appropriate period of training, you will join the software support team. *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":https://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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ILL: Head of Computing for Science MF
The role of the Computing for Science group is to participate in the development of a seamless, institute-wide data infrastructure for the acquisition, reduction and analysis of experimental data, with the aim of optimising the production of scientific results and experiment measuring times.The group is involved in various in-house data treatment projects e.g. Bastille in the Endurance programme and also works on projects in collaboration with other European institutes e.g. in SINE 2020. The group is, for example, currently deploying MANTID for data reduction at the ILL.

*Duties:* You will be responsible for supervising and managing the team, which comprises 5 to 10 engineers and scientists. This will involve: * Defining and implementing the strategic roadmap for the Computing for Science group * Leading the Group and optimising its efficiency: hold regular meetings, anticipate and prevent problems, manage change, etc. * Guaranteeing the service provided to in-house and visiting scientists * Promoting a project-oriented work ethic * Ensuring the continuous evolution of the group with respect to new technologies and science-driven requirements * Establishing close collaboration with partners at the ILL: scientists and users of the different scientific instruments, and ILL experts in charge of instrument control and IT services within the ILL’s Projects and Techniques Division * Collaborating with other institutes within the framework of national and European projects in order to support a community approach to software. *Notes:* This post is permanent. *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":https://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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Joint HamburgILL PhD position
A joint University of HamburgILL PhD position is available from October 1st 2016 to use neutron spectroscopy and crystallography in combination with THz and fs-infrared spectroscopy to study functionally related protein dynamics and structure.The project is jointly supervised by Arwen Pearson crystallography and Nils Huse THz and IR spectroscopy from the University of Hamburg and Trevor Forsyth neutron crystallography and Tilo Seydel neutron spectroscopy from the Institute Laue Langevin, Grenoble. The student will spend year 1 in Hamburg, at the Centre for Ultrafast Imaging, and years 2 and 3 in ILLs Life Science Group.

The successful applicant will take an interdisciplinary approach, combining neutron spectroscopy and crystallography with steady-state and femtosecond (fs) spectroscopy, in order to understand the link between fast local structural changes and slower global structural rearrangements, enabling us to understand how these structural dynamics combine to give rise to exquisitely controlled biochemical processes. More details about the project and application procedure can be found "here":http://www.cui.uni-hamburg.de/en/openpositions/. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Modeling Scattering Data in Neutron Vibrational Spectroscopy NB50545014


*Purpose:* CEMD has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate with experience in neutron scattering data -with a strong emphasis on neutron vibrational spectroscopy. The successful candidate will work closely with ORNL CEMD scientists to model and analyze spectroscopy data leading to publication of the results. In addition, he/she will also be involved in assisting with data collection and the development of sample environment on the beam line. The experiments will include studies of dynamics, mainly in hydrogenous materials in the quasielastic and vibrational regimes. Emphasis will be on the recently commissioned VISION spectrometer. Previous experience on inelastic neutron scattering and/or advanced computer modeling using DFT, molecular dynamics etc. is desirable. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* The successful candidate will work with scientists and users at the SNS/HFIR: * Collaborate with internal and external scientists in the writing and submission of beam time proposals primarily aimed at (but not limited to) quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering. * Assist users and beam line staff with the modeling (DFT, molecular dynamics) and analysis of neutron vibrational data. * Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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ORNL: Beamline Postdoctoral Research Associate NB50568600


*Purpose:* The Macromolecular Neutron Diffractometer (MaNDi) located at the SNS is a single crystal diffractometer optimized for high signal to noise data collection with applications in computational chemistry, molecular magnets, and protein crystallography. A macromolecular neutron diffractometer is also under consideration as an instrument at the proposed SNS Second Target Station (STS). The successful candidate will conduct scientific research, engage in beamline operations at the MaNDi instrument and be an active participant in developing the conceptual design of a new neutron protein crystallography instrument proposed for the STS. Training will be given in various aspects of neutron protein crystallography (NPC) including sample preparation, beamline operation, data collection, data processing and refinement. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* Responsible to participate in operations of the MaNDi beam line and provide beam line support to a limited number of users. * The successful candidate will be part of the Energy and the Environment group in the Biology and Soft Matters Division at ORNL and will be expected to take part in all group activities, which include seminars and weekly meetings. * The successful candidate will also be part of a growing team of instrument scientists and specialists developing conceptual designs for STS instruments and will contribute to development of the design of a new NPC instrument for STS. * Conducts and publishes scientific research using the MaNDi instrument. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lignocellulose Structure and Deconstruction NB50568288


*Purpose:* Lignocellulose comprises the vast majority of plant matter and could be a major source of future fuels if conversion to bio-ethanol can be made cost- and energy-efficient. The deconstruction processes of this complex multi-component material needs improved efficiency and this project aims at paving the way by establishing a comprehensive fundamental understanding of lignocellulose structure and structural changes during chemical and enzymatic lignocellulose deconstruction. Neutron scattering provides unique avenues in the study of structure and dynamics over many length scales from the atomic to the micrometer regime on multi-component materials through application of isotope labeling and neutron contrast variation. New world-leading neutron scattering instrumentation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and will provide unprecedented opportunities for advancing our knowledge about these multi-component, multi-length scale biological materials. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team of bio-physicists and chemists and you will be expected to actively conduct independent and collaborative neutron scattering experiments at the ORNL neutron scattering facilities; analyze neutron scattering data; use X-ray scattering and diffraction as complementary techniques; publish research results in scientific journals; and maintain strong communication within an interdisciplinary team of scientists such as coordinate with biochemists on sample preparation and computational scientists on data modeling and interpretation. This post is an excellent opportunity for young postdoctoral scientist to develop his/her expertise, broaden his/her experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* Conduct independent and collaborative neutron scattering experiments at the ORNL neutron scattering facilities * Analyze neutron scattering data * Use X-ray scattering and diffraction as complementary techniques; * Publish research results in scientific journals * Maintain strong communication within an interdisciplinary team of scientists such as coordinating with biochemists on sample preparation and computational scientists on data modeling and interpretation. * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at biological and chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Postdoc in Biology, Biochemistry or Biophysics
Forschungszentrum Jlich pursues cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on the pressing issues of our time and undertakes a multitude of tasks in the area of research management. It helps to solve the grand challenges facing society in the fields of energy and environment as well as information and the brain. With more than 5,700 employees, Jlich a member of the Helmholtz Association is one of the large interdisciplinary research centres in Europe.

*Your Job:* * Identify common features of the growth of large protein crystals from the literature and from available datasets * Development of suitable set-ups for controlling crystal growth conditions based on e. g. light scattering techniques or optical microscopy * Experiments on these set-ups to show their capability to improve crystal growth conditions for the increase of the output crystal size * Project related communication with international scientists * Performing experiments at the instrument BioDiff or other neutron diffractometers in order to check the suitability of the grown crystals for neutron diffraction * Publish the results in peer reviewed journals and present them on national or international conferences and within the meetings of the SINE2020 EU project *Our Offer:* * Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated close to the city of Munich * Opportunity to work in a team of motivated scientists and engineers, as well as with international partners * Creation of innovative technologies * Possibility to involve Master or Bachelor students in the course of the project * Promoting professional development through participation in national and international conferences and through various training programs * Limited contract for 2 years * 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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IFE: Postdoc fellow 3 years in Experimental Condensed Matter physics: Interaction of foreign molecules with layered materials


* The theme of the postdoctoral research is the use of advanced experimental methods to follow the interaction between layered silicates (clays) and foreign molecules, principally CO2. We seek a person with good understanding of experimental condensed matter physics * The activity will focus on the use of specially designed in-situ setups for neutron and x-ray scattering/spectroscopy, in which layered materials are exposed to varying conditions of liquid/gas pressure and temperature. Data obtained with these methods will be complemented by data from macroscopic investigations, such as calorimetry and pressure-composition-temperature (PCT) studies, as well as molecular dynamics simulations, in order get a good understanding of the interaction process. Collaboration with researchers at NTNU and internationally will be part of the project. * Exciting and challenging research tasks * Participation in an international research team * Social benefits including pension, life insurance and accident insurance * Salary according to agreement *Deadline for applying:* 20.05.2016 ]]>
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Post-Doc Fellowship: Ray tracing for USANS option on SANS instruments


The main focus of the project is to complete the ray-tracing calculation, using McStas code, in order to design a tailored Ultra Small Angle Neuron Scattering (USANS) option on SANS instruments. The construction of a prototype is also planned and the candidate could be involved in the design, engineering and experimental tests. The postdoctoral fellowship will start as soon as possible and it will be running for one year. ]]>
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ORNL: Accelerator Physics Application Programmer NB50562862


*Purpose:* Develops, tests, and maintains the physics software applications needed to efficiently operate the accelerator. Leads the Accelerator Physics Applications Team. Assists in upgrade activities. Develops and maintains the environment and tools needed for the physics application software. Documents the software applications and the software application working environment. Participates in physics development beam shifts to test software and perform beam physics studies. Interfaces with the linac, ring, and diagnostic physics teams, as well as the Controls and Operations Groups. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Develops and maintains physics application algorithms needed for operating the accelerator and increasing the power levels consistent with the directorate plans. * Leads the Accelerator Physics Applications Team. * Develops and maintains the XAL software environment, including the physics models needed for application programs. * Writes and maintains documentation on the physics application software. * Participates in beam studies to help understand high intensity effects. * Participates in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of technical notes and memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals. * Participates with other team members in developing goals, resource plans, and policies for the Team and the Group. * Assists team leader in coordinating the work of students in the team. * Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces:* Provides work direction to engineers, postdocs, and students within guidelines established by the Accelerator Physics, Beam Instrumentation and Ion Source Group Leader. *Authority/Approval Levels:* May provide work direction/guidance to technicians and craft personnel. *Measures of Effectiveness:* * Successfully performs assigned work towards success in achieving SNS accelerator systems operational support at the required power levels. * Successfully helps to create an environment in which individuals within the team can meet SNS/ORNL environmental, safety, health and quality requirements; and successfully enforces of these requirements. * Successfully reports and represents responsible activities to SNS management, review committees and professional organizations. * Successfully provides the Accelerator Physics Team Leader of the APBIIS Group with help, guidance and information towards establishing team policy and allocation of team resources. * Successfully publishes research results of the team in journal publications, conference publications, laboratory reports, and project technical notes and memos. ]]>
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PSI: Director of the neutrons and muons NUM division
One of the main missions of PSI is to conceive, build and operate large-scale facilities. Currently, PSI is in the unique position to offer within a single organization and on a single site, around 40 beamlines at the Swiss muon, neutron and light sources. With the realization of the X-ray free electron laser SwissFEL, PSI will be able to add by 2017 an additional outstanding facility to its suite.This division currently consists of about 228 members of staff of which about 40 financed over third party funding distributed in the following units: The laboratory for particle physics; laboratory for neutron scattering and imaging; laboratory for muon spin spectroscopy; laboratory for scientific developments and novel materials; laboratory for mesoscopic systems and surfaces. These five laboratories operate 27 beamlines at the neutron and muon sources. They support and accompany research carried out by external users as well as they perform their own in-house research. These laboratories are complemented by the condensed matter theory CMT group, currently embedded in NUM, and the SINQ operation group. The CMT group supports experimental research at PSI and pursues its own research. The SINQ operation group takes care of operating both ultra-cold and cold thermal neutron sources.

Through scientific leadership and organizational skills the successful candidate will promote a world-class experimental program aiming at supporting both internal researchers and thousands of external users. The director of the NUM division will be member of the PSI executive board. The successful candidate for this position will be an internationally renowned and active scientist in a division’s field of research. He/she is expected to lead a personal research program including acquisition of necessary funds. Furthermore, he/she will have extensive proven leadership, management and administrative skills. ]]>
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Rutgers University: Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics


Successful applicants will work on strongly correlated systems, such as magnetic oxides, and in the field of emergent materials. Applicants with experience in x-ray or neutron scattering techniques are preferred. Both local facilities at Rutgers (crystal growth, lab characterization), and outside facilities (BNL, NIST) will be used, providing good networking opportunities. ]]>
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ORNL : Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron Total Scattering and Disordered Crystalline Materials NB50560011


*Purpose:* The Advance Diffraction Group in the Chemical and Engineering Materials Division (CEMD) of the NcSD operates powder diffraction instruments addressing a range of problems in chemistry and materials research. Areas of research supported by the group include the structure and behavior of electrical energy storage materials and systems, fundamentals of structure under pressure and/or temperature conditions, and the effects of processing conditions on material performance. The Advance Diffraction Group in CEMD has an immediate opening for two postdoctoral positions focused on the study of disordered materials and developing total scattering techniques. The primary responsibilities of the candidates will be to develop and use new software tools to reduce and analysis total scattering data, primarily at the high-flux neutron total scattering instrument NOMAD. The first role will aim at streamlining the data reduction process within the Mantid software framework to reduce the time from experiment to data analysis. The second role will continue the development of the RMCProfile analysis package and develop other data analysis tools. In both cases the aim is to have science driven software solutions, so the roles will interact closely with each other and other projects in the group and involve a combination of hands-on experimentation and programming. Laboratory characterization and complementary scattering techniques (including electron microscopy, synchrotron x-ray total scattering, XFAS, etc.) may also be pursued. The positions will allow the postdoctoral scientists to develop expertise, broaden experience and to interact with a diverse set of scientists working and visiting ORNL’s neutron facilities. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Develop, implement and utilize novel data reduction and data modeling algorithms for neutron total scattering and supporting techniques. * Employ experiments to study and understand the links between nano-structural details and materials properties utilizing neutron total scattering and supporting techniques. * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. The appointment length will be up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding. ]]>
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ILLNBI: Phd in High-temperature superconductivity neutron investigation and modelling of phonons


The Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL, Grenoble, France), jointly invite applications for a three-year PhD programme focusing on the Investigation of phonon contributions to the high-temperature superconduction in oxygen over-stoichiometric La2-xSrxCuO4+y *Project description:* This PhD proposal aims at strengthening the understanding of the electronic properties of strongly correlated cuprate high-Tc superconductors (HTSCs) as they provide a wealth of competing electronic degrees of freedom, resulting in ground states which are easily tuned by subtle changes in e.g. structural parameters and electron/hole-doping. It is therefore particularly important to develop models for these systems synergetically with experimental results. We propose to study the excitation spectrum in high-Tc cuprates which are doped to optimal Tc by a different method – by intercalating highly mobile excess oxygen in La2-xSrxCuO4 in order to yield La2-xSrxCuO4+d (LSCO+O). This doping method (super-oxygenation) produces weakly pinning, optimally doped superconductors with a phase-seperated antiferromagnetic order. Before oxygenation, Tc can be varied by the Sr content, and the LSCO -> LSCO+O system thus serves as perfect platform for studying the influence, or lack thereof, of electronic-lattice couplings on superconductivity. The large part of this PhD project work will be devoted to the use of inelastic neutron scattering as best suited technique to analyze specific phonon branches that may couple with charges or spin. At the same time we will also do analysis of the magnetic spectrum of oxygen over-stoichiometric samples to compare with the hourglass dispersion of other HTSC cuprates, another aspect where neutrons are the leading probe. *Job description:* The successful PhD student will: * Be fully involved in all stages of the project and will be encouraged to independently push forward the research topic following new ideas under the supervision of proposers. * Be in charge of the preparation and characterization of super-oxygenated samples by electrochemical methods. * Be responsible for preparation and execution of research proposals to perform neutron or x-ray experiments following the results of precedent measurements. * Perform density functional theory and molecular dynamics calculations in selected supercell structures of LSCO+O with interstitial oxygen. Due to the fact that LDA/DFT measurement up to now failed in depicting the strength of electron-phonon, we propose the student will develop a simplified model of local correlation in the CuO2 planes. * Have access to our large international collaboration network to perform experiments with experts on complementary techniques such as e.g. ARPES. * Take PhD courses * Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis * Participate in conferences * Teach and disseminate your research The successful candidate will be employed for a period of up to three years. The PhD project will be located for 2/3 of the time in Grenoble (France) at the ILLand 1/3 in Copenhagen at the NBI (Denmark). *Principal supervisor:* Associate professor Linda Udby, Niels Bohr Institute, "udby(at)nbi.dk":mailto:udby@nbi.dk, +45 23829877. Co-supervisors are Andrea Piovano, "piovano(at)ill.fr":mailto:piovano(at)ill.fr, and Martin Boehm, "boehm(at)ill.fr":mailto:boehm(at)ill.fr , Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble France. ]]>
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ILL: Research Scientist in Physics MF


*Duties:* Working within the “Nuclear and Particle Physics (NPP)” group, you will: * Be responsible for nuclear structure experiments and related instrumentation; * Act as co-responsible for the new instrument FIPPS (FIssion Product Prompt gamma ray Spectrometer) currently under construction and support gamma ray spectroscopy experiments of stable to very neutron-rich nuclei, produced in neutron capture or nuclear fission; * Contribute to the commissioning of the instrument, operation of the FIPPS Ge-Detector array and ancillary detectors as well as data treatment in close collaboration with ILL’s users; * Support visiting scientists in their experiments on gamma ray spectroscopy using the whole ILL’s nuclear physics instrument suite; * Establishing new scientific collaborations for FIPPS; * Pursue your personal research programme in nuclear spectroscopy. *Notes:* *Fixed-term contract of 5 years.* The post represents an excellent opportunity for a 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. Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the NPP group: Dr. Oliver Zimmer - e-mail: "*zimmer@ill.eu*":mailto:zimmer@ill.eu (please do not send your application to this address). *Application must be submitted in English.* *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*":https://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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ORNL: Controls Engineer - Process Controls NB50555155


*Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Specify, document, design, support, test, and maintain I&C systems for control and monitoring of the SNS accelerator, target and cryogenic systems. * Specify, document, design, support, test, and maintain process instrumentation (pressure, temperature, flow, conductivity, valves, gas analyzers, variable frequency drives, etc.) and control system hardware. * Develop and modify schematics for control subsystems and take an active role in working with research staff to perform subsystem design, fabrication, and testing. * Evaluate designs for reliability, availability, maintainability and safety. * Serve as the primary process controls engineer for SNS cryogenic systems and other systems as assigned. * As a member of the process controls team, work with members of the controls group, accelerator operations, and other machine support staff to meet increasing power and reliability goals and support operational excellence. * Identify and maintain requirements for critical system spares. Prepare design and specification documents needed to procure spare components and systems. * Provide documentation, user training, bug fixes and new feature development for process control systems. Maintain documentation in central repository. Develop and utilize quality testing procedures. * Provide operational support for the SNS accelerator and control system. The position is typical office hours, but some off-hours and weekend support is required to support the 24/7 operational needs of the SNS. * As appropriate, publish papers or reports, and represent SNS at conferences and/or workshops. * Some domestic and/or foreign travel may be required to support collaborations or attend conferences or workshops. * Ensure a safe and efficient work environment and compliance with ESH&Q, NScD, SNS and Controls Group procedures and programs. * Work to standardize control system components, assemblies and software * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of professional values and ethics. * Protect information integrity and maintain appropriate confidentiality on control system computers. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Protein ChemistStructural Biologist NB50554699


*Purpose:* The Biology and Soft Matter Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a post-doctoral structural biologist or macromolecular crystallographer to join its Biology and Biomedical Science group. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team investigating the structure and function of biological complexes that are involved in cell-signaling, DNA repair and light harvesting systems. These projects involve multi-task efforts in molecular biology, protein crystallography, small–angle scattering and computational modeling. The position represents an excellent opportunity for researchers to develop their careers and interact with leading scientists from around the world. As an ORNL postdoctoral fellow you will have access to leading small angle scattering and neutron diffraction facilities, biofermentation laboratories, and biophysical characterization laboratories, in addition to in-house small angle X-ray scattering and X-ray diffraction instrumentation. The position represents an excellent opportunity for researchers to develop their careers and interact with leading scientists from around the world. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* Responsible for protein labeling, purification, crystallization and X-ray and neutron crystallographic studies. * Assist in optimization of labeling strategies for proton polarization and analysis. * Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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ILL: Research Scientist in Chemical Crystallography MF


*Duties:* The Diffraction group operates a large suite of powder and single crystal diffractometers to carry out collaborative research programs in various areas of chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, and protein structure. The D19 instrument specializes in small molecule crystallography, with typical unit-cells of up to 50 x 50 x 50 Å3. We are seeking a highly motivated scientist with previous experience in chemical crystallography to work on the D19 diffractometer. Working within the DIF group, while carrying out your own active research program, you will be in charge of: * developing a research program in chemical crystallography in collaboration with the user community * providing support to users for scientific experiments on the D19 diffractometer * participating in the development and maintenance of the D19 diffractometer * promoting the ILL single crystal program in small molecule crystallography. *Notes:* *Fixed-term contract of 3 years.* Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Diffraction Group: Dr Laurent Chapon tel.: +33(0)4.76.20.70.29, e-mail: "chapon@ill.eu":mailto:chapon@ill.eu or via "http://www.ill.fr/dif":http://www.ill.fr/dif. (please do not send your application to this address). *Application must be submitted in English.* *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*":https://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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PhD position at Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy, EM20166


The PhD student will investigate topological and quantum magnets with particular focus on frustrated and low dimensional magnetism where current research has revealed exotic phases such as classical and quantum spin ice which exhibit monopole excitations, new forms of topological order and fractional excitations. These phenomena will be investigated using primarily the experimental techniques of neutron and X-ray scattering along with materials synthesis and characterization. Pressure and magnetic field will be used to tune the ground states and provide additional insight, while deeper understanding will also be gained by performing computer simulations and by collaboration with theorists. ]]>
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ISIS Computing Group Leader Position
Working at the forefront of scientific endeavour isnt possible without a dedicated team of software engineers and computing specialists, enabling the scientists to capture, control, analyse and store their precious data. At STFCs ISIS facility, a leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences, each problem requires a unique solution, taking advantage of the latest technologies to deliver the seemingly impossibleThe ISIS Computing Group develops, provides and supports computing facilities and software for the ISIS scientific programme, covering experiment control, reduction and analysis, data management, and the network of computers that provide the infrastructure across ISIS.

Due to the impending retirement of the current post holder, we are now looking for a new Group Leader to take over this role. You will have strong experience of software development and data management in a scientific environment, as well as project, team and service management. The Group is responsible for ensuring that the data capture, reduction and analysis facilities; the instrument control software; and the supporting infrastructure meet the current and growing requirements of the in-house and visiting scientists. While many of the resources are local, ISIS also makes good use of external facilities and international collaborations. Developments are on Windows, Linux and Mac, make use of modern agile techniques and tools and are written in a range of languages (C/C++, Java) making use of appropriate packages. Depending on the requirements of the application they may run on computers ranging from desktops to large grids of computers. You will: * Lead the ISIS Computing Group, managing the team * Regularly consult with the scientific groups * Provide a vision and strategy for the scientific computing facilities required. * Ensure current and future requirements are matched or exceeded. * Participate in international software collaborations * Provide expertise and direction in software development in a multiplatform environment * Contribute to software development as appropriate. * Ensure software/hardware systems are fully operational for the scientific programme * Manage the interaction with computing facilities used by ISIS. * Ensure staff are trained in appropriate technologies and packages You will work with Software Developers, Scientists and Managers, as well as visiting scientists. It is expected that you will be involved in relevant scientific software collaborations. ]]>
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ILL: Research Scientist in Condensed Matter Physics MF


*Duties:* Working on IN20, your main missions will be to: * Co-manage the instrument * Provide the instrument users with support for performing their experiments and collecting and analysing the relevant data under optimal conditions * Initiate development and maintenance * Develop your own scientific work and establish strong collaborations * Promote neutron science, with particular emphasis to ILL, within the scientific community and the general public. *Notes:* *Fixed-term contract of 3 years renewable for a further 2-year period.* Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the Three-Axis Spectrometer Group: Dr. BÖHM Martin, e-mail: "boehm@ill.eu":mailto:boehm@ill.eu _(please do not send your application to this address)_. Application must be submitted in English. *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*":https://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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ORNL: Beamline Postdoctoral Research Associate NB50551807


The Liquids Reflectometer located at the SNS is a horizontal-surface reflectometer optimized for the study of solid, solid/liquid, and free liquid reflectivity measurements, focusing on the study of polymer films, battery materials, membranes, corrosion, surfactants at interfaces, and complex fluids under flow. A horizontal-surface reflectometer is also under consideration as an instrument at the proposed SNS Second Target Station (STS). The successful candidate will conduct scientific research, engage in beamline operations at the Liquids Reflectometer, and be an active participant in developing the design of the proposed STS reflectometer. Full training will be given in all aspects of neutron reflectometry including beamline operation, data collection, processing and modelling. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* Responsible to conduct research on a mutually agreed topic in soft matter or biology using the Liquids Reflectometer and to publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Responsible to participate in operations of the Liquids Reflectometer and provide beam line support to a limited number of users. * The successful candidate will be part of the Soft Matter group in the Biology and Soft Matter Division at ORNL and will be expected to take part in all group activities, which include seminars and weekly meetings. * The successful candidate will also be part of a growing team of instrument scientists and specialists developing conceptual designs for STS instruments and will contribute to development of the design of a new reflectometer for STS. ]]>
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Vacancy for an instrument scientist for neutron radiography and tomography at MLZ
For the development and operation of the radiography and tomography station Nectar we invite applications full time position 40.1 hweek as an Instrument scientist.

You play a leading role in the development of methods in the area of imaging with neutrons and are responsible for the operation of the radiography and tomography station Nectar 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 and industry partners. ]]>
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ILL: Research Scientist MF - Neutron Reflectometry


*Duties:* The LSS 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 biophysical systems at interfaces, you will be in charge of: * co-running the FIGARO reflectometer participating both in the day-to-day operation of the instrument as well as its technical development and upgrades including the implementation of RAINBOWS, * 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. FIGARO is a state-of-the-art high flux, flexible resolution, and time-of-flight reflectometer with a vertical scattering plane. It is optimized for the study of horizontal surfaces such as free liquids (e.g. air/liquid and liquid/liquid interfaces) although measurements are also conducted at buried surfaces (e.g. solid/liquid interfaces). The instrument boasts the possibility to strike the interface from above or below the sample in a wide q-range as well as excellence in kinetic studies. Main research activities include the study of soft matter and biological systems at interfaces. *Fixed-term contract of 5 years.* *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered for you and your spouse. ]]>
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TU Wien: PhD position in dark matter physics


The successful candidate will analyse data taken with the CRESST experiment, including energy reconstruction, event selection and their statistical interpretation. New algorithms and computational methods should be implemented and tested. In addition, studies on alternative Dark Matter models, background sources and comparison of measured and simulated data could be performed. Contributions to the operation of the CRESST experiment at the Gran Sasso underground laboratory in Italy (LNGS) are expected. Participation in the research and development program for next generation Dark Matter experiments is possible. For this position, a minimum gross salary of 1.685 €/month (fourteen times a year, 25 hours/week) is offered. ]]>
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ILL: Research Scientist MF - Single Crystal Neutron Diffraction


*Duties:* The ILL Diffraction group operates a large suite of powder and single crystal diffractometers to carry out collaborative research programs in various areas of chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, and protein structure. We are seeking a scientist working on both D9 and D3 diffractometers (work-time 50/50 between D9/D3). Whilst carrying out your own active research program, you will be in charge of: * co-running D9 and D3 diffractometers participating both in their development and maintenance, * providing support to users for scientific experiments on the D3 /D9 diffractometers, * promoting ILL’s single crystal diffraction program and engaging in teaching and training activities, * developing a research program in magnetism or materials science, in collaboration with the user community, * participating in the longer term development of instrumentation, sample environment and data analysis. You must have a well-established personal research program and have received international recognition in a scientific area relevant to this job. *Notes:* Fixed-term contract of 5 years *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered for you and your spouse- ]]>
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ORNL: Target Systems Engineer - Design NB50551795


*Purpose:* Perform engineering design on a wide variety of mechanical systems in support of the SNS neutron source systems, including high power targets, moderator and inner reflector plug assemblies, and remote handling support tooling. These systems receive pulsed, high power, high energy proton beams and are first-of-a-kind systems and have unique design issues, often requiring innovative solutions. Plan and supervise validation testing and deployment of SNS components and systems. Provide technical and administrative support during system commissioning and operation. Participate in planning and evaluation activities. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Provide concept design for target systems of a high power pulsed 1 GeV proton accelerator, and its auxiliary systems * Support testing, deployment, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of the target apparatuses and systems. * Proactively identify and ensure timely resolution of operational issues. * Develop concepts to final detailed designs using Creo. * Produce accurate and concise technical reports. * Prepare presentations for and respond to recommendations from technical design reviews and advisory committees. * Participate in R&D and prototyping of proposed experimental equipment. * Accurately and reliably communicate technical status and performance to ORNL management. * Produce design and testing requirement documents. * Comply with ORNL environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of ORNL values and ethics. ]]>
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MURR: Postdoctoral fellow Condensed Matter PhysicsNeutron Scattering


*Primary responsibilities:* The University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR) has available a Postdoctoral Fellowship for up to 2 years. The successful candidate is expected to participate in existing neutron scattering research projects as well as initiate an active research program of his/her own in Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science utilizing powder diffraction. He/She is expected to be significantly involved in the upgrade of one of the powder diffractometers (using linear PSD’s), implementing new hardware and software. *We can offer:* Strong encouragement to pursue independent research of his/her own in Condensed Matter Physics or Materials Science. The position is initially for one year and renewable for an additional year, contingent on satisfactory performance. Salary and benefits will be competitive, commensurate with skills and credentials, including pension, life insurance, and accident insurance. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Modeling Scattering Data in Neutron Vibrational Spectroscopy NB50545014


CEMD has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate with experience in neutron scattering data -with a strong emphasis on neutron vibrational spectroscopy. The successful candidate will work closely with ORNL CEMD scientists to model and analyze spectroscopy data leading to publication of the results. In addition, he/she will also be involved in assisting with data collection and the development of sample environment on the beam line. The experiments will include studies of dynamics, mainly in hydrogenous materials in the quasielastic and vibrational regimes. Emphasis will be on the recently commissioned VISION spectrometer. Previous experience on inelastic neutron scattering and/or advanced computer modeling using DFT, molecular dynamics etc. is desirable. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* The successful candidate will work with scientists and users at the SNS/HFIR: * Collaborate with internal and external scientists in the writing and submission of beam time proposals primarily aimed at (but not limited to) quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering. * Assist users and beam line staff with the modeling (DFT, molecular dynamics) and analysis of neutron vibrational data. * Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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ORNL: Control Room Accelerator Specialist NB50550005


*Purpose:* As a member of the Research Accelerator Division Accelerator Operations Group, the Control Room Accelerator Specialist is responsible for the safe operation of all Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) accelerator systems and adheres to the SNS Operations Procedures Manual. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Safely operates the SNS 1 GeV superconducting linear proton accelerator and associated subsystems to enable the NScD neutron scattering science program; * Participates in accelerator operations support activities, including troubleshooting, performing installation, maintenance and upgrades to accelerator subsystems, supporting beam development activities, and developing accelerator control system programs; * Understands, adheres to, and communicates to others relevant portions of the SNS Operational Procedures Manual; * Communicates, complies with, and maintains an understanding of, environment, safety, health, and quality (ESH&Q) requirements; * Maintains certification as a qualified accelerator specialist; * Provides work direction to technicians, as needed, during troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair cycles; * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics; * During extended maintenance outages, communicates the machine status to the Plan of the Day meeting audience and serves as the on site safety coordinator during off-hour operations. * Work 12-hour shifts on a year-round, rotating schedule (includes day and night shifts). * Respond to emergencies in a timely manner. * Must successfully complete the SNS Control Room Accelerator Specialist Training Program within a year and remain certified thereafter. Physical requirements include the following: * Occasional – Walking, standing, reaching both high and low levels, and hearing – conversation and auditory alarms. * Frequent – Speaking clearly, seeing near and far, and color vision. * Constant – Sitting and finger movement. * Occasionally personnel protective equipment (PPE) will be required when making tours of the facility or when operating electrical breakers and disconnect switches. The PPE can be any or all of the following – Eye and hearing protection, covering for the head, arms, hands, fingers, full body and skin protection. ]]>
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ORNL: Beamline Postdoctoral Research Associate NB50549058


*Purpose:* The Cold Neutron Chopper Spectrometer (CNCS) located at the SNS is a high-resolution, direct-geometry, multi-chopper inelastic spectrometer designed to operate at low incident energies (2 to 50 meV). A wide range of scientific problems, ranging from complex and quantum fluids to magnetism, lattice dynamics in solids, and chemical spectroscopy, is being addressed with experiments at CNCS. Two similar spectrometers are currently under consideration as instruments at the proposed SNS Second Target Station (STS) at the SNS. The successful candidate will conduct scientific research, engage in beamline operations at CNCS, and will be an active participant in developing the conceptual design of a new direc geometry inelastic spectrometer for the STS. Full training will be given in all aspects of inelastic neutron scattering, including beamline operation, data collection, data processing and simulation work. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* Responsible to conduct inelastic neutron scattering research. * Responsible to participate in operations of the CNCS beam line and provide beam line support to a limited number of users. * The successful candidate will be part of the TOF Spectroscopy group in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division at ORNL and will be expected to take part in all group activities, which include seminars and weekly meetings. * The successful candidate will also be part of a growing team of instrument scientists and specialists developing conceptual designs for STS instruments. ]]>
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ORNL: Mechanical Design Engineer NB50549088


*Purpose:* NScD is looking for a creative Mechanical Engineer to design multiple neutron beam guide systems from R&D through to installation and final commissioning. These first-of-a-kind systems include precision alignment mechanisms, vibration isolation mounting and state-of-the art alignment features, each with unique design issues requiring innovative solutions. The goal is to provide these components in support of instruments to be located at the proposed new SNS Second Target Station (STS). This position will require the engineer to plan and supervise validation testing and deployment of components and systems, provide technical and administrative support during facility construction, commissioning and start-up, and to participate in planning and evaluation activities. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Develop designs for precision alignment of neutron beam guides, * Produce design and testing requirements documents, * Lead R&D and prototyping of proposed designs, * Develop guide assembly, alignment and installation processes, * Produce concept to final detailed designs using Creo, * Produce technical reports, * Support testing, deployment, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment, * Prepare presentations for and respond to recommendations from technical design reviews and advisory committees, * Accurately and reliably communicate technical status and performance to ORNL management, * Produce project schedules and cost estimates, * Comply with ORNL environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements, * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of ORNL values and ethics. ]]>
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ORNL: Shull Fellow NB50529495


*Purpose:* The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) "http://neutrons.ornl.gov":http://neutrons.ornl.gov invites applications for the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship Program. This postdoctoral Fellowship Program, named for the 1994 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, is aimed at attracting outstanding early career researchers to continue on a path of scientific excellence while substantially contributing to ORNL and U.S Department of Energy missions and goals in neutron scattering science. The Shull Fellowship is open to all fields of science and engineering that utilize neutron techniques and/or advance neutron science including the physical, chemical, materials, biological, nuclear, and medical sciences. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* Shull Fellows carry out and develop research programs in a variety of disciplines (e.g. hard and soft condensed matter physics, biology, engineering, and materials chemistry) to enhance the knowledge of the structure and/or dynamical behavior of materials using neutron scattering as a primary tool; educate and promote the use of neutron scattering to new user communities; publish research results in scientific journals; and assist Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor scientists in the development of new instrumentation and optimized neutron sources to meet research program goals. This position is a fully-funded 24 month assignment, with an additional twelve months extension possible based on performance, with research support funding for travel, and materials and supplies. Shull Fellows are expected to contribute to the long term scientific mission of the Neutron Sciences Directorate in one or more of the areas of Quantum Materials, Materials Synthesis and Performance, Soft Molecular Matter, Biosciences, Advanced Neutron Sources, and Neutron Instrumentation and Optics. Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Superconducting Linac Systems NB50548720


*Purpose:* The Research Accelerator Division (RAD) within NScD invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate position in its Superconducting Linac (SCL) Systems Group. The SNS SCL is the first accelerator that uses superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) technology for a pulsed proton machine and is now considered to be the world’s leading high-power SCL proton accelerator facility. In order to ensure on-going success in the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the SCL, the SNS has been developing an R&D program in SRF and SCL science and technology. This R&D program aims at improving SRF cavity and cryomodule performance and better understand SCL operation. Research emphasis will be on SRF surface sciences, interactions between plasma and SRF surfaces, innovative cavity processing techniques, global optimization of all SCL systems parameters and related program/software. The superconducting linac includes various sub-systems such as high power RF system, LLRF control system, cryogenic system, and dedicated diagnostic system. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in SRF and SCL systems, and be capable of innovative and independent research. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* Participate in the deployment of plasma processing technique to the SNS accelerator to increase linac beam energy * Assist in the design and operation of hardware and software related to plasma processing. * Investigate innovative methods to better understand and test the performance and limitations of SRF material, cavities and cryomodules. * Use and maintain instruments related to SRF research (miniSIMS, scanning kelvin probe, laser spectroscopy etc.). * Participates in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of SNS technical notes and memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals. * Ensures compliance with ESH and quality procedures and programs. May participate in the development and communication of safety and quality procedures. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of laboratory values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionizing radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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ORNL: Division Director, Biology and Soft Matter-NB50469141


*Purpose:* We are seeking a division director that has line management responsibility for the Biology and Soft Matter Division (BSMD), and reports to the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Neutron Sciences. The division director will be expected to have continuous engagement with the scientific community that will define the compelling scientific questions driving the development of our neutron facilities. The division director will be expected to integrate with other related experimental, theoretical, and computational research efforts at ORNL and worldwide to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to neutron science. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Provides line management functions including supervision of technical group leaders, budget preparation, salary planning, staffing, employee relations, and performance management. * Obtains and manages technical resources in support of the Neutron Science program, including support as appropriate for neutron scattering instrument operations. * Plans for, selects, and develops a team of scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff for instruments, operations and scientific programs. * As a scientific division director, is expected to continue to be engaged in current science. * Participates in development of the user program and community, and as appropriate coordinates user communications/interactions either directly or in conjunction with the user office. * Develops the annual BSMD business plan, goals and management system descriptions for the review and approval by the ALD. * Provides performance assurance: track and report on division-level performance metrics. * Assumes the responsibilities of ALD in his/her absence as requested. * Represents Neutron Sciences before review committees, advisory committees, and visitors; and at conferences, workshops, invited talks/lectures, and technical meetings. * Serves as member of external review teams, editorial boards, advisory committees, and/or conference organizing committees. * Provides scientific tours of facilities for dignitaries and other special groups on behalf of the NScD ALD. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics in the work environment. *Work Directions and Interfaces* This position will report to the NScD Associate Laboratory Director. Functions as a member of the NScD Executive Management Team. Collaborates with science programs in the Quantum Condensed Matter, Chemistry and Engineering Materials, and Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Divisions. Interfaces with Research Accelerator, Research Reactor and Instrument and Source Division Directors, partner laboratories, Department of Energy (DOE) HQ, Oak Ridge Operations, and the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences (JINS). Coordinates SNS instrumentation and research with ORNL research programs. *Authority/Approval Levels:* Provides work direction to group leaders within BSMD. Interfaces effectively with line management organizations responsible for team leads, scientific associates, technicians, work coordinators, technical professional and technical support personnel within guidelines established by the respective division directors. Coordinates job assignments, leave, travel of individuals under his/her authority, and authorizes equipment procurements within BSMD. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Key positions are filled by quality staff that are motivated and retained. Commitment to diversity is demonstrated. * Scientific impact of instruments and programs are recognized by stakeholders and the international scientific community (e.g., number and quality of users and number of publications). * Instrument development and commissioning plan is completed, reviewed, and maintained. * User program is continually developed, broadening the application and impact of neutron sciences across a range of disciplines. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Condensed Matter NB50523324


*Purpose:* The Quantum Condensed Matter Division (QCMD) in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL operates 13 instruments for elastic and inelastic neutron scattering studies of materials. Instruments are located at both HFIR and SNS. QCMD conducts research on materials with emergent properties that are manifestly quantum in origin. Some examples of current interest include superconductivity, multiferroicity, low dimensional and frustrated magnetism, orbital fluctuations and quantum criticality. QCMD has immediate openings for one or more postdoctoral fellow positions to work on scientific projects using neutron scattering in the Time-of-Flight Spectroscopy, Triple-Axis Spectroscopy, Structure of Matter, or Thin Films and Nanostructures groups. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* The successful candidate(s) will join the research teams at any of the four QCMD research groups mentioned above. These positions represent an excellent opportunity to carry out research in condensed matter using neutron scattering in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. *Other responsibilities include:* * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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ESS: Scientific Software Developer


The advertised positions will be working on tasks for the research grant BrightnESS, a European Union-funded project within the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. In the “Real Time Management” work package the focus is on defining protocols and processing pipelines for data being acquired at MHz rates and above. Due to the high event data rates that will be generated by detectors at ESS and fast sample environments the data transport and processing needs to be very fast, efficient and in done real time. It is essential that detectors can be run reliably in continuous operation. Another emphasis is data produced is accurate and reproducible in all conditions. The main responsibilities are to: # Setup a testing facility for development and to ensure reliable operations # Develop software to interface with different detector types and sample environment devices to acquire raw data # Implement and test the required processing framework and algorithms # Ensure all components are maintainable and have suitable documentation The computing environment will be heavily distributed to allow scaling for performance and redundancy. Our work will be performed in collaboration with the teams from the Neutron Technologies Division who are in charge of the acquisition hardware development; with the other groups within DMSC; as wells other collaborators in Denmark, Switzerland, Italy and the United Kingdom. ]]>
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ORNL: Beamline Postdoctoral Research Associate NB50546297


The Macromolecular Neutron Diffractometer (MaNDi) located at the SNS is a single crystal diffractometer optimized for high signal to noise data collection with applications in computational chemistry, molecular magnets, and protein crystallography. A macromolecular neutron diffractometer is also under consideration as an instrument at the proposed SNS Second Target Station (STS). The successful candidate will conduct scientific research, engage in beamline operations at the MaNDi instrument and be an active participant in developing the conceptual design of a new neutron protein crystallography instrument proposed for the STS. Training will be given in various aspects of neutron protein crystallography (NPC) including sample preparation, beamline operation, data collection, data processing and refinement. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* Responsible to participate in operations of the MaNDi beam line and provide beam line support to a limited number of users. * The successful candidate will be part of the Energy and the Environment group in the Biology and Soft Matters Division at ORNL and will be expected to take part in all group activities, which include seminars and weekly meetings. * The successful candidate will also be part of a growing team of instrument scientists and specialists developing conceptual designs for STS instruments and will contribute to development of the design of a new NPC instrument for STS. * Conducts and publishes scientific research using the MaNDi instrument. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to the MaNDi lead instrument scientist. Will interface with the MaNDi instrument team, users of the MaNDi instrument, and with members of the STS instrument design team. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neutron Scattering Studies of Biological Systems NB50546277


BSMD is seeking an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position to carry out inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering studies of biological systems. The successful candidate will work closely with scientists at the SNS/HFIR and other ORNL-based and external researchers to study microscopic dynamics of biological systems using neutron scattering and other characterization techniques. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Expected to conduct research primarily at the Spallation Neutron Source and High-Flux Isotope Reactor of ORNL. - Collaborates with internal and external scientists in the writing and submission of beam time proposals primarily aimed at (but not limited to) quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering. * Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at biological and chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Battery Technology - IFE
The work will take place in collaboration between the Physics Department, the Energy Storage Group within the Energy Systems Department and the Silicon Production Group at the Solar Energy Department. The candidate will work in a dynamic environment with highly skilled colleagues within many research topics and will play a central role in bringing the competence together to create better technology for Li-ion batteries. The challenge is to understand how silicon behaves as an anode material in Li-ion batteries. IFE has over the last five years put substantial effort on the development of silicon as a replacement for graphite in the anode of Li-ion batteries. Silicon has a much higher charge capacity than graphite, but there are great challenges connected to the practical use because of the large expansion on Li-ion uptake and subsequent degradation of the nanostructure. IFE aims to solve some of these challenges using new and industrially relevant silicon production methods in combination with in-depth understanding of how the silicon material acts in the battery. The position is a postdoc of 2.5 years connected to the project Silicon product control for better Li-ion batteries, a new research project financed by the Research Council of Norway. The project aims to produce nanostructured silicon material, and understand how the material acts on the micro- and nanoscales during charging and discharging of the Li-ion battery. The project will make use of advanced material characterization methods based on x-ray and neutron scattering. Experiments, including particle synthesis, electrochemical testing and characterization will be done in IFEs designated laboratories at Kjeller. Advanced characterization of particles and battery components will be performed both at IFEs own neutron scattering facility the Jeep II reactor and at international neutron sources andor synchrotrons.

