Research Scientist- single crystal neutron diffraction D10+ (m/f) - 5-year fixed-term contract

7 days left

Grenoble (France) and Germany
13 Jun 2022
13 Jul 2022

Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) - operates Europe's leading research facility for basic research with neutrons in Grenoble (France). The passion for progress and technology unites us and makes innovation in science and research possible every day. Let's work together to change our society and our world for the better.

The Diffraction group's mission

The ILL Diffraction group operates a large suite of powder and single crystal diffractometers to carry out collaborative research programmes in various areas of chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering. The ILL is inviting applications for an instrument scientist on the D10+ single crystal diffractometer.
 D10+ is dedicated to the study of magnetic structures of single crystals and thin films and plays a key role in diverse scientific areas.
 Your tasks

  • Developing a research activity in magnetism in collaboration with the user community as part of a personal research programme;
  • Providing support to users for scientific experiments on the D10+ diffractometer but also on other single crystal diffractometers (D9, D3);
  • Initiating development and maintenance work for the D10+ diffractometer;
  • Promoting the ILL single crystal programme and conducting teaching and training activities.

Your profile

  • PhD in physics, chemistry or material sciences, or equivalent qualification together with an experience in neutron and/or X-ray magnetic scattering techniques;
  • Practical skills in single crystal diffraction, an expertise in magnetic crystallography and knowledge of the group theory are essential for the post;
  • Knowledge of polarized neutron scattering and programming languages (C++, Python, Fortran...) would be an asset;
  • 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).

What we offer

Quality of life 

A hub for research and technology, the city of Grenoble is ideally located in the heart of the French Alps (just 3 hours from Paris/Provence by train, 1 hour from Lyon international airport and 1 ½ hours from Geneva). It is important for us that our staff achieve a healthy work-life balance. We therefore offer generous benefits that you will discover when you arrive!

We guarantee you a stable for a 5-year fixed-term contract in a multicultural scientific environment.

We offer generous social benefits (expatriation allowance, excellent health cover), moving and relocation assistance (under certain conditions) and an annual productivity bonus. We also offer language courses for you and your partner and subsidies for the use of public transport and the staff canteen, as well as for holidays and a variety of cultural and sports activities.
Sounds interesting?

Then why not take your next career step with us by applying online - preferably in English - via our career portal by 04.09.2022, quoting reference number 22/17, with a list of publications and the names of 3 referees, including one from your present work place.

Please note that all applicants are subject to administrative screening. For this post, medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required.

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

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