Instrument Scientist Post for Engineering Applications at ISIS

S.Howells at S.Howells at
Thu Apr 27 16:35:53 CDT 2000

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire
Fixed Term (3 years)

Neutron strain scanning is a rapidly developing technique for 
the non-destructive measurement of stress and strain.  A 
second generation strain scanning instrument, ENGIN-X, is 
presently under construction at ISIS, the world's leading 
pulsed neutron source.  This will bring an order of magnitude 
improvement in performance over the existing ENGIN.  There is 
therefore a requirement for an instrument scientist to join 
the existing engineering team.

The post holder will be expected to take an active part in 
developing the engineering field at ISIS.  In particular, they 
will spend time both as instrument scientist for ENGIN, and 
assisting in developing new methods of data analysis and new 
neutron scattering techniques of interest to engineers and 
metallurgists, for use on ENGIN-X.  In addition to helping 
support the engineering instruments, the post holder would 
also be expected to develop their own research program, and 
assist in commercial research where relevant.

Candidates should have a first degree in Physics, Engineering, 
Metallurgy or Materials Science and a relevant PhD or equivalent 
experience.  Familiarity with the neutron strain scanning 
technique is essential, and a general understanding of other 
neutron scattering techniques of use to metallurgists and 
engineers would also be an advantage.  The ideal candidate will 
also have experience of data analysis methods and be able to 
write data analysis computer programs themselves when required.  
An ability to understand the broad range of problems faced by 
commercial users is necessary, as is an ability to communicate 
well with research managers in industry.

The salary range is between £18,620 and £24,000, depending on 
experience.  A non-contributory pension scheme and a generous 
leave allowance are offered.   For further details about the 
post, please contact Dr MR Daymond, telephone +44 (0)1235 445414, 
or e-mail m.r.daymond at

Application forms can be obtained from: 
Operations Group, HR Division, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 
Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX. 
Telephone (01235) 445435 (answerphone) quoting reference VN1925, 
or e-mail recruit at  More information  about CCLRC and 
application forms are available from CCLRC's World Wide Web 
pages at

All applications must be returned by 25 May 2000.

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