* Participation in the production of silicon nanoparticles and characterization of the produced material * Participation in the preparation and testing of silicon-based Li-ion battery electrodes * Analysis of electrochemical test results and finding the relation to the results about changes in microstructure * Characterization of slurry and electrodes * Development of new methods to characterize the silicon-based anode in-situ during charging and discharging of the battery. * Use of advanced experimental techniques based on x-ray and neutron scattering * Presentation of research in professional fora, conferences and peer-reviewed journals ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Modeling Scattering Data in Neutron Vibrational Spectroscopy NB50545014


CEMD has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate with experience in neutron scattering data -with a strong emphasis on neutron vibrational spectroscopy. The successful candidate will work closely with ORNL CEMD scientists to model and analyze spectroscopy data leading to publication of the results. In addition, he/she will also be involved in assisting with data collection and the development of sample environment on the beam line. The experiments will include studies of dynamics, mainly in hydrogenous materials in the quasielastic and vibrational regimes. Emphasis will be on the recently commissioned VISION spectrometer. Previous experience on inelastic neutron scattering and/or advanced computer modeling using DFT, molecular dynamics etc. is desirable. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* The successful candidate will work with scientists and users at the SNS/HFIR: * Collaborate with internal and external scientists in the writing and submission of beam time proposals primarily aimed at (but not limited to) quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering. * Assist users and beam line staff with the modeling (DFT, molecular dynamics) and analysis of neutron vibrational data. * Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Engineering Materials NB50534777


Applications are sought from highly creative and motivated individuals who will join an interdisciplinary team utilizing the 2nd Generation Neutron Residual Stress Facility (NRSF2) instrument (beamline HB-2B) at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) to study the residual stresses in engineering materials and study in-situ the elastic response of materials under applied mechanical loading. Additional information and specifications for this instrument may be found on the ORNL Neutron Sciences website: "http://neutrons.ornl.gov/nrsf2/":http://neutrons.ornl.gov/nrsf2/. It is expected that the candidate will have opportunities to use other neutron scattering instruments at SNS and HFIR to pursue their scientific interests over the course of their appointment. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Conduct original research on mechanical properties of advanced engineering materials using NRSF2 and other instruments at HFIR/SNS. * Write and publish high quality scientific papers on this research. * Assist with local contact duties for external Users on NRSF2 with complementary scientific interests. * Enhance and extend capabilities for data acquisition in collaboration with the data acquisition team at HFIR. * Assist or lead in developing and testing user-friendly data reduction and analysis software. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics * The duties of this job will require the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting and standing for extended periods of time, working with sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Post-doctoral position in neutron optics research at the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory


MIT has a post-doctoral position available in neutron optics research. Experience and interest in neutron (or x-ray) scattering methods and instrumentation are important prerequisites for this position. MIT has a long history of groundbreaking research in neutron science and currently several faculty members are involved in both applications of neutron scattering and neutron instrumentation. Recently we have demonstrated neutron beam focusing by axisymmetric mirror systems, known as Wolter mirrors, for imaging and SANS (see "http://spie.org/newsroom/technical-articles/5243-a-new-generation-of-neutron-focusing-optics":http://spie.org/newsroom/technical-articles/5243-a-new-generation-of-neutron-focusing-optics) This position would emphasize the development of these novel optics for neutron imaging, with special interest in improving the performance of instruments at Idaho and Oak Ridge National Labs. The successful candidate will design and optimize focusing optics for particular instruments, using both ray-tracing simulations and measurements of test mirrors. ]]>
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ORNL: Target Systems Engineer - Design NB50542459


Purpose: Perform engineering design on a wide variety of mechanical systems in support of the SNS neutron source systems, including high power targets, moderator and inner reflector plug assemblies, and remote-handling support tooling. These systems receive pulsed, high power, high energy proton beams and are first-of-a-kind systems and have unique design issues, often requiring innovative solutions. Plan and supervise validation testing and deployment of SNS components and systems. Provide technical and administrative support during system commissioning and operation. Participate in planning and evaluation activities. Major Duties/Responsibilities * Provide concept design for target systems of a high power pulsed 1 GeV proton accelerator, and its auxiliary systems * Support testing, deployment, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of the target apparatuses and systems. * Proactively identify and ensure timely resolution of operational issues. * Develop concepts to final detailed designs using Creo. * Produce accurate and concise technical reports. * Prepare presentations for and respond to recommendations from technical design reviews and advisory committees. * Participate in R&D and prototyping of proposed experimental equipment. * Accurately and reliably communicate technical status and performance to ORNL management. * Produce design and testing requirement documents. * Comply with ORNL environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of ORNL values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Position reports to the Source Development and Engineering Group Leader. Provides work direction to CAD design staff and operating technicians. Coordinates activities with personnel at all levels within ISD and other divisions in SNS. Authority/Approval Levels: Provides work direction to CAD design staff and operating technicians. Issues and approves design packages and resolves technical fabrication issues with vendors. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Successfully develops high quality engineering designs from concept through manufacture, commissioning, and disposal. * Successfully manages the deployment of experimental components and systems. * Successfully interacts with engineers and physicists throughout the facility to develop ideas into workable engineering solutions. * Successfully records and reports technical findings to SDE and division management and review committees. * Demonstrates technical competence. ]]>
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ORNL: Beamline Postdoctoral Research Associate NB50542449


*Purpose:* The Quantum Condensed Matter Division (QCMD) "https://neutrons.ornl.gov/qcmd":https://neutrons.ornl.gov/qcmd in the NScD at ORNL operates 13 instruments for elastic and inelastic neutron scattering studies of materials including the Magnetism Reflectometer. Instruments are located at both HFIR and SNS. QCMD conducts research on materials with emergent properties that are manifestly quantum in origin. Some examples of current interest include superconductivity, multiferroicity, low dimensional and frustrated magnetism, orbital fluctuations, quantum criticality, nanocomposite and mesoscale magnetic materials. The Magnetism Reflectometer located at the SNS is a vertical-surface polarized reflectometer optimized for the study of magnetism nanoscale systems. The instrument provides a polarized beam with optional polarization analysis in order to extract the structural and vector magnetic profile from thin films and nanostructure systems. A versatile array of sample environment, capable of varying temperature, pressure, optical illumination, magnetic and electric fields, enables studies of sample conditions relevant to quantum condensed matter. A reflectometer optimized for the study of magnetic nanostructures is also under consideration as an instrument at the proposed SNS Second Target Station (STS). The successful candidate will conduct scientific research, engage in beamline operations at the Magnetism Reflectometer, and be an active participant in developing the design of the proposed STS reflectometer. Full training will be given in all aspects of neutron reflectometry including beamline operation, data collection, processing and modeling. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* Conduct research on a mutually agreed topic in magnetic thin films and nano-structures using the Magnetism Reflectometer and other instruments as appropriate and to publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Participate in operations of the Magnetism Reflectometer and provide beam line support to a limited number of users. * The successful candidate will be part of the Thin Films and Nanostructures group in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division at ORNL and will be expected to take part in all group activities, which include seminars and monthly meetings. * The successful candidate will also be part of a growing team of instrument scientists and specialists developing conceptual designs for STS instruments and will contribute to development of the design of a new reflectometer for the Second TargetStation. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionizing radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Environmental Chemistry NB50542749
The Biology Soft Matter Division BSMD and the Environmental Sciences Division ESD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL are seeking to fill a postdoctoral position in the area of neutron scattering applications in Environmental Sciences as a part of a Laboratory Directed RD-funded project. The project is aimed at understanding the interfacial processes between minerals, organics, and microorganisms. The candidate will be involved in a multidisciplinary research team investigating coupled geochemical, biological and environmental processes of element cycling and transformation in sediment-water systems. The candidate should have the experience necessary to initiate a laboratory study, including refine the research idea, setting up laboratory experiments, collecting experimental data, data analysis, and writing scientific report and journal publications. The researcher will work closely with Dr. Liyuan Liang and other group members and will also collaborate closely with other scientists at ORNL and collaborating institutions.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Design and carry out laboratory experiments, acquire necessary data, and analyze the results with theory and computational models * Independently set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks to meet deadlines * Publish scientific papers on collaborative and independent research * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics * The duties of this job will require the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, standing for extended periods of time, working in wet chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. The nature of this scientific work is highly multidisciplinary, and projects will be carried out in close collaboration with scientists from a variety of scientific backgrounds, including environmental /physical chemistry, geochemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and other physical sciences. ]]>
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ORNL: Superconducting Linac Systems Technician NB50540538


The Superconducting Linac (SCL) systems technician will perform daily tasks relating to the central helium liquefier (CHL), SCL, and superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) facilities. Candidates are required to qualify as a system specialist for operating the CHL through the training program of the SCL Systems Group. Daily tasks will include cryomodule assembly and maintenance, operations and maintenance of helium refrigeration systems, operations and maintenance of superconducting cavity processing facilities, conducting qualification tests, and assisting engineering and scientific staff with research and development. Candidate will contribute to development and maintenance of documentation including but not limited to operating and maintenance procedures, assembly travelers, test results, and specifications. Candidate will assist engineers in analyzing, establishing, and communicating equipment needs, procedures, and results. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Under supervision of project staff, assembles, tests, certifies, and documents SNS SCL cryogenic components. * Assists with component assembly and commissioning of the helium refrigerator, cryomodule, and superconducting radio frequency facility. * Periodically serves as CHL System Specialist for CHL operation during day time or evening shift. * Observe, document, and communicate designs, methods, materials, and equipment required for the operations, assembly, and development processes. * Sets up and operates process and test equipment and apparatus * Uses electronic and mechanical test and measurement equipment to verify system function and integrity; uses computers to collect, record, and analyze data for acceptance * Develops and maintains documentation and procedures for fabricating, testing, and operating equipment * May provide work direction to trades/crafts for successful component fabrication, assembly, and installation * Ensures compliance with ESH and quality procedures and programs. May participate in the development and communication of safety and quality procedures * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of laboratory values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* * Reports to the SCL Systems Group Lead Engineer. * Takes direction from the Superconducting Linac Systems Group Leader, Engineering staffs, and Scientist. * Keeps strong commitment to team environment dynamics. ]]>
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ISIS summer student scheme
ISIS is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. We support a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers, and on to fundamental studies of materials.

The ISIS summer student placement scheme allows undergraduate students studying for a degree in Science, Engineering, Computing or Media/Communications to gain experience working in the scientific environment at ISIS, a large scale international research facility. The 6-12 week placements are paid positions and will provide successful students with an opportunity to work on a research or development project within ISIS. The placements will be paid at a rate of £14,168 per annum on a pro-rata basis. They are available to students eligible to work in the UK, who are registered as undergraduate students at the time of the placements – typically during the summer of their penultimate year. *Projects:* You can apply for up to 3 projects. * Project 1: Optimise data acquisition on an ISIS time of flight neutron reflectometer * Project 2: New Perspective for SasView * Project 3: Structural and magnetic characterisation of magnetite nanoparticles * Project 4: Mantid development support * Project 5: Deuterated Chemcials Synthesis * Project 6: Communications team placement For further information about each project please go to For further information please go to "http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/vacancies/isis-summer-student-scheme15681.html":http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/vacancies/isis-summer-student-scheme15681.html . ]]>
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Neutronics Modelling at Kjeller


A Postdoctoral Fellowship for 3 years is available at the Physics Department in connection with the infrastructure project “NcNeutron - Norwegian Center for Neutron Research”. The project is a collaboration between IFE and Norwegian universities and research institutes. It focuses on building advanced neutron instrumentation in connection with the research reactor JEEP II, and is funded by the Research Council of Norway. The person being employed will: * Model and optimize a new neutron cold source that will be used for two instruments in NcNeutron * Model neutron transport and shielding design in order to optimize various instruments in NcNeutron (imaging, reflectometry, small-angle scattering and general purpose setups) ]]>
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Technical Project Manager
Forschungszentrum Jlich pursues cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on the pressing issues of our time and undertakes a multitude of tasks in the area of research management. It helps to solve the grand challenges facing society in the fields of energy and environment as well as information and the brain. With more than 5,700 employees, Jlich a member of the Helmholtz Association is one of the large interdisciplinary research centres in Europe.

*Your Job:* * Manage all tasks associated with the BrightnESS project for the central regional hub * Perform risk monitoring and quality control to ensure the timely delivery of the in-kind contributions of Germany, Switzerland and Czech Republic to ESS * Coordinate the reporting between the central regional hub's partners and ESS headquarters * Organize and moderate meetings to promote continuous knowledge transfer between all parties ]]>
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Shull Fellow NB50539495


Shull Fellows carry out and develop research programs in a variety of disciplines (e.g. hard and soft condensed matter physics, biology, engineering, and materials chemistry) to enhance the knowledge of the structure and/or dynamical behaviour of materials using neutron scattering as a primary tool; educate and promote the use of neutron scattering to new user communities; publish research results in scientific journals; and assist Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor scientists in the development of new instrumentation and optimized neutron sources to meet research program goals. This position is a fully-funded 24 month assignment, with an additional twelve months extension possible based on performance, with research support funding for travel, and materials and supplies. Shull Fellows are expected to contribute to the long term scientific mission of the Neutron Sciences Directorate in one or more of the areas of Quantum Materials, Materials Synthesis and Performance, Soft Molecular Matter, Biosciences, Advanced Neutron Sources, and Neutron Instrumentation and Optics. Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Biochemistry


The Soft Matter Science and Support (SMSS) group is responsible for activities within the Partnership for Soft Condensed Matter - a scientific and technical platform supporting ambitious large-scale soft matter research projects related to nanomaterials, environmental and energy sciences, biotechnology and related fields - and the ILL chemistry support laboratories. The SMSS group interacts strongly with the Large Scale Structures (LSS) group, which comprises a range of instruments designed to carry out studies on the structure of matter on a scale of one to hundreds of nanometres. The range of science covered is very broad, from polymer and colloid science through structural molecular biology to materials science and magnetic phenomena ["www.ill.fr/lss":http://www.ill.fr/lss]. Working within the SMSS group and within the EC-funded neutron project SINE2020, you will be involved in the: * Selection of appropriate organisms/cell cultures for growth in deuterated media and production of specific deuterated lipid species as well as of other components of membranes (sterols, gangliosides, etc.) * Development of procedures for lipid extraction, purification and separation from bio-mass produced in the ILL Deuteration Lab (D-Lab) * Analytical testing of compound identification and purity * Participation in physico-chemical and structural characterisation work. A PhD student is currently working on the extraction and characterisation of lipid mixtures from yeast cultures produced in the D-Lab. The project is being run in collaboration with both European and Grenoble-based laboratories. These activities are of interest for neutron scattering techniques used for the structural and dynamical characterisation of biomembranes. ]]>
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Accelerator Physicist NB50538674


*Purpose:* Maintain and develop the intellectual understanding of the SNS accelerator beam, needed to maintain stable operations and participate in power upgrades. Utilize the SNS accelerator to further develop the understanding of high intensity beam physics, e.g. conceive and pursue beam based experiments. Develop models and software needed to simulate and understand beam effects. Participates in studies for power upgrades and additional beam applications. Participates in physics development beam shifts to perform beam physics studies. Interfaces with other team members as well as the, and diagnostic physics teams, as well as the Controls and Operations Groups. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Develops a line of inquiry to understand or improve an aspect of the SNS accelerator beam. * Develops beam study plans, and participates in shifts to pursue the general lines of inquiry. * Develops beam simulation models or tools to help understand high intensity beam physics. * Help diagnose and remedy machine issues that are not understood, that may involve beam effects. * Participates in scientific conferences, workshops, meetings and publishes results in the form of SNS technical notes and memos, workshop and conference proceedings, and scientific journals. * Participates with other team members in developing goals, resource plans, and policies for the Team and the Group. * Assists team leader in coordinating the work of graduate students in the team. * Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements including ISMS. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to the SNS Accelerator Physics Team leader, works with physicists, engineers, Postdocs and students. ]]>
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Detector physicist in the FRM II detector group
On behalf of the State of Bavaria, the Technische Universitt Mnchen operates the high flux Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz FRM II located at the leading scientific campus in Garching, Germany.

Within the detector team you play a leading role in the design, integration and commissioning of new detector systems for neutron scattering applications at FRM II. You strengthen the group’s activities in testing, calibration and maintenance of the detector systems installed at scientific instruments in user operation. You are responsible and take care for their proper performance and daily reliable operation and work on their permanent improvement. You actively consult and support our scientists in detector related issues including readout electronics and data acquisition systems. You participate in R&D programs to study novel detector concepts for neutron scattering applications performed in an international framework. The appointment is initially limited. 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. ]]>
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Instrument Scientist for PolRef Beamline Oxfordshire, UK


polarised neutron reflectometer at the ISIS Neutron Spallation Source, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. The position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of neutron reflectometry in the areas of hard/soft condensed matter or the life sciences. In addition to assisting with the development and running of PolRef the successful candidate will be expected to take a lead in the advancement sample environment equipment, data reduction and analysis tools for neutron reflection. PolRef is a high throughput polarized neutron reflectometer designed for the study of a broad range of materials science but with a predominant focus on thin film magnetism, superconductivity and hard condensed matter, but is also developing a magnetic contrast measurement community for soft matter experiments. It was constructed as part of the first phase of instrumentation on the ISIS Second Target station and has been operating since 2009. The instrument has a wide ranging science program and serves a large community of both UK and international users. PolRef is a world class instrument which delivers a high flux, broad simultaneous wavelength band (0.5-14.5Å unpolarised 1.5-14.5 polarised) The instrument can operate with either a vertical or horizontal scattering geometry and routinely performs measurements using samples with areas <1cm2. A continuous program of upgrades aims to deliver additional significant performance increases that will further decrease samples size or measurement times. This position is within the Large Scale Structures Group, which provides neutron scattering facilities and expertise for the study of surface and interfacial phenomena across a diverse range of research areas such as polymers, colloids, biological systems and magnetic/superconducting thin films. The Group currently supports 8 neutron instruments (small angle neutron scattering and reflectometry) and is designing and constructing 1 further instrument for the second Target Station Project ]]>
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ORNL, Macromolecular Nanomaterials Opportunity


*PURPOSE:* The Senior Polymer Scientist / Group Leader will lead the Macromolecular Nanomaterials group within the CNMS and develop and execute a strong polymer program in this multidisciplinary user center with a dynamic staff science program. The research will take advantage of, complement, and enhance ongoing scientific efforts within the CNMS and ORNL. The incumbent will promote and enhance the soft matter, nanoscience, and neutron science research programs at ORNL. *MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:* * Formulate and lead a forefront nanoscience research effort in soft matter that takes advantage of existing capabilities in synthesis, characterization, modeling/simulation, and neutron scattering * Lead an effort in the research and development of well-defined polymers and supramolecular materials, such as branched polymers and conjugated polymers, to elucidate fundamental properties required for the development of advanced materials for energy applications * Assume line management responsibilities for the Macromolecular Nanomaterials Group, including research coordination, staff development, laboratory management, and ensuring compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements * Manage a dynamic user program in polymer science * Enhance the polymer/soft matter science program by taking full advantage of ORNL’s leadership in neutron science and high performance computing * Present and report research results and publish scientific findings in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics ]]>
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ORNL: Liquids Reflectometer Instrument Scientist NB50536242


The Biology and Soft Matter Division (BSMD) of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Instrument Scientist who can bring an established scientific program to the Liquids Reflectometer at the SNS. * Participate in user support, instrument development, and research activities on the Liquids Reflectometer. These will involve user assistance as a local contact helping with experimental setup, data acquisition, and data analysis. * Champion developments in instrumentation and sample environment to help maintain and further develop the performance of the Liquids Reflectometer and its neutron science programs. * Develop a high-quality personal research program that is well aligned with the Division mission. * Publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. Other expectations: This position supports programs and facilities that are active 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. This position will require flexibility in schedule, and support may be needed during off hours and weekends in some cases. *Work Directions and Interfaces* This position will report to the Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter Group Leader in BSMD. Works closely with research staff in BSMD and CEMD. Collaborates with science programs elsewhere at ORNL. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate In In-situ Neutron Diffraction of Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials NB50510860


The candidate is expected to develop in-situ neutron cells for battery research and continue developing a science program based on in-situ characterization of battery and SOFC materials. As a member of the POWGEN team, responsibilities will include using a combination of materials synthesis, electrochemical characterization, and diffraction to study electrochemical energy storage materials. With the advent of instruments such as POWGEN it has now become possible to obtain high-precision structural parameters, often comparable to those from single crystals in short counting times. Neutron scattering studies will be performed at the various world class instruments at the SNS and HFIR. The candidate will also have access to the state of the art materials chemistry laboratory for materials synthesis and electrochemical characterization and have the opportunity to collaborate with staff at Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Material Science and Technologies Division (MSTD) and Energy and Transportation Sciences Division (EESD). The successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in neutron scattering, nanoparticle synthesis, thin film growth, materials chemistry, inorganic materials, fuel cell, and battery materials. This candidate will also have the opportunity to work with users of the POWGEN diffractometer, where research interests are aligned. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Develop (with POWGEN instrument team) in-situ cells to study battery materials. * Carry out materials synthesis and electrochemical characterization. * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Nanoscale Superconductivity: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
We now have an opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to make a significant contribution to the ISIS research programme in nanoscale superconductivity within our nanomagnetism research group under the direction of Prof Sean Langridge:mailto:sean.langridgestfc.ac.uk and Dr Christy Kinane:mailto:christy.kinanestfc.ac.uk. The group has a 12 month position in the EPSRC funded project: Novel Coherent Electronic States in Artificial Ferromagnetic-Superconducting Hybrid Metamaterials. The project is part of a consortium consisting of the universities of St. Andrews, Leeds, Bath and Royal Holloway. This position is focused on exploiting our neutron and complementary technique data to provide a quantitative nanoscale understanding of triplet superconducting materials. In the project we have collected extensive neutron, muon and x-ray data. The Research Associate will work on the analysis of this data and contribute to the wider aspects contained within the project.

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* A full-time vacancy exists as a post-doctoral researcher within the nanomagnetism research group which resides within the large scale structures group. The group has a 12 month position in the EPSRC funded project: Novel Coherent Electronic States in Artificial Ferromagnetic-Superconducting Hybrid Metamaterials. The project is part of a consortium consisting of St. Andrews, Leeds, Bath and Royal Holloway In addition to the project the nanomagnetism group has strong collaborative research projects in a wide range of superconductivity and magnetism across the periodic table. The post is focused on exploiting neutron (and complementary) techniques to provide a quantitative nanoscale understanding of triplet superconducting materials. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of reflectometry (and complementary techniques) in the areas of nanoscale superconductivity and/or magnetism. *Contacts and Communication* You will interact extensively with visitors both from higher education institutions and industry. External representation will involve presentation of their scientific work at conference. ]]>
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Postdoc Researcher in Soft Matter ScienceBiophysics at NCNR and University of Delaware
Postdoctoral Researcher in sought for the Center for Neutron Science under the Direction of Prof. Yun Liu and Prof. Norman Wagner of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware.

The candidate will be expected to conduct experimental research on structure-property relationships in monoclonal antibody and protein solutions and related colloidal and nanoparticle dispersions using techniques such as neutron and light scattering, rheology, microscopy and allied methods of colloid and nanoscience. The research includes the development of new experimental methods and working with scientists at NIST and Genentech as well as graduate and undergraduate researchers. The position also includes report and publication preparation. ]]>
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Post Doctoral Fellow in radiation detector Physics at ILL
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The Institute welcomes around 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in fields as varied as solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. The Projects and Techniques Division, which is responsible for the development of the ILLs instruments and for technical support, currently has a vacancy in its Neutron Detector Laboratory for a: Post Doctoral Fellow in radiation detector Physics MF, _Salary: 43,9k to 45,5k euros per year_

Working closely with the other members of the Neutron Detector Lab, as well as with staff from other ILL services, you will be in charge of: * setting up experiments on neutron beam lines and with radio-active sources, * performing data acquisition with a multi-channels digitizer system (Acqiris) and home-made electronics, * carrying out signal processing and data analysis, * mounting several prototypes, * developing gas flow control systems, * reporting, writing publications, presenting results in meetings and conferences. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Neutron Total Scattering and Nanostructured Materials NB50534750


*Purpose:* The Disordered Materials Group in the Chemical and Engineering Materials Division (CEMD) of the NcSD operates powder diffraction instruments addressing a range of problems in chemistry and materials research. Areas of research supported by the group include the structure and behavior of electrical energy storage materials and systems, fundamentals of structure under pressure and/or temperature conditions, and the effects of processing conditions on material performance. The Disordered Materials Group in CEMD has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position focused on disordered materials studies, aimed at experimentally quantifying the links between surface chemistry, particle morphology, and “internal” crystal structure in ferroelectric nanocrystals. The primary responsibilities of the candidate will be to develop and apply new sample environments, data reduction, and structure refinement methodologies, primarily at the high-flux neutron total scattering instrument NOMAD. Laboratory characterization and complementary scattering techniques (including small angle scattering, synchrotron x-ray total scattering, etc.) may also be pursued. The positions will allow the postdoctoral scientists to develop expertise, broaden experience and to interact with a diverse set of scientists working and visiting ORNL’s neutron facilities. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Develop, implement and utilize novel data reduction and data modeling algorithms for neutron total scattering and supporting techniques. * Employ experiments to study and understand the links between nanostructure surface chemistry, particle morphology and “internal” crystal structure utilizing neutron total scattering and supporting techniques. * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Small-angle Neutron Scattering Instrument Scientist - IRC213757


*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* The new SANS Team member will initially become second responsible for our world-class SANS2d instrument. The position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes in the areas of hard/soft condensed matter or the life sciences, through demonstrating and exploiting the capabilities of pulsed source SANS. In addition, you will also be expected to assist with the development and operation of SANS2d, help out on the other SANS instruments as required, and contribute in other areas, including but not limited to, the advancement of software for data treatment and analysis, the planning for new instrumentation (at ISIS or other neutron centres) or upgrades to existing instruments (for example involving Monte-Carlo simulations of neutron optics), and the design of new and innovative sample environment equipment. The SANS Team are active contributors to international software initiatives such SasView and CCP-SAS. *Contacts and Communication* You will interact extensively with researchers from higher education institutions and industry from both the UK and abroad. Normal duties on SANS2d and the other SANS beam lines will require you to train and work alongside these visitors, and to assist with the interpretation of their SANS data. The working language at ISIS is English. External representation of ISIS and STFC will range from presenting scientific work at conferences to strategic engagement with key stakeholders. Internally, you will be expected to contribute to, and lead, aspects of the LSS scientific programme, and actively represent the Group in its interactions with science and technology groups within ISIS, STFC and other international neutron facilities. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Fellow on Novel Low-Temperature Sample Environment


*Your Tasks* * Development of advanced low-temperature sample environment devices for neutron scattering experiments * Synthesis of novel materials using solid state chemistry; growth of single-crystals * Measurement of physical properties of novel materials * Planning, preparation and execution of experiments at large scale facilities *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. Your employment contract is limited to one year. For further information please contact Dr Marek Bartkowiak, phone +41 56 310 47 31. ]]>
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US ITER Vacuum Systems Group Leader NB50531555


* Responsible for managing of US ITER Vacuum Systems Group, including execution of vacuum scope, and definition of required resources and schedule for each US ITER in-kind contribution. * Develops and manages in a timely manner the budget plans for the Vacuum Systems Group. The Vacuum Systems Group currently consists of approximately 15 staff members; with a Line-Item budget of approximately $110M over the life of the construction project. Group size will vary throughout the project duration depending on project phase. * Develops annual work plans and manages the implementation of those plans. * Responsible for hiring of Subject Matter Experts within the Vacuum Systems Group and evaluating their performance towards achieving required goals. * Works with the ITER Organization in development of the ITER Tokamak Vacuum Systems detail designs. Overall responsibility includes design, research and development, acquisition, fabrication, acceptance testing and delivery of equipment to the ITER site. * Tracks progress of Vacuum Systems Group towards achieving planned milestones. * Completes and executes in a timely manner the periodic performance evaluations for Vacuum Systems Group members in the direct employ of US ITER / UT-Battelle. Contributes to performance evaluations for team members that are matrixed to the project. * Develops and implements professional development of staff. * Coordinates preparations for, presentations at, and responses to, external technical reviews and advisory committees. * Ensures US ITER Vacuum Systems comply with ITER Organization standards and requirements. * Ensures and leads Group and individual compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to Director, Non-Nuclear Systems Division. Schedules, assigns and directs the tasks of engineers and designers within the Vacuum Systems Group. Interfaces with vendors, engineering personnel within NNSD and the US ITER project and personnel at the ITER headquarters in France. Authority/Approval Levels: Acts as WBS Team Lead for US ITER Vacuum Systems. Provides work direction to Control Account Managers (CAM’s) and group members within guidelines established by the NNSD Director. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Successfully manages technical areas within the WBS * Successfully manages CAM’s * Successfully monitors and tracks budget and schedule * Successfully reports progress in a timely manner to NNSD Director and Project Manager * Successfully manages procurement and fabrication activities of the engineering components for the Vacuum systems * Successfully ensures that the fabrication activities follow the US ITER QA plan and fabrication procedures. * Successfully creates an environment in which individuals within the group can meet US ITER/ORNL environmental, safety, health and quality requirements; and successful enforcement of these requirements ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Protein Crystallography NB50531721


* Reports to the MaNDi Lead Instrument Scientist * Will be part of the Energy and Environment groups and will be expected to take part in all group activities, to include seminars and weekly meetings. * Publish multiple scientific papers on collaborative and independent research * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international meetings and conferences * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionizing radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. This position is a temporary, full-time assignment of 24 months. ]]>
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ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Storage Material and Neutron Reflectivity NB50530878


*Purpose:* The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with experience and expertise in electrochemistry and neutron scattering, with a strong emphasis on the design and characterization of energy storage materials. This position is shared between the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division (NDAV) and Chemical and Engineering Materials Division (CEMD). This position benefits from strong interactions with the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD) at ORNL and will comprise a diverse set of activities to expand capabilities for the in situ neutron characterization of interfacial phenomena in energy storage materials. *Overview:* As a member of this joint team, major responsibilities/duties will include improved design of in situ electrochemical cells, characterization of interfacial structures at electrolyte/electrode interfaces, as well as expanding the analytical capabilities of neutron reflectometry data. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in neutron scattering, development of data reduction and analysis techniques, design and synthesis of energy storage materials, thin film growth, materials chemistry, and device fabrication and characterization. The successful candidate will also be responsible for interfacing with MSTD for the fabrication of thin film samples used in neutron scattering studies. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Further develop our energy storage material program by improving our chemical cell design and expanding our analytical modeling capabilities. * Take a lead role in the design and characterization of energy storage materials. * Interface with MSTD for the fabrication of thin films. * Perform neutron scattering experiments and analyze data. * Perform complementary characterization of studied materials (e.g. AFM, XRD, etc…). * Responsible for presenting and reporting research results and publishing scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics ]]>
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Senior Detector Scientist NB50529701


*Purpose:* Neutron detector technology has advanced significantly over the past decade to meet both the demands of modern neutron scattering instruments and to address the shortage of 3He gas, the long-standing mainstay of many detector technologies. Instruments built at the proposed SNS Second Target Station will place unprecedented demands on detector spatial resolution and peak count rate performance requiring new solutions to neutron detection. NScD seeks a senior detector scientist to build and lead a program developing solid state neutron detectors for neutron scattering and imaging applications. The successful candidate is expected to integrate contributions from existing detector group scientific and technical staff, will seek funding (internal and external) to support development activities, will build collaborations with domestic and international partners including other neutron facilities, industry, and academia, and will contribute to a strategic vision for neutron detectors at ORNL that leverages existing strengths in scintillation detectors and develops innovative technologies. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Responsible for identifying foundational research, technologies, and methods that have potential to address high performance neutron detector requirements for applications at SNS and HFIR. * Responsible for preparing and executing a strategy to develop and deploy new detectors that includes identifying opportunities for collaboration within and external to ORNL that includes both domestic and international partners. * Leads a team of scientific and technical staff. * Actively seeks funding for detector research and development through proposals; seeking new sponsors and leveraging collaborations. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to the ISD Group Leader for Instrument Methods and Technologies. Interfaces with facility instrument scientists and stakeholders, partner laboratories and institutions, and staff in other ORNL divisions. ]]>
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ORNL: Shull Fellow NB50529495


*Purpose:* The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) http://neutrons.ornl.gov invites applications for the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship Program. This postdoctoral Fellowship Program, named for the 1994 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, is aimed at attracting outstanding early career researchers to continue on a path of scientific excellence while substantially contributing to ORNL and U.S Department of Energy missions and goals in neutron scattering science. The Shull Fellowship is open to all fields of science and engineering that utilize neutron techniques and/or advance neutron science including the physical, chemical, materials, biological, nuclear, and medical sciences. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* Shull Fellows carry out and develop research programs in a variety of disciplines (e.g. hard and soft condensed matter physics, biology, engineering, and materials chemistry) to enhance the knowledge of the structure and/or dynamical behavior of materials using neutron scattering as a primary tool; educate and promote the use of neutron scattering to new user communities; publish research results in scientific journals; and assist Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor scientists in the development of new instrumentation and optimized neutron sources to meet research program goals. This position is a fully-funded 24 month assignment, with an additional twelve months extension possible based on performance, with research support funding for travel, and materials and supplies. Shull Fellows are expected to contribute to the long term scientific mission of the Neutron Sciences Directorate in one or more of the areas of Quantum Materials, Materials Synthesis and Performance, Soft Molecular Matter, Biosciences, Advanced Neutron Sources, and Neutron Instrumentation and Optics. ]]>
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Scientist for the Neutron Diffraction Group at the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging LNSPSI
We are looking for a:Scientist for the Neutron Diffraction Group

The Neutron Diffraction Group is responsible for the neutron powder diffractometers HRPT and DMC, the single-crystal diffractometers TriCS/ZEBRA and ORION as well as for the material science diffractometer POLDI at SINQ. Within this group, your tasks are the user support on the diffractometer TriCS/ZEBRA (50% of time) and your own research program in condensed matter physics or chemistry with focus on single crystals. ]]>
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Two PhD Students at the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging LNSPSI


We are looking for: Two PhD Students - on a project on frustration in quantum and classical magnets - in polarized neutron imgaging: research project on magnetic and superconducting systems ]]>
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Neutron Scattering Systems Construction Engineer
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Neutron Scattering Systems Integration Engineer.

The NSS Construction Engineer reports directly to the NSS Project leader. The role will be primarily focused on coordination of civil construction activities. In the first instance this entails liaison with the conventional facilities division to meet the needs of the NSS project and management of Safety and Licensing on behalf of the NSS project. As the project progresses primary responsibilities will be to manage assembly and installation of key NSS equipment, including the neutron guide bunker, the neutron beam instruments and the laboratories and services. Responsibility of the NSS Construction Engineer includes co-ordination of teams engaged in construction activities and engagement with stakeholders. Stakeholders for this project include Conventional Facilities Division, Target Division, Environment Safety and Health Division, the In-Kind partners involved in manufacture of the bunker (through the NSS Integration Engineer), the teams building neutron beam instruments (through the Neutron Instruments Lead Engineer and the NSS in-Kind office) and the Scientific Activities Division. The Construction Engineer will lead the team that develops and executes integration planning for the installation and commissioning phase of the NSS instruments project. Additionally, this person will be responsible for working with other members of the Science Directorate and ESS's partners in order to meet the goals of the NSS Project. To succeed in this role the appointee will need to display exceptional leadership and management skills. As the project progresses there will be possibilities for advancement to a more senior engineering and/or management role within the Science Directorate. Experienced candidates could be hired in an advanced role directly. ]]>
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Neutron Scattering Systems Integration Engineer
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Neutron Scattering Systems Integration Engineer.

The NSS Integration Engineer reports directly to the NSS Project leader. The role will be primarily focused on delivery of integrated radiation shielding and protection systems. Delivery of the neutron guide bunker, which is the main interface between the spallation target and monolith and the individual neutron beam instruments, is central to this role. The neutron guide bunker project will be managed by ESS-Lund, with strong involvement with In-Kind partners for manufacturing. The Integration Engineer will manage the neutron guide bunker project, with responsibility from planning phase through manufacturing to installation. Responsibility includes co-ordination of teams engaged in design of the bunker (in terms of neutronics, materials, safety and engineering), the In-Kind partners involved in manufacture of the bunker, the NSS In-Kind office, the Instrument Technologies Groups and other stakeholders. Other stakeholders for this project include Target Division, Environment Safety and Health Division, the Neutron Instruments Lead Engineer, the NSS Construction Engineer and the ICS Division. As the guide bunker project reaches maturity, the Integration Engineer will also be part of a team that develops and executes integration planning for the installation and commissioning phase of the NSS instruments project. Additionally, this person will be responsible for working with other members of the Science Directorate and ESS's partners in order to meet the goals of the NSS Project. To succeed in this role the appointee will need to display exceptional leadership and management skills. As the project progresses there will be possibilities for advancement to a more senior engineering and/or management role within the Science Directorate. Experienced candidates could be hired in an advanced role directly. ]]>
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Three Scientific Software Programmers, ILL


The mission of the CS Group is to deliver and support the critical data treatment software that enables visiting scientists to exploit their scattering data effectively during experiments. In this context, your duties will focus primarily on data reduction for a range of instruments in the Mantid code "www.mantidproject.org":http://www.mantidproject.org. The work includes: * writing loaders for ILL data which is in the NeXus/HDF5 format, * implementing data reduction workflows based as far as possible on existing algorithms in the Mantid code, * adding new algorithms, where necessary, * validating results against existing software and implementing graphical user interfaces, * interacting with scientists and software developers to ensure that software is delivered in a timely and effective manner. ]]>
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Deuteration Chemist to ESS
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Deuteration chemist for the Deuteration and Macromolecular Crystallisation Platform DEMAX within the Scientific Activities Division.

A post-doctoral chemist is sought for the development of new deuterated compounds, particularly the synthesis of chiral and complex molecules, as well as the purification and analysis of perdeuterated compounds obtained from cell cultures. *Description of main responsibilities* The deuteration chemist will work on the synthesis, purification and characterization of deuterated organic molecules and their pre-cursors using a range of chemical, biochemical and analytical methods. A solid background in organic synthesis with experience of liquid and gas chromatography as well as NMR characterisation is required. Experience of enzymatic and chiral synthesis and/or purification of small molecules from cell cultures would be desirable as well as experience of mass spectroscopy and isotopic labeling. _Duties and responsibilities:_ * setting up and operation of a laboratory for the production and purification of deuterated chemicals using novel and traditional synthesis routes * characterisation of deuterated products using NMR and mass spectroscopy * chromatographic purification and analysis (LC, HPLC, GC) * day-to day responsibility for purchasing, equipment maintenance, calibration and other quality and safety functions for chemical deuteration * contribute to coordinating a user platform for chemical deuteration * contribute to journal and conference publications as appropriate ]]>
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NCNR Thermal Triple Axis Instrument Scientist Position
The NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR is seeking candidates for a position as Instrument Scientist for the BT-7 thermal triple axis spectrometer:http:www.ncnr.nist.govinstrumentsbt7_new. The position is in the Condensed Matter Physics Team which supervises a suite of thermal and cold neutron triple axis spectrometers.

The incumbent is expected to assist scientific users on the BT-7 spectrometer, contribute to the running of the facility and planning for future instrument upgrades, as well as perform their own independent research taking advantage of the wide range of neutron instrumentation available at the NCNR. Appointment will initially be for two years with the possibility of extension for up to two additional years. Salary is in the range from $75,000 - $85,000 depending on qualifications and experience. ]]>
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Instrument Scientist in Chemical Dynamics and Spectroscopy IRC206377


_List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities_ A full-time permanent vacancy exists to support and develop our science and instrumentation programme in chemical dynamics and spectroscopy on the TOSCA spectrometer. This post represents an excellent opportunity to create both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of neutron scattering in key areas of chemistry and materials research. As a member of the ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group, you will also be expected to develop a sufficient understanding of other instruments in the group, and to support the group’s wider operational programme. _Contacts and Communication_ You will interact extensively with visitors both from higher education institutions as well as industry. External representation will also range from presenting their own scientific work at conferences to strategic engagement with stakeholders, and delineating future directions in science and facility development. Internally, you will be expected to contribute to the wider activities of the Molecular Spectroscopy Group and actively represent the group in its interactions with other ISIS and STFC science and technology groups. _Any other Relevant Information_ This is a permanent post within the ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group. Some out-of-hours work during evenings and weekends will be required to support our research programme. You will be required to be a classified radiation worker. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Polarized Small Angle Neutron Scattering


We seek an outstanding candidate for a postdoc position to work on the development of a polarized Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) capability. The candidate is expected to carry out research and development of 3He neutron spin filters as well as deployment of these filters on the GPSANS instrument at HFIR ("http://neutrons.ornl.gov/gpsans":http://neutrons.ornl.gov/gpsans) and elsewhere as appropriate. The successful candidate will report to the Lead Polarization Scientist in the Instrument and Source Division and the Group Leader of the Thin Films and Nanostructures Group in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* The successful candidate will join the polarized SANS project team and collaborate with other group members at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the following: * Develop in-situ polarized 3He systems for the GPSANS instrument * Deploy polarized 3He (both in-situ and ex-situ) for polarized SANS experiments * Work and collaborate with internal and external users on neutron scattering experiments * Develop related software for polarized SANS data analysis * Work with and develop polarized 3He spin filter capabilities for other neutron instruments ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neutron Scattering Studies of Large-Scale Structures in QCM


QCMD has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on a project to study novel phenomena emerging at interfaces between dissimilar complex materials as functions of electric and magnetic fields, light, pressure and temperature. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative team to develop sample environment optimized for use in reflectometry and small angle neutron scattering. The candidate shall perform experiments, including neutron scattering, to elucidate origins of emergent interface magnetism and related magnetic properties in model systems fabricated using state-of-the-art thin film deposition capabilities available at ORNL. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Perform neutron scattering experiments and subsequent data analysis to explore interfacial phenomena arising in quantum condensed matter. * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Develop and implement a plan to enable application of (time dependent, including microwaves) electric and (static) magnetic fields to samples compatible with neutron scattering. * Work as part of a team composed primarily of scientists and engineers in the development of sample environment for reflectometry and SANS. * Identify and fabricate model systems to explore emergent interface phenomena. * Prepare proposals to use facilities at nanoscience, neutron and x-ray facilities as appropriate. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with low temperature sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron and x-ray scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Postdoc position in neutron scattering on energy relevant materials


Chalmers University of Technology invites applications to one postdoc position. The postdoc will participate in projects focused on studies of structure-dynamics relationships in energy relevant, mostly hydrogen-containing, oxides, which may be applicable in e.g. next-generation solid oxide fuel cells and other electrochemical technologies. The overall aim is to develop a deeper understanding of the coupling between the materials' functional properties (such as ion conduction) to their atomic-scale structure and dynamics. The primary tools to this end will involve the use of neutron scattering techniques, complemented by optical vibrational spectroscopy, available in-house and at international large-scale neutron scattering facilities. The work will be conducted in collaboration with other research groups at Chalmers, as well as with colleagues at other universities in Sweden and in other countries. The position is for two years, but may be extended up to four years, and will support science programs funded by the Swedish Research Council. The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Applied Physics of Chalmers. ]]>
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Senior Scientist for Materials Modeling and Simulation NB50524969


*Purpose:* Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a senior scientist who will develop and lead a program that integrates new computational and modeling approaches to interpreting neutron scattering data applied to gain a predictive understand of materials synthesis and performance. The successful candidate will build and drive a high impact scientific program closely integrating neutron scattering, theory and high performance computing. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Responsible for establishing and executing a strategic plan to link neutron scattering and high performance computing methods for materials modeling. * Responsible for managing a team that establishes scientific leadership to develop advanced data analysis, modeling and simulation methods, and neutron scattering data. * Manages a multi-disciplinary team from different ORNL Directorates and different Divisions within NScD. * Works with Department of Energy and other key stakeholders to include University of Tennessee and other core universities to establish and maintain outstanding relationships. * Maintains and extends the outstanding and collaborative relationships between Neutron Sciences Directorate, Computational Sciences Directorate and Physical Sciences Directorate to develop a common vision for the future of modeling and simulation in materials science and neutron scattering. ]]>
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Vacancy for a Postdoctoral Fellow at ILL - ref 1520


This position will be held within ILL’s Life Sciences Group, located in the Grenoble Partnership for Structural Biology (PSB - "http://www.psb-grenoble.eu/":http://www.psb-grenoble.eu/). Your work will focus on the development of protein crystallogenesis methods for the production of large crystals suitable for neutron protein crystallography (NMX). The project involves partners from Jülich & Munich (FRM-II) and Lund (ESS), and also engages with the pharmaceuticals sector, where there is interest in the information that can be produced using NMX methods. There is also interest in automating the approaches developed, and the project involves a company that has extensive experience in robotic approaches for crystallogenesis. Specific tasks will include: * production and purification of proteins and characterisation in terms of their phase diagrams, * evaluation of wide range of approaches for large crystal growth, including potential robotic approaches, * testing of crystal systems on neutron diffractometers at ILL and FRM-II, and structure analysis, * production of reports and organisation of workshops/meetings associated with the project. The project will involve interaction with partners/collaborators at FRM-II, Jülich, the European Spallation neutron Source (ESS) in Lund, and scientists from GlaxoSmithKline, Douglas Instruments, CFEL (DESY, Hamburg) and ISIS (RAL). ]]>
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PhD position: Structure, Dynamics and Order in Transition-Metal Cyanides
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Reading UK and the Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, Grenoble, France, jointly invite applications for a PhD programme focusing on: Structure, Dynamics and Order in Transition-Metal Cyanides.

