ISIS - Vacancy as Instrument Scientist (Disordered Materials Grou p)

S.Howells at S.Howells at
Fri Feb 4 13:55:40 CST 2000

Dear Colleague,

We are currently advertising for a vacancy as Instrument Scientist which
exists in the Disordered Materials Group at ISIS. The text of the
advertisement is given below. If you know of anyone who might be interested
in applying for this position, then I would be grateful if you could bring
it to their attention. The deadline for applications is 25th February 2000,
and the interviews are likely to occur on 15th March 2000.

Many thanks, and apologies in advance if you receive this notice more than

Alan Soper 

A K Soper
Group Leader, Disordered Materials
ISIS Facility,
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Chilton, Didcot

Tel: 44-(0)1235-445543
FAX: 44-(0)1235-445642
E-mail: a.k.soper at 

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire

ISIS is the world's most intense pulsed neutron source and is used to study
the atomic-scale structure and dynamics of condensed matter over a wide
range of state conditions. ISIS currently operates 18 neutron spectrometers
and 3 muon spectrometers, as well as performing fundamental studies of the
muon and neutrino. The science programme at ISIS is divided into six
experimental groups corresponding to the different spectroscopies that are
available. There is also an ongoing and successful programme to upgrade and
expand the instrument suite at ISIS.
A vacancy as Instrument Scientist currently exists within the Disordered
Materials group. This group is responsible for supporting user programmes in
liquids and amorphous solids research using neutron scattering techniques.
Duties of the post include operating and maintaining one of the two
diffractometers in the group, assisting and advising users, scheduling the
instrument, and performing the necessary data analysis software maintenance
and development. The applicant will also be encouraged and expected to
undertake a recognised programme of personal research, preferably in a field
related to the activities of the group.
Candidates should hold a 1st or 2nd class B.Sc (Hons) degree, or equivalent
qualification, in an appropriate physical science. Postgraduate (Ph D) or
postdoctoral research experience would be preferred. Whilst a background in
radiation diffraction research would be helpful, it is not essential as
training can be given. 
The appointment will be made at CCLRC Band 4 or Band 5 level with a salary
range between £18,620 and £28,246 depending on qualifications and
experience.  A non-contributory pension scheme and a generous leave
allowance are offered. Instrument scientist positions at ISIS are fluid
graded and good opportunities for promotion exist for strong performers.
For further details, contact Prof. AK Soper (Tel. +44 (0)1235 445543, fax.
445642, or e-mail: a.k.soper at More information about ISIS can be
found at

Application forms can be obtained from: Operations Group, Human Resources
Division, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11
0QX. Telephone (01235) 445435 (answerphone) or email recruit at
quoting reference 1902/00.  More information about CLRC is available from
CCLRC's World Wide Web pages at

All applications must be returned by 25 February 2000.  

The CCLRC is committed to Equal Opportunities and to achieving the Investors
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