[Neutron] Postdoc position in Neutron Detection

Kristina Bacos Kristina.Bacos at esss.se
Tue Feb 24 15:52:18 CET 2015

The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Postdoc position in Neutron Detection placed at ILL in Grenoble, France.

Description of directorate/division/group

Detector group are responsible for neutron detectors on ESS instruments. As part of this we develop, commision, procure and install advanced detector systems. These systems are a mix of commercial bought in, developments with partners, and in-house developments.

Description of main responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the ESS detector groups commitments at the ILL. This is in close collaboration with existing collaborative efforts between ESS and the ILL in developing novel neutron gaseous detectors based upon thin layers of B-10 as a converter material. This will be continuous current collaborative development on multigrid and multiblade designs between ILL and ESS. There is the possibility to also be involved in other detector prototypes being developed.


  *   PhD in physics or similar subject.
  *   Experience in modern detection technologies is a nesssity.
  *   Experience at utilising boron converters and neutron scattering would be helpful.
  *   Hands-on experience in building MWPC gaseous detectors is a necessity.
  *   Familiarity with recent R+D on the new generation of thermal neutron detectors would be helpful.
  *   The use of mathematical analytical models and using simulation tools and Monte Carlo techniques are required, as is a demonstrated ability in data analysis.
  *   Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.

The position is best suited to an enthusiastic candidate who has recently gained or is about to gain a PhD in physics or similar subject.  Experience of working in an international environment is desirable.

As this position will involve working closely with collaborating institutes, a willingness to spend extended periods posted abroad and to be able to work effectively in a team is essential. Experience working at a large European research institute would be helpful. As this project has a fixed timescale, a proven ability to work to- and meet schedules is a must.

The position is a two-year temporary. Your work place will be situated in ILL Grenoble, France.

What ESS can offer

At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world.

Application & Contact

Please apply on our homage; http://europeanspallationsource.se/vacancies and provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

The deadline for applications is 29nd of March. For further information regarding the position please contact richard.hall-wilton[at]esss.se and for further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Kristina Bacos, kristina.bacos[at]esss.se.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Med vänlig hälsning / Kind regards


Kristina Bacos
HR Business Partner

European Spallation Source ESS AB
P.O Box 176, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Tunavägen 24

Mobile: +46 72 179 22 76
Phone: +46 46 888 32 76
E-mail: kristina.bacos at esss.se<mailto:kristina.bacos at esss.se>




The European Spallation Source is a Partnership of 17 European Nations committed to the goal of collectively building and operating the world's leading facility for research using neutrons by the second quarter of the 21st Century

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://neutronsources.org/pipermail/neutron/attachments/20150224/82bbb956/attachment-0001.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: 33A15C78-4922-46B6-BD2A-B437F5DBE3F1[20].png
Type: image/png
Size: 12199 bytes
Desc: 33A15C78-4922-46B6-BD2A-B437F5DBE3F1[20].png
URL: <http://neutronsources.org/pipermail/neutron/attachments/20150224/82bbb956/attachment-0002.png>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: AFF36EB0-6E7F-4422-AE52-0CB85DCFEEE1[20].png
Type: image/png
Size: 7596 bytes
Desc: AFF36EB0-6E7F-4422-AE52-0CB85DCFEEE1[20].png
URL: <http://neutronsources.org/pipermail/neutron/attachments/20150224/82bbb956/attachment-0003.png>

More information about the Neutron mailing list