Transition-metal cyanides often exhibit remarkable and unusual responses to external stimuli in that they can show negative thermal expansion (NTE) and negative compressibility on application of heat and pressure, respectively. The tailoring of thermal expansion properties has potential technological applications in, for example, the production of zero-expansion composite materials, and, when combined with certain optical properties, can be used in pressure-sensing devices. The curious thermal expansion properties of metal cyanides are by no means the only reason for studying these materials. A number of transition-metal cyanides exhibit interesting photophysical properties, e.g. vapochromism. Understanding the behaviour of these materials requires structure determination and analysis of their dynamical properties. Neutron scattering, both elastic and inelastic (INS), is an excellent method of probe which has previously played a key part in exploring structures and dynamics of these cyanide materials, and continues to play a central role in their study. Ab initio calculations are synergistically used for analysis and interpretation of the the neutron data, as well as serving as a prediction tool in some cases. The aim of this project is to investigate the underlying mechanisms and microscopic origins of the thermal expansion, compressibility and ordering characteristics of new metal cyanides, exhibiting 1-D, 2-D and 3-D structural characteristics. Establishing the relationship between structure and dynamics is vital for tailoring properties such as NTE. Neutron scattering studies (INS and diffraction), supported by ab initio atomistic calculations, will play a key role in this investigation. This project offers a framework for performing: (i) synthesis of new metal cyanides with 1-, 2- and 3-D frameworks possessing novel properties, (ii) structural and vibrational characterization using X-ray diffraction, and IR and Raman spectroscopies, (iii) neutron scattering measurements to probe the structure and dynamics, and, (iv) ab-initio calculations to accompany the physical measurements. The successful candidate will be employed for a period of up to 3.5 year.When at Reading, a standard UK stipend will be paid (current rate is £1,143 per month). When at the ILL, a gross salary of around 2350 €/month, together with other benefits depending on the student’s social status (for more details see: "http://www.ill.eu/science-technology/phd-students/phdrecruitment/phd-work-at-the-ill/":http://www.ill.eu/science-technology/phd-students/phdrecruitment/phd-work-at-the-ill/). ]]>
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Research Scientist in Macromolecular Crystallography


The LSS group comprises a range of instruments designed to carry out studies on the structure of matter on a scale of one to hundreds of nanometres. These include instruments for small-angle scattering, reflectometry, diffraction from single crystals or one or two-dimensionally ordered materials. The range of science covered is very broad, from polymer and colloid science through structural molecular biology to materials science and magnetic phenomena. Working within the LSS Group in the field of Macromolecular Crystallography (MX), in addition to carrying out your own active research programme, you will be in charge of: * co-managing the LADI-III diffractometer, participating both in the day-to-day running of the instrument and its technical development, * providing support to users for scientific experiments on the LADI-III diffractometer and helping them collect data under optimum conditions, * promoting scientific partnerships in your field of research, * participating in the longer term development of new instrumentation for MX using neutrons (as part of the Endurance programme). The LADI-III instrument is a quasi-Laue diffractometer dedicated to high-resolution crystallographic studies of biological macromolecules in order to locate H-atoms of special interest, providing information on protonation states, H-bonding and water molecule orientations that can be critical for understanding macromolecular function and behaviour. ]]>
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Sample Environment Associate
The NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR in Gaithersburg, MD in conjunction with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland is seeking an associate to operate and maintain sample environment equipment for neutron scattering research.

The role of sample environment staff is to enable users of the NCNR to perform scattering experiments subjecting their samples to extreme temperatures, pressures, and fields. The applicant will be primarily responsible for preparing, operating and maintaining a range of sample equipment and working with users during the course of neutron scattering experiment. Other duties will include instructing non-experts in correct techniques and safe operation of equipment, troubleshooting electronics and software problems. ]]>
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Research Scientist in Physics


Working within the Nuclear & Particle Physics (NPP) Group as co-responsible for the turbine source PF2 of ultracold and very cold neutrons (UCNs and VCNs), you will be in charge of: * supporting the experimental programmes pursued by user groups, including the search for the neutron electric dipole moment, studies of quantum states of the neutron in the Earth's gravity field, accurate determinations of the neutron lifetime, and various experiments in neutron optics and on quantum mechanical phenomena, * taking a lead in investigating possibilities to enhance the output of this high-current UCN and VCN source, * pursuing your own active research programme and establishing scientific collaborations. Besides these activities linked directly to the instrument, you may also contribute to ongoing developments of new high-density UCN sources. ]]>
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Postdoc in Quantum Condensed Matter


The successful candidate(s) will join the research teams at any of the four QCMD research groups mentioned above. These positions represent an excellent opportunity to carry out research in condensed matter using neutron scattering in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Other responsibilities include: * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Leadership position at ANSTO


Reporting to the CEO the Group Executive is a member of the Executive Standing Committee. The position has performance goals within a five year planning horizon with P&L and capital accountability and shared objectives with the Executive Standing Committee. The incumbent will the lead Nuclear Science and Technology Group developing a network of relationships with external stakeholders in government, research and industry locally and overseas. Key mandates for the incumbent include setting priorities, galvanising the people of the NST Group and securing new and additional funding for research, infrastructure and other programs; and leveraging partnerships and collaborations to maximise capability, value and strategic outcomes. ]]>
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Two Postdoc Positions at the eScience Group in NBI


The positions are part of the EU project BrightnESS, and they involve a close cooperation between the eScience group at the Niels Bohr Institute and the Data Management and Software Center of the European Spallation Source ("http://www.esss.se":http://www.esss.se). The research is about the development and implementation of algorithms for converting raw data from neutron detectors into spatial location and time of neutron events. The postdocs’ duties will be to develop and evaluate suitable algorithms for real time neutron event processing, identify processor architectures and develop software to meet the stringent real time processing requirements, verify the algorithm and system design for the available detector designs and benchmark the performance in terms of accuracy, reliability and speed. To meet the needs of different detector types, a scalable framework to host different algorithms and to feed the data to downstream consumers will have to be generated in this project as well. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron Imaging and Diffraction, ORNL


The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking motivated candidates for a postdoctoral research associate position in neutron imaging and diffraction. With the advent of instruments such as the HFIR CG-1D cold imaging beamline, it has now become possible to obtain high-spatial resolution 2 and 3-dimensional neutron imaging data of a series of advanced materials. Information about the CG-1D facility can be found at: "http://neutrons.ornl.gov/imaging/":http://neutrons.ornl.gov/imaging/. The SNS engineering materials diffractometer VULCAN provides rapid volumetric mapping of strains in large specimens. More information about VULCAN can be found at: "http://neutrons.ornl.gov/vulcan":http://neutrons.ornl.gov/vulcan The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in neutron scattering, advanced manufacturing and modeling. This person will also have the opportunity to collaborate with VULCAN and CG-1D beamlines, when the research interests are aligned. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Uses a combination of materials synthesis and in situ neutron imaging and diffraction to study additive manufacturing materials. Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research. * Performs neutron imaging and diffraction studies at the various world-class instruments at the SNS and HFIR. * Works with the neutron imaging and diffraction teams and the industry (Scientific Associates, Engineer, Software Developer) and with scientists and other ORNL staff members to develop proof-of-concept techniques for additive manufacturing at the CG-1D and VULCAN beamline, including taking a lead role in sample environment design and testing, and working under the direct supervision of both lead imaging and diffraction scientists. * Contributes to the application of energy selective capabilities (i.e. time-of-flight) to additive manufacturing materials. * Programs and validate algorithms for fitting time-of-flight imaging data. * Publishes research results in scientific journals, maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics and ensures compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Crystal Plasticity Based Finite Element Modeling, ORNL


*Purpose* The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking motivated candidates for a postdoctoral research associate position in crystal plasticity based finite element modeling and analysis of neutron diffraction experiments. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in neutron scattering, advanced manufacturing and modeling. This person will also have the opportunity to collaborate with VULCAN and CG-1D beamlines, and will make use of ORNL High Performance Computing (HPC) resources when the research interests are aligned. In addition to world leading facilities for neutron diffraction studies, ORNL is home to the most powerful supercomputer for open science ("www.olcf.ornl.gov":http://www.olcf.ornl.gov). *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Work with computational scientists, neutron scattering scientists and other core project team members to develop a state-of-the-art modeling/simulation capability for general users by using the unique HPC and neutron facilities of ORNL. *Develop computational tools to extract neutron diffraction relevant quantities from mesoscale crystal plasticity based finite element simulations. * Extend the computational capability to the interpretation of residual stress measurements of parts made by additive manufacturing (AM). * Create user-friendly interface to the new computational capabilities. * Assist in performing neutron imaging and diffraction studies at the various world-class instruments at the SNS and HFIR. * Publish research results in scientific journals. Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. Other responsibilities include: Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. ]]>
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Engineer Neutron Optics
Department of Materials Science and Engineering http:www.mse.umd.edu:http:www.mse.umd.edu0 and the National Institute of Standards and Technologys Center for Neutron Research NCNR in Gaithersburg, MD is seeking candidates for a Faculty Assistant position with neutron spin filter team NSF at the NCNR.

The neutron spin filter team develops and provides neutron polarizers and analyzers based on polarized 3He gas at instrument beam lines for neutron scattering research at the 20 MW research reactor located at NIST (see www.ncnr.nist.gov). NSF development and operation involves high vacuum techniques, laser optical pumping, nuclear magnetic and electron paramagnetic resonance, magnetic field design, and polarized neutron instrumentation. Applications of NSFs include a variety of areas, such as nanoscale magnetism, and magnetic properties of hard-condensed matter, and soft matter. The use of NSFs is rapidly increasing at neutron laboratories worldwide, and the NCNR is a leader in this area. The position is full time and involves operating and maintaining the wide variety of scientific instrumentation associated with 3He neutron spin filters and assisting the scientific community who use 3He NSFs. The particular responsibilities of this position include providing 3He NSFs for beam line use; interacting with instrument scientists and users to implement NSFs effectively; maintaining electrical, mechanical, and computer hardware and equipment; developing and maintaining laser optical pumping systems; and a willingness to acquire new technical skills such as mechanical manufacturing, working with glass, CAD software, computer programming, and laser optical system design. ]]>
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Triple Axis Spectrometer FLEXX - Instrument Scientist


*The assignments include:* * support of external users at the triple axis spectrometer FLEXX * independent performance of neutron scattering experiments at the triple axis spectrometer FLEXX * maintenance and further development of the spectrometer FLEXX * implementation of a high-quality research program on thermoelectric materials *What we offer:* Fixed term contract for 3 years. The employment contract is based on regulations for the German Civil Service (TVöD-Bund). ]]>
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Instrument scientist, neutron diffraction
The Neutron Physics Laboratory NPL at the Nuclear Physics Institute, e near Prague, Czech Republic, invites applications for an instrument scientist position in the field of neutron diffraction with a strong emphasis on materials investigations by characterization of microstrains and deformation mechanism.

The successful candidate will participate in the research and development work associated with neutron scattering instrumentation at the neutron diffractometer "TKSN-400":http://neutron.ujf.cas.cz/en/hk9 dedicated to characterization of microstrains and deformation mechanism in technologically important materials. Responsibilities will include the cooperation with visiting researchers in conducting experiments and data reduction in the subjects like microstrain characterization of materials within the open access user program of CANAM. She/he will also participate in the instrumental equipment and software upgrade projects at the diffractometer. The instrument scientist is also expected to develop her/his own research program using the diffractometer and/or other facilities at "NPL":http://neutron.ujf.cas.cz/en/instruments/lvr15, preferably in the field of characterization of microstrains and deformation mechanism in alloys and related topics. *Timescale of the appointment:* The appointment will initially be for three years with the possibility of extension. For more information, please contact Dr. Pavel Strunz (+420 266173553, "strunz@ujf.cas.cz":mailto:strunz@ujf.cas.cz). ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Spintronics with Neutron Scattering
The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with experience and expertise in spintronics and neutron scattering, with a strong emphasis on the design and characterization of organic spintronic devices. This position resides in the Thin Films and Nanostructures Group of the Quantum Condensed Matter Division TFN QCMD and benefits from strong interactions with the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences CNMS at ORNL and will comprise a diverse spectrum of nanoscience activities.

*Overview* As a member of the Thin Films and Nanostructures Group, major responsibilities/duties will include design and characterization of structure as well as magnetic properties of spintronic devices such as spin-valve (SV) and light emitting diode (LED) based on the heterostructures of condensed/soft matter components with high carrier mobility. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in polarized neutron scattering, thin film growth, materials chemistry, and device fabrication/characterization as well as, conjugated polymer synthesis, and theory/simulation to explore the effect of subatomic, intermolecular and interfacial structure on the magnetotransport property of organic spintronic devices. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Take a lead role in the design and characterization of organic spintronic devices. * Perform a forefront research effort in spintronics that takes advantage of existing capabilities in conjugated polymer synthesis in combination with magnetic layers, characterization, modelling/simulation and neutron scattering. * Work with various scientists with expertise in neutron/X-ray scattering, conjugated polymer synthesis, theory/simulation, thin film growth, materials chemistry, and device fabrication/characterization to explore the effect of selective deuterium substitution of conjugated polymers on the magneto transport property of the organic spintronic devices. * Responsible for presenting and reporting research results and publishing scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. ]]>
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Industrial Liaison Officer Engineer
One of the aims of the European project SINE2020 is to attract industrial users to neutron-based facilities in order to promote the use of neutrons by industry and prepare for the emergence of the future European Spallation Source ESS. As leading neutron facility for the project, the ILL is currently seeking to recruit an: Industrial Liaison Officer Engineer mf

*Duties:* Within the Industrial Liaison Unit (ILU) of the ILL and in close cooperation with other European neutron facilities, your mission will be to raise awareness among industrial R&D specialists about neutron scattering techniques by carrying out feasibility studies as well as through communication and outreach activities. In this context, you will: * Define, prepare and carry out industry-led feasibility studies using ILL instruments and participate in studies undertaken at other facilities (SINE2020 offers up to 90 days of free beam time per year across 8 facilities) * Build a bridge between the ILL, the other SINE2020 neutron facilities and European industrial companies by analysing the R&D needs of industry and matching them to neutron techniques capable of providing solutions * Assist with the organisation of industry-led calls for proposals for feasibility studies * Participate in events (workshops, industry-relevant conferences, etc.) in order to raise awareness about the characterisation capabilities available at neutron facilities * Organise (in collaboration with academic partners) training courses on neutron techniques and data analysis for engineers. *Notes:* Fixed-term contract of 36 months. *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":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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THREE Instrument Scientist Positions at ANSTO
The Taiwanese Neutron Scattering Group within the NSRRC owns and operates the cold triple axis spectrometer, SIKA at ANSTO. Six members of the group are based at ANSTO and is fully integrated into the day to day operations of the Bragg Institute.

3 positions are available as instruments scientists. # Specifically for the cold 3-Axis spectrometer, SIKA that has just entered the user program # Instrument scientist that may work on SIKA or another inelastic neutron machine that suites his/her science. # Instrument scientist on one of the SANS machines at ANSTO. Although these scientists are integrated into the Bragg Institute fully, they will be expected to assist cultivate the very small and young neutron community in Taiwan. Approximately 30% of their time will be available for personal research. ]]>
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Scientific Software Developer - Fast Sample Environment
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Scientific Software Developer at the Data Management and Software Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The role of the advertised position will be to integrate data from fast sample environments. Usually the data from experiments at ESS will be devided into fast neutron event data (in the MHz range) and slow information from motion and sample environments like temperature controllers (around 1 Hz). A set of experiments will however feature fast sample environment data for example from fast oszillating fields. The task would be to integrate a sample environment data stream into the streaming architeture, considering network latencies and buffering and to also make sure that the data in stored correctly in the NeXus/HDF5 standard experimental data files and understood by the data processing software. The systems we develop for instrument operations shall be designed to ensure compatibility and maximise performance. The work will be performed in collaboration with the teams from the Neutron Instruments and Neutron Technologies Divisions who are designing the instruments; with the Data Systems and Technologies, Instrument Data, and Data Analysis, Modelling and Simulation Groups within DMSC; and with the Integrated Controls Systems Division in the Machine Directorate at ESS as well external project partners. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* This is a time-limited employment for 24 months financed by a EU grant. The relocation support will, when applicable, differ from the standard relocation package provided by the ESS AB. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. ]]>
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Scientific Software Developer - Event Processing
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Scientific Software Developer at the Data Management and Software Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The advertised position will be working on the processing of neutron detector data. For the neutron scattering applications timed and spatially located neutron detection events are of interest. Some of the new detector types developed in collaboration with partner instituions in Europe will require external processing to discrimitate raw trigger data and form the desired event types. Due to the high data rates that will be generated by detectors at ESS (well in excess of MHz) the processing needs to be very fast and is done real-time. It is essential that detectors can be run reliably in continous operation. Another emphasis is data produced is accurate and reproducibile in all conditions. The repsonbilities are to: # Evaluate suitable options for real time neutron event processing. # Setup a testing faciity for development and to ensure reliable operations. # Develop software for the different detector types to form events out of their raw data stream. # Ensure all components have suitable documentation. Our work will be performed as part of a European reseach project in collaboration with the teams from the Neutron Technologies Division who are in charge of the detector development; with the other groups within DMSC; and collaborators from the Copenhagen University. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* This is a time-limited employment for 24 months funded by a EU grant. The relocation support will, when applicable, differ from the standard relocation package provided by the ESS AB. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. ]]>
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Scientific Software Developer - Data Aggregation
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Scientific Software Developer at the Data Management and Software Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.

At data ESS will be mostly coming from neutron event data (in the MHz range) and information from motion and sample environments like temperature controllers (around 1 Hz). The role of the advertised position will be to design and implement software to aggregate data from fast neutron detectors and integrate that with metadata from sample environments, motion, etc. The resulting unified data stream of significant data rate and volume shall be available to a number of subscribers, considering efficient use of computing resources, network bandwidth. The subscribers will then store, process or visualise the data in near real-time. The systems we develop for instrument operations shall be designed to ensure compatibility maximise performance and maintainability. The project should establish a working prototype and develop the system into a product suitable for reliable operations using agile methods and up to date software engineering best practises. The work will be performed in collaboration with the teams from the Neutron Instruments and Neutron Technologies Divisions who are designing the instruments; with the Data Systems and Technologies, Instrument Data, and Data Analysis, Modelling and Simulation Groups within DMSC; and with the Integrated Controls Systems Division in the Machine Directorate at ESS as well external project partners. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* This is a time-limited employment for 36 months financed by a EU grant. The relocation support will, when applicable, differ from the standard relocation package provided by the ESS AB. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. ]]>
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PhD position: In-situ neutron reflectometry studies on thin magnetic layers and heterostructures
A PhD position is available at the Physics Department E21 at Technical University of Munich TUM, Germany, which will be carried out in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards NIST, USA.The appointment has a fixed term duration of 3 years

In the last years, our group at TUM succeeded in developing and commissioning a sputter deposition system for in-situ polarized neutron reflectivity (PNR) on thin magnetic layers. The setup can be installed either at the sample area of the neutron reflectometer REFSANS at the FRM II neutron source, Garching, or at the AMOR beamline at the Paul-Scherrer-Institut (PSI), Switzerland. In the upcoming years, our primary goal is to apply these capabilities to investigate the evolution of magnetism in thin magnetic layers of several systems. In this context the aspect of data evaluation and the further development and implementation of the Reflectivity Fitting Software REFL1D for the real-time analysis of reflectometry data will be in the focus and shall be the primary working field in the first 1 to 1.5 years of the PhD project. For this part of the thesis work, it is envisaged that the successful candidate will be stationed at NIST (USA), where he/she will work closely with our collaboration partners. In the second half of the PhD project, which will be carried out at TUM, the software shall be installed and implemented at our in-situ deposition setup, such that the data evaluation can be carried out in real-time at the beamline. To use the software and its implementation for research on a specific scientific problem, the non-collinear ordering in magnetic heterostructures would be a fascinating topic. Additionally, the in-situ investigation of interfacial effects of epitaxially grown films will be investigated. *Details of Employment* The successful candidate will be employed by TUM for a fixed duration of 3 years. The salary is according to 75% TVL. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mesoscale Magnetic Materials
QCMD has an opening beginning October 1, 2015 for a postdoctoral fellow to assist in the development of a project to elucidate origins of new phenomena in mesoscale magnetic materials by observing the response of magnetism to magnetic and electric fields and stress with polarized beam small angle neutron scattering SANS.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The successful candidate will join a research team of scientists, engineers and programmers to implement a polarized neutron beam capability on the GP-SANS machine. This duty involves significant instrumentation development. The candidate will use the capability to explore coupling of spin, orbital and strain degrees of freedom in magneto-electric phase separated (MEPS) materials, mesoscale magnetic materials, skyrmions and ferrotoroidic order. The candidate is expected to write papers published in peer-reviewed journals and present talks at conferences, as appropriate. Other responsibilities include: * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionizing radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Designing and Controlling Mesoscale Order
The Biology and Soft Matter Division BSMD in the Neutron Sciences Directorate invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidates will be part of a team developing a novel approach to creating and characterizing self-assembled structures in thin films and bulk with mesoscale order. The candidate will participate in ongoing research on complex soft materials from the nanoscopic to macroscopic length scales, and is expected to develop hisher own related research effort. The candidate will be assigned to the Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter Group, but will also work closely with other members of the team from the Center for Nanophase Materials Science, the Chemical Science Division, and external collaborators at University of Massachusetts and Australian National University. This represents an excellent opportunity for career development through interactions with leading scientists from around the world with diverse interests.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Participate in the development of new sample environment for solvent annealing studies * Participate in the development of grazing incidence neutron techniques at SNS * Perform research on soft materials or biological systems using existing instruments * Perform analysis and modeling to interpret data * Publish scientific papers on collaborative and independent research * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics *Work Directions and Interfaces* The successful candidate will report to the Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter Group. ]]>
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Scientific Software Developer
For the Neutron Optics and Scientific Computing Group within the Laboratory for Scientific Developments and Novel Materials PSI is looking for a Scientific Software Developer.

*Your tasks* Within an EU project together with the European Spallation Source (ESS) you develop a hardware- and software infrastructure for neutron event streaming. Instruments at the ESS will deliver neutron events at a rate of up to 1.5GB/sec. This data needs to be correlated with data from other sources, analyzed and persisted into long term storage. The task includes the design of a solution and the evaluation of suitable candidate solutions. The solution needs to be implemented, tested and documented. You further verify the developed infrastructure at SINQ instruments at PSI. *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. Your employment contract is limited to 3 years. ]]>
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Software Developer
For the Neutron Optics and Scientific Computing Group within the Laboratory for Scientific Developments and Novel Materials PSI is looking for a Software Developer.

*Your tasks* Within an EU project together with the European Spallation Source (ESS) you develop a hardware- and software infrastructure for neutron event streaming. Instruments at the ESS will deliver neutron events at a rate of up to 1.5GB/sec. This data needs to be correlated with data from other sources, analyzed and persisted into long term storage. The task includes the design of a solution and the evaluation of suitable candidate solutions. The solution needs to be implemented, tested and documented. You further verify the developed infrastructure at SINQ instruments at PSI. *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. Your employment contract is limited to 2 years. ]]>
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BASIS Instrument Scientist
The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division CEMD of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Instrument Scientist on the BASIS spectrometer at the SNS.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The Instrument Scientist will report to the Spectroscopy Group Leader in CEMD, and will participate in user support, instrument development, and research activities on BASIS. These will involve user assistance as a local contact helping with experimental setup, data acquisition, and data analysis. The successful applicant will champion developments in instrumentation and sample environment to help maintain and further develop the performance of BASIS and its neutron science programs. The candidate is also expected to develop a high-quality personal research program that is well aligned with the Division mission. The candidate is expected to publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. *Work Directions and Interfaces* This position will report to the Spectroscopy Group Leader in CEMD. Works closely with research staff in CEMD. Collaborates with science programs elsewhere at ORNL. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate In In-situ Neutron Diffraction of Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials
The Diffraction group in CEMD has one immediate opening for a postdoctoral position focused on studying battery and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell SOFC materials.

The candidate is expected to develop in-situ neutron cells for battery research and continue developing a science program based on in-situ characterization of battery and SOFC materials. As a member of the POWGEN team, responsibilities will include using a combination of materials synthesis, electrochemical characterization, and diffraction to study electrochemical energy storage materials. With the advent of instruments such as POWGEN it has now become possible to obtain high-precision structural parameters, often comparable to those from single crystals in short counting times. Neutron scattering studies will be performed at the various world class instruments at the SNS and HFIR. The candidate will also have access to the state of the art materials chemistry laboratory for materials synthesis and electrochemical characterization and have the opportunity to collaborate with staff at Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Material Science and Technologies Division (MSTD) and Energy and Transportation Sciences Division (EESD). The successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in neutron scattering, nanoparticle synthesis, thin film growth, materials chemistry, inorganic materials, fuel cell, and battery materials. This candidate will also have the opportunity to work with users of the POWGEN diffractometer, where research interests are aligned. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Develop (with POWGEN instrument team) in-situ cells to study battery materials. * Carry out materials synthesis and electrochemical characterization. * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Scientific Software Developer
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Scientific Software Developer in the Data Analysis and Modelling Group at the ESS Data Management and Software Centre DMSC in Copenhagen, Denmark

The roles of the advertised positions will be to take a leading role in researching, developing, and testing software for analysis of neutron scattering and imaging experiments. The effort is part of a Pan-European project, named world class Science and Innovation with Neutrons in Europe for 2020 (SINE2020) and is funded by the European Union. The aim is to provide user-friendly, sustainable and inter-operable data analysis software for the major neutron sources in Europe. The ESS Data Analysis and Modelling Group will in this project specifically focus on software for analysing and modelling data from Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS), powder diffraction, and imaging experiments. It is envisioned that one of the two positions will focus on SANS, and the other one on powder diffraction and imaging but alternative ways of splitting the work might also be possible depending on the candidates' background and interests. Close collaboration with existing staff at DMSC, scientists at ESS in Lund as well as with staff at other European neutron sources, SINQ in Switzerland, ILL and LLB in France, ISIS in UK, and the Meier-Leibnitz Zentrum in Germany, is expected. The position is a two-year temporary position. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. ]]>
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Scientific Associate
The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL invites applications for Scientific Associates at the Spallation Neutron Source SNS. With the worlds most intense pulsed accelerator-based neutron source SNS, and the worlds highest flux reactor-based neutron source the High Flux Isotope Reactor, ORNL has become the worlds foremost center for neutron science. Research at these facilities will encompass the physical, chemical, materials, biological, and medical sciences and will provide opportunities for up to 2000 researchers each year from industry, research facilities, and universities all over the world. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http:neutrons.ornl.gov:http:neutrons.ornl.gov.

The role of the Scientific Associate is to establish and maintain robust and reliable operations of neutron scattering instruments at a facility that operates 24/7 during periods of neutron production. Scientific Associates must be cognizant of operational parameters and equipment and provide front line operational support to the scientific programs conducted on those instruments. The Scientific Associate will coordinate with beam line staff to develop and maintain beam line operations by optimizing operations procedures, practices, and user manuals, and support a safety-minded and operations-oriented culture among instrument team members. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Provide technical oversight and interaction with complex technical equipment and systems associated with neutron instruments to include neutron detectors, data acquisition and visualization systems, sample environment equipment, neutron chopper and vacuum equipment. * Coordination of the user experiment including: scheduling, training users in the operation of the instrument, and communicating all information and requirements necessary for a successful experiment. * Maintain and manage current inventory of all samples associated with experiments performed on the assigned instrument in accordance with policy. Some of the samples will be irradiated and this work may be performed in radiological areas. * Work with the sample environment group to schedule equipment required for individual experiments. Be fully trained on such equipment so as to provide normal operations support during the course of an experiment. Request corrective maintenance as necessary and provide feedback on equipment performance. * Coordinate the installation and integration of instrument upgrades needed to improve operations. * Maintains effective communications with all SNS customers and users, including accelerator groups and instrument scientific staff to ensure responsive and high quality instrument operations. ]]>
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Beamline Scientist Project Leader - for the ODIN neutron imaging station at ESS
We are looking for a: Beamline Scientist Project Leader - for the ODIN neutron imaging station at ESS

You manage the Swiss contributions of the joint German/Swiss project for a beamline at ESS in Lund (Sweden) for the imaging with neutrons. This world-leading and unique facility will be built in cooperation with experts from Technical University München (Germany) and has to be coordinated with the instrumentation teams at ESS. The major components to be designed and installed are the neutron guide system and the experimental end station. *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. Your employment contract is limited to 3 years with the aim for a long-term affiliation at the ESS. ]]>
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Research Scientist - Diffuse and inelastic neutron scattering
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL is an international centre for scientific research situated in Grenoble, France. It is Europes 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 mf - Diffuse and inelastic neutron scattering

*Duties:* Working within the Time-Of-Flight and High-Resolution (TOF/HR) Group, in addition to carrying out your own active research programme, you will be in charge of: * co-managing the polarized neutron spectrometer D7 participating both in its operation and technical development, * providing support to users for scientific experiments on D7 and helping them collect data under optimum conditions, * promoting scientific partnerships in your field of research. The instrument D7 is strongly anchored in magnetism. While wishing to preserve this focus we aspire to open D7 up to new communities and would consider applicants with research backgrounds in other fields, such as soft matter or materials science. *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":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). Fixed-term contract of 5 years Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the TOF-HR group: *Dr. B. Farago* tel.: +33(0)4 76 20 73 47 e-mail: "farago@ill.eu":mailto:farago@ill.eu (please do not send your application to this address) or via "www.ill.eu/instruments-support/instruments-groups//":http://www.ill.eu/instruments-support/instruments-groups// (please do not send your application to this address) ]]>
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Senior Scientist and Group Leader - Neutron Diffraction Group
The Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging LNS has an open position for a Senior Scientist and Group Leader - Neutron Diffraction Group.

*Your tasks:* * Lead the Neutron Diffraction Group and its science and instrumentation programs * Ambitious own research together with a team of Postdocs and PhD Students * User support on the diffractometer TriCS at SINQ (50% of time) * Application for external funding for science and instrumentation *We offer:* Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. The employment will be permanent after evaluation (if applicable). 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. For further information please contact Prof. Dr Christian Rüegg, phone +41 56 310 47 78 or Dr Jürg Schefer, phone +41 56 310 43 47. ]]>
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Physicist as instrument scientist for the powder diffractometer DREAM for ESSLund
For the European Spallation Source ESS, currently being built in Lund, Sweden, JCNS will construct the high resolution high intensity neutron time-of-flight powder diffractometer DREAM.We are looking to recruit a Physicist as instrument scientist for the powder diffractometer DREAM for ESSLund

*Your Job:* * Managing the layout, engineering design and later construction of the powder diffractometer DREAM with JCNS staff, the engineering department ZEA, the relevant departments at ESS and further European partners * Building the instrument at the European Spallation Source in Lund as the lead project scientist * Leading the instrument towards commissioning and user operation at ESS * Participation in the JCNS research programme with a focus on magnetism and correlated electron systems *Our Offer:* * Challenging and varied work in an interdisciplinary and international team * 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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Electronics Technician
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for an Electronics Technician position.

The successful candidate will be a technician in the Detector Group's electronics workshop where we are developing and integrating readout for instruments to be deployed at the ESS. This is an opportunity to acquire and develop skills and be involved in the creation of a world class facility. ESS has access to the best CAE tools, and we are building up workshop and laboratory space equipped to the highest standards as an essential part of our establishment of the best neutron facility in the world. You will be responsible for procurement of electronics parts and equipment, assembly of PCBs, cables, and instrument readout subsystems and installation work of detector electronics and network based readout system. You will also be involved in the design and manufacture of readout boards for detector prototypes, demonstrator systems, and final readout systems for use on ESS instruments. In addition, you will be expected to take a major role in the day to day running of our readout workshops. Because of the collaborative nature of our work, you may be required to spend some time at our partner research labs across Europe. This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to gain a very wide range of experience in world leading technologies. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* The position is a two-year temporary position. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. ]]>
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PhD Student in experimental physics
In an experimental soft matter physics project we are exploring heterogeneous crystallization in colloidal suspensions. Colloids are nano- or micrometer-sized particles in suspension. Colloidal model systems will be used to explore heterogeneous crystallization of the colloidal particles on curved surfaces with tailored topology. The project aims for a detailed microscopic understanding of heterogeneous crystal nucleation and the limits for crystallization set by the curvature and topology of the seed surface, an aspect that is not covered by classical nucleation theory. A detailed understanding of heterogeneous crystal nucleation is relevant for a vast number of applications involving the manufacturing or use of crystalline materials. The project is a close collaboration of the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging with the Soft Condensed Matter Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, USA. For our project we are looking for a PhD Student in experimental physics

*Your tasks* * You will explore the crystallization process in colloidal model systems using scattering techniques (light-, X-ray-, and neutron-scattering) as well as confocal microscopy * You will analyze scattering- and microscopy-data and furthermore, you will take part in developing new ways to interpret the experimental data, especially microscopy data You will be part of an international team involving the Laboratory of Neutron Scattering and Imaging at PSI as well as the Soft Condensed Matter Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA). The workplace will be at the Georgia Institute of Technology during the first year and at PSI during the second and third year of the PhD. *We offer* Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure. ]]>
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Postdoc at the Materials Physics Center


The general framework of this project is to contribute to the understanding of the dynamic processes in aqueous solutions of biological systems such as proteins. The work here proposed can be considered as a first and necessary step, considering solutions of amino acids at different concentrations. By applying neutron scattering techniques on isotopically labeled samples, the component dynamics of the amino acid and water molecules in the solutions can be resolved and characterized. This is the main focus of the proposed project. To begin with, we already have a complete set of experimental results on proline solutions that need to be analyzed. This assures the immediate availability of neutron scattering results on an interesting system, while new experiments on other solutions will be planned and carried out along the duration of the contract. The information provided by neutron scattering may later be combined with dielectric and MD-simulation results from our group to reach a molecular understanding of the dynamics in these 'simple' biomolecular systems. Details about this call can be found here: "http://www.sc.ehu.es/sqwpolim/PSMG/MPC_PostdocLDS_AFM.pdf":http://www.sc.ehu.es/sqwpolim/PSMG/MPC_PostdocLDS_AFM.pdf ]]>
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Joint Postdoctoral Fellow - structural and dynamic effects of advanced functional materials
Applications are invited for a two 2 year appointment as an ANUANSTO Joint Postdoctoral Fellow Level A to study the structural and dynamic effects of advanced functional materials like polar functional materials such as ferroelectric and multiferroic materials, and energy conversion and storage materials mainly through neutron scattering.

Neutron scattering experiments will be carried out mainly on the new Time-of-flight Spectrometer (PELICAN), Thermal 3-axis Spectromenter (TAIPAN), and the high-intensity (WOMBAT) and high resolution (ECHIDNA) powder diffractometers at the OPAL research reactor in Sydney. The sample preparation and other physical property characterisation will be done at the ANU. The position will be based at the Bragg Institute in Sydney (Dr. Dehong Yu) and at the Australian National University in Canberra (Prof. Yun Liu) with approximate fraction of 50:50. ]]>
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Postdoctoral research scientist for scientific software development and data analysis
The Scientific Computing Group of JCNS at Garching currently has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral research scientist for scientific software development and data analysis.

*Your Job:* * Participation in our collaborative open-source software development * Contribution to the research program of the JCNS, especially to data analysis * Freedom to develop your own scientific agenda *Our Offer:* * Challenging and varied work in an international team * Employment initially for a fixed term of three years * International, interdisciplinary working environment * 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). Place of employment: Garching (München) ]]>
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Scientist position on the High-Flux Backscattering Spectrometer
We are seeking candidates to fill a scientist position available on the High-Flux Backscattering Spectrometer:http:www.ncnr.nist.govinstrumentshfbs, HFBS located at the National Institute of Standards and Technologys Center for Neutron Research NCNR, Gaithersburg, MD.

While the successful candidate will routinely contribute to instrumental activities, upgrades, and aid visiting scientists with experiments and data analysis a strong emphasis will be placed on developing a world-class scientific research program using cold neutron scattering techniques. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron Total Scattering and Nanostructured Materials
The Diffraction group in CEMD has two immediate openings for postdoctoral positions focused on disordered materials studies, aimed at experimentally quantifying the links between surface chemistry, particle morphology, and internal crystal structure in functional nanomaterials. One position is aimed at following the stabilization and growth of nanoscale polymorphs from solution. Another position will focus on uncovering the nature of ferroelectric phase transitions in different nanocrystal sizes and shapes.

Successful candidates will work within a collaborative team to develop and apply new sample environments, data reduction, and structure refinement methodologies, primarily at the high-flux neutron total scattering instrument NOMAD. Projects will additionally employ laboratory characterization and complementary scattering techniques (including small angle scattering, synchrotron x-ray total scattering, etc.). The positions will allow postdoctoral scientists to develop expertise, broaden experience and to interact with a diverse set of leading scientists working at and visiting ORNL’s neutron facilities. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Employ experiments, data reduction, and data modeling to study and understand the links between nanostructure surface chemistry, particle morphology and “internal” crystal structure utilizing neutron total scattering and supporting techniques. * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Chemical and Engineering Materials Division Diffraction Scientist
The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division CEMD of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Instrument Scientist on the NOMAD and POWGEN diffractometers at the SNS.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The Instrument Scientist will report to the Diffraction Group Leader in CEMD, and will participate in research activities using NOMAD and POWGEN focusing on disordered and locally ordered materials using Pair Distribution Function (PDF) analysis technique. This will involve safe operation and user support for these beamlines, which includes user assistance as local contact helping with experimental setup, data acquisition and data analysis. The incumbent will champion developments in instrumentation, sample environment, and software to help maintain and further develop the performance of the instruments and their neutron science programs. The candidate is also expected to develop a high-quality personal research program related to this field and that is well aligned with the Division mission. The candidate is expected to publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. *Work Directions and Interfaces* This position will report to the Diffraction Group Leader in CEMD. Works closely with research staff in CEMD and programmers in the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division. Collaborates with science programs elsewhere at ORNL. ]]>
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Director of Reactor Operations
A position that is open at the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor. This person will be responsible for the overall safety and management of the reactor. He will also be our interface to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Director of Reactor Operation, Nuclear Reactor Lab (NRL), to serve as the senior operations person at the MIT Research Reactor. The Candidate will be responsible for the safe operation of the 6 MW reactor with its associated experimental facilities; direct reactor planning including standard operating procedures, emergency and abnormal operating procedures, training/requalification programs, quality assurance, and the security plan; manage all engineering and maintenance upgrades for the reactor; and oversee engineering personnel supporting reactor experiments. Additional responsibilities will include overseeing the fuel management program including spent fuel shipments; interfacing with Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors and handling correspondence with that agency; maintaining up-to-date knowledge of federal regulations as they pertain to nuclear reactors, especially NRC: 10 CFR 20/50/55/73 (maintaining reactor safety analysis reports and associated technical specifications); and adhering to all radiation protection measures and exercising sound radiological control judgment while working in areas containing radioactive materials. The candidate will manage a staff of approximately thirty personnel. ]]>
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Associate Professor in Neutron Scattering
The Niels Bohr Institute is seeking an outstanding scientist for an associate professorship in neutron scattering.

*About the position* Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department. Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered. The X-ray and Neutron Science Section focus research on structural materials sciences in a broad scope, ranging from magnetism and superconductivity to synthetic polymers, bio-molecules and pharmaceutics. The X-ray and Neutron Science Section is further involved in the design and development of new instrumentation for large scale international facilities, as well as the development of new numerical tools for analyzing and predicting properties of new instruments as well as new materials. Members of the section are to large extent using international large scale facilities for X-ray and Neutron Scattering. The section has further in-house X-ray and light-scattering facilities, as well as instruments for thermal analysis and mechanical tests measurements. Further information on the Department is linked at "http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/departments/":http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/departments/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Robert Feidenhans’l, Head of the Niels Bohr Institute ("robert@nbi.ku.dk":mailto:robert@nbi.ku.dk), or Prof. Kell Mortensen, Head of the X-ray and Neutron Science Section ("kell@nbi.ku.dk":mailto:kell@nbi.ku.dk). The position is open from 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. *Terms of employment* The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 446,166 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 76,294). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. ]]>
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Instrument Scientist - Neutron Imaging and Diffraction IMAT


You will focus on the efficient commissioning of the new instrument, including the development of software for image reconstruction using neutron cameras installed on IMAT and the installation of the diffraction detectors. Once operational, the post holder will support the user programme on IMAT (and other diffraction instruments), contribute to ongoing equipment development projects (for example, new sample environment devices). You will be encouraged to perform his/her own independent research programme in a relevant material science discipline, ideally using neutron imaging and/or neutron diffraction techniques. *Benefits* An excellent index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexi-time are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC's careers pages. At STFC, you will belong to a community of experts who are driving world-class science and technology forward. We give you the flexibility, the freedom and the world-class facilities to focus on what you do best, and play your part in breakthroughs and achievements that will give you career enhancing opportunities. *Salary* £36,033 - £37,534 per annum (depending on experience) ]]>
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Neutronics Group Leader
We now have a new position for a Neutronics Group Leader to work within STFCs ISIS facility as a result of the growth and development of our neutronics activity.

