Instrument Scientist M/F - Grenoble, France
Instrument Scientist M/F
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 over 2000 visits of 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 countries. We are currently recruiting an Instrument Scientist M/F - on the Stress Diffractometer SALSA.
SALSA (Stress Analyser for Large Scaled engineering Applications) is a world leading instrument using neutron diffraction for the non-destructive mapping of strain/stress-fields within materials and engineering structures. The technique is beneficial for academic research as well as for amongst others: Applied Research & Innovation in aerospace, automotive, railways, energy industries, etc.
Within the Industrial Liaison Unit, in close collaboration with scientists from the ILL Diffraction Group, you will carry out scientific research on materials science and will:
- Co-manage the SALSA strain scanner instrument: day-to-day running and technical development.
- Provide scientific support to users to collect and analyse data under optimum conditions.
- Promote the use of the instrument in applied research an innovation for industry and engage scientific partnerships with suitable partners.
- Participate in the longer-term development of the instrumentation and the data analysis techniques.
- A special focus of this post lies on the promotion of the technique to industrial applications. We are interested in a person that can communicate research to industry and pro-actively seek new industrial partners.
Qualifications and experience:
- PhD in physics, materials science, metallurgy or equivalent.
- You are highly motivated and have experience in neutron/X-ray stress determination and materials science. You have engineering and adequate communication skills to promote the technique within industry.
- Computing skills and a general interest in software development would be an advantage.
- 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.
This post is a Fixed-term contract of 3 years with a possible extension of 2 years subject to availability of funds.
Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our employment conditions).
How to apply:
Please submit your application on line with a list of publications and the names of 3 references, including one from your present work place, no later than 09.10.2016, by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button (Vacancy reference: 16/38).