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In this page you can find the latest job openings in the neutron centres worldwide as well as direct links to the institutions' job webpages. We collect many of the posts from the neutron mailing list. If there is a vacancy in your facility, don't hesitate to send us the call at . You may use the template provided below.

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

Villigen, Switzerland

Introduction

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

Description of Institution

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

Job description

Your tasks

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

We offer

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

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

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

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

Contact
Website
Address

Paul Scherrer Institut
Human Resources Management
Sevil Minniti
5232 Villigen PSI

How to Apply

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

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18. October 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Control System Software Engineer
Control System Software Engineer
18. October 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Control System Software Engineer
Control System Software Engineer
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

The SNS Controls Group supports the successful operation of the SNS. We develop, install, maintain and extend software for
the SNS accelerator and beam lines to increase availability, improve experiment automation, and to allow efficient scientific
data acquisition. We aim to provide 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. Our software tools are often used beyond ORNL, resulting in a world-wide collaboration.

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 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

Job description

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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Qualifications Required

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Demonstrated significant experience in the following:
    • At least one of Java, C++, Python
    • Multithreaded programming
    • Network programming
  • Able to work both independently, and within a team
  • Proficient in oral and written communication
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate combines software development expertise with an understanding of control systems, for example
    control and data acquisition with laboratory test & measurement equipment, PLC, embedded devices, Internet-of-Things.
  • Advantageous general software development expertise includes:
    • User interface development (preferably Java)
    • Distributed software repositories (git)
    • Test-driven development
    • Continuous integration (Hudson/Jenkins)
    • Web development (Tomcat, JSP, Javascript, REST)
    • Databases, relational (Oracle, MySQL) as well as NoSQL (InflluxDB)

Contact
How to Apply

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

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML (.htm, .hmtl) and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will bedeleted 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
16. November 2017
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16. October 2017 - JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Instrument Scientist for Polarized Diffuse Scattering Time-of-Flight Neutron Spectrometer DNS
Instrument Scientist for Polarized Diffuse Scattering Time-of-Flight Neutron Spectrometer DNS, Postdoc in Physics or Materials Physics
16. October 2017 - JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Instrument Scientist for Polarized Diffuse Scattering Time-of-Flight Neutron Spectrometer DNS
Instrument Scientist for Polarized Diffuse Scattering Time-of-Flight Neutron Spectrometer DNS, Postdoc in Physics or Materials Physics
Employer
JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Location

Garching (Munich), Germany

Introduction

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

Description of Institution

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

Job description

Your Job

  • 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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Your Profile

  • a University degree with an additional PhD degree in Physics, Materials Physics or related discipline
  • strong background in experimental condensed matter physics, particularly in magnetism and/ or strongly correlated electrons
  • experience in neutron or X-ray scattering
  • experience in high-pressure scattering experiments or in time-of-flight Neutron spectroscopie techniques with skills and interests in computer programming such as Python would be an advantage
  • very good command of written and spoken English
  • initiative character, creativity, good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, results orientation and analytical skills
  • ability to work independently and as a player in the DNS Team
  • readiness to work on-call-duty during the user operation periods

Contact
How to Apply

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

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 01.11.2017, quoting the reference number 2017-228.

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

Garching (Munich), Germany

Introduction

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

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

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

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

Description of Institution

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

Job description

Your Job

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

Our Offer

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

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Your profile

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

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

Contact
Name

Dr. Mikhail Feygenson

E-Mail
Website
Address

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
JCNS-1
52425 Jülich

How to Apply

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

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16. October 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Instrument Technician (M/F)
Instrument Technician (M/F)
16. October 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Instrument Technician (M/F)
Instrument Technician (M/F)
Employer
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Location

Grenoble, France

Introduction

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is Europe’s leading research facility for 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 Instrument Technician (M/F)

Job description

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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Qualifications and experience

  • NVQ Level 4, BTEC HND (or equivalent) in a technical field (such as optical engineering, instrumentation, materials engineering or mechanical engineering).
  • Good mechanical background and sound knowledge of conventional machining
  • Proficiency in the use of SolidWorks.