The Neutronics Group Leader will be responsible for managing a small team of neutronics scientists and leading the neutronics activity at ISIS, including developing work in this area for target, moderator, reflector, shielding and instrument developments. Further responsibilities will include: * Continuing to develop the international profile of ISIS neutronics. * Ensuring that the neutronics simulations are carried out in a well-documented, well-established manner. * Liaising with a wide variety of internal groups regarding neutronics simulations, including engineers, instrument scientists and health physics. * Collaborating with similar groups at other neutron sources, particularly with regard to the development of the European Spallation Source. * Enabling the work of the group to be presented at relevant international conferences and in journal articles. The design of new neutron capabilities within ISIS is underpinned by detailed computer calculations and simulations to predict the behaviour of neutrons as they are created, moderated, transported, manipulated, scattered and detected. Such new capabilities include modifications to the ISIS Target Station target and moderator assembly, designs for new neutron instruments or upgrades to existing instruments. The calculations are also key to developments in beam transport elements such as guides and choppers, shielding, instrument detector configurations and final instrument performance. The ISIS neutronics team use the MCNPX neutronics code along with in-house developed software. *Salary:* £44,670 to £54,649 (dependent upon qualifications and experience) *Benefits:* An excellent index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexi-time are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC's careers pages. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable. ]]>
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BL4A Magnetism Reflectometer Instrument Scientist
The Quantum Condensed Matter Division QCMD, http:neutrons.ornl.govqcmd:http:neutrons.ornl.govqcmd has an immediate opening for an Instrument Scientista staff member positionon the Magnetism Reflectometer BL4A, https:neutrons.ornl.govmr:https:neutrons.ornl.govmr at the Spallation Neutron Source. The Magnetism Reflectometer provides polarized neutron beams and 3He polarization analysis to explore property-structure relationships in films, heterostructures and nanopatterned materials. The instrument supports a diverse science community, attracting scientists from all over the world, carrying out world-class research primarily in magnetic materials.The Instrument Scientist will report to the Thin Films and Nanostructures Group Leader in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division QCMD, and will participate in research activities using the Magnetism Reflectometer, including assistance of users, and will perform individual research aligned with the mission of QCMD see: https:neutrons.ornl.govqcmd:https:neutrons.ornl.govqcmd using facilities at ORNL and elsewhere as appropriate.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The Magnetism Reflectometer provides reliable access to the DOE BES general user program with state-of-the-art sample environment capabilities. To maintain and further the performance of the Magnetism Reflectometer, the Instrument Scientist will * influence the technical direction of a multidisciplinary team requiring coordination of scientists, engineers, and supporting crafts across multiple organizations, * assist in prioritization of upgrades to the instrument and development of sample environment concepts, and * assure user-friendly capabilities are continuously improving in accordance with NScD scientific priorities. The incumbent will provide input and advice to the Group Leader to further the neutron science program. *Research Activities:* As a member of QCMD, will have an impactful personal research program that is well aligned with the division mission. *User Support:* Must provide technical support to users; will work to expand the capabilities and utilization of BL4A for hard condensed matter and other materials for which polarized neutrons are appropriate. Works with users to deliver scientific publications from user projects. *Instrument Activities:* Champions developments in instrumentation, sample environment, software techniques that provide user-friendly instrument control, data reduction, visualization, and modeling. May be called upon to provide educational services for tours and outreach activities. *Safety:* Maintains a culture of working safely at the instrument. Actively participates in improvements to safety procedures and controls. *Work Directions and Interfaces* This position will report to the Thin Film and Nanostructures Group Leader in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division. Works closely with the research staff in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division assigned to Thin Film and Nanostructures group. Collaborates with science programs elsewhere at ORNL. Collaboration with faculty at the University of Tennessee is strongly encouraged. *Authority/Approval Levels* Provides work direction to the Magnetism Reflectometer team. Interfaces effectively with line management organizations responsible for team leads, scientific associates, technicians, work-coordinators, technical professional and technical support personnel within guidelines established by the respective division directors. Responsible for effective and safe operation of the Magnetism Reflectometer beamline at the SNS. May also be involved with supervision and mentoring of Postdoctoral fellows and technicians ]]>
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BL4A Magnetism Reflectometer Instrument Scientist
The Quantum Condensed Matter Division QCMD, http:neutrons.ornl.govqcmd:http:neutrons.ornl.govqcmd has an immediate opening for an Instrument Scientista staff member positionon the Magnetism Reflectometer BL4A, https:neutrons.ornl.govmr:https:neutrons.ornl.govmr at the Spallation Neutron Source. The Magnetism Reflectometer provides polarized neutron beams and 3He polarization analysis to explore property-structure relationships in films, heterostructures and nanopatterned materials. The instrument supports a diverse science community, attracting scientists from all over the world, carrying out world-class research primarily in magnetic materials.The Instrument Scientist will report to the Thin Films and Nanostructures Group Leader in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division QCMD, and will participate in research activities using the Magnetism Reflectometer, including assistance of users, and will perform individual research aligned with the mission of QCMD see: https:neutrons.ornl.govqcmd:https:neutrons.ornl.govqcmd using facilities at ORNL and elsewhere as appropriate.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The Magnetism Reflectometer provides reliable access to the DOE BES general user program with state-of-the-art sample environment capabilities. To maintain and further the performance of the Magnetism Reflectometer, the Instrument Scientist will * influence the technical direction of a multidisciplinary team requiring coordination of scientists, engineers, and supporting crafts across multiple organizations, * assist in prioritization of upgrades to the instrument and development of sample environment concepts, and * assure user-friendly capabilities are continuously improving in accordance with NScD scientific priorities. The incumbent will provide input and advice to the Group Leader to further the neutron science program. *Research Activities:* As a member of QCMD, will have an impactful personal research program that is well aligned with the division mission. *User Support:* Must provide technical support to users; will work to expand the capabilities and utilization of BL4A for hard condensed matter and other materials for which polarized neutrons are appropriate. Works with users to deliver scientific publications from user projects. *Instrument Activities:* Champions developments in instrumentation, sample environment, software techniques that provide user-friendly instrument control, data reduction, visualization, and modeling. May be called upon to provide educational services for tours and outreach activities. *Safety:* Maintains a culture of working safely at the instrument. Actively participates in improvements to safety procedures and controls. *Work Directions and Interfaces* This position will report to the Thin Film and Nanostructures Group Leader in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division. Works closely with the research staff in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division assigned to Thin Film and Nanostructures group. Collaborates with science programs elsewhere at ORNL. Collaboration with faculty at the University of Tennessee is strongly encouraged. *Authority/Approval Levels* Provides work direction to the Magnetism Reflectometer team. Interfaces effectively with line management organizations responsible for team leads, scientific associates, technicians, work-coordinators, technical professional and technical support personnel within guidelines established by the respective division directors. Responsible for effective and safe operation of the Magnetism Reflectometer beamline at the SNS. May also be involved with supervision and mentoring of Postdoctoral fellows and technicians ]]>
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Mechanical Engineer
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Mechanical Engineer.

The engineer will lead and participate in small project teams of engineers and technicians executing both technology development and instrument construction projects. In the role of development engineer conducting chopper technologies development the principal activities will include: * Designing and optimising novel new neutron chopper components and assemblies. * Validating design choices and performance through analytical or computer simulations. * Constructing prototype components or systems for proof of concept, component selection and performance testing. * Participation in initiatives to ensure the safe operation, improve performance, reliability and maintainability of systems installed or under development. In the role of 'work unit leader' and member of an Instrument construction project the principal activities will include; * Leading and managing the Neutron chopper work unit. * Establishing the requirements for Chopper systems is discussion with the lead Scientist and Engineer and producing technical specifications. * Leading the design and optimisation of chopper systems to the requirements one or more instrument projects. * Liaising with in-house and collaborating teams across Europe to develop solutions to requirements and supply challenges * Managing the procurement and integration of chopper systems from multiple European commercial or Collaboration Institutional partners. * Organising the test, installation and commissioning of equipment to instrument on the ESS site. * Preparing technical and project documents including specifications, design concepts, work schedules and budgets *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. ]]>
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Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist
NCNR is seeking a Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist in its NCNR Reasearch Facility Operations Group.Are you ready to explore your future with NISTKey Requirements You must be a U.S. citizen You must be registered for Selective Service You must be suitable for Federal Employment Time-in-grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement You will be required to file an OGE-450 Confidential Financial Disclosure

The incumbent will supervise the Research Facilities Operations (RFO) Group responsible for the design, improvement, construction, multi-year upgrade, and maintenance of the research facilities at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). Group leadership encompasses a broad array of management responsibilities, including but not limited to leading the development of new or upgraded neutron instrumentation at the NCNR, ensuring safe operation of all neutron instruments, establishing and maintaining organizational performance measures, financial resource and budget management, employee supervision and development, resource acquisition and monitoring, interacting with internal/external NCNR stakeholders and other federal agencies regarding trends, performance, and policies of U.S. neutron facilities, participating in and proactively responding to NCNR advisory committees and panels, and ensuring that the actions of the group are responsive to NIST and the national science community. Development of strategic plans relevant to NCNR and NIST goals. All of these activities serve to ensure sustained reliability and world-class performance of the NCNR in its provision of neutron measurement capabilities to partner operating units at NIST and the wider industrial and academic U.S. research community. *Benefits:* You can review our benefits at: "http://www.nist.gov/ohrm/benefits/summarychart.cfm":http://www.nist.gov/ohrm/benefits/summarychart.cfm NIST offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employee Retirement System. NIST also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and services to employees such as flexible work schedules, teleworking transit subsidies, on-site child care, fitness center, credit union, employee assistance programs, and free parking. Learn more about NIST's work life programs by visiting "www.nist.gov/ohrm/worklife.cfm":http://www.nist.gov/ohrm/worklife.cfm. This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grade with career paths and pay bands. For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, visit "http://nist.gov/ohrm/apms.cfm":http://nist.gov/ohrm/apms.cfm ]]>
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Low-Level Radio Frequency Engineer
The LLRF Engineer will be responsible for design, verification, implementation, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance, upgrade, and operation of the LLRF systems that are utilized for the acceleration and manipulation of charged-particle beams in the SNS accelerator complex.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Evaluate and improve the design of the LLRF systems to support the Research Accelerator Division’s mission to provide high availability (>90%) neutrons for Neutron Science investigations. * Perform failure analysis and study mean time to repair and mean time to failure data on LLRF systems to propose reliability upgrades. * Develop new architectures and algorithms for upgrades of the LLRF systems used throughout the accelerator complex. * Serve as a subject matter expert on the LLRF systems for the RF team and operations group. * Provide LLRF support for the accelerator including occasional call-in and off-normal work hours. * Perform simulations of RF control systems in support of low-level RF control system development. * Evaluate and improve the designs of digital feedback control systems. * Develop and improve hardware description language (HDL) for systems utilizing field programmable gate arrays (FPGA). * Develop control interfaces for custom hardware platforms utilizing LabView, C++, and EPICS software. * Develop documentation and procedures for LLRF equipment and ancillary systems. * Develop training materials for LLRF systems and participate in training of SNS staff. * 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 RF Systems Manager. * Takes direction from the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader, the RF Systems Manager, and the LLRF Systems Lead Engineer. * Interfaces with Electrical and RF Systems Group members, SNS staff, professional peers from non-ORNL institutions, ORNL business services, vendors and visitors. * Represents group activities and interests within ORNL and at professional conferences, workshops, and collaboration meetings. *Authority/Approval Levels* Provides work direction to engineers, technicians, research mechanics, subcontractors, and vendors within guidelines established by the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader. Initiates procurement of materials and services. *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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Postdoctoral Research Associate, High Pressure Inelastic Neutron Scattering - Hydrogen Containing Materials
CEMD has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on a project to study the dynamics of hydrogen and hydrogen loaded systems under high pressure and possibly low temperature using inelastic neutron techniques. The successful candidate will work to closely with ORNL CEMD scientists to develop new high-pressure devices suitable for integration into existing neutron spectrometers, design experiments, analyze data and publication of the results. The experiments will include studies of dynamics, mainly of hydrogen containing materials in the quasielastic and vibrational regimes, in particular the VISION spectrometer.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Perform inelastic neutron scattering experiments and subsequent data analysis to study dynamical phenomena in systems under pressure (1 bar – 4.8 kbar). * In close collaboration with the team, this person will develop and test new high-pressure devices suitable for inelastic neutron scattering with the objective to extend the available pressure range to possibly several 10’s of GPa. * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with low temperature sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Complex Electronic Materials Postdoctoral Position
The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source CHESS, in collaboration with the Cornell Center for Materials Research CCMR, has an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate. This individual will be jointly affiliated with CHESS and the Controlling Complex Electronic Materials Interdisciplinary Research Group IRG in the CCMR.

Individuals selected for this position will exploit CHESS undulator beams to perform high-resolution scattering studies of materials of interest to the IRG, particularly thin films and heterostructures. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with members of the IRG on numerous collaborative projects, including graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for whom synchrotron x-ray scattering is not a primary research focus. Appointments are for one year and are renewable for up to two years, contingent upon availability of funds and employee performance. ]]>
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Scientific Software Developer
The Data Management and Software Centre DMSC in Copenhagen, part of the ESS Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for two Scientific Software Developer positions.

Of the two positions advertised one will be focussing on the streaming and saving of neutron event data with high data rates. The other one would be working on the messaging and cataloguing infrastructure. The role of Scientific Software Developer for the Data Management Group is to: 1. Coordinate the development of software frameworks for real time data streaming, processing, saving and cataloguing software for ESS instruments with ESS instrument and technical teams and in-kind partner labs. 2. To develop software for ESS scientific operations in line with instrument teams and in-kind partner facilities. 3. Actively support the ESS instrument build teams and the NSS project by: * Gathering specific requirements. * Developing key areas of software. * Working with other ESS and DMSC groups to ensure compatibility and maximise performance. Our work will be performed in collaboration with the teams from the Neutron Instruments and Neutron Technologies Divisions who are designing the instruments; with the Data Systems and Technologies, Instrument Data, and Data Analysis, Modelling and Simulation Groups within DMSC; and with the Integrated Controls Systems Division in the Machine Directorate at ESS. The position is permanent with three months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Instrument Scientist for Single-Crystal Powder Neutron Diffraction
This Instrument Scientist will be based at the HFIR, and will work with two single-crystalpowder diffractometers, the HB3A Four-circle Diffractometer and the HB2C Wide Angle Neutron Diffractometer WAND. The WAND has a 1-D PSD detector and is suited for single-crystal studies as well as rapid, medium resolution, powder diffraction. The WAND is part of the US-Japan Cooperative Program on Neutron Scattering, and hosts a diverse array of visiting Japanese users in addition to regular users. Both instruments have a broad range of sample environments, low and high temperature, magnetic field, electric field, and high pressure. This staff position will be within the Structure of Matter Group in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Support and expand operation of the WAND for materials physics research. Maintains the instrument and coordinates with support groups to ready the instrument for user experiments. Shares local contact role for supporting user experiments on the Four-circle Diffractometer, which is primarily used for magnetic structural studies. * Conducts strong independent research toward solving problems in physical sciences using neutron scattering, particularly neutron single-crystal and powder diffraction. * Support neutron user program to diversify and expand the user community for neutron single-crystal/powder diffraction. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics in the work environment. * Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health, and quality program requirements. *Work Directions and Interfaces* The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate science subject with preferably at least some post-doctoral experience. We will give preference to disciplines in chemical crystallography, materials science, or condensed matter physics. Experience is required in working on forefront problems in crystallography and related structural science using scattering techniques. The successful candidate must have demonstrated ability to work with a broad spectrum of people in a research environment. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and enjoy working in a team environment, with the collaboration of all levels, disciplines, and diverse cultural backgrounds of the organization. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Operating and expanding the WAND and sharing instrument responsibility for the Four-circle Diffractometer, with excellent scientific productivity (publications and outreach). * Reports to the Leader of the Structure of Matter Group in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division. * Communicates effectively with group members, users, support staff, and management. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Fellowship at IFE
The Physics Department, IFE, Kjeller, Norway has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2 years.The two year postdoctoral position is available in the frame of the collaborative activities between the Institute for Energy Technology IFE and the European Spallation Source ESS, Lund, Sweden.The position will be located at IFE.

*The main tasks for the postdoctoral fellow are:* * Installation and operation of the necessary equipment in JEEP II relevant to the tests carried out by the ESS. In particular, there will be activities related to detector development. * Testing of the available setups and equipment. * Report and team communication at a weekly basis. * Assist in the construction of a data base with all the necessary information about the setup and the tests carried out. * Assist in operating neutron instruments at JEEP II in connection with visitors from ESS. * Assist in arranging neutron scattering courses. *We can offer:* * Exciting and challenging research tasks * Participation in an internationally leading research team * Social benefits including pension, life insurance and accident insurance * Salary according to agreement *Location:* Physics Department at IFE, Kjeller. *Duration:* 2 years *Start date:* Summer 2015 (as soon as possible) ]]>
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Post-doc position in the area of materials science materials physics
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota, USA, has an open full-time post-doc position in the area of materials science materials physics.

The position will focus on complex magnetic oxide materials, in both bulk and thin film / heterostructure form. Neutron scattering will make up a significant part of the work. The appointment term will be 12 months, but can be extended based on performance and availability of funds. ]]>
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Post-doc opportunity in polymer nanocomposites
The National Institute of Standards and Technologys Center for Neutron Research is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in the area of polymer nanocomposites in Gaithersburg, MD.

The aim of the work is to develop a fundamental understanding of the relationship between the topology of the self-assembled structures, their molecular structural and dynamical parameters, and the resulting properties of such hybrid materials. The primary tools will be Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) as well as Neutron Reflectometry (NR) and Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering (QENS) techniques. Appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension. Salary is in the range of $65,000. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Researcher


The Crystallography Group at ISIS operates 8 neutron diffraction beamlines, performing world class powder and single crystal diffraction studies covering a broad range of academic and industrial research. In addition, the group has an extensive programme of developments to expand the application of the neutron diffraction technique into new areas, including advanced instrumentation, novel sample environment devices and innovative data analysis methods. The importance of local structure and disorder within crystalline materials is being increasingly recognised as a key property of many functional materials. From negative thermal expansion to solid state amorphisation and from the 'nanoscale' problem to improved fuel cell technology, a clear picture of the local atomic structure is essential to understanding these phenomena, solving the associated problems and identifying new routes to improved materials for technological applications. The use of total neutron scattering methods, an extension of the powder diffraction method, is being increasingly exploited to study crystalline materials, since the unique combination of Bragg and diffuse scattering can be used to determine both the average structure and the short-range fluctuations from this average picture within a single experiment. With its advanced powder diffractometers, including the recently upgraded POLARIS instrument, ISIS has now established a reputation as the world-leading facility to perform total neutron scattering experiments and provide detailed characterization of disordered crystalline materials. We are looking to appoint a highly motivated scientist to a two year postdoctoral research position at ISIS. The principal duties are to work with the instrument team on POLARIS to develop software for the analysis of total neutron scattering data and realise the potential of the instrument for world class research on disordered crystalline materials. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to carry out high quality research to probe the role of local structure on the properties of energy materials using this technique, driven by their own ideas and in collaboration with members of the Crystallography Group and Chalmers University. The role will involve regular visits to Gothenburg, Sweden to collaborate with Chalmers University staff. At STFC you belong to a community of experts who are driving science and technology forward. Our incredible diversity of research, technology and engineering projects truly fire the imagination and lead to real-world solutions which shape societies and transform lives. We give you the flexibility, the freedom and the world-class facilities to focus on what you do best, and play your part in breakthroughs and achievements that will give you lifelong pride. An excellent index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexi-time are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable. *Salary and contract conditions* * £28,384 - £29,566 per annum plus excellent benefits * 2 Year Fixed Term Contract ]]>
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Director for the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science Institute of Complex Systems Soft Matter and Biophysics
In a joint procedure with RWTH Aachen University, Forschungszentrum Jlich is seeking a Director fm for the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science Institute of Complex Systems Soft Matter and Biophysics.In accordance with the Jlich Model, the successful applicant will also be appointed professor grade W3 of physical chemistry at RWTH Aachen University.

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Postdoc position in Neutron Detection
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Postdoc position in Neutron Detection placed at ILL in Grenoble, France.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the ESS detector groups commitments at the ILL. This is in close collaboration with existing collaborative efforts between ESS and the ILL in developing novel neutron gaseous detectors based upon thin layers of B-10 as a converter material. This will be continuous current collaborative development on multigrid and multiblade designs between ILL and ESS. There is the possibility to also be involved in other detector prototypes being developed. The position is a two-year temporary. Your work place will be situated in ILL Grenoble, France. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Production Technician
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Production Technician position placed in Linkping.

The successful candidate will be a technician in one of the detector groups new state-of-the-art laboratory spaces. This is the thin-film deposition laboratory for depositing thin converter layers for the novel neutron detectors needed for ESS. As such the primary responsibility is operation of the thin-film deposition equipment. The technician will be responsible for day-to-day running of the lab, and production of thin films for both prototyping and construction of detectors and also for help building up the facility, set up procedures and quality control. Significant technical expertise will be vital to be able to provide suitable detectors for ESS. The position is a two-year temporary. Your work place will be situated in Linköping, Sweden. ]]>
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Facilities Mechanical Engineer
The Facilities Mechanical Engineer functions within the Site Services team to direct operations and maintenance of mechanical systems across the Chestnut Ridge Campus. These mechanical systems include the building HVAC, lab exhaust direct digital controls systems, ultra-pure water systems and various building cranes. One of the science buildings which Site Services supports is the Center for Nanophase Materials Science Building 8610. It houses clean rooms with 100, 1000 and 100,000 classifications and 4-stories of laboratories.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Plans and schedules maintenance activities and shutdowns. Utilizes Microsoft Project to develop schedules, ensuring all aspects of the involved activities are included, understood and agreed upon. Hold and lead various meetings with stakeholders including craft personnel to gain commitment from all team members. * Monitors, evaluates and suggests upgrades for building mechanical systems. Works with maintenance personnel, equipment owners, vendors, suppliers and building managers to conceptualize and promote resolutions to existing building issues. * Identifies and maintains inventories of critical spare parts for the Chestnut Ridge Campus facility infrastructure systems. All systems are evaluated for reliability to identify critical components, developing critical spares inventory used to minimize downtime and increase equipment availability. Using SAP, critical spares are cataloged and inventory levels are established to ensure their availability is maximized while minimizing cost. * Coordinates emergency repair efforts for critical building equipment. Restores systems to facility for maximum availability and reducing impact on facility users for science output. * Creates and revises preventative maintenance procedures for new and existing building equipment; ensuring safety, environmental and health concerns are incorporated; communicating and training skilled craft personnel as necessary. * Plans, implements and oversees building equipment and systems’ operation including de-ionized water and ultra –pure water systems, laboratory exhaust systems, building HVAC systems, heating water, process water, equipment cooling water, sensible cooling water, and vacuum systems. * Participates as a team member in vendor selection process. Develops statements of work to obtain vendor services to maintain and service specialized equipment and systems. * Generates drawing redlines to update building as-built drawings. Performs field verification of equipment and building systems to ensure configuration management of the Chestnut Ridge Campus Site Infrastructure. * Conducts daily walk-downs to verify integrity of mechanical systems’ performance parameters including: resistivity/conductivity, pH, clean room pressurization requirements, UV irradiance, RO permeate recovery through system flow rates and various system filter performance. * Procures, coordinates and facilitates the field construction and continuous improvement of building systems and equipment. Plans, implements, start-ups, tests, develop PM procedures and trains appropriate personnel. * Performs technical organizational activities as required to facilitate the Site Service’s Team functions and efforts. * Leads skilled craft personnel in identifying, troubleshooting, and performing repairs. * Serves as the Technical Project Officer for our maintenance service vendor contracts. *Work Directions and Interfaces* * Reports to the Site Services Engineering Team Lead. * Interfaces with craftsmen, technicians, engineers, and managers. * Provides work direction to craftsmen, technicians, and subcontractor personnel within guidelines established by the SNS Research Accelerator Division Director and Directorate Operations Manager. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Maintains working relationships with various teams within SNS, CNMS, ORNL, and the science community. * Communicates the needs of the Research Accelerator Division and Directorate Operations to SNS RAD and Directorate Operations technical team. * Meets milestones for the installation, operation, and maintenance of the SNS Facility Operations systems. * Maintains a safe environment at all times. Considers safety in all designs, work plans, and personal actions. ]]>
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Project Engineer - Electrical Engineering
The Jlich Centre for Neutron Science is currently looking for a Project engineer mf in the field of electrical engineering for scientific technical instrumentation.

*Major Duties / Responsibilities* * Planning, constructing, commissioning and servicing of electrotechnical facilities as well as equipment at scientific-technical experimental facilities (e.g. control cabinets, measurement technology, control and feedback control systems) and their power supply * Issuing and revising documentation for the construction, function and commissioning of facilities, issuing operating instructions and maintaining all project documentation in good order * Working closely with internal and external project members at Forschungszentrum Jülich, and also at national and international research facilities e.g. JCNS outstations such as SNS (Oak Ridge, USA) or ILL (Grenoble, France) *What we offer* * An excellent technical infrastructure * A varied and challenging area of activity in a modern research environment * Training opportunities for more advanced assignments * Employment for a fixed term of two years, with possible long-term perspectives * Salary and social benefits in accordance with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD), depending on your personal qualifications and the actual nature of your assignment * Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work “almost full-time” according to your individual circumstances Place of Work: Garching (Munich, Germany) ]]>
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Postdoc Positions in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Three post doc positions are open in the group of Professor Collin Broholm at the Institute for Quantum Matter of The Johns Hopkins University.

*Position 1* will focus on the development of time resolved methods in neutron scattering and prior experience with pump probe methods and/or microwaves will be an advantage. This position can be located either at ORNL or JHU. *Position 2* will focus on the development of advanced high performance methods for analyzing, visualizing, and disseminating “Big” Neutron data and prior experience with scientific software development will be an advantage. This position will primarily be located at JHU. *Position 3* will focus on the use of wide angle polarized neutrons to probe superconducting materials with strong spin fluctuations. This position will be located at the NIST Center for Neutron Research. ]]>
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PhD studentship in Stroboscopic Neutron and Synchrotron Studies
Using stroboscopic X-ray diffraction to measure dynamic strain in moving machine parts is relatively well established. Our recent successful measurement of dynamic contact strain in the outer raceway of a ball bearing at Diamond Light Source is an example of applying the technique. Most large engineering components are too thick to be measured using X-rays, so neutron diffraction is a more suitable technique in such components. The project involves development of hardware and software required to carry out such experiments at UKs Neutron Source, ISIS. An example component where neutron diffraction could help is the shaft bearing of a large wind turbine. The load path, from the blades through the gearbox to the shaft, is complex and highly transient. Simple measurements of torque on the rotor shafts cannot be used to determine the load history of the bearings. Stroboscopic measurements of strain with neutrons will provide a new tool for studying machine components, providing valuable knowledge which can be used for life prediction models and the development of complementary condition monitoring methods.This is an exciting collaboration between groups at three premier institutions University of Sheffield, Department of Mechanical Engineering http:www.sheffield.ac.ukmecheng:http:www.sheffield.ac.ukmecheng, which is host to one of the strongest tribology groups known worldwide. ISIS ENGIN-X beamline http:www.isis.stfc.ac.ukinstrumentsengin-xengin-x2900.html:http:www.isis.stfc.ac.ukinstrumentsengin-xengin-x2900.html Diamond Light Source, I12 JEEP beamline http:www.diamond.ac.ukBeamlinesEngineering-and-EnvironmentI12.html:http:www.diamond.ac.ukBeamlinesEngineering-and-EnvironmentI12.html

The position offers a unique opportunity to work with a selection of experts in the field of solid mechanics, x-ray and neutron science. You will be expected to carry out cutting-edge experimental research, develop hardware, analyse the data, develop necessary codes, write scientific reports, journal and conference papers, attend conferences and communicate data and findings with collaborators. The successful applicant will be required to spend the first year of their PhD in Sheffield University with strong ties with University of Sheffield's tribology Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) and is expected to spend at least one year working at world's leading neutron and x-ray facilities (ISIS Neutron Source and Diamond Light Source) at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus near Oxford. This is an EPSRC funded project and student eligibility conditions apply (for more information see: "http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility/":http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility/). A standard annual stipend of £13,863, tax free will be provided. The tuition fee is covered by the project funding. ]]>
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PhDpostdoc positions in neutron scattering on energy relevant oxides
Chalmers University of Technology invites applications to one PhD and one Postdoc position.

The student/postdoc will participate in projects focused on studies of structure-dynamics relationships in energy relevant, mostly hydrogen-containing, oxides, which may be applicable in e.g. next-generation solid oxide fuel cells and other electrochemical technologies, for example. The overall aim is to develop a deeper understanding of the coupling between the materials' functional properties (such as ion conduction) to their atomic-scale structure and dynamics. The primary tools to this end will involve the use of neutron scattering techniques, complemented by optical vibrational spectroscopy (including pump-probe methods), available in-house and at international large-scale neutron and free-electron laser facilities. The work will be conducted in collaboration with other research groups at Chalmers, as well as with colleagues at other universities in Sweden and in other countries. The positions are limited to a maximum of 5 years (PhD) and 2 years (Postdoc) and will support science programs funded by the Swedish Research Council. The successful candidates will be based at the Division of Condensed Matter Physics of the Department of Applied Physics. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron Total Scattering Studies of Catalytic Materials
The Diffraction Group in the Chemical and Engineering Materials Division CEMD of the NScD operates single crystal and powder diffraction instruments addressing a range of problems in chemistry and materials research. Areas of research supported by the group include the structure and behavior of electrical energy storage materials and systems, fundamentals of structure under pressure andor temperature conditions, and the effects of processing conditions on material performance. The Scientific Data Analysis Group in the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization NDAV Division develops software and hardware for the reduction and analysis of data taken on SNS and HFIR neutron scattering instruments. The group works closely with the Data Acquisition and Controls teams, who operate the computer systems on the neutron scattering instruments, as well as with the Technology Integration group from the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility OLCF.The Diffraction group in CEMD and the Scientific Data Analysis Group in NDAV have an immediate opening for a joint postdoctoral position focused on developing and demonstrating in situ neutron total scattering techniques at the high-flux instrument NOMAD for catalytic reactions and other energy materials phenomena. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative team to adapt gas flow cells and time-resolvedstroboscopic data reduction capabilities for use in scattering experiments. This post represents an excellent opportunity for a postdoctoral scientist to develop expertise, broaden experience and to interact with leading scientists from around the world.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Employ experiments, data reduction, and data modeling to study and understand catalytically active structures. * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with low temperature sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Lead Project Scientist in neutron scattering
As part of the Swiss contribution to the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, PSI will build the neutron reflectometer Estia.Estia is a time-of-flight reflectometer, optimised for small samples. It is based on the innovative Selene neutron guide concept,which allows new operation modes and ways of controlling the neutron beam http:www.psi.chlnsestia.The Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging LNS is looking for aLead Project Scientist for the time-of-flight reflectometer Estia at the ESS

*Your tasks* * Build the reflectometer Estia at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund as the lead project scientist; you will be head of a small team of scientists and engineers * Take a leading role in the coordination of work between PSI and ESS, requiring a significant amount of travel between the two sites * In the first year you will finalise the design and pre-construction work for Estia together with the local team and ESS staff and be involved in the operation and user support on the neutron reflectometer Amor at PSI * Later you will work entirely on detailed construction, procurement and installation * Own research using neutron reflectometry 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. The employment is initially limited to 3 years. ]]>
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Research Officer
The Component Life Technology Branch performs research and development projects to anticipate and resolve issues caused by materials degradation, with the aim of safe, reliable and economic performance of nuclear facilities for the benefit of Canadians. We support CNL as a world leader in nuclear science and technologies by developing and applying knowledge about chemical reactions at interfaces, delivering high quality reports on time and on budget to our customers, and by maintaining a workforce of highly qualified scientists and technicians, empowered to deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions.

The successful applicant will champion the development and application of neutron reflectometry methods for research about interfacial reactions between metals and aqueous environments, supported by facilities and expertise in the "Canadian Neutron Beam Centre":http://www.cnl.ca/en/home/facilities-and-expertise/cnbc.aspx. Initial work will focus on the degradation of passive films on chrome nickel alloys under extreme conditions, with future outreach building research business partnerships on this foundation of capability. A strong knowledge of material/aqueous interfacial chemistry, degradation/corrosion, as well as neutron reflectometry will be required. CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. ]]>
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Low-Level Radio Frequency Engineer
The LLRF Engineer will be responsible for design, verification, implementation, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance, upgrade, and operation of the LLRF systems that are utilized for the acceleration and manipulation of charged-particle beams in the SNS accelerator complex.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Evaluate and improve the design of the LLRF systems to support the Research Accelerator Division's mission to provide high availability (>90%) neutrons for Neutron Science investigations. * Perform failure analysis and study mean time to repair and mean time to failure data on LLRF systems to propose reliability upgrades. * Develop new architectures and algorithms for upgrades of the LLRF systems used throughout the accelerator complex. * Serve as a subject matter expert on the LLRF systems for the RF team and operations group. * Provide LLRF support for the accelerator including occasional call-in and off-normal work hours. * Perform simulations of RF control systems in support of low-level RF control system development. * Evaluate and improve the designs of digital feedback control systems. * Develop and improve hardware description language (HDL) for systems utilizing field programmable gate arrays (FPGA). * Develop control interfaces for custom hardware platforms utilizing LabView, C++, and EPICS software. * Develop documentation and procedures for LLRF equipment and ancillary systems. * Develop training materials for LLRF systems and participate in training of SNS staff. * 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 RF Systems Manager. * Takes direction from the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader, the RF Systems Manager, and the LLRF Systems Lead Engineer. * Interfaces with Electrical and RF Systems Group members, SNS staff, professional peers from non-ORNL institutions, ORNL business services, vendors and visitors. * Represents group activities and interests within ORNL and at professional conferences, workshops, and collaboration meetings. *Authority/Approval Levels* Provides work direction to engineers, technicians, research mechanics, subcontractors, and vendors within guidelines established by the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader. Initiates procurement of materials and services. *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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PhD Position Investigation of Topological and Quantum Magnets
The Department of Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials undertakes world leading research in quantum and frustrated magnetism, multifunctional materials and superconductivity. As well as operating several X-ray and neutron instruments it also offers a state-of-the-art materials synthesis program and the full range of standard sample characterization facilities including X-ray Laue and powder diffraction, magnetization, transport and thermal measurements.

In the framework of the Helmholtz Virtual Institute ‘New States of Matter and their excitations’ which is a collaborative network of leading scientists throughout Germany and abroad, we invite applications for a 3-year PhD position at HZB. The PhD is to investigate topological and quantum magnets with particular focus on frustrated magnetism arising from Pyrochlore structures where current research has revealed exotic phases such as classical and quantum spin ice which exhibit monopole excitations and emergent electromagnetism. These phenomena will be investigated using primarily the experimental techniques of neutron and X-ray scattering along with materials synthesis and characterization. Pressure and magnetic field will be used to tune the ground states and provide additional insight, while deeper understanding will also be gained by performing computer simulations and by collaboration with theorists. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Position in X-ray and Neutron Scattering studies of Correlated Electron Systems
The Department of Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials undertakes world leading research in quantum and frustrated magnetism, multifunctional materials and superconductivity. As well as operating several X-ray and neutron instruments it also offers a state-of-the-art materials synthesis program and the full range of standard sample characterization facilities including X-ray Laue and powder diffraction, magnetization, transport and thermal measurements. We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of experiment condensed matter.

The position is to use primarily the experimental techniques of X-ray and neutron scattering to explore the physics of correlated electron systems and emphasis will be given to the investigation of quantum and frustrated magnets. X-ray and neutron experiments will take place both in-house and at external sources, and bulk properties measurements will be used as complimentary techniques. Experimental data will be used to test and develop current theoretical models. The appointment is for two years, with a salary based on the German Collective Agreement of the Public Service (TVöD-Bund). ]]>
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PhD in Accelerator Physics
The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a PhD in Accelerator Physics position.

The thesis work covers the domain of multi-cell elliptical cavity design, manufacturing, and testing, for the high intensity proton linac of the ESS. The student will study the performance of the currently proposed cavity design, including developing estimations of the efficiency, peak fields, higher order modes, and the many mechanical properties that combine to determine the successful performance of these cavities. In addition, the student will develop and follow-through the quality control methodologies to ensure that the cavities meet requirements. Known manufacturing technologies will have to be included in the assessment to ensure optimal yield. The position is a time limited position, of 4 years of full-time studies. Your work place will be at LASA in Milan, ESS and Lund University in Lund. Two years of the project time will be spent at LASA in Milan. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neutron Scattering Studies of Large-Scale Structures in QCM
The Quantum Condensed Matter Division QCMD in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL operates 13 instruments for elastic and inelastic neutron scattering studies of materials. Instruments are located at both HFIR and SNS. QCMD conducts research on materials with emergent properties that are manifestly quantum in origin. Some examples of current interest include superconductivity, multiferroicity, ferrotoroidic phenomena, low dimensional and frustrated magnetism, orbital fluctuations and quantum criticality.QCMD has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on a project to study novel phenomena emerging at interfaces between dissimilar complex materials as functions of electric and magnetic fields, light, pressure and temperature. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative team to develop sample environment optimized for use in reflectometry and small angle neutron scattering. The candidate shall perform experiments, including neutron scattering, to elucidate origins of emergent interface magnetism and related magnetic properties in model systems fabricated using state-of-the-art thin film deposition capabilities available at ORNL.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Perform neutron scattering experiments and subsequent data analysis to explore interfacial phenomena arising in quantum condensed matter. * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Develop and implement a plan to enable application of (time dependent, including microwaves) electric and (static) magnetic fields to samples compatible with neutron scattering. * Work as part of a team composed primarily of scientists and engineers in the development of sample environment for reflectometry and SANS. * Identify and fabricate model systems to explore emergent interface phenomena. * Prepare proposals to use facilities at nanoscience, neutron and x-ray facilities as appropriate. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in experimental condensed Physics


This Postdoctoral Research Associate position focuses on the application of elastic and inelastic neutron and x-ray scattering techniques for the study of magnetism and superconductivity in strongly correlated materials in particular, magnetic and superconducting oxides. ]]>
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GP-SANS Senior Instrument Scientist
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 worlds most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together, these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research. Each year, these facilities carry 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.:http:neutrons.ornl.gov

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The Senior Instrument Scientist will influence the technical direction of a multidisciplinary team requiring coordination of scientists, engineers, and supporting crafts across multiple organizations. This person will serve as primary point of contact for setting instrument upgrade and development priorities. This position will make GP-SANS available to the DOE BES general user program reliably and with capabilities and ease-of-use which are continuously improving in accordance with NScD scientific priorities. *Research Activities:* As a member of CEMD, will have a personal research program that fits with the division mission, and will work to expand the capabilities and utilization of GP-SANS for chemistry, materials science, and engineering. *User Support:* Must support a truly general program including structural materials, geophysics, engineered nanocomposites and nanostructures, ceramics, structure/phase changes under extreme conditions, etc. Works with internal and external users to deliver scientific publications from user projects. *Instrument Development:* Champions developments in instrumentation, sample environment, software technique and theory especially for 2-D and/or anisotropic scattering. *Safety:* Maintains a culture of working safely at the instrument. Actively participates in improvements to safety procedures and controls. *Work Directions and Interfaces* This position will report to the Engineering Materials group leader in the Chemistry and Engineering Materials Division. Collaborates with science programs in the Chemistry and Engineering Materials, Quantum Condensed Matter, Biology and Soft Matter, and Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Divisions. Works closely with the research staff in the Biology and Soft Matter Division assigned to the GP-SANS team. Coordinates GP-SANS instrumentation and software development and upgrades. *Authority/Approval Levels* Provides work direction to GPSANS team. Interfaces effectively with line management organizations responsible for team leads, scientific associates, technicians, work coordinators, technical professional and technical support personnel within guidelines established by the respective division directors. Responsible for effective and safe operation of the GP-SANS beamline at HFIR. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Key positions are filled by quality staff that are motivated and retained. Commitment to diversity is demonstrated. * Scientific impact of instruments and programs are recognized by stakeholders and the international scientific community (e.g., number and quality of users and number of publications). * Instrument development and commissioning plan is completed, reviewed, and maintained. * User program is continually developed, broadening the application and impact of neutron sciences across a range of disciplines, and particularly on research areas relevant to the Chemistry and Engineering Materials Division. ]]>
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PhD Studentship - Biologicaly patterning of surfaces
A PhD scholarship in chemistry is offered for research into biological patterning of surfaces based at the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland.The interface between solid surfaces and biological systems is essential for a number of biotechnological devices, but is challenging to study.

The student will use biological building and chemical methods to pattern and characterise solid surfaces. This will include using advanced characterisation techniques including synchrotron X-ray and neutron scattering, electron microscopy, and ellipsometry. ]]>
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Mechatronics Engineer
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Mechatronics Engineer position.

The engineer will participate in small project teams of engineers and technicians executing both technology development and instrument construction projects. Activities within the Chopper technologies development project will include; * Designing and optimising novel new neutron chopper components and assemblies. * Validating design choices and performance through analytical or computer simulations. * Participating in the construction of technology demonstrators for proof of concept, component selection and performance testing. * Participation in initiatives to ensure the safe operation, improve performance, reliability and maintainability of systems installed or under development. Activities within Instrument construction project supporting the chopper work unit leaders will include; * Preparing technical and project documents including specifications, design concepts, work schedules and budgets. * Conducting detailed design of chopper systems to the requirements of instrument projects. * Liaising with in-house teams to develop solutions. * Supporting procurement activities. * Participating in the assembly and commissioning of chopper systems prior to installation. * Executing equipment test programs. * Participating in the installation and commissioning of equipment on the ESS site. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological Small-Angle Scattering
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 worlds 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. 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.:http:neutrons.ornl.gov

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Actively participates in the research activities of the group and to provide user support to visiting researchers. * Develops own independent and collaborative research. * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with low temperature sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Federal Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opening: Joint project between MedImmune NIST
There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST in Gaithersburg, MD about 25 miles from downtown Washington DC.

At a salary of $66,000 / year, the fellowship is funded for a maximum of three years; renewal will be granted at the end of each year based on satisfactory performance. For benefits information see "http://www.nist.gov/ohrm/benefits/index.cfm":http://www.nist.gov/ohrm/benefits/index.cfm ]]>
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Sample Environment Position
The NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR is seeking an associate to operate and maintain sample environment equipment for neutron scattering research. The NCNR is a national user facility that develops and makes available to the general scientific community advanced neutron instrumentation. The role of sample environment staff is to enable users of the NCNR to perform scattering experiments subjecting their samples to extreme temperatures, pressures, and fields.

The applicant will be primarily responsible for preparing and operating the equipment during the course of an experiment along with general maintenance. Other duties will include instructing non-experts in correct techniques and safe operation of equipment, troubleshooting electronics and software problems, and maintenance of sample environment group areas including inventory and restocking of supplies. The position is full time. ]]>
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Research Scientist - neutron and X-ray scattering of strongly correlated electron systems
The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to utilize neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to explore structures and dynamics of strongly correlated electron systems.

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Radio-Frequency RF Engineer
The RF Engineer will support operation, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades of the RF systems that accelerate and manipulate particle beams in the SNS accelerator complex.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Working within the RF Systems Team, evaluates and improves the design of the RF systems to support the Research Accelerator Division's mission to provide high availability (>90%) neutrons for Neutron Science investigations. * Performs failure analysis and study mean time to repair and mean time to failure data on RF systems to propose reliability upgrades. * Provides RF support for the accelerator including occasional call-in and off-normal work hours. * Evaluates and improves the designs of existing electronic circuits to mitigate obsolescence. * Develops control interfaces for custom hardware platforms utilizing LabView and C++ software. * Designs and analyze RF circuits for acceleration and bunching of particle beams. * Develops documentation and procedures for RF equipment and ancillary systems. * Assists with the development of training materials for RF systems and participates in training of SNS staff. * Ensures compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Supervises, directs or trains technicians and craft workers. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values, ethics, and diversity. *Work Directions and Interfaces* * Reports to the RF Systems Manager. * Takes direction from the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader, the RF Systems Manager, and RF Systems Lead Engineers. * Interfaces with Electrical and RF Systems Group members, NScD staff, professional peers from non-ORNL institutions, ORNL business services, vendors and visitors. * Represents group activities and interests within ORNL and at professional conferences, workshops, and collaboration meetings. *Authority/Approval Levels* Provides work direction to engineers, technicians, research mechanics, subcontractors, and vendors within guidelines established by the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader. Initiates procurement of materials and services. *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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PhD student and a Post-doctoral researcher for structural studies of antifouling polymer coatings
Linkping University Sweden is recruiting a PhD student and a Post-doctoral researcher for structural studies of antifouling polymercoatings using neutron reflectometry.

