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18. May 2017 - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences
Ph.D. student in Novel Quantum Materials & Neutron Scattering
Ph.D. student in Novel Quantum Materials & Neutron Scattering
18. May 2017 - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences
Ph.D. student in Novel Quantum Materials & Neutron Scattering
Ph.D. student in Novel Quantum Materials & Neutron Scattering
Employer
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences
Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Introduction

This PhD student position is part of SwedNess (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.

Description of Institution

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
The School of Engineering Sciences carries out a wide range of research at the international front line, from fundamental disciplines such as Physics and Mathematics, to Engineering Mechanics with applications such as Aeronautics and Vehicle Engineering. We also offer university degree programs in Engineering Physics, Vehicle Engineering, and ‘Open entrance’, as well as a number of international masters programmes

Job description

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.

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%

Requested Profile

A suitable background for this position would be a Master of Science (or equivalent) in Physics (materials, solid state, theoretical or applied) or Chemistry (solid state). Prior experience in materials characterization techniques (diffraction, spectroscopy, susceptibility/magnetization etc.) and especially large-scale experimental facilities (neutron, synchrotron or muon) is highly meriting but not mandatory. Since the majority of the project consists of hands-on work in the lab, practical skills will be considered valuable. Further, the project is run in a wide international collaboration, hence, adaptive communication skills and social dexterity should be applicable to ensure a pleasant and productive team work. Finally, profound knowledge in written and spoken English is necessary and some prior knowledge in programming (e.g. Matlab) is preferable.

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How to Apply

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

The application must contain the following documents in PDF format.

  • Statement of professional interest: a document up to one page that summarizes your academic interests, your background and why you wish to pursue a doctoral degree in this particular research topic.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): a document of up to four pages, including all your relevant academic, professional and other achievements, and experiences.
  • Recommendation letters: Please send together with your application at least two recommendation letters and/or detailed contact information for at least two references.
  • An official copy of the MSc (or equivalent) degree certificate and academic transcript. For applicants in the process of obtaining the MSc (or equivalent) degree, they can state with supporting document the expected date of degree completion.
  • At least one example of technical writing, e.g., thesis, essay, course report or scientific paper.

Others

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Deadline
31. May 2017
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18. May 2017 - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemical Science & Engineering
PhD student in neutron scattering for electrochemical applications
PhD student in neutron scattering for electrochemical applications
18. May 2017 - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemical Science & Engineering
PhD student in neutron scattering for electrochemical applications
PhD student in neutron scattering for electrochemical applications
Employer
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemical Science & Engineering
Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Introduction

This PhD student position is part of SwedNess (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.

Description of Institution

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
The School of Chemical Science and Engineering includes the areas Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Fibre and Polymer Technology. It encompasses both fundamental and applied Chemical sciences and seeks sustainable development through scientific excellence. Many research activities are interdisciplinary across the borders from Chemistry to Materials science, Environmental science, Biochemistry, Biology and Medicine. The School offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Chemistry, Degree Programs in Engineering Chemistry, Technical Preparatory Year and three international master programs: Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment, Macromolecular Materials and Molecular Science and Engineering. We also cooperate with the master programs Energy and Environment, Materials Design and Biotechnology.

Job description

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.

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

Contact
How to Apply

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

The application must include following documents:

  • Cover letter with motivation
  • Curriculum vitae including the applicant’s degree(s), a list of previous courses, and laboratory experience, etc.
  • Official record of transcripts and a copy of degree certificate
  • The names and full contact information for two personal/professional references (preferably previous supervisors or course lecturers/tutors)

Others

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Deadline
12. June 2017
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18. May 2017 - Uppsala University
Ph.D. - Investigation of reactions in surface active thin films
Ph.D. - Investigation of reactions in surface active thin films
18. May 2017 - Uppsala University
Ph.D. - Investigation of reactions in surface active thin films
Ph.D. - Investigation of reactions in surface active thin films
Employer
Uppsala University
Introduction

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.

Description of Institution

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

Job description

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/), 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. You are also welcome to contact the International Faculty and Staff Services at .