Personal skills

  • You have good manual skills and are capable of designing and producing simple mechanical assemblies.
  • You are able to use your ingenuity and creativity to satisfy the unique and constantly evolving needs of our scientists.

Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required.

Language skills

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

Contact
How to Apply

Please submit your application on line, no later than 05/11/2017, via our website: www.ill.eu/careers (vacancy reference: 17/25).

Deadline
05. November 2017
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16. October 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
IT Support Technician (M/F)
IT Support Technician (M/F)
16. October 2017 - Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
IT Support Technician (M/F)
IT Support Technician (M/F)
Employer
Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Location

Grenoble, France

Introduction

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is Europe’s leading research facility for 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 (M/F)

Job description

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).

Notes

This post is a permanent position.

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Qualifications / Experience / Soft skills

  • NVQ Level 4, BTEC HND (or equivalent qualification) in computing
  • Some initial experience in IT support is required, ideally in the area of user support
  • You have a natural talent for interpersonal communication, excellent listening skills and a strong sense of customer service; you are a good team player but are also able to work independently
  • Sound knowledge of Windows and Linux support (Apple would be an added advantage)
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and French.

Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required.

How to Apply

Please submit your application on line, no later than 12/11/2017, via our website: www.ill.eu/carrieres (vacancy reference: 17/26).

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

Auckland, New Zealand

Introduction

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

Job description

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

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

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

Contact
How to Apply

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

Enquiries and applications should be addressed to Duncan McGillivray ()

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14. September 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Nuclear Safety Analyst
Nuclear Safety Analyst
14. September 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Nuclear Safety Analyst
Nuclear Safety Analyst
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

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 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.

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. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.

Job description
  • Preparation and maintenance of the Cold Neutron Source Documented Safety Analysis (CS DSA) and the HFIR Technical Safety Requirements (TSR). 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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Qualifications Required

  • B.S. degree in nuclear, mechanical, chemical, or similar engineering discipline
  • Strong analytical background in heat transfer, fluid flow, and thermodynamics
  • Experience with and knowledge of safety issues arising from both hydrogen and cryogenic systems
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in engineering or safety analysis, and at least 1 year of nuclear facility experience.
  • Previously, or currently qualified to perform USQ evaluations (or similar process for nuclear power plants).
  • Be organized, detail-oriented and sensitized to a nuclear safety culture.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience working in a team environment, with collaboration at all levels, disciplines, and diverse cultural backgrounds both inside and outside the organization.
  • Demonstrated record of customer-oriented, collaborative work ethic
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “L” clearance.

This position is a Workplace Substance Abuse program (WSAP) testing position which requires passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in which employees are subject to being randomly selected for testing. The occupant of this position will also be subject to an ongoing requirement to report to ORNL any drug-related arrest or conviction or receipt of a positive drug test result.

Qualifications Desired

  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Experience performing safety analysis at a DOE nuclear facility using DOE-STD-3009 methodology.
  • Experience with hydrogen and cryogenic systems.
  • Experience conducting cryogenic analysis and modeling (i.e., Advanced Thermal Hydraulic Energy Network Analyzer [ATHENA]).
  • Experience conducting hydrogen gas explosion analysis.

Contact
How to Apply

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

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML (.htm,.hmtl) 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
31. October 2017
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14. September 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Shull Fellowship
Shull Fellowship
14. September 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Shull Fellowship
Shull Fellowship
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

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.

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. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.

Job description

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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Qualifications Required

A PhD. in condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, biology, or related field is required. Previous experience in neutron or X-ray scattering is highly desired; however, outstanding candidates possessing related expertise are also encouraged to apply. Previous postdoctoral experience is highly desired. Strong written and oral communication skills as evidenced by a significant publication record and the desire to work in a team environment on scientifically challenging problems are essential.