The PhD student and the post-doctoral research fellow will participate in a project on structural characterization of antifouling polymers, aiming at understanding how antifouling properties are related to the molecular structure of swollen hydrophilic polymers. This project includes preparation of polymeric coatings, physico-chemical characterization of these, and studies of protein resistance, bioadhesion or marine fouling onto these coatings. The polymers are synthesized via, for example, SI-ATRP or initiator-free photopolymerization (SIPGP). Structural characterization will be carried out using spectroscopic ellipsometry and QCM-D, and in particular, by neutron reflectivity. The project has a strong multidisciplinary character, and the weight of the different project components can be adjusted depending on the backgrounds of the applicants. ]]>
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Post-Doc Fellowship on Ray tracing for USANS option on SANS instruments
The main focus of the project is to perform ray-tracing calculations, using McStas code, in order to design a tailored Ultra Small Angle Neutron Scattering USANS option for SANS instruments. The construction of a prototype is also planned and the candidate would be involved in the design, engineering and experimental tests.

The postdoctoral fellowship will start in the beginning of 2015 and it will be running for one year with the possibility of extension for another year. ]]>
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Electrical Design Engineer
Are you an Electrical Design Engineer, with strong expertise in the IEC61508 standard and looking to take on new challenges You have now the chance to join the ESSs Protection Systems Group and collaborate with many different specialists in the field of physics, electrical, electronics, software, and mechanical engineering to master the challenges of protecting a novel neutron source driven by a 5MW proton beam. Take this opportunity to apply for the Electrical Design Engineer position, to be a part of one of Europes most exciting science project.

We are seeking for an Electrical Design Engineer with strong expertise in the IEC61508 standard and in Personnel Safety Systems. The successful applicant will assist in the design, development, installation, commissioning and operation of the Personnel Safety Systems for the ESS facility. The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different research fields, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Macromolecular Software Scientist
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 worlds 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. 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.:http:neutrons.ornl.gov

Work on time of flight macromolecular data reduction software development. Conduct and present high-quality, high-impact research in the field of macromolecular crystallography with focus on neutron diffraction techniques. Collaborate with structural biology community in support of its needs for macromolecular structure analysis using neutron and X-ray scattering data. Work closely with instrument scientists and other team members developing and advancing single event data analysis and processing methods for the center's neutron scattering instruments. * Provide feedback to the Neutron Data Analysis & Visualization (NDAV) group, Data Acquisition System (DAS) group, Detector Group to improve applications and instrumentation produced by those groups. * Assist with instrument validation and commissioning. * Represent SNS at conferences and/or workshops presenting and promoting its capabilities for the structural biology community. * Train internal and external facility users on how to use software and systems produced. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Position reports to the MaNDi Group Leader and works closely with the MaNDi instrument team. Works with members of Computing Group and interfaces with Users and instrument scientists within NScD. Will also interface with personnel from DAS Group, User Office, and NScD IT. Collaborates with software developers at other facilities and in the User community to develop software. Works well as a team member leading when necessary, in addition, performs work independently with little guidance. *Measures of Effectiveness* Produces user-friendly software. Distributed software is widely adopted by User community, as assessed by citations in the scientific literature. Instrument Scientists and Users are satisfied with application capabilities. Demonstrate leadership and skill for developing software - develops a good reputation within NSSD. Produces software related documentation. Works effectively in a team environment. Performs work independently. Promotes NSSD throughout the User community when participating in meetings, workshops, or conferences. ]]>
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2 PhDs in Neutron X-ray Scattering to Quantify Multiscale Food Structures


A collaboration between Delft University of Technology, Wageningen University and Dutch food industries will develop a unique suite of complementary small angle scattering and NMR techniques to quantify multiscale structures in food systems under dynamic processing conditions. Three PhD students will exploit the food structural expertise available in the consortium for generation of hierarchical models describing food structure. Two PhD student positions are available in Delft. One student will focus on cellulose by small-angle X-ray scattering during processing and will perform measurements at the synchrotron ESRF in Grenoble. The second student will focus on small-angle neutron scattering on the aggregation of proteins under shear and will do some experimental work at the neutron facility at the Bragg institute in Australia. *Conditions of employment* TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit "www.phd.tudelft.nl":http://www.phd.tudelft.nl for more information. Contract type: Temporary, 4 years ]]>
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Division Director, Biology and Soft Matter
We are seeking a division director that has line management responsibility for the Biology and Soft Matter Division BSMD, and reports to the Associate Laboratory Director ALD for Neutron Sciences.The division director will be expected to have continuous engagement with the scientific community that will define the compelling scientific questions driving the development of our neutron facilities. The division director will be expected to integrate with other related experimental, theoretical, and computational research efforts at ORNL and worldwide to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to neutron science.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Provides line management functions including supervision of technical group leaders, budget preparation, salary planning, staffing, employee relations, and performance management. * Obtains and manages technical resources in support of the Neutron Science program, including support as appropriate for neutron scattering instrument operations. * Plans for, selects, and develops a team of scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff for instruments, operations and scientific programs. * As a scientific division director, is expected to continue to be engaged in current science. * Participates in development of the user program and community, and as appropriate coordinates user communications/interactions either directly or in conjunction with the user office. * Develops the annual BSMD business plan, goals and management system descriptions for the review and approval by theALD. * Provides performance assurance: track and report on division-level performance metrics. * Assumes the responsibilities of ALD in his/her absence as requested. * Represents Neutron Sciences before review committees, advisory committees, and visitors; and at conferences, workshops, invited talks/lectures, and technical meetings. * Serves as member of external review teams, editorial boards, advisory committees, and/or conference organizing committees. * Provides scientific tours of facilities for dignitaries and other special groups on behalf of the NScD ALD. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics in the work environment. *Work Directions and Interfaces* This position will report to the NScD Associate Laboratory Director. Functions as a member of the NScD Executive Management Team. Collaborates with science programs in the Quantum Condensed Matter, Chemistry and Engineering Materials, and Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Divisions. Interfaces with Research Accelerator, Research Reactor and Instrument and Source Division Directors, partner laboratories, Department of Energy (DOE) HQ, Oak Ridge Operations, and the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences (JINS). Coordinates SNS instrumentation and research with ORNL research programs. *Authority/Approval Levels* Provides work direction to group leaders within BSMD. Interfaces effectively with line management organizations responsible for team leads, scientific associates, technicians, work coordinators, technical professional and technical support personnel within guidelines established by the respective division directors. Coordinates job assignments, leave, travel of individuals under his/her authority, and authorizes equipment procurements within BSMD. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Key positions are filled by quality staff that are motivated and retained. Commitment to diversity is demonstrated. * Scientific impact of instruments and programs are recognized by stakeholders and the international scientific community (e.g., number and quality of users and number of publications). * Instrument development and commissioning plan is completed, reviewed, and maintained. * User program is continually developed, broadening the application and impact of neutron sciences across a range of disciplines. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associates - Small and Wide Angle Neutron Scattering, Bio System or Soft Matter
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 worlds 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. 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.:http:neutrons.ornl.gov

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Participate in the development of a new instrument concept. * Perform research on soft materials or biological systems using existing instruments and the instrument prototype. * Perform analysis and modeling to interpret data. * Publish scientific papers on collaborative and independent research. * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* One position reports to Energy and the Environment Group, and the other to Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter Group. ]]>
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Scientific Engineer on Sample Environment
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Scientific Engineer or Scientist on Sample Environment.

An enthusiastic and strongly motivated scientific engineer or scientist is sought to establish and operate a scientific support platform. The primary task is to develop and integrate innovative sample environment systems for chemical, physical and kinematic control of fluids including gases. These tasks contain system integration and implementing existing (in-situ) sample environment but also method development as needed for a user facility. Besides acquiring in-house technical capability, collaboration with the expert teams at other facilities is essential. You will be required to define and implement the long-term strategy for the ESS sample environment in respect to the ‘fluids’ platform but will also be involved in the sample environment development for other (extreme) conditions. You will be part of the ESS Science Directorate but also gain professional experience at other neutron facilities and research teams. Independent research and method development is an integral part of the scientific engineer’s duties. The selected candidate will be invited to join existing research and development projects. A candidate with significant previous experience will also be given the opportunity to develop their own R&D network and research project, preferably at operating neutron research centers. Synergies with the neighboring MAX-IV synchrotron as well as strong links with universities will be encouraged. The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutronics
The postdoctoral associate will work the neutronics team to develop and implement an instrumented liquid hydrogen moderator vessel intended to demonstrate the neutronics performance and kinetics of ortho- and para-hydrogen subjected to radiolysis.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * The selected applicant will implement non-neutron-based techniques for assessing the ortho-para distribution in a liquid hydrogen system under neutron irradiation. * The selected applicant will play a major role in the specification and implementation of a volume-moderator demonstration setup at a moderator test facility. * The selected applicant will participate in the design and construction of a prototypic moderator demonstration facility. * Displays ES&H understanding and discipline that leads to outstanding safety performance. Maintains the highest ethical and professional standards of performance and operates in accordance with these standards. Embodies ORNL values to be the best in everything we do, guided by shared values that exemplify concern for people and working together to meet challenging goals. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with low temperature sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate, High Pressure Inelastic Neutron Scattering - Hydrogen Containing Materials
CEMD has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on a project to study the dynamics of hydrogen and hydrogen loaded systems under high pressure and possibly low temperature using inelastic neutron techniques. The successful candidate will work to closely with ORNL CEMD scientists to develop new high-pressure devices suitable for integration into existing neutron spectrometers, design experiments, analyze data and publication of the results. The experiments will include studies of dynamics, mainly of hydrogen containing materials in the quasielastic and vibrational regimes, in particular the VISION spectrometer.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Perform inelastic neutron scattering experiments and subsequent data analysis to study dynamical phenomena in systems under pressure (1 bar - 4.8 kbar). * In close collaboration with the team, this person will develop and test new high-pressure devices suitable for inelastic neutron scattering with the objective to extend the available pressure range to possibly several 10's of GPa. * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with low temperature sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Principal Experiment Safety Engineer
The Nuclear Safety and Experiment Analysis NSEA Group within the Research Reactors Division RRD, Neutron Sciences Directorate NScD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL, seeks applications for an applied Research and Development RD Principal Experiment Safety Engineer.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Provide feasibility evaluations of prospective in-vessel and gamma irradiation experiments. * Perform thorough reviews of irradiation experiments, and provide guidance to experimenters for preparing such experiments, with the responsibility of ensuring reactor safety and the authority to steer experimenters accordingly. * Provide final review and documentation addressing any Unreviewed Safety Questions (USQ) or programmatic concerns with particular experiments; ultimately providing final authorization for insertion of experiments into the reactor. * Provide experiment design, engineering and fabrication expertise for various materials research and isotope production programs. * Participate in HFIR experiment facility health monitoring, as well as upgrades to and the development of new experiment facilities. * Interact frequently with scientists and engineers of various disciplines both inside and outside ORNL. * Adhere to the rules and regulations that govern the operation of a DOE nuclear facility such as HFIR. ]]>
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Software Developers Java backend responsive web frontend
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic Software Developers to develop enterprise systems and work closely with fellow engineers and scientists to provide software to support the business of science. The role will be based within the ISIS Computing Business Apps team at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Oxford.

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* You will be involved in all aspects of the software development throughout the project lifecycle, from initial requirements analysis through to maintenance. Your responsibilities will include: * Working with fellow Software Engineers in the team to design, code, test and deploy software. * Delivering significant software modules in an agile development environment. * Working with customers as they try out and accept our applications, advising and assisting as necessary. * Providing support to customers around the world (internal and external to the organisation). * Preparing and delivering training to internal customers. *Contacts and Communication* You will work with fellow Software Developers in the team on a day-to-day basis. The team consists of both backend Java EE developers and frontend developers using ASP.NET (C#) with JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, etc. You will also have regular contact with internal customers by email, over the phone and in person. These customers are primarily in the same department but are increasingly from across the whole organization. You will need to provide support to external customers (scientists from around the world) on a regular basis primarily by email. There are opportunities for working with similar organisations in other countries and some of the software we develop and support is part of a European collaboration. You will further your own skills and experience through the projects on which you will work and we will provide you with the support and training that you need to progress in your job and advance your career. With flexible working hours, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays, a good pension scheme and excellent on-site recreational societies and facilities, we support a good work-life balance. *Any other Relevant Information* Occasional travel within the UK and/or overseas. For more information about the technologies we use please see "http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/groups/computing/business":http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/groups/computing/business ]]>
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Mechanical Engineering Technician mf - Permanent position
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading facility for scientific research using neutrons. Every year the ILL welcomes more than 2000 visiting scientists to carry out world-class research on its experimental stations known as instruments. The Reactor Division, whose role is to produce the neutrons needed to supply the ILLs scientific instruments, is responsible for operating all the technical installations associated with the reactor. It currently has a vacancy for a: Mechanical Engineering Technician mf - Permanent position

*Duties:* As a member of the Operations Group, which has round-the-clock responsibility for reactor operations, you will join one of the group’s six shift teams (each comprising a shift leader and four operations technicians) as Shift mechanical engineering technician, after undergoing statutory training to obtain the necessary certification. *Your main duties will be to:* * operate the reactor installations (preparation of hydraulic, electrical and miscellaneous fluid circuits), * monitor, repair and make the reactor installations secure, * prepare and conduct periodic tests and reactor startup tests, * draft operating procedures and instructions, * design and implement modifications to improve operating conditions. You will work shifts on a rota basis (2 x 12h). *Notes:* This post is permanent. Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required. *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":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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EFree Neutron Scattering Coordinator
The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, seeks applications for the position of Neutron Scattering Coordinator within its Energy Frontier Research in Extreme Environments Center EFree.

The main responsibilities in this position will be to (1) lead the development and application of neutron techniques in support of EFree projects, and (2) interact with EFree project groups and provide leadership in the development of new projects in the area of energy materials research. The Coordinator will also have the flexibility and freedom to carry out his/her own research program, consistent with the goals of the Center. It is anticipated that the Coordinator will be based at the SNAP (Spallation Neutrons and Pressure) Beamline at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, with periodic travel to the Geophysical Laboratory in Washington, DC. ]]>
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EFree Synchrotron X-ray Coordinator
The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, seeks applications for the position of Neutron Scattering Coordinator within its Energy Frontier Research in Extreme Environments Center EFree.

The main responsibilities in this position will be to lead the development of new synchrotron radiation techniques for energy materials research and provide expertise in existing synchrotron x-ray techniques in support of EFree projects. The Coordinator will also have significant flexibility and freedom to carry out his/her own research program, consistent with the goals of the Center. It is anticipated that the Coordinator will be based at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, with periodic travel to the Geophysical Laboratory in Washington, DC. ]]>
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Group Leader for the Data Systems and Technologies Group
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Group Leader position for the Data Systems and Technologies Group of the Data Management and Software Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The role of the Data Systems and Technologies Group (DSTG) Leader is to lead the team of system designers and administrators who will design, construct, and operate the data storage, network and high performance computing systems that will be used to stream, store and process the experimental data taken on the instruments to be built at the ESS. These systems will be located in both at ESS in Lund and at the DMSC building in Copenhagen and will be available to the experimental users of ESS instruments. The Data Systems and Technologies Group is also responsible for operating computer systems for scientific software development at DMSC which are used by DMSC groups, other groups within ESS, and collaborators and partners with ESS. Divisions at ESS with whom DMSC works very closely are the Integrated Control Systems Division and the Information Technology Division. The instruments to be deployed at the ESS will open up new frontiers in neutron scattering research and will require data systems that can fully exploit this new potential. The Data Systems and Technologies Group Leader will require both a creative and innovative mind, able to solve complex technical challenges, and an ability to build strong collaborative relationships with the other stakeholders involved. Previous experience in project management in the development of scientific computer systems for the use at a scientific user research facility, along with line management of research and technical staff, is essential in this position. The position is permanent with three months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Data Analysis Software Engineer
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 worlds 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. 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.:http:neutrons.ornl.gov

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Support the scientific mission of the SNS by designing, developing, and maintaining reliable software to facilitate neutron data analysis. * Support the mission of the Scientific Data Analysis Group by providing data reduction and analysis solutions for our users. * Provide documentation and user training for software. Maintain code in a central repository utilizing a version control system. Develop software using software engineering practices. * Will be expected to participate in research programs that involve using their computational expertise in the analysis of results from materials studies with neutrons. * Ensure and monitor compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. Promptly identify ESH and QA issues and communicate them to project and division management, ESH and QA contacts, and/or subcontractor contacts as appropriate. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Position reports to one of the three team leads. The specific team will be determined based on the successful candidate's interests and skill set. Works closely with members of Scientific Data Analysis Group and other members of the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division, and interfaces with external scientific users and instrument scientists at SNS, HFIR, and other technical groups. Collaborates with software developers at other facilities and from the user community. Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times as well as work independently. ]]>
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Polarised Neutrons Scientist
The Excitations Polarized Neutron Group at ISIS is seeking an Instrument Scientist to work with the polarized neutron facilities at ISIS, to provide polarized neutron capability on several instruments at ISIS including LET, WISH, and LARMOR on the ISIS 2nd target station.

*List of Duties / Work Programme/ Responsibilities* The duties of the Instrument Scientist for Polarized Neutrons will include: * To provide scientific and technical support to scientific visitors to ISIS both using, and developingpolarized neutron techniques * To work as part of a team to develop novel instrumentation, techniques and software * To conduct an active programme of research at ISIS *Salary:* £28,383 to £43,164 *Grade:* D/E *Contract Type:* Open-Ended *Hours:* Full Time *Closing Date: 31 December 2014* In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. ]]>
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Nimrod Instrument Scientist
The ISIS Disordered Materials Group is seeking an Instrument Scientist to support the science programme on the Nimrod instrument and more widely within the group.

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities:* * Provide local contact support for users of NIMROD and, on occasion, other instruments within the Disodered Materials Group. * Contribute to the development of new liquids and disordered materials diffraction capabilities at ISIS, including new instrumentation, sample environment facilities and data analysis techniques. * Seek funding for instrument and other equipment upgrades. * Represent and actively work on increasing the user base on NIMROD. * Provide supervision for students and visiting researchers. * Conduct and disseminate research via publications and conference presentations. * Conduct tours for visiting scientists and visiting members of the public. *Contacts and Communication* The job holder will interact extensively with visitors, predominantly from higher education institutions but also from industry. The successful candidate is expected to present their scientific work and represent the group at international conferences and meetings. *Salary:* £ 36,033 - 43,164 (depending on experience) *Grade:* E *Contract Type:* Open-Ended *Hours:* Full Time *Closing Date: 31st December 2014* ]]>
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Wish Instrument Scientist
The ISIS Crystallography Group is seeking an Instrument Scientist to support the user programme of powder and single crystal diffraction on WISH and other diffraction instruments.We are looking for a highly motivated and independent scientist to join the Crystallography Group to support the user programme of powder and single crystal diffraction on WISH and other diffraction instruments, contribute to ongoing equipment development projects and perform their own research programme in the field of crystallography.

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* * Provide local contact support for users of WISH and other instruments within the Crystallography Group. * Contribute to the development of new powder diffraction capabilities at ISIS, including new instrumentation, sample environment facilities and data analysis techniques. * Seek funding for instrument and other equipment upgrades. * Represent and actively work on increasing the user base. * Provide supervision for students and team members (dependent on experience). * Conduct and disseminate research via publications and conference presentations. * Conduct tours for visiting scientists and visiting members of the public. *Contacts and Communication* The job holder will interact extensively with visitors, predominantly from higher education institutions but also from industry. The successful candidate is expected to present their scientific work and represent the group at international conferences and meetings. *Salary:* £ 36,033 - 43,164 (depending on experience) *Grade:* E *Contract Type:* Open-Ended *Hours:* Full Time *Closing Date: 31st December 2014* ]]>
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Zoom Instrument Scientist
The ISIS Large Scale Structures Group is seeking an Instrument Scientist to support the science programme on the Zoom small angle scattering instrument and more widely within the group.

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* A full-time vacancy exists to assist in the development and running of the Zoom instrument. The position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of small angle neutron scattering in the areas of hard/soft condensed matter or the life sciences. In addition to assisting with the development and running of Zoom the successful candidate will be expected to assist in the advancement of focussing of neutrons for time-of-flight techniques at ISIS. *Contacts and Communication* The successful candidate will interact extensively with visitors both from higher education institutions and industry. This will take the form of enabling, leading and expanding the scientific programme for Zoom. External representation will also range from presenting their own scientific work at conferences to strategic engagement with stakeholders regarding future directions. Internally, the candidate will be expected to contribute to and lead aspects of the LSS scientific programme and actively represent the group in its interactions with other ISIS and STFC science and technology groups. *Salary:* £ 28,383 - 43,164 (depending on experience) *Grade:* D-E *Contract Type:* Open-Ended *Hours:* Full Time *Closing Date: 31st December 2014* ]]>
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Offspec Instrument Scientist
The ISIS Large Scale Structures Group is seeking an Instrument Scientist to support the science programme on the Offspec neutron reflectometer and more widely within the group.

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* A full-time vacancy exists to assist in the development and running of the OffSpec instrument. The position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of neutron reflectometry in the areas of hard/soft condensed matter or the life sciences. In addition to assisting with the development and running of OffSpec the successful candidate will be expected to take a lead in developing the user community and delivering new scientific capabilities to the LSS instrument suite. *Contacts and Communication* The successful candidate will interact extensively with visitors both from higher education institutions and industry. This will take the form of enabling, leading and expanding the scientific programme for OffSpec. External representation will also range from presenting their own scientific work at conferences to strategic engagement with stakeholders regarding future directions. Internally, the candidate will be expected to contribute to and lead aspects of the LSS scientific programme and actively represent the group in its interactions with other ISIS and STFC science and technology groups. *Salary:* £ 28,383 - 43,164 (depending on experience) *Grade:* D-E *Contract Type:* Open-Ended *Hours:* Full Time *Closing Date: 31st December 2014* ]]>
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Inter Instrument Scientist
The ISIS Large Scale Structures Group is seeking an Instrument Scientist to support the science programme on the Inter neutron reflectometer and more widely within the group.

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* A full-time vacancy exists to assist in the development and running of the INTER instrument. The position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of neutron reflectometry in the areas of hard/soft condensed matter or the life sciences. In addition to assisting with the development and running of INTER the successful candidate will be expected to develop the user community and deliver new scientific capabilities to the LSS instrument suite through contributions to sample environment or software. *Contacts and Communication* The successful candidate will interact extensively with visitors both from higher education institutions and industry. This will take the form of enabling, leading and expanding the scientific programme for INTER. External representation will also range from presenting their own scientific work at conferences to strategic engagement with stakeholders regarding future directions. Internally, the candidate will be expected to contribute to and lead aspects of the LSS scientific programme and actively represent the group in its interactions with other ISIS and STFC science and technology groups. *Salary:* £ 28,383 - 43,164 (depending on experience) *Grade:* D-E *Contract Type:* Open-Ended *Hours:* Full Time *Closing Date: 31st December 2014* ]]>
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Surf Instrument Scientist
The ISIS Large Scale Structures Group is seeking an Instrument Scientist to support the science programme on the Surf neutron reflectometer and more widely within the group.

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* A full-time vacancy exists to assist in the development and running of the SURF instrument. The position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of neutron reflectometry in the areas of hard/soft condensed matter or the life sciences. In addition to assisting with the development and running of SURF the successful candidate will be expected to develop the user community and deliver new scientific capabilities to the LSS instrument suite through contributions to sample environment or software. *Contacts and Communication* The successful candidate will interact extensively with visitors both from higher education institutions and industry. This will take the form of enabling, leading and expanding the scientific programme for SURF. External representation will also range from presenting their own scientific work at conferences to strategic engagement with stakeholders regarding future directions. Internally, the candidate will be expected to contribute to and lead aspects of the LSS scientific programme and actively represent the group in its interactions with other ISIS and STFC science and technology groups. *Salary:* £ 28,383 - 43,164 (depending on experience) *Grade:* D-E *Contract Type:* Open-Ended *Hours:* Full Time *Closing Date: 31st December 2014* ]]>
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ChipIr Scientist
ISIS is seeking an Instrument Scientist to commission and support the science programme on the ChipIr chip irradiation instrument.Applications are invited for the full-time post of Instrument Scientist on the new state-of-the-art semiconductor irradiation instrument ChipIr. The post-holder will become part of the ChipIr instrument team at ISIS working at the forefront of fast neutron instrument development in the UK and internationally.

A key aspect of the role will be commissioning, development and running of the ChipIr instrument. The position represents an excellent opportunity to develop the industrial and commercial use of the instrument and to develop collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting and extending its capabilities. In addition to assisting with the development and running of ChipIr the successful candidate will be expected to lead and assist in the advancement of the exploitation of facilities at ISIS and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory for single-event effect testing and radiation-effects work. The successful candidate will contribute to engaging the UK and international radiation-effects communities to promote and develop the new instrument. *Salary:* £ 28,383 - 43,164 (depending on experience) *Grade:* D-E *Contract Type:* Open-Ended *Hours:* Full Time *Closing Date: 31st December 2014* ]]>
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Low Energy Neutron Spectroscopy Instrument Scientist
The ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group is seeking an Instrument Scientist to support and develop our science and instrumentation programme in low-energy spectroscopy on the high-resolution spectrometers IRIS and OSIRIS.

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* A full-time (open-ended) vacancy exists to support and develop our science and instrumentation programme in low-energy spectroscopy on the high-resolution spectrometers IRIS and OSIRIS. This post represents an excellent opportunity to create both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of neutron scattering. As a member of the ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group, the post holder will also be expected to develop a sufficient understanding of other instruments in the group, and to support the group’s wider operational programme. *Contacts and Communication* The successful candidate will interact extensively with visitors both from higher education institutions as well as industry. External representation will also range from presenting their own scientific work at conferences to strategic engagement with stakeholders, and delineating future directions in science and facility development. Internally, the candidate will be expected to contribute to the wider activities of the Molecular Spectroscopy Group and actively represent the group in its interactions with other ISIS and STFC science and technology groups. *Salary:* £ 28,383 - 43,164 (depending on experience) *Grade:* D-E *Contract Type:* Open-Ended *Hours:* Full Time *Closing Date: 31st December 2014* ]]>
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Mari Instrument Scientist
The Excitations Polarized Neutron Group at ISIS is seeking an Instrument Scientist to work on the Mari chopper spectrometer.

*List of Duties / Work Programme/ Responsibilities* The duties of the Instrument Scientist on MARI will include: * To provide scientific and technical support to scientific visitors to ISIS, particularly on MARI * To work as part of a team to develop novel instrumentation, techniques and software * To conduct an active programme of research using MARI and/or other instruments at ISIS *Salary:* £28,383 to £43,164 *Grade:* D/E *Contract Type:* Open-Ended *Hours:* Full Time *Closing date: 31 Dec 2014* In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. ]]>
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LET Instrument Scientist
The Excitations Polarized Neutron Group at ISIS is seeking an Instrument Scientist to work on the LET chopper spectrometer.

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* The duties of the Instrument Scientist on LET will include: * To provide scientific and technical support to scientific visitors to ISIS, particularly on LET * To work as part of a team to develop novel instrumentation, techniques and software * To conduct an active programme of research using LET and/or other instruments at ISIS *Salary:* £28,383 to £43,164 *Grade:* D/E *Contract Type:* Open-Ended *Hours:* Full Time In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. ]]>
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HPC System Administrator
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a HPC System Administrator position at the Data Management and Software Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Data Systems and Technologies Group (DSTG) will design and operate the High Performance Computing (HPC) systems (data storage, network, cluster and workstations) that will be used to stream, store and process the experimental data taken on the instruments to be built at the ESS. These systems will be located in both at ESS in Lund and at the DMSC building in Copenhagen and will be available to the experimental users of ESS instruments. The Data Systems and Technologies Group is also responsible for operating computer systems for scientific software development at DMSC which are used by DMSC groups, other groups within ESS, and collaborators and partners with ESS. Divisions at ESS with whom DMSC works very closely are the Integrated Control Systems Division and the Information Technology Division. The HPC Systems Administrator will work as part of a team that currently administers the cluster, parallel file system, virtualization servers and software development servers used by DMSC and ESS staff for scientific calculations in preparation for ESS. These systems are Linux based. This group is also engaged in design work for the network connections, clusters and file systems that will be used for the analysis of data from the experiments to be carried out at the ESS. The position is permanent with three months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Research Scientist TOF IN15 mf
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. The Institute welcomes more than 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. Funded primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 12 other countries. The Science Division currently has a vacancy: Research Scientist TOF IN15 mf

*You will be in charge of:* * Co-managing the instrument IN15 * Providing support to users for scientific experiments on IN15 and helping them collect data under optimum conditions * Initiating development and maintenance for this instrument * Developing strong collaborations for your own scientific work You will also be encouraged to extend your activity to another NSE instrument (WASP) under construction, having smaller resolution but very high angular coverage. Fixed-term contract: 5 years. *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":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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Postdoc in Inelastic Neutron Scattering Studies of Quantum Criticality Under Applied Pressure
The Quantum Condensed Matter Division QCMD in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL operates 13 instruments for elastic and inelastic neutron scattering studies of materials. Instruments are located at both HFIR and SNS. QCMD conducts research on materials with emergent properties that are manifestly quantum in origin. Some examples of current interest include superconductivity, multiferroicity, low dimensional and frustrated magnetism, orbital fluctuations and quantum criticality.QCMD has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on a project to study quantum criticality using inelastic neutron scattering in the presence of applied pressure. The successful candidate will work to enhance the low temperature performance of existing pressure cells to enable measurements in the appropriate phase space to study quantum critical systems and work in a collaborative team to develop new pressure cells.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Perform inelastic neutron scattering experiments and subsequent data analysis to explore various quantum critical systems in conditions of low temperature and high pressure (in the range of 3 GPa). * Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings. * Characterize the temperature performance of existing pressure cells and develop and implement a plan for enhancing their low temperature characteristics or developing new pressure cells as appropriate. * Work as part of a team composed primarily of scientists and engineers to develop new pressure cells to expand our ability to study quantum materials using inelastic neutron scattering in the presence of applied pressure. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, working with low temperature sample environment equipment, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Group Leader, Thin Films and Nanostructures
Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a Group Leader for the Thin Films and Nano-Structures Group, in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division at the Neutron Sciences Directorate.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Supervise the Thin Films and Nanostructures Group staff activities and program development involving large scale, nanoscale or meso-scale structures in hard matter. * Supervise staff of existing polarized neutron reflectometer instrument at SNS, and SANS instruments at HFIR, as appropriate. * Grow the neutron scattering directorate capabilities, including the spectrometer development, sample environment, novel measurement techniques, software and personnel. * Increase the size and productivity of the user community by engaging the users through workshops, outreach activities and engagement with other ORNL user facilities, and by engaging the synchrotron user community in x-ray/ neutron complementarity. * Will be expected to pursue own scientific research through existing or new FWPs and LDRD programs. * Identify and pursue synergies with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and JINS staff in developing programs and performing scientific research with ORNL. * Represent the group and NScD before various review committees, advisory committees, and visitors; and at conferences, workshops, invited talks, lectures and technical meetings. Will be expected to lead talks, lectures and various tours for visitors or dignitaries as required. * Serve as a member of external review teams, editorial boards, advisory committees and conference organizing committees. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics in the work environment. * Ensure compliance with and leadership for environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements and help to lead a strong safety culture at ORNL. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to the Quantum Condensed Matter Division Director for the Neutron Sciences Directorate. Interfaces with facility users and stakeholders, directors of other divisions within the Directorate, other ORNL divisions, partner laboratories, Department of Energy headquarters and the DOE site office. *Measures of Effectiveness* Meets goals established in the business plan and Lab Agenda. Provides work direction to managers and staff for technical systems and operations. Operates with the budget and defined policies and regulations. Maintains accurate accountability and operates within procurement authority, absence approval, travel regulations, and staffing policies. ]]>
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Scientific Software Developer
The Data Management and Software Centre DMSC in Copenhagen, part of the ESS Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for two Scientific Software Developer positions.

The role as software developer for the instrument data group is to: 1. Coordinate the development of software frameworks for experiment control and data reduction software for ESS neutron instruments by actively collaborating with ESS instrument and technical teams and in-kind partners. 2. To develop software for ESS scientific operations in line with instrument team and in-kind partner facilities. 3. Actively support the ESS instrument teams and the NSS project by: * Gathering specific requirements. * Developing key areas of software. * Working with other ESS and DMSC groups to ensure compatibility and maximise performance. Our work will be performed in collaboration with the teams from the Neutron Instruments and Neutron Technologies Divisions who are designing the instruments; with the Data Systems and Technologies, Data Management, and Data Analysis, Modelling and Simulation Groups within DMSC; and with the Integrated Controls Systems Division in the Machine Directorate at ESS. This position is a unique opportunity to shape the software environment of largest neutron science project in the world. Together with our partners the solutions that DMSC provide will be used by a large number of users (over 3000 users per year), in a scientifically diverse community. The two positions are permanent with three months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Director for Neutron Scattering Facilities
Reporting to the Director General, the Director for Neutron Scattering Facilities provides leadership and professional direction to the staff within the Directorate, and manages the planning and implementation of the Directorates scope of responsibilities. This scope includes ESSs scientific instrumentation, scientific support facilities and the Data Management and Software Center located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Director for Neutron Scattering Facilities ensures that the ESS facility is constructed and commissioned successfully and will meet its scientific objectives.The Director for Neutron Scattering Facilities is an experienced leader, proving strategic direction and inspiring the implementation of technical solutions and best practices that address ESSs priorities. The Director advises the Director General on matters relating to neutron science instrumentation, scientific support facilities, the Data Management and Software Center.

The Director for Neutron Scattering Facilities will be a member of the Executive Management Team that will secure the success of ESS during construction, commissioning, and into operations. He/she will be responsible for performance goals, scope, cost, schedule, and deliverables of the Neutron Scattering Facilities Directorate and, together with the Director General and the other Directors, for the entire ESS. *Duties will include, but not be restricted to:* * Lead and manage the ESS Neutron Scattering Facilities Directorate * Foster interactions with the relevant communities and chair the Instrument Collaboration Board comprised of representatives from collaborating institutions. * Together with the Director General and members of the ESS Executive Management Team, own the ESS Construction Project performance goals, scope, cost, schedule, and deliverables. * Direct, coordinate, and develop the operational aspects within the Directorate. * Develop and implement long-term strategies and provide medium-term strategic direction within the Directorate. * Ensure that the Directorate achieves its objectives and complies with all relevant regulations and laws, and establishes a team of senior managers with operational responsibilities. * Contribute to the development of policies in compliance with overall objectives, strategies and plans. * Represent the Neutron Scattering Facilities Directorate at the ESS Steering Committee (STC) and other governing bodies. * Contribute to high-level negotiations on contracts and agreements relevant to the Directorate. * Manage the work with the ESS Science Advisory Committee (SAC) on behalf of the Director General. *What ESS Offers* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion, a rare opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world-leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, ESS provides a unique opportunity to influence the future of science and technology. You will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes collaboration, openness and sustainability. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Protein ChemistStructural Biologist
The Biology and Soft Matter Division at ORNL invites applications for a post-doctoral Protein Chemist or Structural Biologist to join its Biology and Biomedical Science group. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team investigating the development and application of paramagnetic labeling and proton polarization for structure-function analysis of biological complexes involved in cell-signaling, DNA repair and light harvesting systems. These projects will involve multi-task efforts in molecular biology, NMR, dynamic nuclear polarization and protein crystallography. As an ORNL postdoctoral fellow you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities for isotopic labeling, biophysical characterization and x-ray diffraction, as well as access to world class facilities for neutron diffraction and scattering. The position represents an excellent opportunity for researchers to develop their careers and interact with leading scientists from around the world.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research. * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Mechanical Technician


As a technician you will participate in small project teams of engineers and technicians executing both technology development and instrument construction projects. Activities within the chopper technologies development project will include: * Manufacturing mechanical components for prototypes. * Assembling mechanical and electrical equipment. * Commissioning and testing mechanical and electromechanical systems and subsystems. * Developing solutions for chopper mechanical subsystems * Supporting the chopper group engineers in defining the selecting of technical solutions or production methods for chopper systems * Oversee contracted technicians working on site. * Checking the conformity of contracted work. * Participation in initiatives to ensure the safe operation, improve performance, reliability and maintainability of systems installed or under development. * Executing equipment test programs Activities within Instrument construction project supporting the chopper work unit leaders will include; * Participating in the design of chopper systems to the requirements * Liaising with in-house teams to develop solutions. * Supporting procurement activities. * Participating in the assembly and commissioning of chopper systems prior to installation. * Executing equipment test programs. * Participating in on-site installation and commissioning of equipment. * Developing Installation procedures and standards for components including prototyping, testing and documentation. * Define and test appropriated standard components. * Oversee contractors during on-site installation. * Assemble and test choppers systems prior to installation. The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Mechatronics Engineer


The engineer will participate in small project teams of engineers and technicians executing both technology development and instrument construction projects. Activities within the Chopper technologies development project will include: * Designing and optimising novel new neutron chopper components and assemblies. * Validating design choices and performance through analytical or computer simulations. * Participating in the construction of technology demonstrators for proof of concept, component selection and performance testing. * Participation in initiatives to ensure the safe operation, improve performance, reliability and maintainability of systems installed or under development. Activities within Instrument construction project supporting the chopper work unit leaders will include; * Preparing technical and project documents including specifications, design concepts, work schedules and budgets. * Conducting detailed design of chopper systems to the requirements of instrument projects. * Liaising with in-house teams to develop solutions. * Supporting procurement activities. * Participating in the assembly and commissioning of chopper systems prior to installation. * Executing equipment test programs. * Participating in the installation and commissioning of equipment on the ESS site. The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Electrical Engineer Automation


The successful candidates will participate in the evaluation processes of automation control units for the ESS Neutron Scattering Instrumentation and in the construction of the Instruments: * Support the engineers of the MCAG in testing the different control units and components, in building and commissioning of the prototypes and preparation of the appropriated documentation * Support the engineers in the different phases of the Neutron Instruments construction. * After a training period the candidate will be given the chance to take over the responsibility for Motion Control & Automation within a Neutron Instruments Project of our in-kind partners becoming the key contact person for that technology for the instruments project team. This includes placements at our partners in Europe (UK and Switzerland) for periods between one or two months. The positions are time limited positions for 24 months. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden but with temporary placements abroad for periods between one or two months. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Component Fabrication Engineer
The Component Fabrication Engineer will work closely with engineers and QA support staff within the Compliance, Fabrication, and QA CFQA Group and the Instrument Source Division ISD to oversee and manage engineering procurements for specialized, high-rigor components fabricated to support operation of the Spallation Neutron Source SNS. The Component Fabrication Engineer will act as the Technical Project Officer TPO, where appropriate, and act as the vendor interface at SNS.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Oversees and manages the procurement and fabrication of specialized, high-rigor components fabricated to support operation of the SNS, acting as the TPO and vendor interface. * Ensures that manufacturing packages meet the requirements of the ISD QA plan. * Ensures documentation and engineering drawings of manufactured components are completed and placed under configuration management in conjunction with design engineering personnel. * Provides design support and drawing review to enhance component manufacturability. * Monitors and tracks vendor manufacturing plans/progress, identifies issues in a timely manner to design engineering personnel and the CFQA Group manager, and provides support for issue resolution. * Works with vendors and appropriate personnel to develop testing and inspection plans. * Coordinates shipment of material and equipment to and from vendors as required to support fabrication and testing activities. * In conjunction with QA personnel, visits vendors to witness testing and perform source inspections. * In conjunction with QA and design engineering personnel, ensures that nonconformance and deviations are documented and resolved. * Compiles weekly and monthly reports as required. * Complies with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of organizational values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to CFQA Group manager. Schedules, assigns and directs the tasks of QA support within and outside of the group. Interfaces with vendors, engineering personnel within ISD and the SNS project. *Measures of Effectiveness* Provides work direction to group members within guidelines established by the CFQA Group manager. Approves manufacturing plan milestones and hold points as agreed by engineering and QA personnel ]]>
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Post-doctoral position Joint Project CEA-INAC and ILL
A 12+12 months post-doctoral position is offered in the framework of a long-term project between the CEA and the ILL dedicated to the in-depth study of new electrodes and electrolytes for Li-ion and post-Li ion batteries. This project aims at providing real-time quantification and visualisation of the electrochemical mechanisms at the microscopic level over large time and space scales, by means of in situ and operando neutron scattering experiments.Due to the great success of lithium-ion batteries for portable electronic devices, they are nowadays also becoming increasingly important for large-scale applications like electric vehicles. Their widespread implementation, however, is still hampered by several issues as specific energy, power density, durability and safety. The development of safer, more efficient and durable batteries, calls for the design of new nanostructured electrodes and innovative electrolytes to overcome the actual limitations instability, inflammability, leakage problems, interfacial compatibility, ageing, etc.In situ operando diffraction techniques have been proven to be tools of choices to follow the structural modifications of electrodes upon chargedischarge cycling. Yet, the overall behaviour of the battery is also highly conditioned by the electrolyte properties and the electrodeelectrolyte interface. The present project aims at a multi-scale multi-technique investigation of the different components of the battery, using neutron scattering performed at the world-class reactor at Institut Laue Langevin. Neutrons are highly sensitive to Lithium and can provide valuable information on Li environment and dynamics. The high neutron flux available at ILL is needed to obtain high quality data and reasonable time resolution.

We propose to combine state-of-the art neutron diffraction studies, taking advantage of the available electrochemical cell developed at ILL in the framework of an on-going thesis, with “soft matter” techniques as SANS/GISANS for structural studies of nanoparticles-based materials and nanostructured electrolytes. This requires the development of ad hoc battery cells for transmission and grazing incidence geometries. For the most promising electrode/electrolyte couple, QENS experiments could be envisaged to get insights into the molecular mechanism of Lithium diffusion in the materials. The CEA-LITEN team is expert in the conception and implementation of new materials for energy storage. The CEA-INAC team has a renowned activity in multi-scale characterization of the structure/transport interplay of nanostructured materials for energy, including a long-standing experience in operando scattering experiments on fuel cells. A long term visitor status will be provided to the post-doc at the ILL where work will be carried out within the Partnership for Soft Condensed Matter initiative. World leading neutron instrumentation, support facilities, software and instrument experts will be made available and stays at the ILL over short periods of time are foreseen. ]]>
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Public Engagement and Events Officer
Working with ISIS scientists and users we expect you to take the lead on coordinating public engagement activities for the facility, planning and managing events with the STFC public engagement team and developing resources for our scientists to take into schools and to science festivals.You will also oversee all visits to the facility, ensuring these events are well planned, managed and delivered in a consistent fashion. You will also help to develop consistent processes for managing the logistics of scientific conferences and high level visits. Reporting to the ISIS impact manager you will also look for opportunities to promote ISIS at external events and represent ISIS at events organized by the STFC corporate team.

