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[SA_scat] Vacancy for a Research Scientist in NR at ILL

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is
Europe's leading research facility for fundamental research using
neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world,
reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific
instruments. The Institute welcomes 1700 visiting scientists per year to
carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography,
soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. Funded
primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United
Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements
with 10 other European countries. Within the Science Division, the Large
Scale Structures (LSS) Group is now recruiting a:

RESEARCH SCIENTIST (m/f)

The LSS group comprises a range of instruments designed to carry out
studies on the structure of matter on a scale of one to hundreds of
nanometers. These include instruments for small-angle scattering,
reflectometry, diffraction from single crystals or one or
two-dimensionally ordered materials. The range of science covered is
very broad, from polymer and colloid science through structural
molecular biology to materials science and magnetic phenomena. ILL
scientists also have access to ancillary laboratories, including a
protein deuteration facility (D-Lab) and a soft matter laboratory (PSCM)
for sample preparation and characterization. These laboratories are run
in partnership with European and also Grenoble-based research centres
and facilitate collaboration with local and external scientists.

Working within the Large Scale Structures (LSS) Group in the field of
Neutron Reflectometry you will be involved in the day-to-day running, as
well as the longer term development, of the reflectometer D17. The
instrument is a vertical sample reflectometer dedicated to the study of
soft matter, biological systems and magnetic structures. You will be
expected to help with the ongoing optimization of the instrument
hardware, software and sample environment, carry out your own active
research programme, and assist ILL users in conducting their
experiments.

Qualifications and experience: 
Ph.D. in physical sciences. Experience in reflectometry and interest in
soft condensed matter. Computing skills and a general interest in
software development, particularly in the field of off-specular data
analysis, would be considered an advantage.
The post represents an excellent opportunity for a young postdoctoral
scientist to develop expertise, broaden experience and interact with
leading scientists from around the world. Applications from more
experienced scientists who are able to obtain a secondment period from
their home institute will also be considered.

Notes:
Fixed-term contract of 5 years. 
Generous company benefits (adaptation and expatriation allowance),
relocation assistance and language courses may be offered.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the head of the LSS
Group: Dr. R. Cubitt, tel.: +33(0)4.76.20.72.15, e-mail: cubitt@ill.fr
or via http://www.ill.fr/lss


Please submit your application on line, with a list of publications, no
later than 15.09.2010, via our website: http://www.ill.fr/careers
(Vacancy reference: 10/19).

Human Resources Service
Institut Laue Langevin
http://www.ill.eu


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