Requested Profile

A suitable candidate could be enrolled in either Chemistry or Physics depending on their background and prior qualifications. A good degree in chemistry, physics or a related discipline is needed. Skills in both laboratory experiments and computer analysis of data are desirable. Capability to work independently as well as with others in a team is needed. An ability to teach in Swedish is an additional merit as the opportunity for a limited amount of teaching in either chemistry or physics is available.

Appointment to employment as a graduate student requires admission to PhD studies, for which the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the doctoral studies will be decisive. The PhD position is for four years that is extendable to a maximum of five years if there are extra departmental duties that can amount, at most, to 20% and are typically teaching. Information about doctoral education, eligibility requirements and admission rules can be found on the web site of the Faculty of Technology http://www.teknat.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/. Uppsala University has local guidelines for salaries.

The rules governing PhD-studies may be found (in Swedish) in Högskoleförordningen Chapter 5-7 and in the University’s guidelines for research education, http://regler.uu.se/.

Contact
How to Apply

Applications should include a brief description of research interest and past experience, a CV, copies of certificates for degrees and grades, a copy of your Master thesis (or a draft) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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

Deadline
29. May 2017
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18. May 2017 - Chalmers University of Technology
PhD student position in Neutron Scattering for Understanding Thermal Transport in Thermoelectrics
PhD student position in Neutron Scattering for Understanding Thermal Transport in Thermoelectrics
18. May 2017 - Chalmers University of Technology
PhD student position in Neutron Scattering for Understanding Thermal Transport in Thermoelectrics
PhD student position in Neutron Scattering for Understanding Thermal Transport in Thermoelectrics
Employer
Chalmers University of Technology
Location

Gothenburg, Sweden

Description of Institution

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department of 12 at Chalmers with approximately 320 employees, divided into four research divisions. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg and perform research ranging from fundamental and applied chemistry to chemical engineering of industrial plants. We conduct teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas.

We tackle global challenges in the areas of health, energy, sustainability and transport by developing new knowledge and enabling technologies in the areas of nano- and materials science and chemical production methods. Our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”.

Job description

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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The successful candidate should have a Master degree in Materials Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics, Inorganic Chemistry or Applied Physics or an equivalent education, and a strong interest in experimental materials science.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the candidate is expected to have excellent collaboration skills. A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required.

Contact
How to Apply

The application should be marked with Ref 20170224 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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

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

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

  • 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
  • Previous research fields and main research results.
  • Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents

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

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 31 May, 2017

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

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

Grenoble, France
Caen, France

Introduction

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

Job description

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

Location and Salary

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

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

Contact
How to Apply

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

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10. May 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
PhD Position - Protomembranes at the origin of life
PhD Position - Protomembranes at the origin of life
10. May 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
PhD Position - Protomembranes at the origin of life
PhD Position - Protomembranes at the origin of life
Employer
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Location

Grenoble, France

Introduction

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.fr/spip.php?article251&lang=en) [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 cited
[1] Mansy, S.S. and Szostak, J.W. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA (2008) 105(36):13351–13355.
[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.

Job description

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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We are looking for a motivated candidate with a background in biophysics or chemical physics. Experience with neutrons is a plus but is not required.

This is an ILL PhD position funded by ILL. The PhD candidate will be located at ILL in Grenoble.

How to Apply

To apply for this position send a CV, a description of your education and a motivation letter to the three supervisors
before July 7, 2017.

Supervisors: P. Oger, INSA Lyon (), B. Demé, ILL (), J. Peters, UGA Grenoble ()

Deadline
07. July 2017
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08. May 2017 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Data Curation Software Engineer
Data Curation Software Engineer
08. May 2017 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Data Curation Software Engineer
Data Curation Software Engineer
Employer
European Spallation Source (ESS)
Location

Copenhagen, Denmark

Introduction

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.

Description of Institution

The ESS Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC) is responsible for the design, development and operation of the software and hardware to be used for the data acquisition, processing, analysis and curation for experiments to be carried out on the neutron scattering and imaging instruments at ESS.

The mission of the Data Management Group is to deliver the critical real time data streaming and recording infrastructures that make experiments at ESS possible and to provide the catalogues, databases and automatic processing capabilities that enable visiting scientist to effectively use their scattering data.