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* * Develop a public engagement strategy for ISIS that fits within the framework of the STFC public engagement strategy ("www.stfc.ac.uk/1328":http://www.stfc.ac.uk/1328) and the ISIS communications strategy * Manage and develop resources for public engagement activities. * Develop and deliver a public engagement training programme for ISIS staff and users * Take the lead on coordinating all visits to the facility, working closely with the STFC Public Engagement team to deliver inspiring, age appropriate events for a wide range of audiences. * Oversee the logistics of scientific and technical conferences led by ISIS staff. * Support ISIS involvement in STFC managed events, by producing briefing notes, literature and organizing ISIS representation. * Support other communications activities as required *Contacts and Communication* Reporting to the ISIS impact manager this post will communicate extensively with the STFC public engagement team, scientists and engineers across ISIS and also with external users. *Additional information* In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s "careers pages":http://www.stfc.ac.uk/2431.aspx. ]]>
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Component Fabrication Engineer
The Component Fabrication Engineer will work closely with engineers and QA support staff within the Compliance, Fabrication, and QA CFQA Group and the Instrument Source Division ISD to oversee and manage engineering procurements for specialized, high-rigor components fabricated to support operation of the Spallation Neutron Source SNS. The Component Fabrication Engineer will act as the Technical Project Officer TPO, where appropriate, and act as the vendor interface at SNS.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Oversees and manages the procurement and fabrication of specialized, high-rigor components fabricated to support operation of the SNS, acting as the TPO and vendor interface. * Ensures that manufacturing packages meet the requirements of the ISD QA plan. * Ensures documentation and engineering drawings of manufactured components are completed and placed under configuration management in conjunction with design engineering personnel. * Provides design support and drawing review to enhance component manufacturability. * Monitors and tracks vendor manufacturing plans/progress, identifies issues in a timely manner to design engineering personnel and the CFQA Group manager, and provides support for issue resolution. * Works with vendors and appropriate personnel to develop testing and inspection plans. * Coordinates shipment of material and equipment to and from vendors as required to support fabrication and testing activities. * In conjunction with QA personnel, visits vendors to witness testing and perform source inspections. * In conjunction with QA and design engineering personnel, ensures that nonconformance and deviations are documented and resolved. * Compiles weekly and monthly reports as required. * Complies with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of organizational values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to CFQA Group manager. Schedules, assigns and directs the tasks of QA support within and outside of the group. Interfaces with vendors, engineering personnel within ISD and the SNS project. *Measures of Effectiveness* Provides work direction to group members within guidelines established by the CFQA Group manager. Approves manufacturing plan milestones and hold points as agreed by engineering and QA personnel ]]>
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Sandwich StudentScience Media Researcher
We seek one science media researcher to play a full role in supporting ISIS science outreach activities to a range of audiences. You will join a team that plays a major role in the life of ISIS promoting science through a range of channels including websites, specialist and national media, events, exhibitions and education activities.

You will have a have a passion for contemporary science and technology and will enjoy using and developing your writing, design and presentation skills to promote ISIS to a wide range of audiences. The role would suit someone with an interest in communicating contemporary science. You might be a science student wanting to switch into science communication or you might be a journalism student seeking to specialise in science. *List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* * Researching, writing and presenting ISIS science through a range of channels * Managing projects in support of science and society programme * Support ISIS website content development * Event and exhibition design and support Within this role, additional opportunities may exist to take part in science research or undertake web software development. Some UK travel may be required. ]]>
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Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Bragg Institute
We are currently seeking a PhD graduate in chemistry or materials science to join the team of researchers in the Energy Materials research project to engage in neutron-scattering experiments and computational modelling to characterize and understand porous materials used for carbon dioxide separation, sequestration, and conversion. The successful Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will have solid communication and problem solving skills in order to perform experiments and data analysis. The Post-Doctoral position forms part of a large collaborative effort aimed at developing innovative ways to capture and transform carbon dioxide generated from the burning of fossil fuels. As such the successful candidate will be required to work effectively with cross-disciplinary teams from Australias top universities and research institutes.

*Duties and responsibilities* * Conduct experimental and computational scientific research relevant to the Energy Materials research project. * Deliver research outcomes. * Take responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and development of scientific instrumentation techniques and processes used in this project. * Publish outcomes of the research in high quality academic journals ]]>
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Superconducting Linac Systems Technician
The Superconducting Linac SCL systems technician will perform daily tasks relating to the central helium liquefier CHL, SCL, and superconducting radio-frequency SRF facilities. Candidates are required to qualify as a system specialist for operating the CHL through the training program of the SCL Systems Group. Daily tasks will include cryomodule assembly and maintenance, operations and maintenance of helium refrigeration systems, operations and maintenance of superconducting cavity processing facilities, conducting qualification tests, and assisting engineering and scientific staff with research and development. Candidate will contribute to development and maintenance of documentation including but not limited to operating and maintenance procedures, assembly travelers, test results, and specifications. Candidate will assist engineers in analyzing, establishing, and communicating equipment needs, procedures, and results.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Under supervision of project staff, assembles, tests, certifies, and documents SNS SCL cryogenic components. * Assists with component assembly and commissioning of the helium refrigerator, cryomodule, and superconducting radio frequency facility. * Periodically serves as CHL System Specialist for CHL operation during day time or evening shift. * Observe, document, and communicate designs, methods, materials, and equipment required for the operations, assembly, and development processes. * Sets up and operates process and test equipment and apparatus * Uses electronic and mechanical test and measurement equipment to verify system function and integrity; uses computers to collect, record, and analyze data for acceptance * Develops and maintains documentation and procedures for fabricating, testing, and operating equipment * May provide work direction to trades/crafts for successful component fabrication, assembly, and installation * Ensures compliance with ESH and quality procedures and programs. May participate in the development and communication of safety and quality procedures * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of laboratory values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, occasional climbing, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research.* *Work Directions and Interfaces* * Reports to the SCL Systems Group Lead Engineer. * Takes direction from the Superconducting Linac Systems Group Leader, Engineering staffs, and Scientist. * Keeps strong commitment to team environment dynamics. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Success in the fulfillment of all major duties and responsibility. * 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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Ph.D. position Forschungszentrum Juelich Germany: Inelastic neutron scattering on magnetocaloric compounds
The Juelich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS, in collaboration with the CEA Grenoble, France, offers a graduate position on the research of magnetocaloric effect compounds.Saving energy is key to counteract the dramatic changes in the global climate and is one component of the energy revolution presently ongoing in many countries worldwide. One possibility for a more efficient use of energy in daily life is the use of magnetic refrigeration technologies, which can reach significant higher efficiencies than todays gas compression devices.The main focus of your work will be inelastic neutron scattering studies on single crystals of specific compounds in the Mn-Fe-Si system, which exhibit a significant magnetocaloric effect. The underlying mechanism of the magnetocaloric effect and its relation to changes in the crystal structure are still unknown. The inelastic neutron scattering experiments will shed light onto the relationship of the lattice and magnetic excitations and thus help to understand the fundamentals of the magnetocaloric effect.

You will participate in several scattering experiments at leading neutron sources around the world and have access to a variety of state-of-the-art in-house characterization methods. An important part of the data analysis is the comparison with theoretical models to be developed using appropriate program packages. The successful candidate will be based at the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) situated in Grenoble, France. He/She will be part of a common project conducted by JCNS and the CEA Grenoble and will be directly associated to the cold neutron 3-axis spectrometer IN12 operated by the JCNS. The successful candidate can receive the PhD either from RWTH Aachen University or Université de Grenoble. *We Offer* * Carrying out research in an international and multidisciplinary environment at leading research facilities for fundamental research using neutrons * Strong interaction with other researcher within ILL and CEA Grenoble, France and Jülich, JCNS, Germany. * Possibilities to attend national and international conferences ]]>
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Superconducting Linac Systems Technician
The Superconducting Linac SCL systems technician will perform daily tasks relating to the central helium liquefier CHL, SCL, and superconducting radio-frequency SRF facilities. Candidates are required to qualify as a system specialist for operating the CHL through the training program of the SCL Systems Group. Daily tasks will include cryomodule assembly and maintenance, operations and maintenance of helium refrigeration systems, operations and maintenance of superconducting cavity processing facilities, conducting qualification tests, and assisting engineering and scientific staff with research and development. Candidate will contribute to development and maintenance of documentation including but not limited to operating and maintenance procedures, assembly travelers, test results, and specifications. Candidate will assist engineers in analyzing, establishing, and communicating equipment needs, procedures, and results.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Under supervision of project staff, assembles, tests, certifies, and documents SNS SCL cryogenic components. * Assists with component assembly and commissioning of the helium refrigerator, cryomodule, and superconducting radio frequency facility. * Periodically serves as CHL System Specialist for CHL operation during day time or evening shift. * Observe, document, and communicate designs, methods, materials, and equipment required for the operations, assembly, and development processes. * Sets up and operates process and test equipment and apparatus * Uses electronic and mechanical test and measurement equipment to verify system function and integrity; uses computers to collect, record, and analyze data for acceptance * Develops and maintains documentation and procedures for fabricating, testing, and operating equipment * May provide work direction to trades/crafts for successful component fabrication, assembly, and installation * Ensures compliance with ESH and quality procedures and programs. May participate in the development and communication of safety and quality procedures * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of laboratory values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, occasional climbing, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research.* *Work Directions and Interfaces* * Reports to the SCL Systems Group Lead Engineer. * Takes direction from the Superconducting Linac Systems Group Leader, Engineering staffs, and Scientist. * Keeps strong commitment to team environment dynamics. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Success in the fulfillment of all major duties and responsibility. * 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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Clifford G. Shull Fellowship - Neutron Sciences
The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL:http:neutrons.ornl.gov invites applications for the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship Program. This postdoctoral Fellowship Program, named for the 1994 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, is aimed at attracting outstanding early career researchers to continue on a path of scientific excellence while substantially contributing to ORNL and U.S Department of Energy missions and goals in neutron scattering science. The Shull Fellowship is open to all fields of science and engineering that utilize neutron techniques andor advance neutron science including the physical, chemical, materials, biological, nuclear, and medical sciences.More about the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship: http:neutrons.ornl.govshullfellowship:http:neutrons.ornl.govshullfellowship

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* Shull Fellows carry out and develop research programs in a variety of disciplines (e.g. hard and soft condensed matter physics, biology, engineering, and materials chemistry) to enhance the knowledge of the structure and/or dynamical behavior of materials using neutron scattering as a primary tool; educate and promote the use of neutron scattering to new user communities; publish research results in scientific journals; and assist Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor scientists in the development of new instrumentation and optimized neutron sources to meet research program goals. This position is a fully-funded 24 month assignment with research support funding for travel, and materials and supplies. Shull Fellows are expected to contribute to the long term scientific mission of the Neutron Sciences Directorate in one or more of the areas of Quantum Materials, Materials Synthesis and Performance, Soft Molecular Matter, Biosciences, Advanced Neutron Sources, and Neutron Instrumentation and Optics. Benefits include 401K Matching, Pension and Generous Relocation plan. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neutron Imaging
The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division of the NScD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking motivated candidates for a postdoctoral research associate position in neutron imaging. With the advent of instruments such as the HFIR CG-1D cold imaging beamline, it has now become possible to obtain high-spatial resolution 2 and 3-dimensional neutron imaging data of a series of advanced materials. Information about the CG-1D facility can be found at: http:neutrons.ornl.govimaging:http:neutrons.ornl.govimagingThe successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in neutron scattering, nanoparticle synthesis, thin film growth, materials chemistry, inorganic materials, fuel cell, and battery materials. This person will also have the opportunity to work with users of the CG-1D imaging beamline, where the research interests are aligned.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The successful candidate will work with scientists at the SNS/HFIR and ORNL-based members of the FIRST EFRC, as well as non-ORNL members of the FIRST EFRC to: * Uses a combination of materials synthesis and in situ neutron imaging to study additive manufacturing and geosciences materials. Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research. * Performs Neutron imaging studies at the various world-class instruments at the SNS and HFIR. * Works with the neutron imaging team (Scientific Associates, Engineer, Software Developer) and with scientists and other ORNL staff members to develop a strong geoscience program at the CG-1D beamline, including taking a lead role in sample environment design and testing, and working directly with the user community to grow a novel research area in high-pressure flow rate in geological samples. * Contributes to the application of energy selective capabilities to additive manufacturing materials. * Publishes research results in scientific journals, maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics and ensures compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Postdoc position in neutron scattering on helimagnetic and skyrmion materials
The condensed matter and magnet science group MPA-CMMS at Los Alamos National Laboratory LANL is seeking highly motivated, outstanding postdoctoral candidates to participate in a research program focusing on the discovery and understanding of helimagnetic and skyrmion materials.

The candidate will carry out neutron scattering measurements on such materials and related compounds with a strong emphasis on inelastic neutron scattering. In addition, the candidate will join efforts at MPA-CMMS to synthesize large, high-quality single crystals materials of interest by means of Czochralski and flux-growth methods. The position is available immediately with an initial appointment of two years. ]]>
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Shull Fellowship
The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL http:neutrons.ornl.gov:http:neutrons.ornl.gov invites applications for the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship Program. This postdoctoral Fellowship Program, named for the 1994 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, is aimed at attracting outstanding early career researchers to continue on a path of scientific excellence while substantially contributing to ORNL and U.S Department of Energy missions and goals in neutron scattering science. The Shull Fellowship is open to all fields of science and engineering that utilize neutron techniques andor advance neutron science including the physical, chemical, materials, biological, nuclear, and medical sciences.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* Shull Fellows carry out and develop research programs in a variety of disciplines (e.g. hard and soft condensed matter physics, biology, engineering, and materials chemistry) to enhance the knowledge of the structure and/or dynamical behavior of materials using neutron scattering as a primary tool; educate and promote the use of neutron scattering to new user communities; publish research results in scientific journals; and assist Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor scientists in the development of new instrumentation and optimized neutron sources to meet research program goals. This position is a fully-funded 24 month assignment with research support funding for travel, and materials and supplies. Shull Fellows are expected to contribute to the long term scientific mission of the Neutron Sciences Directorate in one or more of the areas of Quantum Materials, Materials Synthesis and Performance, Soft Molecular Matter, Biosciences, Advanced Neutron Sources, and Neutron Instrumentation and Optics. ]]>
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Scientific Information Systems Software Engineer
The Scientific Information System Team develops software solutions for SNSHFIR internal and external users. This position will contribute, in a team environment, to the development and maintenance of custom web and mobile based software applications across the scientific data life cycle, i.e. from proposal to publication. These systems support the NScD user program, neutron source operations, experiment planning, scientific data catalog and management, sample tracking, and ORNL neutron publications.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Interface with business unit to develop User Interface prototypes, mobile and web applications using relational databases and other data sources. * Develop software through the full lifecycle including: requirements, design, layout and styling of controls and reports, interfacing to back-end technologies, product testing, training, documentation and maintenance. * Provide a high-level of customer satisfaction and ensure application requirements are met. * Provide customer support and develop new features in the area of data cataloging, data download, and guest portal. * Support and maintain existing software applications including troubleshooting and bug fixes. * Employ sound software engineering methodologies by maintaining code in a central repository, utilizing a version control system and developing and utilizing software quality testing procedures. * Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* * Report to Scientific Information System Team Leader in the Office of Scientific and Program Services. * Works closely with members of the NScD User Office, Controls Group, Instrument Data Acquisition and Controls Group, Instrument Scientists and Scientific Associates, Sample Environment Group, Scientific Data Analysis Group, and SNS/HFIR operations group. * Collaborates with data management experts at other scientific research user facilities. * Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times as well as work independently. ]]>
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Division Director, Instrument and Source Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a Division Director for the Instrument and Source Division. The Instrument and Source Division is responsible for instrument operations, engineering, and the development or improvement of the future instruments and sources at SNS and HFIR.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Facilitate ongoing efforts to improve instrument operations at SNS and HFIR. * Lead efforts to improve instrument output, throughput, and reliability. * Implement design changes for instruments, sample environment, detectors and data acquisition. * Integrate user input in instrument system design and implementation, and clearly communicate capabilities with a broad and diverse base of stakeholders. * Identify enabling technologies that will allow for growth in size and impact of the neutron scattering programs at SNS and HFIR. * Develop a strategic plan to improve the capabilities of each beam line at SNS and HFIR. * Develop the strategic plan for source development. * Manage source component design, fabrication, analysis, and development. * Execute line management responsibilities including supervision of group leaders, budget and business plan preparation, salary planning, staff recruitment and development, employee relations, and performance management; may include supervision of staff matrixed from other ORNL Directorates. * Represent NScD for various review committees, advisory committees, visitors, conferences and workshops. Will be expected to lead talks, lectures and various tours for dignitaries. * Assume the responsibilities of NScD Associate Lab Director in his/her absence as requested. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics in the work environment. * Ensure compliance with and leadership for environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to the Associate Lab Director for Neutron Sciences Directorate. Interfaces with facility users and stakeholders, directors of other divisions within the Directorate, other ORNL divisions, partner laboratories, Department Of Energy headquarters and the DOE site office. *Measures of Effectiveness* Meets goals established in the business plan and Lab Agenda. Provides work direction to managers and staff for technical systems and operations. Operates with the budget and defined policies and regulations. Maintains accurate accountability and operates within procurement authority, absence approval, travel regulations, and staffing policies. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Condensed Matter
The Quantum Condensed Matter Division QCMD in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL operates 13 instruments for elastic and inelastic neutron scattering studies of materials. Instruments are located at both HFIR and SNS. QCMD conducts research on materials with emergent properties that are manifestly quantum in origin. Some examples of current interest include superconductivity, multiferroicity, low dimensional and frustrated magnetism, orbital fluctuations and quantum criticality.QCMD has immediate openings for one or more postdoctoral fellow positions to work on scientific projects using neutron scattering in the Time-of-Flight Spectroscopy, Triple-Axis Spectroscopy or Structure of Matter groups.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The successful candidate(s) will join the research teams at any of the three QCMD research groups mentioned above. These positions represent an excellent opportunity to carry out research in condensed matter using neutron scattering in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. *Other Responsibilities Include* * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Administrative Assistant
Under general supervision, the Administrative Assistant supporting the Accelerator Physics, Beam Instrumentation Ion Source Group in the Research Accelerator Division is responsible for performing a full range of administrative functions in support of business needs to relieve group leader and team leaders of administrative details. Functions include managing information flow and communications with external and internal contacts; preparing a variety of written materials according to company policy and guidelines; establishing and managing records systems; assuring compliance with office procedures and guidelines; establishing priorities and resolving scheduling of personnel, conference rooms, vehicles, and other resources. Position requires arranging foreign and domestic travel for staff and preparation of purchase requisitions to request materials and services. Successful candidate will have most, if not all, of the following experience, attributes, and abilities. Demonstrated ability to: Set priorities appropriately to accomplish multiple tasks to meet deadlines. Provide professional demeanor and presence internal and external to promote a business-like environment. Demonstrated concern for people and experience dealing with diverse personalities and backgrounds in a multi-level, scientific environment. Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality programs. Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of professional values and ethics.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Prepare and process electronic forms and using ORNL Administrative systems such as TravX, Marketplace, Smart Services, PALS, SAP, etc. * Prepare foreign and domestic travel requests including obtaining approval, obtaining visas (or other required documentation), reservations, and expense settlements. * Prepare purchase requisitions for materials and services. * Schedule SNS Facility Tours, coordinate guides, and log tours on sharepoint calendar. * Enter PAS requests for the group and/or division. * Provide back-up support to the Division Admin and/or other group admins. * Schedule and coordinate meetings or special events and maintain Outlook calendars. * Serve as the group's Division Training Officer to register current, new, and subcontractor employees for required training. * Maintain consistent work schedule during core hours to meet needs of staff. * Provide phone coverage. * Assist the group leader with other duties as needed. * Perform other administrative duties as assigned. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Fellow
The LNS and LQM jointly operate the triple-axis spectrometers TASP at SINQ and are opening a position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neutron Spectroscopy.

You will be part of an ambitious research program on quantum magnetisms and unconventional superconductivity carried out by LNS and LQM, and be able to pursue your own, independent projects in these fields. You will support the external user program on the triple-axis spectrometer TASP at SINQ and the diverse research activities of LQM at PSI. ]]>
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Scientific Engineer for Sample Environment
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Scientific Engineer position for Sample Environment with an emphasis on low and high temperatures as well as magnetic and other fields.

The primary task is to develop and integrate the innovative sample environment for low and high temperatures as well as magnetic and other fields at ESS, including method development and implementing existing technologies for a user facility. Besides acquiring in-house technical capability, collaboration with the expert teams at other facilities is essential. You will be required to define and implement the long-term strategy for the ESS sample environment in respect of temperatures and fields, but will also be involved in the sample environment development for other (extreme) conditions. You will be part of the ESS Science Directorate but also gain professional experience at other neutron facilities and research teams. Independent research and method development is an integral part of the scientific engineer’s duties. The selected candidate will be invited to join existing research and development projects on research under extreme conditions. A candidate with significant previous experience will also be given the opportunity to develop their own R&D network and research project, preferably at operating neutron research centers. Synergies with the neighboring MAX-IV synchrotron as well as strong links with universities will be encouraged. The position is permanent with six months initial probationary. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Digital Hardware Engineer
The DAQ Digital Hardware Engineer works as part of a team to develop and support custom digital hardware solutions for acquiring data from neutron scattering instruments. This hardware interfaces to neutron detectors including 3He and scintillating detectors and other high-speed data systems, and the SNS timing system. The position also provides operational support for the instrument data acquisition systems to ensure reliable and maintainable operations while enhancing the capability and functionality of these systems.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Support the scientific mission of the SNS by designing, developing, supporting, maintaining and troubleshooting electronics for neutron instrument data acquisition to ensure efficient and reliable operations. * Perform full life cycle development of custom circuit board designs. Implement FPGA designs for custom and commercial-off-the-shelf systems. * Translate system performance and operational specification into hardware requirements, design documents, and test specifications. * Provide documentation and user training. Ensure consistent and properly documented system configuration using appropriate configuration control processes. Maintain code and designs in a central repository utilizing a version control system. Develop and utilize testing procedures. * Provide operational support for the instrument data acquisition and control systems. The position is typical office hours, but some off-hours and weekend support is required to support the 24/7 operational needs of the SNS. * Contribute ideas, designs and solutions towards the development of ongoing upgrades to the instrument data acquisition and control system for the SNS. * As appropriate, publish papers or reports, and represent SNS at conferences and/or workshops. Some domestic and/or foreign travel may be required to support collaborations or attend conferences or workshops. * Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Perform tasks which are moderately physically demanding, such as climbing stairs, walking throughout a large facility, and occasionally lifting and carrying items weighing up to 25 lbs. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Responsiveness to support needs of instrument and facility operations * Performance, functionality, efficiency, reliability, maintainability and usability of data acquisition system * Responsiveness to special assignments in support of changing scientific needs, project management directives, project changes, and project reviews * Produces documentation * Follows proper configuration control processes * Works effectively in a diverse team environment * Takes initiative and performs work independently ]]>
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Low-Level Radio Frequency Engineer
The Low-Level Radio Frequency LLRF Engineer will be responsible for design, verification, implementation, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance, upgrade, and operation of the LLRF systems that are utilized for the acceleration and manipulation of charged-particle beams in the SNS accelerator complex.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Evaluate and improve the design of the LLRF systems to support the Research Accelerator Division's mission to provide high availability (>90%) neutrons for Neutron Science investigations. * Perform failure analysis and study mean time to repair and mean time to failure data on LLRF systems to propose reliability upgrades. * Develop new architectures and algorithms for upgrades of the LLRF systems used throughout the accelerator complex. * Serve as a subject matter expert on the LLRF systems for the RF team and operations group. * Provide LLRF support for the accelerator including occasional call-in and off-normal work hours. * Perform simulations of RF control systems in support of low-level RF control system development. * Evaluate and improve the designs of digital feedback control systems. * Develop and improve hardware description language (HDL) for systems utilizing field programmable gate arrays (FPGA). * Develop control interfaces for custom hardware platforms utilizing LabView, C++, and EPICS software. * Develop documentation and procedures for LLRF equipment and ancillary systems. * Develop training materials for LLRF systems and participate in training of SNS staff. * 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 RF Systems Manager. * Takes direction from the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader, the RF Systems Manager, and the LLRF Systems Lead Engineer. * Interfaces with Electrical and RF Systems Group members, SNS staff, professional peers from non-ORNL institutions, ORNL business services, vendors and visitors. * Represents group activities and interests within ORNL and at professional conferences, workshops, and collaboration meetings. *Authority/Approval Levels* Provides work direction to engineers, technicians, research mechanics, subcontractors, and vendors within guidelines established by the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader. Initiates procurement of materials and services. *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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Research Engineer in Physics
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, and founded by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. The Institute welcomes around 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in fields as varied as solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. The Projects and Techniques Division, which is responsible for the development of the ILLs instruments and for technical support, currently has a vacancy in its Neutron Detector Service for a Research Engineer in Physics mf.

*Duties:* Working closely with the other members of the Neutron Detector Service, as well as with staff from other ILL services, you will have the following duties: * Coordinate and/or take part in projects for the design and construction of new detectors for the ILL instruments, * Carry out in-house development work aimed at improving existing techniques within the service and, more particularly, finding alternatives to 3He, * Collaborate in European projects and represent the Neutron Detector Service at international events, * Help with the maintenance of detectors on the instruments, * Supervise other employees on an occasional basis (interns, PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, etc.). ]]>
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Sample Environment Team Leader
The role of the Sample Environment Team Leader is to schedule and manage day-to-day operations for a team of technicians in support of scientific user operations. The sample environment team is responsible for deploying and supporting a pool of specialized equipment including high-field magnets, helium dilution refrigerators, furnaces, mechanical load frames, pressure cells, cryostats and closed cycle refrigerators. The Team Leader leads from the front while training mentoring technicians and is comfortable working in a collaborative multidisciplinary research environment with scientists and engineers.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Recruits, trains, and leads a technical team. * Manages a small group of employees to include time approval and employee performance evaluations. * Develops world-leading capabilities for neutron environments at ORNL, including high magnetic fields, high pressure, controlled gas atmospheres, and temperature environments ranging from 0.03 K to 1800 K. * Demonstrates expert hands-on skills for developing, testing, operating, and repairing sample environments for neutron scattering. * Ensures safe operation. * Interacts, including public speaking and workshop participation and organization, with the scientific user community to identify and meet needs. * Collaborates with scientists and engineers worldwide to push the frontiers of sample environment. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, occasional climbing, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment physical exam and drug screen which must be administered and cleared before employment can begin. ]]>
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X-Ray and Neutron Scattering from Novel Metal Alloys
The Physical Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position in X-ray and neutron scattering from novel metal alloys as part of the recently funded Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution EDDE Energy Frontier Research Center EFRC. This four-year project aims to develop a fundamental understanding of energy dissipation mechanisms to control defect evolution in novel structural alloys in a radiation environment. The postdoctoral research associate will work closely with Dr. Eliot Specht and collaboratively with other experimentalists and theorists in the EDDE center. The Center provides considerable opportunity for joint experiment-theory effort and publications. This position resides in the Scattering and Thermophysics Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division MSTD within the Physical Sciences Directorate PSD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL.

*Main Duties* * Integrate elastic and inelastic x-ray and neutron scattering experiments at user facilities to study the lattice dynamics, local atomic order, defect population, and magnetic structure of novel structural alloys, both before and after irradiation * Participate in the large integrated team of computational and experimental scientists, post docs, and students within the EDDE Center * Responsible for presenting and reporting research results and publishing scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics ]]>
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Central Utilities Operations Engineer
The Operations Engineer functions within the Central Utilities team to monitor and manage operating systems. The Operations Engineer shall provide proficient and reliable operations support consistent with the approved procedures. Will apply fundamental engineering knowledge to understand and troubleshoot system performance. Will participate in troubleshooting, startup, and commissioning of existing or new systems and components.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Independently monitor operating systems and give direction to qualified system operators to alter parameters to establish the intended operational condition and achieve SNS production goals. * Acts alone to interpret and respond to anomalous operational conditions that require immediate action. * Authorizes system operators to start/stop equipment, change operating set points, open/close valves, and provide overall operating direction to achieve the intended operational condition. * Report observed operational issues to Senior Operator, other qualified operators and the Team Leader. * Make eLog entries to document changes in system or component status. * Provide engineering support for the Central Utilities Building (CUB) systems and equipment. * Assist in the configuration management of the CUB systems drawings and documents. * Provide input and assist in maintaining procedures for the operation and maintenance of the CUB systems. * Conduct walk-downs to ensure the integrity of systems and facilities to maintain quality, performance, and reliability. * Participate in operational coordination to facilitate design change implementation and routine maintenance tasks. * Perform other duties as assigned. * Ensure group and individual compliance with environmental, safety, and health and quality program requirements. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of positive values and ethics in the work environment. *Work Directions and Interfaces* * Reports to Central Utilities Team Leader. * Interfaces with operators, technicians, engineers, and managers. * Provides engineering support to technicians, engineers, and subcontractor personnel within guidelines established by SNS Research Accelerator Division, SNS, and ORNL policies. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Maintains working relationships with various teams within SNS, ORNL, and the accelerator community. * Communicates the needs of the Research Accelerator Division to SNS RAD and site technical team. * Ensure CUB operations are conducted in accordance with the SNS program objectives. * Maintains a safe environment at all times. Considers safety in all designs, work plans, and personal actions. ]]>
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Post-doctoral Position - Dynamical Magneto-electric properties in multiferroics
The position will be mainly based at the Institut Nel in Grenoble with strong collaborations with several large scale facilities : SOLEIL, the french synchrotron facility close to Paris, and neutron sources like the Institut Laue Langevin, the european neutron facility in Grenoble, and the Laboratoire Lon Brillouin, the french neutron facility close to Paris. Our group at the Institut Nel has developed a large activity based on THz and neutron spectroscopy in condensed matter. We study the dynamical properties of strongly correlated systems where magnetism is present, in particular multiferoics where original magneto-electric excitations may be present in the THz range.

The applicant will work within the frame of the DYMAGE funding project (Dynamical magneto-electric effects : probe and theory of hybrid excitations) and develop his/her own research program using THz/FIR spectroscopy and neutron diffraction. For that purpose, he/she will use the characterization tools available at the Institut Néel(X ray diffraction, magnetic and dielectric characterization, ...) to prepare experiments on large scale facilities. He/she will also participate to the development of the sample environment required for our studies at SOLEIL (lower temperatures, static electric and magnetic fields), a close collaboration between Institut Néel and SOLEIL. The offer concerns a Post-doctoral contract for a one year and a half. Possible extension. ]]>
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Shull Fellowship at ORNL
The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL http:neutrons.ornl.gov:http:neutrons.ornl.gov invites applications for the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship Program. This postdoctoral Fellowship Program, named for the 1994 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, is aimed at attracting outstanding early career researchers to continue on a path of scientific excellence while substantially contributing to ORNL and U.S Department of Energy missions and goals in neutron scattering science. The Shull Fellowship is open to all fields of science and engineering that utilize neutron techniques andor advance neutron science including the physical, chemical, materials, biological, nuclear, and medical sciences.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* Shull Fellows carry out and develop research programs in a variety of disciplines (e.g. hard and soft condensed matter physics, biology, engineering, and materials chemistry) to enhance the knowledge of the structure and/or dynamical behavior of materials using neutron scattering as a primary tool; educate and promote the use of neutron scattering to new user communities; publish research results in scientific journals; and assist Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor scientists in the development of new instrumentation and optimized neutron sources to meet research program goals. This position is a fully-funded 24 month assignment with research support funding for travel, and materials and supplies. Shull Fellows are expected to contribute to the long term scientific mission of the Neutron Sciences Directorate in one or more of the areas of Quantum Materials, Materials Synthesis and Performance, Soft Molecular Matter, Biosciences, Advanced Neutron Sources, and Neutron Instrumentation and Optics. ]]>
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Electro Mechanical Technician
The Reactor Division at the Institut Laue-Langevin currently has a vacancy for an Electro Mechanical Technician.

As a member of the Operations Group, which has round-the-clock responsibility for reactor operations, you will join one of the group’s six shift teams (each comprising a shift leader and four operations technicians) as Shift electromechanical technician, after undergoing statutory training to obtain the necessary certification. *Your main duties will be to:* * operate the reactor installations, * monitor, repair and make the reactor installations secure, * prepare and conduct periodic tests and reactor start-up tests, * draft operating procedures and instructions, * design and implement modifications to improve operating conditions. *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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Senior Beamline ScientistEngineer at ESS
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Senior Beamline ScientistEngineer position.

The successful candidate will be an expert in optimizing neutron beams, their shielding, and the instrument backgrounds, and will work with the rest of the neutron optics group and the instrument teams to ensure that the neutron instrument performance achieves the maximum possible performance with the minimum possible background noise. This will require modeling the ESS beam systems right into the instruments, drawing input from the accelerator and target groups, and including all important physics processes between GeV down to eV energy ranges. The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period or a temporary two-years position depending on applicant. *What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Materials Scientist Position
The Scattering and Thermophysics Group in the Materials Science Technology Division at ORNL invites applications for a materials scientist position in basic research using state-of-the-art neutron and x-ray scattering.

Scattering studies are carried out in conjunction with collaborative, first-principles theory and modeling. The incumbent will benefit from interactions with the diverse experimental and theoretical materials research programs at ORNL and from forefront ORNL research capabilities, including the Spallation Neutron Source, the High Flux Isotope Reactor, the National Center for Computational Science, and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences. In addition, the neutron and x-ray scattering group has ongoing programs using advanced techniques at synchrotron x-ray facilities such as the Advanced Photon Source and the Linac Coherent Light Source. The position will perform research supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division. ]]>
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Neutronics Scientist
An immediate opening is available with the Neutronics Team, within the Source Development and Engineering Analysis Group. We seek applications from creative and motivated individuals to participate in the development of concepts for high-performance moderatorneutron source systems tightly integrated with innovative neutron scattering instrumentation. This research is expected to be highly collaborative both with scientists within ORNL and external partners.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* Works with the Neutronics Team, the Source Development and Engineering Analysis Group, and the Instrumentation Project and Development Group, as well as neutron scattering instrument teams and non-ORNL partners, to: * Support the scientific mission of the SNS via improved coupling between neutron source systems and innovative neutron scattering instrumentation at both design and operational phases. * Advance the scientific mission of the SNS with the analysis, development, and implementation of new and/or improved moderator and neutron source concepts to provide better instrument performance, both on the current target station and on potential future target stations. * Publish scientific papers on this research. * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences. ]]>
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Postdoc Opportunity in Novel Materials
The project will investigate quasiparticle couplings, including electron-phonon, phonon-phonon, and magnon-phonon interactions in novel materials for energy applications, including thermoelectrics, spin-caloritronics, and other related systems. The research program uses an array of experimental and computational techniques, including neutronx-ray scattering, first-principles computer simulations, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, transport measurements, magneticthermal characterization, and synthesis. The incumbent will support science programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will conduct research on Spectroscopic Investigations of Quasiparticle Couplings in Novel Energy Materials. The focus of this research project is to investigate fundamental excitations in condensed-matter systems for novel energy applications. The position is in the Scattering and Thermophysics Group, Novel Materials and Mechanisms in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD) of the Physical Sciences Directorate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Participate in all aspects of modeling and analysis of advanced nuclear reactor core structures and constituents including project planning, leading development, and data analysis * Compile and input experimental data and materials behavior models into an integrated and flexible fuel performance modeling platform * Responsible for developing computational models from basic equations and experimental data input * Work with others to maintain a high level of scientific productivity * Responsible for presenting and reporting research results and publishing scientific results in key peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics The initial appointment is a temporary full-time assignment not to exceed 24 months. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Position reports to the Group Leader Scattering and Thermophysics Group in MSTD at ORNL and will be mentored by Dr.Oliver Delaire. Interfaces with research staff across different divisions and directorates, administrative staff, managers, and visitors to ORNL. ]]>
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EngineerPhysicist in Neutron Detector Technologies position
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for an EngineerPhysicist in Neutron Detector Technologies position.

The main responsibilities for this role will be supporting design phases for instrument projects. Initially starting with work required for one instrument (testing, standards definition and engineering the design of detectors), however the role would expect to additionally support another instrument next year. Further you will also act as detector contact for the Imaging Class of Instruments. Responsibilities will also include implementing service and support for test stands necessary within the detector group, to ensure a homogeneous testing platform. Responsibilities as service, requirement and project is a part of the position; engineering and implementation will come later. The role is likely to be involved and develop collaborations or in-kind partners. The position is a two-year temporary position. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerated Acetylcholinesterase Reactivators
The Biology and Soft Matter Division of the Neutron Sciences Directorate of ORNL runs world-class scientific neutron crystallography and neutron scattering programs. The Biology and Soft Matter Division, in partnership with collaborators at the University of California-San Diego and the University of Utah, has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in an NIH-funded collaborative translational project directed to developing a new generation of accelerated oxime reactivators of nerve agent and pesticide organophosphateOP-inhibited human acetylcholinesterase hAChE. The successful candidate will investigate the structure and function of hAChE, and identify structurally imposed limiting factors in oxime reactivation of the enzyme inhibited by OP. The postdoctoral researcher will join the research team that uses a multidisciplinary approach combining biochemistry, X-ray and neutron crystallography, small-angle scattering SAXS, TR-SAXS, SANS, neutron spectroscopy and computational modeling QMMMMD to understand how slow molecular motions, protonation and ionization states in the mechanism of oxime reactivation of OP-inhibited hAChE influence and in effect limit antidotes efficacy.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Responsible for protein purification, protein-ligand complexes preparation, crystal growth, and X-ray and neutron crystallographic studies. * Assist in sample preparation for SANS and neutron spectroscopic measurements, and with data collection. * Assist with collaborative neutron crystallographic projects of ORNL neutron diffractometers MaNDi and IMAGINE at the 25% level of effort, including data collection, processing, structure refinement/analysis. * Responsible for publishing papers based on this research and assist with publishing collaborative manuscripts. * Present results at national and international conferences. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Postdoc Opportunity
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will conduct research on Spectroscopic Investigations of Quasiparticle Couplings in Novel Energy Materials. The focus of this research project is to investigate fundamental excitations in condensed-matter systems for novel energy applications. The position is in the Scattering and Thermophysics Group, Novel Materials and Mechanisms in the Materials Science and Technology Division MSTD of the Physical Sciences Directorate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL.The project will investigate quasiparticle couplings, including electron-phonon, phonon-phonon, and magnon-phonon interactions in novel materials for energy applications, including thermoelectrics, spin-caloritronics, and other related systems. The research program uses an array of experimental and computational techniques, including neutronx-ray scattering, first-principles computer simulations, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, transport measurements, magneticthermal characterization, and synthesis. The incumbent will support science programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Participate in all aspects of modeling and analysis of advanced nuclear reactor core structures and constituents including project planning, leading development, and data analysis * Compile and input experimental data and materials behavior models into an integrated and flexible fuel performance modeling platform * Responsible for developing computational models from basic equations and experimental data input * Work with others to maintain a high level of scientific productivity * Responsible for presenting and reporting research results and publishing scientific results in key peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics The initial appointment is a temporary full-time assignment not to exceed 24 months. Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position. Three letters of reference are required and can be uploaded to your profile or emailed directly to "psdrecruit@ornl.gov":mailto:psdrecruit@ornl.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Position reports to the Group Leader Scattering and Thermophysics Group in MSTD at ORNL and will be mentored by Dr.Oliver Delaire. Interfaces with research staff across different divisions and directorates, administrative staff, managers, and visitors to ORNL. 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. ]]>
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Postdoctoral and a Ph.D. position in in- and quasi-elastic neutron scattering
Roskilde University RUC, Roskilde, Denmark invites applications for a Postdoctoral and a Ph.D. position in in- and quasi-elastic neutron scattering on glass-forming liquids. The deadline for application is August 1 2014.

