[Neutron] Vacancy for a Crystallographer/ Programmer

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Thu Apr 13 18:07:25 CDT 2006

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 Institut welcomes 1700 visiting 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 3 founder members, France, Germany and the United 
Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements 
with 8 other European countries.
The Science Division currently has a vacancy in its Diffraction Group for a

*CRYSTALLOGRAPHER / PROGRAMMER* (M/F)  - 18-month fixed-term contract -

**The post represents an excellent opportunity for a young postdoctoral 
scientist to develop his/her expertise, to broaden his/her experience 
and to interact with leading scientists from around the world. 
Applications from more experienced scientists/programmers who are able 
to obtain a secondment period from their home institute will also be 
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated scientist with a 
thorough knowledge of crystallography and diffraction methods along with 
excellent programming skills. Knowledge of Fortran 95 would be an 
advantage. He/she will develop data-analysis software for single-crystal 
and fibre diffraction. The focus of this software development will be 
the D19 diffractometer at the ILL.  D19 is one of the flagship projects 
of the ILL's Millennium Programme. It is currently being extensively 
refurbished with major funding from the UK Engineering and Physical 
Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to Durham, Keele, and Bath 
Universities. The completed instrument will be used to carry out 
single-crystal and fibre diffraction experiments in structural chemistry 
and the biosciences.  The aim of the appointment is to modernise and 
improve the existing suite of programs, written principally in Fortran, 
extending compatibility with single-crystal diffractometers in both the 
Diffraction and Large Scale Structures groups at the ILL. The appointed 
scientist will be encouraged to participate in diffraction experiments 
and to understand and test the data-analysis routines.
Applicants should have a good first degree in the physical sciences and 
a Ph.D. in a relevant area.

The successful candidate will be offered a fixed-term 18-month contract. 
Further information can be obtained at http://www.ill.fr/dif or by 
contacting Garry McIntyre; tel.: (33) 4 76 20 70 90, e-mail: 
mcintyre at ill.fr 
Trevor Forsyth; tel.: (33) 4 76 20 71 58, e-mail : tforsyth at ill.fr 
or Sax Mason; tel.: (33) 4 76 20 70 67, e-mail: mason at ill.fr 

Applications with curriculum vitae, a list of publications and the names of two academic referees, should be sent, quoting reference *06/18* and no later than *26.05.2006*, 
preferably by e-mail, to guillermet at ill.fr <http://mail.ill.fr/squirrelmail/src/compose.php?send_to=guillermet%40ill.fr>, or by post to:

*Dr. J. Rodriguez-Carvajal - Head of the Diffraction Group

/The //ILL// is an equal opportunities employer and encourages both men 
and women with relevant qualifications to apply/

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