To meet this objective, we will utilize development effort and expertise from ESS in Lund and Copenhagen staff and in-kind contributing partners from other facilities collaboratively developing open source packages for use at large scale facilities.

Job description

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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Qualifications

M.S. in Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, etc. or equivalent work experience.

Experience with two or more of the following technical or scientific areas:

  • Web technologies and frameworks
  • Databases
  • Message brokers
  • GNU/Linux based operating systems
  • Automatic testing and deployment infrastructures
  • Data Management for experimental raw and derived data
  • Metadata ontologies for experimental data
  • Persistent identifiers (DOI, PID)

An ideal candidate has a track record of software development in larger scientific and / or technical projects in an object-oriented language. You should be able to work effectively and responsibly in large, diverse teams. Good communication skills both oral and written are required. It would be a plus when you master another European language in addition to English.

Contact
How to Apply

See the advert on https://europeanspallationsource.se/vacancies. Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

The deadline for applications is the 28th of May 2017. The recruitment process is ongoing and the deadline may be shortened. Therefore, we recommend that applications be submitted as soon as possible.

For further information regarding the position please contact Group Leader Tobias Richter, at and for further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Business Partner, Kristina Anderberg,

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

Illinois, USA

Job description

Research Description

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

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

Contact
E-Mail
Website

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

Address

Please send a mail to

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10. April 2017 - Imperial College London and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Structure and Dynamics of conjugated polymers for energy and optoelectronic applications
PhD Programme - Structure and Dynamics of conjugated polymers for energy and optoelectronic applications
10. April 2017 - Imperial College London and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Structure and Dynamics of conjugated polymers for energy and optoelectronic applications
PhD Programme - Structure and Dynamics of conjugated polymers for energy and optoelectronic applications
Employer
Imperial College London and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Location

London, UK / Grenoble, France

Introduction

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 solvent/small 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.

Job description

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/).

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The techniques to be used in this project include:

  • different solution-processing synthesis methods,
  • a variety of structural, electronic and vibrational characterization measurements,
  • neutron scattering techniques, and
  • quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics simulations.

Applicants should have a good degree in a relevant discipline such as chemistry, physics, materials science or chemical engineering. Academic knowledge of condensed matter physics and a strong background in the use of numerical simulations would be beneficial.

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10. April 2017 - JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Scientific Software Developer
Scientific Software Developer
10. April 2017 - JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Scientific Software Developer
Scientific Software Developer
Employer
JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Description of Institution

With a Staff of 5700, Forschungszentrum Jülich – a member of the Helmholtz Association – is one of the largest interdisciplinary research centers in Europe. The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) operates neutron scattering instruments at world leading sources in Garching, Grenoble and Oak Ridge, make them accessible to external users, and uses them for its own research on magnetism and soft matter. Furthermore, the JCNS is a major contributor to the European Spallation Source (ESS) that is currently built in Lund.

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 two openings for postdoctoral scientific software developers.

Job description

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 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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Your Profile

  • Recent PhD in physics or a related subject
  • Communicative personality with broad interests
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Track record in software development, equivalent to at least one year full-time dedication
  • Sound knowledge of C++ under Unix/Linux
  • Experience with any of the following would be a plus: Python, Qt, CMake, git, LaTeX; test-driven development, cross platform development, web server programming; numerical mathematics, condensed-matter physics, scattering, spectroscopy, crystallography

Contact
Name

Human Resource Development – Judith Dresen

Website
How to Apply

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

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site, quoting the reference number 2017-066.

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10. April 2017 -
Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
10. April 2017 -
Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
Introduction

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.

Description of Institution

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences. More than 3000 visiting scientists access HFIR and SNS annually. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.