You will be part of a new research project led by Associate Professor Kristine Niss. This project aims at testing new theoretical predictions by means of in- and quasi-elastic neutron scattering. We will perform a range of experiments in which fast (pico-nano second) and slow (mili-kilo second) dynanimics are studied as function of both pressure and temperature in glass-forming liquids. This is by no means standard in the field and the development of a new measuring cell for combined neutron and dielectric high-pressure measurement is a main part of the research project. This is done in collaboration with a group of international collaborators. The primary tools involve the use of in- and quasi-elastic neutron scattering methods, available at international large-scale facilities, and dielectric spectroscopy, available at Roskilde University. The postdoctoral position is a 2 year position. The Ph.D. postion is 3 years. Read about qualification requirements, employment conditions and application procedure on "http://niss.ruc.dk/positions.html":http://niss.ruc.dk/positions.html You will be part of the “Glass and Time" research group. Research at "Glass and Time" focuses on understanding the universal physical properties of highly viscous liquids approaching the glass transition. This problem is attacked experimentally as well as by extensive computer simulations in combination with theory. In fact close collaboration and daily interactions between theorists and experimentalists is characteristic feature of the "Glass and Time" group. "Glass and Time" hosts several Ph.D. students, postdocs, and experienced scientists. Roskilde University is situated approximately 30 km from Copenhagen and is well connected with Copenhagen by trains that run four times an hour. ]]>
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Instrumentation and Controls Engineer
The Systems Engineering group within the Research Reactors Division is responsible for the High Flux Isotope Reactor HFIR configuration management program, provides technical support to operations and maintenance, and performs systems analysis. The Instrument and Control IC engineer performs design engineering in support of modifications to reactor instrumentation loops and control systems, provides technical support for IC maintenance activities, and conducts performance analysis of reactor systems. This position will be assigned responsibility for specific HFIR plant systems.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* *Configuration Management:* * Prepares I&C engineering designs for new installations and for replacement and upgrade of reactor structures, systems, and components. * Performs calculations and analyses to support design development. * Applies relevant codes and standards, such as DOE Orders, ICC, IEEE (including Nuclear Standards), etc. * Task leads field installation and testing of instrumentation loop design changes. * Prepares design specifications to define and determine performance criteria for component upgrades. * Writes material specifications and initiates procurement of nuclear safety-related materials. * Implements modifications in accordance with nuclear configuration control processes. * Prepares and maintains as-built documentation for assigned reactor systems, including engineering drawings, specifications, system descriptions, relevant databases, and labeling. *Maintenance Support:* * Troubleshoots and analyzes system and component failures and develops corrective actions. * Provides written work package instructions to perform and document work. * Provides field technical supports to craft supervisors and craft. * Develops and implements I&C preventive and predictive maintenance work instructions. *Operations Support:* * Performs operability assessments to determine equipment impact on HFIR operation. *Systems Analysis:* * Supports software development for replacement and upgrade of reactor control systems. * Supports software development activities including but not limited to functional descriptions, V&V plans, SQAP plans, simulation tests, etc. * Analyzes and trends results of preventive and predictive maintenance data. * Analyzes equipment performance history. * Performs overall systems health evaluation in accordance with HFIR's Reliability Program, which involves the following: ** System Health Indicators ** Identification of new and status of existing equipment vulnerabilities ** HFIR 3-Year Planning Activities ** Identification of Spare Parts deficiencies ** Walk-Downs to Assess System Configuration and Material Condition ** Assess of open Modifications, Deviations, and Corrective Work Packages *Work Directions and Interfaces:* Reports to the Electrical and I&C Systems Engineering Team Lead. Interacts with personnel at all levels within the HFIR. *Authority/Approval Levels:* May provide work direction/guidance to technicians and craft personnel. *Measures of Effectiveness:* * Successfully performs analytical analysis on a variety of reactor instrumentation loop and engineering problems. * Successfully designs and develops transfer functions and software controls for reactor control systems. * Have a working knowledge of Allen Bradley, RSLogic, GE iHistorian, and other software codes required to configure the reactor control systems. * Demonstrates technical competence. ]]>
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Process Controls Technician
Under general supervision, serve as a Process Controls Technician supporting the development, implementation and maintenance of process instrumentation, controls, components and subsystems for the Process Controls and Integrated Controls Systems at the Spallation Neutron Source SNS.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Perform basic troubleshooting, repair and testing of process monitoring and control instrumentation and assemblies using electronic test equipment. * Troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based control systems. * Produce verification and calibration procedures and checklists for process control system components. * Procure and track spares of various components and cables. * Support routine maintenance procedures as well as new product installations. * Assemble prototype platforms. * Produce light mechanical and instrumentation fabrication drawings and instructions. * Follow SNS work control procedures for installation and preventative maintenance. * Perform basic printed circuit board and control system layouts. * Provide operational support for the accelerator control system. The position is typical office hours, but some off-hours and weekend support is required to support the 24/7 operational needs of the SNS. * Ensure a safe and efficient work environment and compliance with ESH&Q procedures and programs. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of professional values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces:* Position reports to the SNS Process Controls Team Leader in Data Operations. *Measures of Effectiveness:* * Responsiveness to support needs of accelerator, target, and facility operations. * Functionality, reliability, maintainability and usability of developed and modified systems. * Responsiveness to special assignments in support of changing scientific needs, project management directives, project changes, and project reviews. * Quality of system-related documentation. * Works effectively in a diverse team environment. * Takes initiative and performs work independently. ]]>
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Environment, Safety, Health Quality Group Leader
The Environment, Safety, Health Quality Manager for the Research Reactors Division RRD of the NScD oversees the environmental, worker safety and health, radiation protection, quality, assessment and compliance functions for the HFIR.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* Develop and manage programs(s) and deliver project-specific products and services in accordance with business or contractual requirements. *Environmental:* * Implement Environmental Management requirements through an Environmental Compliance Representative/Environmental Protection Officer who coordinates the division efforts to seek, accomplish, and maintain environmental compliance, communicate environmental requirements, and compliance strategies to division staff, and serves as liaison between the division and EP&WS as well as the division interface with UT-Battelle Environmental Management System (EMS). * Ensure an operational Environmental Monitoring Program is maintained that incorporates strategies for monitoring and controlling unexpected releases to the environment, should they occur. * The ORNL Waste Services Representative serves as the technical interface between the RRD and Laboratory Waste Services (LWS) to support safe and compliant management of wastes generated at the HFIR. *Worker Safety and Health:* * Provide guidance and technical expertise to assist the organization in meeting its safety responsibilities through a designated Division Safety Officer (DSO). * Ensure effective and efficient safety programs, promoting a strong safety culture that reduces workplace injuries, through the SSD Field Safety & Health Representative assigned to identify, assess, and control hazards in the workplace while instituting safe work practices in accordance with external requirements. *Radiation Protection:* * Implement a Radiation Protection Program using an "As-Low-As Reasonably-Achievable" (ALARA) approach through a Division Radiation Control Officer (DRCO) providing oversight and assistance in planning and implementation of radiological work. *Quality:* * Implement an overall Quality Program, consistent with ORNL requirements and RRD objectives through a Quality Representative/Quality Assurance Coordinator providing leadership in the development and deployment of quality systems, tools, and methods to facilitate accomplishment of research and operations organizational and/or project goals. * Assure compliance with orders and rules affecting quality (e.g., DOE Order 414.1D, 10CFR830 Subparts A and B, NQA-1) Work-Smart Standards. *Assessment:* * Implement a program to monitor performance to ensure continuous improvement including processes for performance indicators, assessments, corrective actions, and trending. * Implement ORNL event reporting, critique, and investigation programs to identify, preserve, document, and report the facts surrounding an event in order to understand the event, identify causal factors, identify root cause(s), and develop corrective actions. *Compliance:* * With RRD management support, implement a program to ensure compliance with the ORNL Standards Based Management System which translates laws, orders, and regulatory requirements including those contained in the Work-Smart Standards into SBMS subject areas. * Implement of the requirements of the ORNL Safety and Security Regulatory (SSR) Program subject area through a Safety Regulatory Officer (SRO) who guides and monitors the division efforts to accomplish and maintain PAAA and Worker Safety and Health (WSH) compliance, communicates PAAA/WSH requirements to division staff, and serves as liaison/point-of-contact between the division and the ORNL Safety and Security Regulatory Program Office per the requirements of the ORNL SSR subject area. ]]>
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Data Analysis Software Engineer
The Data Reduction and Visualization Team within the Scientific Data Analysis Group SDAG is responsible for developing reduction and analysis software in support of SNS and HFIR instruments. This work includes the Mantid Project and the Center for Accelerated Materials Modeling CAMM. This position will contribute to the development, operation, and ongoing support of these projects. The position also offers freedom to research and develop new tools and techniques for data analysis, processing, reduction, and visualization of experimental, model, and simulation data.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Support the scientific mission of the SNS by designing, developing, and maintaining reliable software to facilitate neutron data analysis. * Support the mission of the Scientific Data Analysis Group by providing data reduction and analysis solutions for our users. * Provide documentation and user training for software. Maintain code in a central repository utilizing a version control system. Develop software using software engineering practices. * Will be expected to participate in research programs that involve using their computational expertise in the analysis of results from materials studies with neutrons. * Ensure and monitor compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. Promptly identify ESH and QA issues and communicate them to project and division management, ESH and QA contacts, and/or subcontractor contacts as appropriate. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces:* Position reports to Data Reduction and Visualization Team Leader. Works closely with members of Scientific Data Analysis Group and other members of the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division, and interfaces with external scientific users and instrument scientists at SNS, HFIR, and other technical groups. Collaborates with software developers at other facilities and from the user community. Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times as well as work independently. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Beam Instrumentation
The Accelerator Physics, Beam Instrumentation and Ion Source Group in the Research Accelerator Division RAD at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate. Applications are sought from creative and motivated individuals who will participate in the development and research program in beam instrumentation for the SNS accelerator systems. This research is expected to be done in a team environment on technically and scientifically challenging problems. A significant amount of effort will be devoted to improving the performance and availability of the existing beam instrumentation systems.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The successful candidate will work with the Accelerator Physics, Beam Instrumentation and Ion Source group as well as with other RAD groups, to: * Continue development of a wide band feedback system for mitigating e-p instability in the SNS storage ring. * Support obsolescence mitigation program for the SNS beam instrumentation by leading design efforts for new analog electronics for various beam instrumentation systems. * Publish scientific papers on this research * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Soft Materials
The Structure and Dynamics of Soft Matter group SDSM, in the Biology and Soft Matter Division BSMD of the Neutron Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge national laboratory ORNL, is seeking candidates for postdoctoral research associates in the area of soft materials. The SDSM group is responsible for the scientific and user programs on several of the neutron scattering instruments at ORNLs Spallation Neutron Source SNS and the High Flux Isotope Reactor HFIR, two of the highest flux neutron sources in the world. Combined with other leading capabilities in chemical synthesis and advanced computing, ORNL delivers a unique set of tools for the study of soft condensed matter. The initial appointment is a temporary full-time assignment not to exceed 24 months.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Develops vigorous research programs using modeling, experiment, and theory to understand soft materials primarily through neutron and x-ray scattering techniques. * Research interests should range from studying microscopic to mesoscopic length scales and the corresponding temporal ranges. * It is expected that close collaborative relationships with other members of BSMD and the staff of the SNS and HFIR will be established. * Expected to publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoc position in the Scattering and ThermoPhysics Group at ORNL Materials Science and Technology Division, Physical Sciences Directorate. The focus of this research project is to investigate fundamental excitations in condensed-matter systems for novel energy applications. Exciting progress has been made in our group in recent years toward understanding couplings of quasi-particles in novel energy materials 1-5. The project will investigate quasiparticle couplings, including electron-phonon, phonon-phonon, and magnon-phonon interactions in novel materials for energy applications, including thermoelectrics, spin-caloritronics, and other related systems. The research program uses an array of experimental and computational techniques, including neutronx-ray scattering, first-principles computer simulations, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, transport measurements, magneticthermal characterization, and synthesis. The position will support science programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences.1 O. Delaire, J. Ma, K. Marty, A. F. May, M. A. McGuire, M.-H. Du, D. J. Singh, A. Podlesnyak, G. Ehlers, M. Lumsden, B. C. Sales, Giant Anharmonic Phonon Scattering in PbTe, Nature Materials 10, 614 2011.2 O. Delaire, K. Marty , M. B. Stone, P. R. C. Kent, M. S. Lucas, D. L. Abernathy, D. Mandrus, B. C. Sales, Phonon softening and metallization of a narrow-gap semiconductor by thermal disorder, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 4725 2011.3 O. Delaire, M.B. Stone, J. Ma, A. Huq, D. Gout, C. Brown, K.F. Wang, and Z.F. Ren, Anharmonic Phonons and Magnons in BiFeO3, Physical Review B 85, 064405 2012.4 J. Ma, O. Delaire, A. F. May, C. E. Carlton, M. A. McGuire, L. H. VanBebber, D. L. Abernathy, G. Ehlers, Tao Hong, A. Huq, Wei Tian, V. M. Keppens, Y. Shao-Horn, and B. C. Sales, Glass-like phonon scattering from spontaneous nanostructure in AgSbTe2, Nature Nanotechnology 8, 445451 2013.5 C.W. Li, O. Hellman, J. Ma, A.F. May, H. Cao, X. Chen, A.D. Christianson, G. Ehlers, D.J. Singh, B.C. Sales, and O. Delaire, Phonon self-energy and origin of anomalous neutron scattering spectra in SnTe and PbTe thermoelectrics, Phys. Rev. Letters 112, 175501 2014.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Conduct neutron/x-ray scattering experiments, modeling and simulation of experimental data, and materials transport/magnetic/thermal characterization, as necessary. * Work collaboratively with researchers at ORNL, both theorists and experimentalists. * Publish papers in high-quality journals and present at key meetings. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. The initial appointment is a temporary full-time assignment for one year, renewable based on satisfactory performance. ]]>
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User Proposal Management Lead
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 worlds most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 27 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:http:neutrons.ornl.gov

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Oversees and delivers all aspects of the user proposal process including submission, review, beam time allocation, confirmation and team management, experiment validation, and data maintenance and reporting. * Identifies enhancements and participates in defining future directions and process flow for integrated user management system modules. * Extracts and evaluates data and generates reports, charts, and presentation materials. Develops, tracks, and reports trends and metrics. * Writes communications, electronic bulletin boards, user guides, reference manuals, and help files. * Assists customers, resolves issues, and ensures closure of outstanding actions. * Documents, tracks, and maintains business rules and policy including system changes and communicates to customers. * Facilitates advisory group comprised of customers to identify and test system and process enhancements. * Prepares aids and conducts training for customer groups including instrument teams, user office staff, and targeted workshops. * Interacts directly with customers including users to answer questions and resolve problems. * Interacts with IT Scientific Systems team to make changes and enhancements to the ITPS and related scientific systems. * Participates and contributes to the User Information Systems Stakeholder Committee. * Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement of the neutron sciences user proposal process. * Ensures compliance with training, environmental, safety, health, and quality programs including ISMS. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Position reports to the NScD User Programs Group Leader. Works with members of NScD and other ORNL user facilities. Interfaces with users and instrument scientists. Collaborates with other ORNL facilities and the user community on education and training of users, promotion of DOE's user facilities and related sciences, and integrated user management system development. Works well as a team member leading when necessary, but also able to perform work independently with little guidance. Competent with database systems in a standard office environment. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Produces effective information management tools. * Users and instrument scientists at ORNL and other facilities are satisfied with service received and ease of access to IPTS. * Integrated user management system is efficiently and effectively developed - provides a good reputation for HFIR, SNS, and ORNL. * Works effectively with customers and in a team environment. * Produces software related documentation. * Performs work independently and is proactive in resolving problems. ]]>
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Associate Professor position in Japan
Ochanomizu University is seeking qualified candidates to fill a term Associate Professor position in its Physics Department. This position is funded by the new program Fostering long-term creativity and innovation with science and technology disciplines based on Ochanomizu spirit Migakazuba in the next generation of global leaders http:www.cf.ocha.ac.jpleadingenindex.html:http:www.cf.ocha.ac.jpleadingenindex.html. The duration of this term appointment is 1-5 years. Non-Japanese candidates are encouraged to apply. Ochanomizu University is a National Womens University Corporation, located in Tokyo, Japan.

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Scientific Software Developer
The Mantid team requires an additional scientific software developer with strong C++ or transferrable object oriented programming language skills to develop and support further the framework and associated scientific software.Software is an essential part of all the instruments. Initially developed by ISIS, the Mantid framework provides a state of the art data treatment and analysis software package for its instruments, and continues to grow to cover the many different scientific areas used at this international facility. Mantid is now also a core part of the operation of the SNS facility in the USA. This is an opportunity to join a growing team with significant scope to lead areas of work.

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* * Develop core software for the Mantid project (C++) * Support the scientists with the existing package and extend it further according to their scientific needs. * Support and improve other related data reduction and analysis software * Assist in the support and maintenance of the computer tools The successful applicant will be part of the team developing and supporting the Mantid package. As part of their work they will interact with the ISIS scientists. The post will reside within the ISIS Computing Group. In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s "careers pages":http://www.stfc.ac.uk/2431.aspx. ]]>
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Postdoc Position at Laboratoire Lon-Brillouin
Our project is to study the effect of pressure on the structure by SANS and the dynamics by NRSE of myoglobin and apomyoglobin myoglobin without its heme. For both proteins, structural changes may occur not only at high pressure 3-6 kbar, where proteins generally unfold completely, but also at lower pressure 1.5-2 kbar, where the input of water in the hydrophobic cavities present in the proteins may provide intermediate folding conformations so far undetected.

The successful candidate will be part of “Soft Matter and Biology” scientific axis. The position will allow the successful candidate to take advantage of the large in-house capabilities in biology/biophysics research, including neutron spectrometers and support laboratories, and access to the large scientific area around the “Plateau de Saclay”. The position is a one year employment by CEA in the framework of NMI3-II program. The successful candidate will be located at LLB, Saclay, France. The position is to be filled from October 2014. ]]>
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Time-of-Flight Instrument Scientist
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. The Institute welcomes more than 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. Funded primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 12 other countries. The Science Division currently has a vacancy:Time-of-Flight INSTRUMENT SCIENTIST mf

*Duties:* You will be in charge of : * Co-managing the instrument IN4C * Providing support to users for scientific experiments on IN4C and helping them collect data under optimum conditions * Initiating development and maintenance for this instrument * Developing strong collaboration for your own scientific work *Notes:* This post is a 5-year fixed-term contract. Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the Time-of-Flight Group: Dr. Bela Farago, tel.: +33(0)4.76.20. 73.47 e-mail: farago@ill.eu or via "www.ill.eu/instruments-support/instruments-groups//":http://www.ill.eu/instruments-support/instruments-groups/ (please do not send your application to this address). *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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Low-Level Radio Frequency Engineer


The Low-Level Radio Frequency (LLRF) Engineer will be responsible for design, verification, implementation, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance, upgrade, and operation of the LLRF systems that are utilized for the acceleration and manipulation of charged-particle beams in the SNS accelerator complex. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Evaluate and improve the design of the LLRF systems to support the Research Accelerator Division's mission to provide high availability (>90%) neutrons for Neutron Science investigations. * Perform failure analysis and study mean time to repair and mean time to failure data on LLRF systems to propose reliability upgrades. * Develop new architectures and algorithms for upgrades of the LLRF systems used throughout the accelerator complex. * Serve as a subject matter expert on the LLRF systems for the RF team and operations group. * Provide LLRF support for the accelerator including occasional call-in and off-normal work hours. * Perform simulations of RF control systems in support of low-level RF control system development. * Evaluate and improve the designs of digital feedback control systems. * Develop and improve hardware description language (HDL) for systems utilizing field programmable gate arrays (FPGA). * Develop control interfaces for custom hardware platforms utilizing LabView, C++, and EPICS software. * Develop documentation and procedures for LLRF equipment and ancillary systems. * Develop training materials for LLRF systems and participate in training of SNS staff. * 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 RF Systems Manager. * Takes direction from the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader, the RF Systems Manager, and the LLRF Systems Lead Engineer. * Interfaces with Electrical and RF Systems Group members, SNS staff, professional peers from non-ORNL institutions, ORNL business services, vendors and visitors. * Represents group activities and interests within ORNL and at professional conferences, workshops, and collaboration meetings. *Authority/Approval Levels* Provides work direction to engineers, technicians, research mechanics, subcontractors, and vendors within guidelines established by the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader. Initiates procurement of materials and services. *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. *Employment Status* Full-Time ]]>
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Division Director, Chemical and Engineering Materials
We are seeking a division director that has line management responsibility for the Chemical and Engineering Materials Division CEMD, and reports to the Associate Laboratory Director ALD for Neutron Sciences.The division director will be expected to have continuous engagement with the scientific community that will define the compelling scientific questions driving the development of our neutron facilities. The division director will be expected to integrate with other related experimental, theoretical, and computational research efforts at ORNL and worldwide to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to neutron science.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Provide line management functions including supervision of technical group leaders, budget preparation, salary planning, staffing, employee relations, and performance management. * Obtain and manage technical resources in support of the Neutron Science program, including support as appropriate for neutron scattering instrument operations. * Plans for, selects, and develops a team of scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff for instruments, operations and scientific programs. * As a scientific division director, is expected to continue to be engaged in current science. * Develops user program, identifies the user community, and as appropriate coordinates user communications/interactions either directly or in conjunction with the user office. * Develops the annual CEMD business plan, goals and management system descriptions for the review and approval by the ALD. * Provide performance assurance: track and report on division-level performance metrics. * Assumes the responsibilities of ALD in his/her absence as requested. * Represents Neutron Sciences before review committees, advisory committees, and visitors; and at conferences, workshops, invited talks/lectures, and technical meetings. * Serves as member of external review teams, editorial boards, advisory committees, and/or conference organizing committees. * Provides scientific tours of facilities for dignitaries and other special groups on behalf of the NScD ALD. * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics in the work environment. *Work Directions and Interfaces* This position will report to the NScD Associate Laboratory Director. Functions as a member of the NScD Executive Management Team. Collaborates with science programs in the Quantum Condensed Matter, Biology and Soft Matter, and Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Divisions. Interfaces with Research Accelerator, Research Reactor and Instrument and Source Division Directors, partner laboratories, Department of Energy (DOE) HQ, Oak Ridge Operations, and the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences (JINS). Coordinates SNS instrumentation and research with ORNL research programs. *Authority/Approval Levels* Provides work direction to group leaders within CEMD. Interfaces effectively with line management organizations responsible for team leads, scientific associates, technicians, work coordinators, technical professional and technical support personnel within guidelines established by the respective division directors. Coordinates job assignments, leave, travel of individuals under his/her authority, and authorizes equipment procurements within CEMD. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Key positions are filled by quality staff that are motivated and retained. Commitment to diversity is demonstrated. * Scientific impact of instruments and programs are recognized by stakeholders and the international scientific community (e.g., number and quality of users and number of publications). * Instrument development and commissioning plan is completed, reviewed, and maintained. * User program is continually developed, broadening the application and impact of neutron sciences across a range of disciplines. ]]>
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Postdoc Research Associate in Inelastic Quasielastic Neutron Scattering Studies of Complex Fluid-Based Systems
We seek an outstanding candidate for a post-doctoral research associate position to carry out inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering studies of complex fluid systems associated with the activities of the ORNL-based Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport FIRST Energy Frontier Research Center EFRC. http:web.ornl.govscifirstindex.shtml:http:web.ornl.govscifirstindex.shtml

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The successful candidate will work with scientists at the SNS/HFIR and ORNL-based members of the FIRST EFRC, as well as non-ORNL members of the FIRST EFRC to: * Collaborate with internal and external scientists in the writing and submission of beam time proposals primarily aimed at (but not limited to) quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering studies of complex fluids in various nano-confinement environments within the framework of the FIRST EFRC activities. * Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research. * Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research. ]]>
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Instrument Scientist for Elastic Diffuse Scattering Neutron Diffractometer
This Instrument Scientist will be based at the Spallation Neutron Source, and will work with another existing Instrument Scientist to commission, operate, and develop a scientific program user-based and in-house for the elastic diffuse scattering instrument CORELLI. This instrument is in the final stages of construction and will begin commissioning in May 2014. Once commissioning of CORELLI is completed, it will enter the user program as part of the instrument suite that makes up ORNLs Neutron Scattering Facility. CORELLI is one of the most innovative instruments in the facility, and will be the springboard to grow into the broad area of disorder in crystals as it can be studied by neutron diffuse scattering.This staff position will be within the Structure of Matter Group in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Develop and implement operation of the CORELLI for studies of diffuse scattering in crystals. Maintains the instrument and coordinates with support groups to ready the instrument for user experiments. * Contribute individual research toward solving problems in physical sciences using neutron scattering, particularly neutron diffuse scattering. * Participates in development of new methods for neutron measurements, visualization, and interpretation of the data. * Represents SNS at conferences and/or workshops promoting its capabilities to the diffuse scattering community. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics in the work environment. * Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health, and quality program requirements. * Works within a team environment, with the collaboration of all levels, disciplines, and diverse cultural backgrounds of the organization. * Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand, eye and ear protection gear, stooping, kneeling, lifting, and sitting or standing for extended periods of time. *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to the Leader of the Structure of Matter Group in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division. Communicates effectively with group members, users, support staff, and management to develop a diffuse scattering research program using CORELLI. *Measures of Effectiveness* Development and implementation of effective operation of CORELLI, building a vibrant user community for CORELLI, excellent scientific productivity (publications and outreach). ]]>
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Associate Scientist
The Division of Materials Science and Engineering DMSE of the Ames Laboratory is accepting applications for an Associate Scientist. This position will conceive, initiate, design, and conduct research for the structural characterization of soft matter.

The Associate Scientist will conduct X-ray and neutron diffraction and X-ray spectroscopy experiments at national facilities such as synchrotrons, research reactors and spallation neutron sources and will develop novel x-ray related techniques. The Associate Scientist will apply these techniques to investigate polymers, proteins, bio-membranes, organic thin films, and colloidal solutions etc. in support of one of FWPs (field work proposal), "Bio-inspired Materials", funded by the Department of Energy. Particular emphasis is to provide expertise in small angle X-ray and neutron scattering techniques (SAXS and SANS, respectively), X-ray reflectivity, grazing incidence X-ray small and wide- angle diffraction/scattering (GI-WAXD, GI-SAXS), X-ray near-total-reflection fluorescence, X-ray near edge spectroscopy (XANES), all applied to solid and liquid surfaces, nano- and meso-particles in solutions, and interfaces, in order to support the effort of the other members of the FWP. Additional duties of position also include maintenance, upgrade, and supervision of the operations of the state-of-the-art x-ray liquid surface diffractometer at Ames Laboratory. ]]>
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Post Doc Position - Experimentalist in Condensed Matter Physics and Magnetism
A post doc position is available at the Laboratoire Lon Brillouin LLB for an experimentalist in condensed matter physics and magnetism.

The post doc grant is available for two years starting in 2014. The research will be devoted to the study of itinerant chiral magnets and magnetic semiconductors using neutron diffraction, inelastic neutron scattering, and X ray measurements on a synchrotron source. Other experimental activities could include NMR and muon measurements, as well as conventional magnetic measurements. * Employment type: Contract * Job hours: Full-time ]]>
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SANSUSANS Scientist
The Macromolecular and Microstructure Sciences MMS team:http:www.ncnr.nist.govprogramssans at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR:http:www.ncnr.nist.gov is seeking a research scientist with a strong record of creativity and achievement in any area of nano- and micro-scale science, or instrumentation science. The candidate should complement and expand current scientific activities of the group.

Aside from conducting a research program in a relevant area, core responsibilities include helping visiting researchers conduct experiments, participating in various instrument activities including maintenance and upgrades, and developing new scientific tools such as modeling software or novel sample environments. Initial appointment is for up to four years. Salary is in the range from $70,000 to $85,000 depending on qualifications and experience. ]]>
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PhD Studentship on Self-Assembly in Deep Eutectic Solvents at Bath University
A funded PhD project is currently available in Dr Karen Edlers group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath, in collaboration with Dr Andrew Jackson Dr Nikolaos Tsapatsaris ESS, Lund, Sweden to work on the self-assembly of surfactants in deep eutectic solvents.Deep Eutectic Solvents DES resemble ionic liquids but are formed from an ionic mixture instead of being a single ionic compound. Hydrogen bonding between the two components lead to a large eduction in freezing point meaning the mixture is liquid at room temperature. DES share with ionic liquids properties which make them highly desirable as green solvents; having very low volatility, being in general non-flammable, and having a wider liquid temperature range than molecular solvents. In addition DES can be made from common cheap, non-toxic species, unlike ionic liquids which are usually based on highly toxic nitrogen containing cations. In this project we will investigate the self-assembly of surfactant micelles in DES. Although surfactant micelles are commonly used in water to template porous materials such as silica, many other materials of potential interest cannot be synthesised in such solutions due to the reactivity of the inorganic precursors with water. DES in general have been shown to be good solvents for a range of inorganic precursors, used currently in electroplating. DES may therefore also provide an environment where small catalytic amounts of water are available and micellar templates can assemble but which allow slower reaction rates for inorganic precursors and so greater control over the nanomaterials produced. However, so far no work has been done on micelle formation in DES so the initial task in this project will be to study the properties of a range of micelles in DES, and understand the changes observed when small amounts of water are added.

This is a multidisciplinary project combining physical chemical techniques for nanostructure characterisation with some modelling and development of sample environment. The DES and micelles will be characterized using surface tension, viscosity, light scattering, thermal behaviour (DSC), and via small angle neutron and X-ray scattering. Wide angle neutron scattering, quasielastic neutron scattering and molecular modelling will be used to study the DES solvent structure and effects of water addition. X-ray and neutron reflectivity will be used to probe surfactant structures at the surface of DES solutions. We also plan to build sample cells for the neutron experiments which will allow water addition to a sample during a measurement and help to design a cell for simultaneous DSC and scattering measurements. Since this is a collaborative project between the UK and Sweden the student will spend some time during their PhD working in Sweden, in the European Spallation Source (ESS) laboratories in Lund. The student will also be expected to travel to neutron and synchrotron X-ray facilities in the UK, France and possibly the USA or Australia as part of their PhD work. The available funding will cover fees for a UK/EU based student, and a standard stipend to cover living expenses for 3.5 years. Students from outside the UK/EU must be able to cover the cost of overseas student fees to be able to be considered for this position. A first class or 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials or Physics is required. The studentship is available to start from June 2014 but must start by 1st Oct 2014. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neutron and X-Ray Scattering
The Scattering and Thermophysics Group in the Materials Science and Technology MST Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL:http:www.ornl.gov is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill a postdoctoral position. The position will support science programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division. The successful applicant will be expected to work effectively with scientists at neutron and x-ray scattering national user facilities such as the Spallation Neutron Source ORNL:http:www.ornl.govuser-facilitiessns, the High Flux Isotope Reactor ORNL:http:neutrons.ornl.govfacilitiesHFIR, and the Advanced Photon Source Argonne National Laborotory:http:www.aps.anl.gov. The general scientific focus will be on using measurements of the structure and dynamics of energy-related functional materials to elucidate the mechanisms underpinning useful energy conversion processes, such as electro-mechanical, thermo-mechanical, or thermoelectric.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Conduct neutron and x-ray scattering experiments (e.g., lattice dynamics, crystal structure, disorder and thermal diffuse scattering, data analysis, and some modeling). * Work with others to maintain a high level of scientific productivity. * Publish papers in key journals and present at key meetings. * Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. * Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. ]]>
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Laboratory Chemist
The National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research NCNR is seeking a chemist to work in our research and sample preparation laboratories.

The general responsibilities include the organization and maintenance of 14 laboratories; including equipment and supplies, coordination of laboratory usage, and assisting visiting researchers in the safe operation of equipment. Responsibilities in these areas include: maintaining the chemical inventory, safety training, development and maintenance of laboratory documentation, collection and disposal of chemical waste, and design and project management of laboratory renovations. This is a fulltime position; salary is in the range from $42,631-$74,761 depending on qualifications and experience. ]]>
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Data Analysis Scientist
We are looking for a high calibre software scientist to join our dynamic scientific software group to work on visualization and analysis of diffraction and spectral data. The team have the responsibility for the provision of advanced data evaluation, analysis and visualization software applications for both internal and external users of Diamond. These applications exploit the very latest techniques to address the challenging requirements of a broad range of scientific disciplines including macromolecular crystallography through to nanostructures and materials science.

You will operate within the scientific software group of experienced software scientists and engineers and will work with our beamline scientists to identify and define requirements for data analysis and visualization applications you will ensure that they are implemented in a timely and effective way. Working with our data acquisition team you will help optimize the whole scientific process at a Diamond beamline from data acquisition through to the experimenters leaving with high quality experimental results. The work will also involve enhancing and supporting the core features of a software data analysis workbench (DAWN) project being worked on in Diamond. DAWN is an Open Source project so there will be opportunities to work with collaborators at other similar facilities worldwide. *Salary information* Circa £33k ]]>
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Post-doc for ESS neutron test beamline at HZB
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS invites applications for a Post-doc for the ESS neutron test beamline located at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fr Materialien und Energie HZB.

The primary task will be to run and maintain the ESS test beamline at the HZB and support and take part in efforts to develop and test new concepts at the test beamline in close collaboration with ESS instrument scientists and interested groups from ESS partner labs. The ESS test beamline at HZB is now operational and has been designed to replicate the long-pulse structure of the future ESS source. The successful candidate will contribute to the design of relevant instruments and add-ons with a particular focus on wavelength-frame multiplication and imaging techniques at pulsed neutron sources. This includes methods for spatially resolved measurements with polarised neutrons at Bragg edges and with modulated beams for resolving magnetic structures, microscopic structures and crystalline features in imaging modes. A strong participation is expected in those development projects, involving also experimental and data analysis work at and with other partner laboratories of ESS. The instrument suite at ESS is being developed in close consultation with the European user community and the successful candidate is expected to consult with this community in order to develop the designs and scientific case for methods and add-ons under investigation at the ESS test beamline in collaboration with test beamline users and the Neutron Instruments Division. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in ESS partner countries, working on the design of the relevant experiments and required hardware and will also be expected to develop his/her own ideas in this area to bring about the best possible approaches and solutions for addressing cutting-edge science. The selected candidate will play an active role in running and maintaining the ESS test beamline, as well as in developing long-pulse techniques, so that ESS instruments can profit from them. He/she will work under joint supervision of the head of the Department for Methods for Characterization of Transport Phenomena in Energy Materials at HZB and the head of the Neutron Instruments Division at the ESS. More than half the time of the selected candidate will be devoted to conducting experiments at the ESS test beamline at HZB, together with collaborators both from ESS and from ESS partner labs. Synergies and close collaboration with other groups at HZB are also encouraged. It is anticipated that about 40% of the selected candidate’s time will be spent in Lund. At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. The position is a 2-year temporary Post-doc position. Your work place will be situated 40% in Lund, Sweden, and 60% in Berlin, Germany. ]]>
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Laboratory Research Support Technical Professional
The Center for Structural Molecular Biology in the Biology and Soft Matter Division and the Instrument and Source Division invite applications for a technician position to support the Spallation Neutron SourceHigh Flux Isotope Reactor user program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

*Purpose:* The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of research and technical staff at ORNL to manage laboratories at the HFIR and provide research support in the SNS Biology Laboratory. The candidate will be expected to serve as a technical specialist responsible for managing the HFIR laboratories and to train staff and visiting scientists to ensure that they meet all ES&H requirements for working in laboratories at ORNL neutron facilities. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* Laboratory Technician duties include serving as the Laboratory Space Manager for lab spaces, operation point of contact for lab maintenance and upgrades, and coordinator of user experiments in the lab. This position will develop and maintain laboratory documentation (such as quick start guides, hazard analysis and chemical worksheet forms and waste documentation), assist user with laboratory experiment check-in, provide and record user training for the lab spaces and provide sample handling support. The position will maintain inventories of lab equipment, consumables and chemicals while maintaining the lab spaces. As more neutron scattering instruments become available at HFIR and the SNS, there is a growing need to expand the Biology Laboratory to support the broader user program of the BSMD. The successful applicant will also play a lead role in developing approaches for over-expression and purification of labeled biomacromolecules for neutron scattering studies. *Measures of Effectiveness:* * Competent with all relevant equipment, systems, software programs, established policies, procedures and work methods * Responsible for independently solving a variety of complex technical problems for technical projects * Supports senior technical staff on projects providing a full range of technical services * Provides solutions to technical problems associated with specific projects or functions *Employment Status:* Full-Time ]]>
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Scientist for chemical or macromolecular crystallography mf
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. The Institute welcomes more than 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. Funded primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 12 other countries. The Science Division currently has a vacancy:SCIENTIST for chemical or macromolecular crystallography mf

*Duties:* You will be in charge of : * Developing a research programme in chemical or macromolecular crystallography, in collaboration with the user community * Providing support to users for scientific experiments on the D19 diffractometer * Participating in the development and maintenance of the D19 diffractometer * Promoting the ILL single crystal diffraction programme in biological and chemical crystallography *Notes:* This post is a fixed-term contract: 5 years Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Diffraction Group: Dr L. Chapon tel.: +33(0)4.76.20.70.29, e-mail: "chapon@ill.eu":mailto:chapon@ill.eu (please do not send your application to this address). *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/). ]]>
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Post-Doctoral Fellowships
AECL Nuclear Laboratories, located at Chalk River, Ontario is the premier research institution and the knowledge base of the Canadian nuclear industry. The unique nuclear facilities and science and technology capabilities of the Nuclear Laboratories are applied to ensure Canadians and the world receive energy, health, environmental and economic benefits while assuring nuclear safety and security.

The Post Doctoral Fellow will work directly with the CNBC team, reporting formally to the Director. A CNBC researcher with relevant subject-matter expertise will serve as mentor and functional supervisor. Research topics will be established jointly between the candidate and the mentor. Science and technology outcomes are expected to be published in leading international peer-reviewed journals and scientific or technological conferences. Successful candidates will be provided an annual stipend of $55K + 4% in lieu of vacation. The duration of the fellowship is for two years, renewable for a third year subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. *Conditions:* Candidates will be assessed for security clearance to access Controlled Area 2 at Chalk River, as a condition of offer of a post-doctoral fellowship. The working environment includes the main floor of the NRU nuclear research reactor, which entails industrial hazards as well as radiation hazards. The candidate will be trained in safe practices in a radiation environment. The CNBC facilities operate 24 hours per day seven days a week. On occasion, the candidate may expect to work irregular hours to accommodate the operational situation. ]]>
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Protection Systems Engineer
Serve as a design engineer on the Protection Systems Team to develop, implement and maintain Credited Engineered Controls CEC for the Personnel Protection System PPS at the Spallation Neutron Source SNS. The team is responsible for developing requirements, specifications, documentation, technical design, procedures and oversight of installation and testing of CEC equipment used for accelerator and instrument personnel protection systems. The team also supports the operation and maintenance of these systems after they are placed into service, including scheduling of maintenance activities, directing repair work, as-built drawing preparation and annual certifications. The SNS protection systems are implemented using Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley programmable logic controllers.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Work with a team of engineers and technicians to support and maintain CECs used to protect personnel at SNS from hazards associated with prompt ionizing radiation and oxygen deficiency hazards * Translate performance and operational specifications into system requirements * Lead new project developments by preparing schedules, cost estimates and directing installation work * Develop and direct test plans and certifications procedures that demonstrate systems satisfy requirements * Coordinate team work with other accelerator and instrument groups * Maintain configuration control of assigned systems in accordance with SNS policies * Supports SNS accelerator and instrument operations including rotating on-call support during scheduled operational periods * Perform system engineering role for CECs and related systems * Ensure and monitor compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements * Promptly identify and communicate environmental, safety, health (ESH) and quality assurance (QA) issues to group and division management, ESH and QA contacts, and subcontractor contacts * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics *Work Directions and Interfaces* Reports to the SNS Protection System Team Leader in the Data Operations Department of Research Accelerator Division (RAD). Works closely with scientists and engineers from other SNS accelerator and instrument technical groups. *Measures of Effectiveness* * Successful delivery of systems and upgrades in support of SNS requirements for credited engineered controls * Reliability, availability, and sustainability of provided systems * Quality of system-related documentation and system management * Effectiveness of work in a diverse team environment * Level of initiative and ownership demonstrated through individual and team projects *Employment Status* Full-Time ]]>
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Professor Professor with special responsibilities in Materials Physics
DTU Physics at the Technical University of Denmark DTU invites applications for a position as Professor or Professor with special responsibilities to conduct research and teaching in materials physics.

The Professor will be affiliated with the Section for Neutrons and x-rays for materials physics (NEXMAP), which is one of six sections in the Department. The section’s research is at the front line of neutron and x-ray based materials physics around the world. Notably within imaging, ultra-fast structural dynamics, correlated electron systems and advanced data analysis. The section is a key player in instrumentation and method development for synchrotrons, XFELs, and at neutron facilities, in particular at the European Spallation Source (ESS), as well as in scientific committees at international facilities. The ideal candidate has a strong track record in state of the art experimental approaches, and will be dedicated to building an experimental and problem-driven research program using neutron scattering as a primary technique. He/she would have a strong network at international large scale research infrastructures for neutron scattering and a clear talent for working in a collaborative international research environment. Experience, documented productivity, and research emphasis within one or more of the following topics is considered relevant: Strongly correlated electron systems, magnetism, energy materials, and soft condensed matter. *Responsibilities and tasks* The Professor is expected to produce scientific results at a high international level and disseminate these in peer-reviewed publications and at international conferences. Furthermore, the Professor is expected to take a central role in the continuing development of a strong group within studies of materials physics using neutron scattering, to establish and expand collaborations with international neutron scattering facilities, with other research groups in DTU Departments, and at other universities. The Professor should in particular focus on the development of the group as a primary collaborator and user of the upcoming ESS, which DTU considers as a high priority research facility. The Professor will teach at BSc-, MSc-, and PhD-levels in Physics. He/she will develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate courses and supervise project students. The MSc and PhD courses are taught in English, whereas the BSc and Diploma studies are taught in Danish. The candidate is expected to master Danish within a reasonable time after being appointed. A substantial part of the research at DTU Physics is based on external funding. Active participation in fundraising, as well as responsibilities for project management, and for building collaborations with industrial partners is expected. A position as Professor with Special Responsibilities is held for a limited time period and involves all the usual duties associated with a full professorship, as well as fixed-term specific duties which will vary according to the research program. *Salary and terms of employment* The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. Starting date is summer 2014. The position as Professor is permanent. The position as Professor with Special Responsibilities is available for a 5-year period and may be extended for up to 3 years more. *Further information* Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Jane Hvolbæk Nielsen, Phone: +45 4525 3222. ]]>
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Software developer
Qualified candidates at the bachelor or master level are invited to submit applications for a temporary position as software developer for e-learning in the natural sciences, specifically within neutron scattering.The position is partially funded by the European Union through the FP7 Infrastructure grant MNI3-II, work package 3 on e-learning, virtual neutrons for teaching VNT. The VNT work package is concerned with e-learning based on three main elements, a learning management system based on Moodle a wiki Mediawiki and a live-simulator with virtual neutron scattering instruments based on McStas and the Python-django web toolkit. The current implementation of the learning platform can be seen at http:vnt.nmi3.org.The NEXMAP NEutron and X-ray MAterial Physics section, DTU Physics at the Technical University of Denmark collaborates in the VNT project with partners from University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. Further, NEXMAP is the main hub in the collaborative software project McStas applied world-wide for neutron instrument simulation.

The successful candidate will work on further development of the McStas and django based live simulator system, as well as develop plugins for the Moodle system and extensions for Mediawiki in collaboration with colleagues at NEXMAP and other partners from the e-learning project. The expected starting date is April 1st 2014 or as soon as possible. *Salary and terms of employment* The appointment as software developer is a temporary position, either 1 year at full employment or 2 years at half employment (c.f. as student job). It will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The place of work is DTU Physics in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. ]]>
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Tenure track openings at Renmin University of China
Renmin University of China has received grants to design, construct, commission and operate cold neutron spectrometers at China Advanced Research Reactor CARR in the southwestern suburban of Beijing, energetic and devoting applicants are invited to fill a few positions in Department of Physics, Renmin University of China.

Successful applicants will be provided competitive compensation, and excellent education opportunity for child can be arranged with the top rated Affiliated Elementary School and Middle School of RUC. ]]>
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Research Scientist Reflectivity
The Science Division of the Institut Laue-Langevin ILL currently has a vacancy:RESEARCH SCIENTIST Reflectivity - mfPolarised Neutron reflectivity PNR is a powerful technique for determining the structure of layered magnetic materials from the nanometer to the micron scale. With the use of a magnetic reference layer the technique also has applications in all areas of research using neutron reflectometry. The ILL has recently invested in the instrument D17, which now being commissioned for both time of flight and monochromatic polarised neutron options along with analysis for specular and off-specular signals.

*Duties:* Working within the “Large Scale Structures (LSS)” group, you will be responsible for the instrument D17, in charge of running data collection and analysis software and local contact for scientific experiments on the reflectometers. You will also be encouraged to develop strong collaborations for your own scientific work. *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/ ) *Notes:* Fixed-term contract: 5 years. ]]>
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Front Desk and Business Travel Assistant
Are you interested in joining our international institute We currently have a vacancy for a Front Desk and Business Travel Assistant mf

*Duties:* As a member of the group in charge of ILL's reception desk and travel office, you will carry out the following duties: * managing scientist visits (processing of invitations, reserving and managing visitors' accommodation, checking of invoices) * reception of visitors and telephone duties, processing of emails and maintenance of databases. As part of a multifunctional team you may also be involved in : * organising business travel arrangements for ILL staff, * checking and reimbursing travel expenses for ILL staff and visiting scientists *Notes:* This post is a permanent position. *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/ ) ]]>
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Associate Laboratory Director, Neutron Sciences-NB50410708
Support the Laboratory Director in accomplishing the Laboratorys mission by leading the Neutron Sciences Directorate NScD.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* The Associate Laboratory Director for NScD will be responsible for: * Providing leadership and oversight to ensure the successful operation of SNS and HFIR as user facilities and to enhance the scientific impact of the facilities. * Provide leadership to develop, articulate and implement the establishment of the second target station. * Meeting Neutron Facility operational commitments. Operate the SNS in support of the scientific user program, accelerator physics and instrument commissioning for 5,000 hours at ?90% reliability, with 16 (two under construction) SNS instruments operating in user mode. In addition, operate the HFIR support of the scientific user program with six cycles, for 3,400 hours at > 90% reliability with 12 instruments. * Implementing a strategic plan for scientific excellence that includes: crosscutting initiatives in strategic thrust areas combining unique capabilities from different ORNL directorates and associated universities, an enhanced postdoctoral program, a visitor and sabbatical program, and recruiting of mid-career scientists as science leaders/mentors. * Implementing proposal review processes that are capable of sustaining an increased number of users. * Increasing engagement of the User community in the development and completion of the neutron instrumentation. * Meeting project milestones for ongoing projects to develop new instrumentation and upgrade the facilities. * Providing leadership in the integration of neutron science capabilities across ORNL to promote laboratory-wide growth, including energy sciences and technology, life sciences, computational sciences, physical sciences, and national security. * Integrating and implementing commercialization activities through the Directorate’s business plan and strategies. * Implementing management systems, operations, safety, compliance, performance assessments across the entire Directorate, and serving on the Laboratory Leadership Team. * Working with Laboratory Director and Leadership Team to identify and implement strategic research opportunities, including LDRD (Laboratory-Directed Research and Development) priorities. * Managing programmatic funds and discretionary investments for research and program development. Act as steward for laboratory operations, facilities, capital, and equipment. * Maintaining compliance with Laboratory policies, standards, and procedures as documented in SBMS. Implement operational standards to meet the expectations of the Laboratory Agenda. Maintain proper management and control of total budget authority. * Developing and managing self-assessment programs assuring alignment with the Laboratory Critical Outcomes, the Laboratory Agenda, and other internal or DOE performance metrics. * Acting as the primary Directorate contact, representing the Directorate on Lab-Level committees, task forces, and working groups with a shared responsibility for the overall lab wide science and technology strategy. * Identifying key staffing and other resource requirements. Support recruiting initiatives in diversity, fellowships and university relations. Drive employee performance management and assessment, development and reviewing and initiating discipline as appropriate. * Serving as primary contact with assigned core universities. Leading and engaging in community activities in support of the Laboratory Agenda. Promoting educational outreach programs. * Reviewing corrective actions that have Laboratory-wide impacts with particular emphasis on those that are documented and managed by tracking systems external to ORNL. ]]>
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Control System Software Architect
The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Control System Software Architect.

