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[SA_Scat] Instrument Scientist Position in China (Mianyang, Sichuan)

Instrument ScientistSouthwest University of Science and technology, Mianyang, 621010, China
The International Research and Collaboration Centre (IRCC) at the Southwest University of Science and technology (SWUST) is seeking a talented professional with expertise in Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) and sample preparation methods to serve as an instrument scientist for a newly commissioned Anton Paar SAXS/WAXS/GI-SAXS instrument (http://www.anton-paar.com/corp-en/products/group/saxs/). The instrument is to be located at the University’s Characterization Centre which houses state-of-the-art equipment, including: HRTEM, FSEM, SEM, AFM, NMR, XRD, XRF, ICP-MS, AAS, RAMAN, HPLC, GC-MS.
	Responsibilities•	Advocate for the IRCC to promote the growth of the user community.•	Develop an independent research program based on Small Angle X-ray and Neutron Scatterings.•	Run experiments as part of the user service and assist with data analysis.•	Provide technical support as required for workshops and courses. •	Adhere to all University policies.•	Responsible for instrument alignment and calibration, fault diagnostics, interaction with scientists in the University’s Characterization Centre.
	Qualifications•	Essential	The preferred candidate will have obtained a PhD in Materials Science, Physics or related physical science field. Post-doctoral experience in Small Angle X-ray or Small Angle Neutron Scattering is highly regarded. A record of publications commensurate with experience is essential.	The preferred candidate will have an ability to train and guide the user community e.g., students, post-doctoral researchers, visiting scientists; strong analytical skills, ability to formulate and explain complex scientific problems; effective communication and writing skills to prepare manuscripts; and an ability to work in a team environment, collaborate, and perform independent research.
•	Desired 	The preferred candidate will have excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills as well as exceptional communications ability, a thorough understanding of design, operation, calibration and maintenance of X-ray or neutron scattering, a thorough knowledge of safety requirements as well as a willingness to implement safety policies. Job Opening IDSWUST_IRCC_SAXSJob TitleInstrument Scientist, International Research and Collaboration CentreWork LocationSouthwest University of Science and technology (SWUST), Sichuan, ChinaFull/Part TimeFull-TimeRegular/TemporaryRegularDepartment•	State Key Laboratory Cultivation Base for Nonmetal Composite and Functional Materials.•	Fundamental Science on Nuclear Wastes and Environmental Safety Laboratory.•	Characterization Centre at SWUSTPosting Begin/End Date01/07/2016 – 30/06/2019Career InterestScience & Nano-materialsContactCandidates are kindly requested to send their CV, a list of publications and a brief description their research interests (one page) to yanminhao@swust.edu.cn, yanminhaolemans@yahoo.fr, mark_henderson@swust.edu.cn and jeremiecourtois@swust.edu.cn.

--Dr. Yan MinhaoProfessorResponsible of International Collaboration Center         Centre for Strategic Functional MaterialsState Key Laboratory Cultivation Base for Nonmetal Composites and Functional MaterialsSouthwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST),Mianyang621010P. R. ChinaTel : 008613778092806Email : yanminhao@swust.edu.cn_______________________________________________sa_scat mailing listsa_scat@iucr.orghttp://mailman.iucr.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/sa_scat

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