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[SA_scat] Vacancy for a research scientist at the ILL (biologicalsmall angle neutron scattering)

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  • Subject: [SA_scat] Vacancy for a research scientist at the ILL (biologicalsmall angle neutron scattering)
  • From: <stephen.king@stfc.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 11:17:55 +0000
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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 more than 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. Funded primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 12 other countries. The Science Division currently has a vacancy :

(small angle neutron scattering)
Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) has become a major component of structural biology at the ILL to study interactions and low resolution structures in large biological macromolecular complexes. Furthermore the PSB (Partnership for Structural Biology) provides additional outstanding facilities for structural biology, including a Deuteration Laboratory for isotope labeling of biological molecules, and a wide variety of complementary biophysical methods. With the presence of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the Institute of Structural Biology and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, the campus provides an exciting research environment for biology.

The ILL is inviting applications for a scientist to take charge of the biological aspects of the SANS instrument D22 in the Large Scale Structures group. Duties would include: instrument maintenance and development, running data collection and analysis software, local contact for biology experiments both on D22 and on the other SANS instruments of the group, and to coordinate the system of beamtime block allocation to experimenters. The candidate will also be encouraged to develop strong collaborations for her/his own scientific work.

Qualifications and experience:
Ph.D. in physical or life sciences. We are particularly interested in highly motivated candidates with an active research interest in biology, experience in neutron or X-ray small angle scattering.
The post represents an excellent opportunity for a young postdoctoral scientist to develop expertise, broaden their 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.

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 Large Scale Structures Group: Dr. R Cubitt, Tel. +33(0), e-mail: cubitt@ill.fr<mailto:cubitt@ill.fr> (please do not send your application to this address) or via http://www.ill.fr/lss.
Please submit your application on line, with a list of publications no later than 08.12.2011, via our website: http://www.ill.fr/careers  (Vacancy reference: 11/24).

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Institut Laue Langevin

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