*What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. *Description of main responsibilities* * Lead the Configuration Data Management work unit. This work unit consists of five databases and services to keeping track of the virtual and physical parts of the control system, accelerator, target, conventional facilities, and neutron instruments. * Provide the architecture for control system services (logging, archiving, alarms etc.) * Develop software according to ICS standards and technology choices (Java, Glassfish, MySQL, EPICS) * Contribute to the tools and processes to create a robust and productive development environment * Write and maintain quality documents for requirements, design, test plans, and test reports * Mentor junior developers and communicate with the users on control system use and issues. * Champion ICS standards for software development * Integrate and contribute to existing software from controls software collaborations (DISCS, EPICS, ITER) * Working hours are standard office hours, but occasionally you will need to be flexible and work evenings due to meeting arrangements and hard workload. ]]>
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Group Leader Fluid Systems
The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Group Leader Fluid Systems.

*What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. *Description of main responsibilities* As the Group Leader of Fluid Systems, your main responsibilities are: * Leading the Fluid Systems Group with focus on policy and strategy implementation, activities and follow up * Managing day-to-day activities of this group including oversight of assigned staff, while leading the planning and implementation of the Fluid Systems work package * Providing direction and support to the Fluid Systems Group and work with other project team members to deliver the ESS Construction Project * Owning the Fluid Systems work package scope, cost, schedule, and deliverables as agreed with the Target Station Project Manager * Participating in risk management, configuration management, and systems engineering processes, and monitor, communicate, and report on progress according to the ESS Construction Project requirements * Ensuring all assigned staff have appropriate Roles, Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Authorities ]]>
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Legal Officer
The Administration Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Legal Officer in the legal division.

*What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. *Description of main responsibilities* Advice and support all company departments in a variety of legal issues. The position provides for a significant cross-functional interaction with executives and directors within the company as well as with the scientific and technical departments. * Drafting, reviewing and negotiating legal documents, such as collaboration agreements, MoUs, licence agreements, purchase of services and supply agreements, energy agreements, consultancy agreements, sponsorship, studentship and commercial agreements. * Identifying gaps and providing legal support to ESS management on a range of matters including in particular; general commercial, corporate, IT and contracts. * Providing advice on corporate governance, legal strategy compliance regulatory and related matters. * Ensure compliance with Swedish and European laws. ]]>
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Remote Handling Engineer
The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Remote Handling Engineer.

*What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. *Start date* The position is to be filled as soon as possible. *Description of main responsibilities* As Remote Handling Engineer, your main responsibilities are: * Providing expertise in remote handling techniques, standards and regulations * Being responsible for one or several work units in terms of scope and deliverables as agreed with the Work Package Manager for Remote Handling Systems * Taking part in the establishment of requirements for the remote handling systems through interaction with stakeholders and owners of interfacing systems * Developing remote handling solutions that satisfy specified requirements * Serving as point of contact with vendors, contractors and suppliers of remote handling equipment * Supervising fabrication, delivery and installation of remote handling equipment * Elaborating procedures for operation and maintenance of remote handling systems and equipment ]]>
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Technical Director
The European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for the Technical Director position.

*What ESS Offers* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world-leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, ESS provides a unique opportunity to influence the future of science and technology. You will also enjoy being part of a company culture that promotes collaboration and achievement. *Location* Your workplace will be situated in Lund, Sweden. *Main responsibilities* The Technical Director will be a member of the Executive Management Team that will secure the success of ESS, now and for the future. He/she will be responsible for performance goals, scope, cost, schedule, and deliverables of the Technical Directorate and, together with the CEO and the other Directors, for the entire ESS. Duties will include, but not be restricted to: * Lead and manage the ESS Technical Divisions * Together with the CEO and other Directors, own the ESS Construction Project performance goals, scope, cost, schedule, and deliverables * Direct, coordinate, and develop the operational aspects within the Directorate to appropriately support the ESS Construction Project * Develop and implement long-term strategies and provide medium-term strategic direction within the respective Directorate * Ensure that the Directorate achieves its objectives and complies with all relevant regulations and laws, and establishes a team of senior managers with operational responsibilities * Contribute to the development of policies in compliance with overall objectives, strategies and plans * Represent the Technical Directorate at the Steering Committee (STC) and other governing bodies * Contribute to high-level negotiations on contracts and agreements relevant to the Technical Directorate and the technical activities of ESS * Manage the work with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on behalf of the CEO * Ensure design reviews are conducted as appropriate * Implement risk management ]]>
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Postdoc position in inelastic neutron scattering magnetically hidden order in heavy-fermion compounds
The Department of Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Junior Professorship in Neutron Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter offers within the framework of a DFG project a fixed-term position for a Postdoc in Experimental Solid State Physics E 13 TV-L related to the experimental investigation of magnetically hidden order, multipolar ordering phenomena and magnetic excitations in Ce-based heavy-fermion compounds by means of elastic and inelastic neutron scattering. The position starts at the earliest possible date and is initially limited to 3 years. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act WissZeitVG.

The successful candidate will perform neutron scattering experiments at several world-leading neutron sources with the aim of understanding the complex magnetic ordering phenomena and low-energy spin dynamics in Ce-based heavy-fermion compounds. These experiments require the use of cold-neutron triple-axis and time-of-flight spectrometers, along with conventional single-crystal diffraction and diffuse scattering instruments using both non-polarized and polarized neutrons. The project will also require intense interactions with theorists and other experimental research groups and is supposed to coordinate the efforts in reaching a systematic description of magnetic excitation spectra in itinerant f-electron systems exhibiting hidden-order phases. ]]>
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Mechanical Production Technician mf
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, and founded by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. The Institute welcomes more than 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. The Projects and Techniques Division, which is responsible for the development of the ILLs instruments and for technical support, currently has a vacancy :Mechanical Production Technician mfAs part of the Neutron Optics Service SON of the Projects and Techniques Division, the Multilayers Group is responsible for the manufacture and characterisation of neutron supermirrors for the ILLs scientific instruments.

*Duties:* Your main duties will be to: * Manufacture Fe/Si, Ni/Ti and Co/Ti supermirrors using sputtering techniques * Carry out preventive and corrective maintenance of sputtering deposition machines * Develop production processes in order to optimise the neutron performance of the mirrors produced by sputtering * Design mechanical systems tailored to focussing guides and adaptive optics * Characterise supermirror performance using neutron reflectometry This post is permanent. *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/ ) ]]>
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Innovative Procurement Officer
The Project Support and Administration Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a one-year expert position on Public Procurement of Innovation.

*What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* One year, time limited employment. The work may be completed remotely, however, it will be required of the expert to be on site, in Lund, Sweden, for briefings in person and meetings/presentations or similar. *Start date* The position is to be filled as soon as possible. *Description of main responsibilities* * Developing ESS rules on PCP and PPI, which are part of the ESS procurement rules and in line with the future ERIC rules; * Establishing workflows for PCP and PPI involving all relevant stakeholders in the company; * Supervising the implementation of these workflows into project; * Application procedure; * Manage tools at ESS such as Primavera, Agresso etc.; * Developing and implementing ESS specific training modules; * Identify potential future PCPs and PPIs within ESS and in collaboration with partner organisations; * Setting-up of applications for EU grants on Innovative Public Procurement; * Supporting the stakeholder management. ]]>
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Engineers - Beam Diagnostics
The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for seven Engineers in Beam Diagnostics.

*What ESS can offer* * Opportunity to work in an international and vibrant environment. * A unique opportunity to be involved from an early stage, in the development of a world-leading center for materials research. * Possibility for personal development. * Relocation assistance, including family support and Swedish language course, is offered. *Duration & Location* Open ended contract, with six months initial probationary period, or an initial two years contract with possibility of conversion to open ended contract, depending on qualifications and area of expertise of the candidate. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. *Description of main responsibilities* The candidates will work on the implementation of one or more diagnostics system. The seven positions will be divided approximately as follows: * 1 position focused on Analog Electronics * 1 position focused on Digital Electronics/FPGA programming * 1 position focused on Electronics & Board Design * 1 position focused on Detector Design & EM Simulations * 1 position focused on Detector Design and Motion Control * 1 position focused on Mechanical Design & Fabrication • 1 position focused on Front-end Software Some adjustments to the specific focus of each position can be made based on the profile of the successful candidate. ]]>
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Project Manager, Office Labs
The Infrastructure Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Project Manager, Office Labs.

*What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. The position as Project Manager, Office & Labs, entails project management of the design and construction of the office and laboratories as well as the parts of the campus area. The plan is for the design to be done by ESS hired consultants up until preliminary design and then procure a financing solution that will include a design and build of the facilities by a contractor. The successful candidate has experience of design and construction as well as contractor and project development. *The main tasks include:* * Responsible for the design and construction of the office and labs * Leading the design process up until preliminary design and defining the requirements by gathering information from the ESS organization and the end users * Assist in the procurement of the landlord/contractor * Contributing to the construction team with project development knowledge * Coordination with the other projects ]]>
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Electrical Engineer
The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for an Electrical Engineer.

*What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of a company culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the company continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. *Main responsibilities?* As Electrical Engineer you will provide engineering analysis for the accelerator system (ACCSYS) technical cable plant, help manage the installation and commissioning of this cable plant and provide electrical engineering support for the planning and execution of the installation of equipment in the accelerator complex as covered by the Accelerator Integration and Installation work package (ACCSYS WP9). That includes planning of the cable routing, driving the cable and cable connectors interfaces, assisting in the documentation of electrical systems and cables installed in the tunnel and gallery, performing other common tasks that are relevant to the position ]]>
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RF EngineerPhysicist
The Accelerator Division at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a RF EngineerPhysicist.

*What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of a company culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the company continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world *Main responsibilities* As RF Engineer/Physicist your main responsibilities will be to assist in the design, specification, procurement, and installation of the ESS RF system with specific emphasis on the High Power Amplifiers. Your main areas of responsibility include: * High Power Amplifier Support * Support with identification of machine equipment required * Support with identification and selection of test and measurement equipment * Production of specifications, tendering and contract management * Support with design, procurement and installation for the RF conditioning stands * High power testing of initial prototype devices and follow up production units * Supervision of contractors and suppliers as required The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. ]]>
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Group Leader for the Instrument Data Group
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Group Leader for the Instrument Data Group of the Data Management and Software Centre DMSC.

*What ESS and DMSC can offer* At ESS and DMSC we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* This position is permanent with three months initial probationary period. Your work place will primarily be at the DMSC offices in Copenhagen, Denmark but work will also be performed at ESS in Lund, Sweden. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. *Description of main responsibilities* The role of the Instrument Data Group (IDG) Leader is to lead the team of scientific software developers who will design, construct and support the software that is used on the ESS neutron scattering and imaging instruments to perform data collection, data reduction and live data visualization and analysis. The Group Leader is expected to develop a detailed project plan to deliver these functionalities for the ESS neutron instruments and to manage the implementation of that project plan. This work will be done in collaboration with teams from the Neutron Instruments, and Neutron Technologies Divisions who are managing the construction of the instruments; with the Data Technologies and Systems, Data Management, and Data Analysis Groups within DMSC; with the Integrated Controls Systems Division in the Machine Directorate at ESS; and with ESS’s international collaborators. ]]>
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Group Leader for the Data Systems and Technologies Group
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Group Leader for the Data Systems and Technologies Group of the Data Management and Software Centre DMSC

*What ESS and DMSC can offer* At ESS and DMSC we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* This position is permanent with three months initial probationary period. Your work place will primarily be at the DMSC offices in Copenhagen, Denmark but work will also be performed at ESS in Lund, Sweden. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. *Description of main responsibilities* The role of the Data Systems and Technologies Group (DSTG) Leader is to lead the team of system designers and administrators who will design, construct, and operate the data storage, network, and high performance computing systems that will be used to stream, store and process the experimental data taken on the instruments to be built at the ESS. These systems will be located both at ESS in Lund and at the DMSC building in Copenhagen, and will be available to the experimental users of ESS instruments. The Data Systems and Technologies Group is also responsible for operating computer systems for the scientific software development work taking place at DMSC. These systems are used by DMSC groups, other groups within ESS, and ESS's international collaborators. Divisions at ESS with whom DMSC works very closely are the Integrated Control Systems Division and the Information Technology Division. ]]>
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Personnel Safety Systems Engineer
The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a lead engineer for the Personnel Safety System.

*What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of a company culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the company continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. *Start date* The position is to be filled during Q1, 2014. *Main responsibilities* You will be our expert on the Personnel Safety System (PSS) for the Integrated Control System (ICS) division having the responsibility for design, construction and operation of the ESS PSS. This responsibility includes besides others assuring safety for personnel from injury and exposure to critically high radiation levels. It is required to coordinate work with many scientists and engineers across ESS divisions to complete this task. Your tasks will include the following actions: * Gather, document and evaluate the safety system requirements from accelerator, target, neutron instruments and conventional facilities * Communicate and validate the requirements to the development team * Manage, coordinate and supervise the implementation efforts * Perform quality assurance of deliverables * Conduct site acceptance tests of the relevant sub-systems * Assure compliance to legal issues related to systems for personnel safety ]]>
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Team Assistant
The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Team Assistant in the Integration Design Support division.

*What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Description of main responsibilities* Administrational support for the Head of division and the division staff, consisting of both employees and consultants. * Assist the Head of Integration and Design Support with administrational tasks on a daily basis as well as calendar planning * Provide content for the ESS intranet and external web. * Help in preparing paperwork for new starters and assist with induction/introduction * Prepare correspondence, reports, meetings, presentations, proposals, etc. * Write minutes of meetings, organizational charts and internal information for the division. * Process invoices, reimbursements, purchase requests and time reporting for employees and consultants * Contact point between the division and service functions within ESS * Keep track and store contracts for consultants * Handle other administrative duties (phone calls, walk-ins, etc.) in a responsive and courteous manner Working hours are standard office hours, but occasionally you will need to be flexible and work evenings due to meeting arrangements. Your English skills are excellent both oral and written and you have experience of working in an international environment. The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. ]]>
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Senior Software Developer
The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Senior Software Developer.

*What ESS can offer* At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world. *Duration & Location* The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. *Description of main responsibilities* * Contribute to architecture, design, development and testing of the Applications Work Package within the Integrated Control System project. * Develop applications, graphical user interfaces, frameworks and toolkits that will be used during commissioning and operation of the ESS accelerator, target, neutron instruments and other facilities as part of the Integrated Control System. * Develop and apply software quality standards. * Maintain continuous integration frameworks; participate in code and design reviews. * Give support and guidance for software applications and development environments. * Work in an agile team environment (scrum) with distributed teams while implementing engineering best practices. * Working hours are standard office hours, but occasionally you will need to be flexible and work evenings due to meeting arrangements and hard workload. ]]>
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Instrument Scientists Neutron Imaging
You are invited to become part of a dynamic new team working at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility MLF of J-PARC one of the worlds leading spallation neutron sources and one of Japans premier research facilities.In its role as the Registered Institution for Facility Utilization Promotion, CROSS-Tokai is responsible for managing and supporting the user program on the beamlines that are part of the Public Neutron Beam Facility of J-PARC. The Neutron RD Division of CROSS-Tokai currently has over 30 research scientists, engineers and technicians dedicated to supporting user operations on the six Public Beamlines at the MLF.On 1 April 2014, BL22 a newly-constructed energy-resolved neutron imaging beamline will become the seventh Public Beamline at the MLF and CROSS-Tokai will assume responsibility for the user program there.With this exciting new addition, CROSS-Tokai is looking to appoint three 3 talented and motivated scientists to participate in the development and operation of this state-of-the-art instrument and to provide support to external users of the beamline.In addition to beamline duties, the successful candidates will be expected to conduct a high-quality research program, in collaboration with Japanese universities, industry and overseas scientists in a field related to or making use of advanced neutron imaging techniques...

We are looking to appoint one (1) suitably qualified candidate at the level of Senior or Associate Scientist to work in the role of Beamline Group Leader. Two (2) early-career positions are available at the level of Research Scientist. Salary and conditions will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. *Position Starting Date:* 1 April 2014 (or as soon as possible thereafter by arrangement). *Term of Appointment:* All positions are continuing for as long as CROSS-Tokai remains the Registered Institution for the Public Neutron Beam Facility at J-PARC. ]]>
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Postdoctoral Research AssociatePhysics - Nanoscale Fluctuations in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 7069


Successful applicants will work in a dynamic interdisciplinary group to study the role of nanoscale fluctuations on the properties of strongly correlated electron, and related, materials. The goal is to combine complimentary techniques sensitive to local atomic and electronic structure of complex and nanostructured materials to characterize and understand the nature and role of nanoscale fluctuations in strongly correlated electron systems such as cuprate and iron based superconductors, manganites, charge density wave materials and so on. The position has particular emphasis on soft x-ray imaging of electronic texture. The team will include 6 groups in the Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science department at BNL that are world leaders in various techniques mentioned above. Under the direction of John Hill, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department. BNL policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate with in the past five years. BNL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce. *Full/Part Time:* Full-Time *Regular/Temporary:* Post Doctorate ]]>
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Neutron Instrument Scientists
Why join ANSTOANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians.We support and reward our employees through eligibility for: Training, development and mentoring opportunities Performance based salary increases Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditionsLocated in the Sutherland Shire, we have free onsite parking, a swimming pool, lunchtime sporting competitions and a delicious onsite caf with relaxing break-out areas.If you want to join a world class organisation thats making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now

*About the position* ANSTO is one of Australia’s foremost scientific research and development organisations, focused on delivering the benefits of nuclear science to the Australian community. Based in Sydney, we operate the 20 MW OPAL Reactor which provides neutrons to a suite of 13 instruments, and have built up our team of scientists at the Bragg Institute to the point that we are the leading group of neutron scatterer’s in the Southern Hemisphere. The Bragg Institute has the opportunity for suitably qualified scientists to step up into a position of Instrument Scientist on one of three newly constructed neutron-scattering instruments, BILBY, DINGO, and EMU. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in small-angle scattering (neutron or X-ray), back-scattering neutron scattering, or radiography and tomography (neutron or X-ray). BILBY is our time-of-flight small-angle neutron-scattering instrument, which is particularly suited to kinetic experiments on nanoscale structures such as polymers, biological molecules, defect structures in metals, ceramics, and geological specimens, as well as magnetic clusters and flux-line lattices. DINGO is Australia’s first neutron imaging station and enables neutron radiography and tomography in an analogous manner to X-ray radiography and tomography. The main differences are the different contrast between elements and the greater penetration with neutrons. Neutron radiography is particularly suited to location and mapping of hydrogenous materials inside metallic or ceramic objects, including the flow of fuels and lubricants in engines, and non-destructive imaging of rare fossils and valuable ancient artefacts. EMU is a high-resolution back-scattering spectrometer with energy resolution between 1 and 30 micro-eV especially suited to studies of water diffusion, dynamics of proteins, and quantum tunnelling of small molecular groups. For further details about all three instruments, see "http://www.ansto.gov.au/ResearchHub/Bragg/Facilities/Instruments/index.htm":http://www.ansto.gov.au/ResearchHub/Bragg/Facilities/Instruments/index.htm The Instrument Scientists are responsible for the development and running of neutron scattering instruments, developing the user community, and leading research. Term Position - Full Time | $89k - $116k +15.4% super Small-angle neutron scattering, back-scattering neutron spectrometry, or neutron imaging ]]>
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ORNL: Power Electronics Engineer
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 worlds most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 24 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:http:neutrons.ornl.gov.The Power Electronics Engineer will support operation, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades of the DC and pulsed power supplies and modulators throughout the SNS accelerator complex. This equipment operates at power levels from 500 W to 2.5 MW with voltages up to 135 kV and currents up to 6 kA.

*Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Evaluate and improve the design of power electronics to support the Research Accelerator Division's mission to provide high availability (>90%) neutrons for Neutron Science investigations * Provide integrated accelerator operations support whereby power electronics performance is evaluated within the context of the entire accelerator complex * Perform troubleshooting and repair of power electronics as necessary to support 24/7 operations. Occasional evening and weekend call-in work will be required in case of equipment failures * Perform failure analyses and study MTTR / MTBF data on power electronics to propose reliability upgrades * Design and analyze power electronics circuits and subsystems * Specify and procure power electronics components and subsystems * Perform maintenance planning and maintenance coordination for assigned power electronics systems * Develop upgrades and replacements to address obsolescence issues in power electronics systems * Develop documentation and procedures for power electronics equipment and ancillary systems * 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 High Voltage, Pulsed Power, and Magnet Systems Manager. * Takes direction from the Lead Engineer for Power Supplies, Kickers, and Choppers. * Interfaces with Electrical and RF Systems Group members, NScD staff, professional peers from non-ORNL institutions, ORNL business services, vendors and visitors. * Represents group activities and interests within ORNL and at professional conferences, workshops, and collaboration meetings. *AUTHORITY/APPROVAL LEVELS:* Provides work direction to engineers, technicians, research mechanics, subcontractors, and vendors within guidelines established by the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader. Initiates procurement of materials and services. *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 *Employment Status* Full-Time ]]>
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Industrial computing Technician MF at ILL
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, and founded by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world. The Reactor Division, whose role is to produce the neutrons needed to supply the ILLs scientific instruments, is responsible for operating all the technical installations associated with the reactor. The Reactor Division currently has a vacancy for an Industrial computing Technician mf

*Duties:* You will join the group responsible for the maintenance of the instrumentation and control systems of the High-Flux Reactor, where your main duties will be to: * provide preventive and corrective maintenance of the reactor’s supervisory control systems * design and implement modifications to the supervisory control systems and the Ethernet network to which the controllers, data acquisition servers and man-machine interfaces are connected * develop SCADA systems in order to satisfy user requirements and keep pace with hardware enhancements * draft the specifications for work to be performed, monitor subcontractors, prepare and conduct tests, and update documentation * report on activities *Notes:* Indefinite-term contract. Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required (compulsory medical examination prior to taking up duties). *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/ ) ]]>
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Instrumentation and Control Technician mf at ILL
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, and founded by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world. The Reactor Division, whose role is to produce the neutrons needed to supply the ILLs scientific instruments, is responsible for operating all the technical installations associated with the reactor. The Reactor Division currently has a vacancy for an Instrumentation and Control Technician mf.

*Duties:* You will join the group responsible for the maintenance of the instrumentation and control systems of the High-Flux Reactor, where your main duties will be to: * provide preventive and corrective maintenance of the reactor control and emergency shutdown systems, * perform the periodic testing of the following measuring channels: Thermodynamics, neutron flux, radiation protection, environmental monitoring. * design and implement modifications to instrumentation and control systems and measuring channels, * draft the specifications for the work to be performed, monitor subcontractors, prepare and conduct tests, and update documentation, * report on activities. *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/ ) *Notes:* Indefinite-term contract. Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required (compulsory medical examination prior to taking up duties). ]]>
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Research Scientist mf at ILL
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL, situated in Grenoble, France, is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. The Institute welcomes more than 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and nuclear and particle physics. Funded primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 12 other countries. The Science Division currently has a vacancy: Research Scientist mf

*Duties:* Working within the “Large Scale Structures (LSS)” group, you will be in charge of this instrument and will participate in research in the domains of physics and materials science and develop techniques involving polarized neutrons and kinetics. Duties would include: instrument maintenance and development, running data collection and analysis software and acting as local contact for scientific experiments on the suite of SANS instruments. You will also develop strong collaborations for your own scientific work. *Notes:* This post is a fixed-term contract: 5 years Further information can be obtained via "http://www.ill.eu/instruments-support/instruments-groups/groups/lss/"http://www.ill.eu/instruments-support/instruments-groups/groups/lss/ *Benefits:* Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our "employment conditions":http://www.ill.eu/en/careers/working-at-the-ill/employment-conditions/) ]]>
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Postdoctoral Position in Neutron Scattering
Applications are invited for an experimental, condensed matter postdoctoral research associate position at the National Institute of Standard and Technology Gaithersburg, MD campus in cooperation with the University of Maryland, College Park. The scope of this research project is to develop a novel small-angle neutron scattering SANS magnetic tagging-scheme that would allow objects nanoparticles, proteins, polymers, micelles, etc. to be unambiguously imaged in 3D, spanning the nanoscale up to the micron scale. This position is fully funded for an immediate hire, and US citizenship is NOT a requirement.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics or a related field. Experience involving nanoparticle synthesis, functionalization of surfaces for biomedical applications, and familiarity with magnetic materials are especially favored. Duties of this position include * synthesizing magnetic particles and establishing chemical attachment protocols, * participating in SANS experiments and data analysis, * developing the technique of magnetic tagging to reconstruct 3D structures from SANS, and * presenting and publishing results in scientific conferences and in the literature. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable for a second year subject to performance. Salary is in the range from $60,000 to $65,000, depending on qualifications and experience. ]]>
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Instrument Scientist for Larmor
LARMOR is a multipurpose instrument designed to enable high throughput time-of-flight Small Angle Neutron Scattering SANS with polarisation and the development and exploitation of spin-echo scattering techniques. It is being constructed as part of the second phase of instrumentation on the ISIS second target station with first neutrons anticipated during 2014. The Spin-Echo system will be developed by TU-Delft in collaboration with ISIS as part of a 5 year multi-million Euro project funded by the Netherlands.As a high throughput SANS instrument Larmor will be competitive with SANS2D and other world leading SANS instruments over a simultaneous Q range of 0.004 to 0.5-1 suitable for a broad range of soft matter science.Larmor precession techniques for the study of large scale structures, high resolution crystallography and dynamics have progressed significantly in recent years with new instrumentation being constructed at a number of neutron sources. The collaboration between ISIS and TU-Delft that delivered OffSpec now aims to continue this trend by delivering a highly flexible instrument to explore new possibilities and to fully exploit existing techniques. LARMOR aims to enable this while maintaining and developing the existing SANS technique and community. We are looking for world-class scientists and instrument developers who can make major contributions to our current and future research programmes and who will develop these techniques to enable the study of a broad range of scientific themes.The Large Scale Structures Group provides neutron scattering facilities and expertise for the study of surface and interfacial phenomena across a diverse range of research areas such as polymers, colloids, biological systems and magneticsuperconducting thin films. The Group currently supports 7 neutron instruments small angle neutron scattering and reflectometry and is designing and constructing 2 further instruments including LARMOR for the second Target Station Project

*List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities* A full-time vacancy exists to assist in the development and running of the LARMOR instrument. The position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of small angle neutron scattering and diffraction in the areas of hard/soft condensed matter or the life sciences. In addition to assisting with the development and running of LARMOR the successful candidate will be expected to lead the advancement of data reduction and analysis tools for Larmor precession and SANS techniques *Contacts and Communication* The successful candidate will interact extensively with visitors both from higher education institutions and industry. This will take the form of enabling, leading and expanding the scientific programme for LARMOR. External representation will also range from presenting their own scientific work at conferences to strategic engagement with stakeholders regarding future directions. Internally, the candidate will be expected to contribute to and lead aspects of the LSS scientific programme and actively represent the group in its interactions with other ISIS and STFC science and technology groups. *Personal Skills and Attributes* The position requires a PhD in experimental hard or soft condensed matter. Extensive experience of small angle neutron scattering, neutron spin-echo techniques, neutron reflection or Small angle X-ray scattering techniques is required. Detailed knowledge and experience of neutron polarisation and spin echo techniques is desirable. An interest in state of the art instrumentation, neutron optics and data analysis is also desirable. Good interpersonal and presentation skills are essential. *Any other Relevant Information* The successful candidate must expect to perform some work out of normal working hours, including weekends, during ISIS running cycles. The work also requires the ability to work in a radiation area and occasional ravel within the UK and overseas. In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found at "http://www.scitech.ac.uk/About/Vacs/Employee%20benefits/RAL_DL_ChilB%20_EmpBens.aspx":http://www.scitech.ac.uk/About/Vacs/Employee%20benefits/RAL_DL_ChilB%20_EmpBens.aspx ]]>
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ORNL: Radio-Frequency Engineer
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 worlds most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 24 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:http:neutrons.ornl.gov.

The RF Engineer will support operation, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades of the RF systems that accelerate and manipulate particle beams in the SNS accelerator complex. *Major Duties/Responsibilities:* * Evaluate and improve the design of the RF systems to support the Research Accelerator Division's (RAD) mission to provide high availability (>90%) neutrons for Neutron Science investigations. * Provide integrated accelerator operations support whereby RF systems performance is evaluated within the context of the entire accelerator complex. * Provide RF support for the accelerator including occasional call-in and off-normal work hours. * Perform failure analyses and study MTTR / MTBF data on RF systems to propose reliability upgrades. * Design and analyze RF structures for acceleration and bunching of particle beams. * Specify and procure RF amplifiers - both solid state and electron tube devices - and related subsystems. * Develop upgrades and replacements to address obsolescence issues in the SNS RF systems. * Develop documentation and procedures for RF equipment and ancillary systems. * Develop training materials for RF systems and participate in training of SNS staff. * 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 RF Systems Manager. * Takes direction from the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader, the RF Systems Manager, and RF Systems Lead Engineers. * Interfaces with Electrical and RF Systems Group members, NScD staff, professional peers from non-ORNL institutions, ORNL business services, vendors and visitors. * Represents group activities and interests within ORNL and at professional conferences, workshops, and collaboration meetings. ]]>
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Lead Detector-Design Engineer
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Lead Detector-Design Engineer. Are you one in your kind and ready to take part in a world-leading centre for materials research with neutrons Get involved, you are needed

*Description of main responsibilities* The successful candidate will be an engineer in the detector group. A key responsibility will be to support the design work necessary for detector systems to flesh out the conceptual design into fully-fledged instrument designs. This will develop as the design becomes more detailed and the instrument construction progresses. Jointly, their role will be to support the design efforts needed for the prototyping to develop novel neutron detectors for ESS. These designs will subsequently lead into detectors for instruments. The ideal candidate will be able to develop complicated and original designs, use simulations and follow them through to production. ]]>
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Open position at ESS, Technician
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source ESS in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a fine mechanical andor electronic technician. Are you an enthusiastic technically-minded person and ready for a big challenge Take part, you are needed

*Description of main responsibilities* The successful candidate will be a technician in one of the detector groups new state-of-the-art workshop spaces in Lund. This is either the fine mechanical workshop, or electronics workshop. The technician will be responsible for helping build-up the workshop, take part in the first items produced there, setting up procedures, and day-to-day running of the workshop, and production for both prototyping and construction within that workshop. Significant technical expertise will be vital to be able to provide detectors for ESS. ]]>
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PDRA position at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the Institute of Complex Magnetic Materials at the Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy HZB, Germany. The HZB is a German National Laboratory and a member of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres and has about 1100 employees. It hosts the Berlin Research Reactor BERII, a user facility open to scientists from all over the world. To probe the structure and dynamics of solids and liquids, the HZB provides the national and international research community with state-of-the-art neutron scattering equipment and expertise.

The successful candidate will be in charge of operating the double-axis diffractometer E4, one of the neutron instruments within the HZB user program. Responsibility for other neutron instruments is also possible. He/she should guide and help external user groups to plan, prepare and successfully perform their neutron experiments and guide them in data analysis. He or she will contribute to the further development of the instrument, especially in implementation of new experimental techniques and substantially contribute to the development of software to analyze position sensitive detector experimental data. It is expected that the candidate has a strong interest in his/her own scientific projects and will collaborate with colleagues within and outside HZB. The appointment is for 3 years. ]]>
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Vacancy within the ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group
ISIS is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford in the United Kingdom. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments allows the properties of materials to be understood at the atomic scale. Following recent developments in our instrumentation and scientific capabilities, we are seeking world-class scientists who can make major contributions to our current and future research programmes. The Molecular Spectroscopy Group provides neutron scattering facilities and expertise across the chemical and physical sciences, including energy research, catalysis, and nanoscience. The group currently supports a vibrant science and instrumentation programme on five high-resolution spectrometers. For more information, please visit www.isis.stfc.ac.ukgroupsmolecular-spectroscopy:http:www.isis.stfc.ac.ukgroupsmolecular-spectroscopy

A full-time (open-ended) vacancy exists to support and develop our science and instrumentation programme in chemical dynamics and spectroscopy on the TOSCA spectrometer. This post represents an excellent opportunity to create both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of neutron scattering in key areas of chemistry and materials research. As a member of the ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group, the post holder will also be expected to develop a sufficient understanding of other instruments in the group, and to support the group’s wider operational programme. The successful candidate will interact extensively with visitors both from higher education institutions as well as industry. External representation will also range from presenting their own scientific work at conferences to strategic engagement with stakeholders, and delineating future directions in science and facility development. Internally, the candidate will be expected to contribute to the wider activities of the Molecular Spectroscopy Group and actively represent the group in its interactions with other ISIS and STFC science and technology groups. This is a permanent post within the ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group. Some out-of-hours work during evenings and weekends will be required to support our research programme. The post-holder will be required to be a classified radiation worker. ]]>
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Mechanical maintenance technician mf
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL is an international fundamental research centre at the leading edge of neutron science and technology. Based in Grenoble, France, it operates one of the brightest neutron sources in the world. The ILL is funded and managed by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, and has signed scientific collaboration agreements with 12 other countries. The Reactor Division currently has a vacancy in the Reactor Block, Fuel and Sources group of its Mechanical Engineering Service for a Mechanical maintenance technician mf.Benefits:Generous company benefits expatriation allowance, relocation assistance and language courses may be offered for more information, please consult our employment conditions Notes:This post is permanent. Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required.

*Duties:* As a member of the group responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Reactor Division’s lifting and handling equipment, your main duties will be to: * operate and maintain the reactor’s handling facilities (fuel loading and unloading operations, replacement of water; fuel handling columns, handling cranes and gantries, hot cell, etc.), * organise work sites from their preparatory phase through to completion of the work, * draft procedures, technical specifications, reports, etc., * assist on an occasional basis with the operation of the other equipment under the group’s responsibility. The post involves working with a high degree of autonomy in the medium term. ]]>
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Soft Matter Scientist mf
The Institut Laue-Langevin ILL is Europes leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. We operate the brightest neutron source in the world and are situated on an international science hub: the European Photon Neutron EPN Science Campus, in Grenoble, France. Funded primarily by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, we have scientific collaboration agreements with 12 other countries. Together with the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF, we have set-up a Partnership for Soft Condensed Matter PSCM that provides a platform for promoting the complementary aspects of neutron and synchrotron techniques in the soft matter field.

As part of the ILL Soft Matter Science & Support Group, you work in close collaboration with its head and the other members. You will: * Be in charge of the day-to-day running and management of the ILL-related activities in the PSCM laboratories; * Participate actively in the reach out activities of the PSCM in order to attract external partners; * Carry out an ambitious personal research programme in Soft Matter involving the use of neutrons and synchrotron radiation. ]]>
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Group Leader, Scientific Data Analysis Group
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 worlds most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 24 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:http:neutrons.ornl.gov.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a Data Analysis Group Leader to provide leadership and direction for the management of scientific software research and development for the NDAV division that supports and enhances the research programs carried out on the neutron scattering beam lines at the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Execute the management and leadership tasks for the Scientific Data Analysis Group in NDAV to include assisting with the execution of the NScD Budget and business plans. * Represent the group before review committees, advisory committees and visitors; at conferences, workshops, invited talks, lectures and technical meetings. * Ensure there is an on-going program of software development and maintenance that fully supports the data reduction and analysis need of SNS and HFIR beam lines. * Interact with the Science Divisions at NScD to provide appropriate software support for their scientific research programs. * Lead active research and development programs within the Scientific Data Analysis Group that collaborate and enhance the neutron scattering programs at SNS and HFIR beam lines and within the science divisions. * Construct and implement strategies to develop software for advanced data analysis and visualization of neutron scattering data. * Collaborate with the NDAV leadership team to ensure the integration of computational software and hardware for the beam lines at SNS and HFIR. * Collaborate with Computational Sciences Directorate, ORNL, to develop and implement a strategy that appropriately leverages the world leading neutron and computational facilities of ORNL. * Collaborate with software teams at other facilities, Universities and companies on software developments that are appropriate and relevant to the NScD scientific mission. * Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements including the ORNL Integrated Safety Management System * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of laboratory values and ethics. *Qualifications Required* PhD required in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Modeling, Computational Materials Science or other science related field. Must have five or more years of relevant research experience. Must have a strong background in developing and implementing scientific software for a user community, preferably within a scattering context. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and enjoy working in a team environment, with the collaboration of all levels, disciplines, and diverse cultural backgrounds of the organization. Qualifications Desired: Previous experience working at a User Facility is a plus. Previous management and leadership experience is desired. A demonstrated ability to collaborate and complete projects within a diverse scientific and cultural research community is preferred. ]]>
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Postdoc in Experimental Solid State Physics
The Department of Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Junior Professorship in Neutron Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter offers within the framework of a BMBF project at the earliest possible date a fixed-term position as Postdoc in Experimental Solid State Physics E 13 TV-L related to the development of the triple-axis neutron spectrometer PANDA at the research reactor FRM II in Munich. The position is limited until 30.06.2015 with the possibility of extension The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz WissZeitVG. The employment will take place in Garching near Munich.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of a new multianalyzer/multidetector module of the PANDA spectrometer. He or she will also take part in a number of ongoing scientific projects in the field of highly correlated electron systems with ample possibilities for independent research. ]]>
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Control System Software Engineer
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 worlds most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 24 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:http:neutrons.ornl.gov.

*Purpose* The Control System Software Engineer develops control system software tools for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) accelerator and beam lines to increase availability, improve experiment automation, and to allow efficient data acquisition. This role provides control room operators, beam line scientists, and visiting beam line users with superior software for graphical operator interfaces, alarm handling, and experiment automation within a large-scale distributed control system infrastructure. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Develop strategies for transitioning operational but outdated tools to new technologies * Advance the integration of new and existing tools to allow seamless use and data transfer between applications * Participates in design, development and maintenance of Control System Studio for the SNS * Participates in design, deployment and maintenance of beam line control system installations and updates * Participates in maintenance and improvement of accelerator control system tools * Collaborates with other sites to allow shared development * Supports special assignments as requested by Controls Group Leader * Ensures and monitors compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements * Promptly identifies ESH and QA issues and communicates them to project and division management, ESH and QA contacts, and/or subcontractor contacts as appropriate * Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of professional values, ethics and safety *Qualifications Required* * Ideal candidate combines strong software development expertise with an understanding of scientific control systems. * Requires B.S. in engineering, computer science or related field combined with at least 5 years of experience of collaborative development for distributed software applications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. * Advanced degree is strongly preferred. * Must have demonstrated knowledge of Java or C++, ideally both, being devoted to code integrity and high quality software architecture. * Must have demonstrated experience in the field of accelerator or experiment control systems or an equivalent at a scientific research facility. * Must be familiar with multithreaded and distributed application architectures, user interface development, object-oriented analysis and design, test-driven development, relational databases (Oracle, MySQL), communication technologies (TCP/IP, JMS, LDAP), distributed repositories (GIT, Mercurial), Windows as well as Unix platforms. *QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:* * Knowledge of Eclipse (RCP, SWT, GEF, RAP), EPICS, Control System Studio * Java (core, concurrent, ant) * Web development (Tomcat, JSP, Javascript, REST, Websocket) * Hudson/Jenkins * Python * Low-level control system programming (device drivers) ]]>
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Control and DAQ System Software Engineer
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 worlds most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 24 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:http:neutrons.ornl.gov.

*Purpose* To develop software solutions in a team environment in support of the neutron scattering instrument beam lines at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). The position will contribute to the development, operation and ongoing support of the beam line data acquisition and control systems to ensure reliable and maintainable operations while enhancing the capability and functionality of these systems. *Major Duties/Responsibilities* * Support the scientific mission of the SNS by designing, developing, maintaining and troubleshooting efficient reliable software for neutron instrument control, data acquisition and experiment automation. * Contribute towards the design, development and maintenance of the EPICS-based instrument control system and data acquisition software. Collaborate with other EPICS sites and neutron scattering facilities to allow shared development. * Develop solutions for interfacing custom and commercial devices to the instrument data acquisition system including device drivers and network I/O software. * Support and maintain existing software applications including troubleshooting and bug fixes. * Provide documentation and user training for software. Maintain code in a central repository utilizing a version control system. Develop and utilize software quality testing procedures. * Provide operational support for the instrument data acquisition and control system. The position is typical office hours, but some off-hours and weekend support is required to support the 24/7 operational needs of the SNS. * Ensure and monitor compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. Promptly identify ESH and QA issues and communicate them to project and division management, ESH and QA contacts, and/or subcontractor contacts as appropriate. * Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. *Qualifications Required* * Ideal candidate combines strong software development expertise with an understanding of scientific data acquisition and control systems. * Bachelors degree in engineering, computer science, physics or related field and five years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. * Demonstrated experience in developing reliable and efficient custom software in a scientific environment, or developing software for data acquisition or large distributed control systems. * Demonstrated experience in one or more programming languages such as C, C++ or Java. * Experience with low-level control system programming or device driver development. * Experience with collaborative/team software development using version control and configuration control management systems. * Understanding of reliable software design practices, distributed software systems and computer networks. * Ability to work and communicate effectively with teams of scientists, engineers, and technicians. *QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:* * Experience at a neutron user facility, synchrotron light source or other large-scale experimental physics project or user facility is highly preferred. * Experience with EPICS or a similar toolkit for developing large-scale distributed control systems is desired. * An advanced degree in science or engineering is strongly preferred. * Desired skills include device drivers development, embedded systems, TCP/IP programming, C, C++, Java, Python, EPICS, GIT, GNU development tools, distributed software systems, Linux, Windows. ]]>
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Open position, PostDoc Simulation at FRM II
The Technische Universitt Mnchen operates the Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz FRM II in Garching which is one of the leading neutron sources world wide.We invite applications for a Scientist Postdoc to complement our Neutron Optics Group.

With numerical simulations using neutron ray tracing software packages you support the design of new instruments and the optimisation and further extension of existing instruments at the FRM II and for the future neutron spallation source ESS. In cooperation with instrument scientists you encode physical properties of neutron optical components as modules for the software packages McStas and / or Vitess. Further you administer and consolidate existing source codes and assist in the state of the art application of these methods. ]]>
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Deputy Center Leader for the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center
Los Alamos National Laboratory LANL is seeking a Deputy Center Leader for the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center. The Lujan Center is a national user facility for neutron scattering supported by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences BES of the Department of Energys Office of Science. The Lujan Center is also directly used for research supporting the National Nuclear Security Administrations NNSA national security mission. The selected candidate will support the center leader in leading and management of an organization of about 50 researchers and staff to execute a portfolio of close to 15M per year, principally from BES but also from NNSA, Laboratory Directed Research and Development, and other sponsors. The Deputy Center Leader is a member of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center LANSCE Management Team and will work with the LANSCE Facility Director and other research leaders at LANSCE in setting scientific and budgetary priorities.

The successful candidate will be a visible and effective champion for neutron scattering science in the U.S., partnering closely with Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor leadership at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the NIST Center for Neutron Research, as well as with BES’s photon sources and nanoscience research centers, to advance and grow the U.S. neutron scattering science community. He or she will promote collaborations with other LANL User Facilities, such as the Center for Integrated Nanotechnology (CINT) and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL). Beyond technical leadership and management, the Deputy Center Leader will be expected to manage, lead and develop people, recruit and retain critical skills in the workforce, and support diversity and affirmative action. In addition, he or she will be expected to promote safe and secure facility operations, and the fiscal management of all Lujan Center functions. ]]>
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