Additional Requirements

The candidate must have completed their Ph.D. before his or her agreed upon start date. Qualified candidates must have received their Ph.D. no more than five years before the application submission date.. Current ORNL postdoctoral appointees and staff members cannot be considered.

Contact
Name

Steve Cherry

E-Mail
Website
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.

In addition to a CV, to complete the application, those interested must submit three letters of recommendation and a short (2-3 page) statement of research specifically describing the role that neutron scattering will play in achieving their research goals. Letters of recommendation and research statements can be sent via email to or uploaded to your online application.

For questions regarding the Shull Fellowship, you may contact Steve Cherry at .

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML (.htm,.hmtl) 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
31. October 2017
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14. September 2017 - JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Research Software Engineer
Research Software Engineer
14. September 2017 - JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Research Software Engineer
Research Software Engineer
Employer
JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Location

Garching (Munich), Germany

Introduction

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.

Description of Institution

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.

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
  • 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)

Requested Profile

Your Profile

  • 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; numerical mathematics, condensed-matter physics, scattering, spectroscopy, crystallography; documentation, web publishing

Contact
How to Apply

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

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 31.10.2017, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Contact Human Resource Development and Recruiting
Judith Dresen
Tel.:+49 2461 61 9700

Deadline
31. October 2017
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09. September 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
09. September 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
Neutron Sciences User and Outreach Program Group Leader
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

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.

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, for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Together, these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out more than 1400 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, and biological sciences for more than 3000 visiting scientists. NScD manages two proposal calls annually where more than 1500 general user proposals requesting beam time are received.

Job description

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

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

Requested Profile

Qualifications Required

  • BS Degree in engineering or scientific discipline
  • At least five years of experience managing and / or leading a work team to support research and development
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people with a wide range of technical backgrounds such as physics, computer science, biology, and engineering
  • Excellent communication skills and prior experience communicating with individuals, large audiences, the community, and international guests
  • Must be available for occasional travel and after-hours calls.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD Degree in engineering or scientific discipline
  • Previous experience at a scientific user facility
  • Knowledge of DOE facility-access requirements
  • Familiarity with user immigration requirements

Work Directions and Interfaces
Reports to the Scientific and Program Services Office Manager. Leads the User Office and Outreach Team. Interacts with SHUG and the DOE sponsor, as appropriate.

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

Contact
How to Apply

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

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML (.htm, .hmtl) 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
19. October 2017
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27. August 2017 - Nuclear Physics Institute of The Czech Academy of Sciences (NPI)
Postdoctoral positions in development and application
Postdoctoral positions in development and application
27. August 2017 - Nuclear Physics Institute of The Czech Academy of Sciences (NPI)
Postdoctoral positions in development and application
Postdoctoral positions in development and application
Employer
Nuclear Physics Institute of The Czech Academy of Sciences (NPI)
Introduction

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.

Description of Institution

The Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (http://www.ujf.cas.cz/) is a public research institution with the primary goal to conduct research in multidisciplinary scientific disciplines. In addition, NPI contributes to the applications of research results, training of students, and provides access to large scale research infrastructures.

Job description

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.

Requested Profile

Requirements

  • PhD. degree in Materials science, Engineering Science, Physics or Chemistry
  • A solid background in mathematics.
  • Experience with diffraction and/or imaging with X-rays and/or neutrons
  • Good material science background
  • Strong computational background with experience in programming in python/C++/C programming languages.
  • Prior knowledge in crystallography.
  • Ability to work independently and to plan and carry out complicated tasks,
  • Ability to collaborate within a dynamic international group.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.

Contact
Name

Mrs. Petra Tázlarová

E-Mail
How to Apply

Contact for applicants: Mrs. Petra Tázlarová .

For addition technical information contact Petr Šittner (+420 566052657, ), Søren Schmidt (+4521329305, ), Markus Strobl (+41 76 223 88 59, or ).

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