FW: GEM job

Worlton, Thomas tgworlton at anl.gov
Mon Aug 21 11:29:58 CDT 2000

From: "Radaelli, PG (Paolo) " <P.G.Radaelli at rl.ac.uk>

     VN Reference and title
          VN1978: Instrument Scientist for Powder Diffraction

          ISIS is the most powerful source of pulsed neutrons and muons in
the world and is one of the UK's leading centres for experimental condensed
matter research.  The facility accommodates approx. 20 neutron and muon
spectrometers which are used by UK and foreign scientists from a broad range
of disciplines: physics, chemistry, biology and materials science. The
experiments are performed under the direction of a dynamic and innovative
team of about 100 experimental scientists and the science programme is
divided into six experimental groups.
          There is an ongoing and successful programme to upgrade and expand
the instrument suite at ISIS. Further details may be found at

          We have recently completed construction of a major new instrument
GEM, the General Materials Diffractometer, which forms part of a top-class
suite of powder diffraction instruments at the facility. We now have a
vacancy in the Crystallography Group for an experimental scientist in powder
diffraction to become part of the instrument scientist team operating the
GEM instrument. The appointee will also be expected to undertake a
recognised programme of personal and collaborative research, preferably in a
field related to the activities of the Crystallography Group, and will also
have the opportunity to undertake work on the other powder diffractometers
at ISIS. Duties of the post include supporting the operation of the
scheduled instruments, assisting and advising users, assisting with the
scheduling of the GEM instrument, contributing to the development of
techniques, instrumentation and analysis software and stimulating a wider
use of the experimental facilities. In particular for this post, there will
be an emphasis on contributing to the new opportunities offered by the high
flux/high resolution GEM instrument, both in experiment design and in
advanced data processing and analysis techniques.

          The post is suitable for either graduate or post-doctoral
scientists who have shown an aptitude for original research. Candidates
should hold a 1st or 2nd Class BSc (Hons) degree or equivalent
qualification, in an appropriate physical science. A background in
crystallography and a familiarity with computing would be advantageous for
this post. Previous experience in applying neutron techniques in condensed
matter research is not essential and applicants with experience in other
experimental methods are welcome.

     Further information
          For more details contact: Dr. C. C. Wilson, Group Leader,
Crystallography Group, 
phone: +44(0)1235 445137, e-mail: c.c.wilson at rl.ac.uk,

          The salary range is between £23,240 and £33,200 (pay award
pending). A non-contributory pension scheme and a generous leave allowance
are also offered.

     Application forms
          Application forms can be obtained from:

          Operations Group
          HR Division
          Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
          OX11 0QX.

          Telephone (01235) 445435 (answerphone) quoting reference VN1978, 
          or e-mail recruit at rl.ac.uk

          All application forms must be returned by 8 September 2000.

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pages at http://www.cclrc.ac.uk/.

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