Job description

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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In this role you will be required to pass the following Training and Certifications

  • General Employee Access Training
  • General User Access Neutron Scattering
  • Rad Worker HFIR & SNS Users (Web andPractical)
  • SNS Target Facility Access Training, Training Hosts of Foreign Nationals

Qualifications Required

  • PhD in an engineering or scientific discipline
  • 10 or more years of experience in neutron scattering post-PhD
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people in a wide range of technical backgrounds such as physics, computer science, biology, and engineering required
  • Excellent communication skills and prior experience communicating with individuals, large audiences, the community, and international guests required
  • Proven ability managing work groups is required
  • Must be available for occasional travel and after-hours calls

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of DOE facility-access requirements, and familiarity with immigration requirements desired.

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How to Apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
14. June 2017
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31. March 2017 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Head of Laboratory in the NUM division
PSI: Head of Laboratory in the NUM division
31. March 2017 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Head of Laboratory in the NUM division
PSI: Head of Laboratory in the NUM division
Employer
Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Location

Villigen, Switzerland

Description of Institution

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2000 people.

The Division for Research with Neutrons and Muons (NUM) is responsible for the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source (SINQ), the Ultra-cold Neutron Source (UCN), the Swiss Muon Source and the facilities for particle physics at the PSI. For the operation and development of its neutron instrumentation and sources, the Division NUM is looking for a

Head of Laboratory – Neutron Instrumentation and Sources

Job description

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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Your profile:

  • PhD in physics, chemistry, engineering or related fields
  • Leading expert in scientific instrumentation and/or neutron sources
  • Excellent track record in science and in the realisation of large projects
  • Proven leadership, communication and project management skills

Contact
Name

Prof. Dr Christian Rüegg

Website
How to Apply

Go to: https://www.psi.ch/pa/stellenangebote/1502
Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Head of Laboratory (index no. 3600-00).

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28. March 2017 - University of Warwick
An unusual Doctoral opportunity
University of Warwick: An unusual Doctoral opportunity
28. March 2017 - University of Warwick
An unusual Doctoral opportunity
University of Warwick: An unusual Doctoral opportunity
Employer
University of Warwick
Location

Coventry, United Kingdom

Introduction

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, how¬ever 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.

Job description

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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15. March 2017 - Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS
PhD studentship Spectroscopic picture of enzyme dynamics - combining experiment, computer simulation and theoretical modelling
PhD studentship Spectroscopic picture of enzyme dynamics - combining experiment, computer simulation and theoretical modelling
15. March 2017 - Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS
PhD studentship Spectroscopic picture of enzyme dynamics - combining experiment, computer simulation and theoretical modelling
PhD studentship Spectroscopic picture of enzyme dynamics - combining experiment, computer simulation and theoretical modelling
Employer
Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS
Location

Orleans (France) Synchrotron SOLEIL, St Aubin (France)

Job description

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.

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Interested candidats should have excelled academically and must hold a recent master degree in physics, physical chemistry, or biochemistry with good knowledge of spectroscopic techniques.

Contact
Name

Prof. Gerald Kneller

E-Mail
Website
Address

Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS
Rue Charles Sadron
45071 Orléans CEDEX 2
France

How to Apply

Send a short CV and, if available, one or two publications to: .

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06. March 2017 - Duke University
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Duke University: Postdoctoral Associate Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
06. March 2017 - Duke University
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Duke University: Postdoctoral Associate Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Employer
Duke University
Location

Durham, NC, USA

Introduction

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 and/or material design/synthesis are particularly encouraged to apply.

Description of Institution

Duke University is a private institution and is ranked 8 in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges in National Universities. The department of physics at Duke University has total of 45 faculty and 70-90 graduate students. Duke Physics has very strong interdisciplinary connections with other disciplines across the Research Triangle Area. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, colour, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Job description

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 .

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Applicants for both positions should hold a PhD in condensed matter physics, solid state chemistry, or experimental materials science. Background in x-ray/neutron scattering, coding programs and computational modelling of physical systems, sample synthesis and crystal growth, extreme sample environments: cryogenics, high magnetic field and/or high pressure setups, is a plus.

Contact
Name

Sara Haravifard

E-Mail
Website
Address

120 Science Dr., Physics Bldg. Box # 90305, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

How to Apply

To apply, please submit material on-line through AcademicJobsOnline.org [Posting #8913]: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8913 .

Applications should include a CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin March 20, 2017, however, the position will remain open until filled.

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