[Neutron] Job opportunity for an Instrument Scientist for Diffraction at European Spallation Source ERIC

Karin Vandenborre karin.vandenborre at ess.eu
Tue Jun 1 15:10:09 CEST 2021

The European Spallation Source, ESS, a partnership of European countries, is hiring motivated and inspired people to plan, design, and construct the world’s most powerful neutron source. We seek ambitious, talented people in different fields who are excited about playing a part in the future of science in Europe.

ESS can offer a variety of things, such as passionate and international colleagues, a vibrant melting pot of diversity, and a challenging, exciting and high paced work environment. We value and need expertise, innovative minds and great ways of leading and interacting with people from all over the world.

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ESS is now looking for an Instrument Scientist for Diffraction to work in the the Instrument Scientist Group organised within the Technical Directorate. The Instrument Scientist Group is working on the design, construction, commissioning, and operation of the ESS suite of 15 instruments.

Job description
Your main areas of responsibility as an Instrument Scientist will be to provide the scientific and technical leadership of the HEIMDAL instrument project. These responsibilities include providing expertise in the scientific application of neutron diffraction and neutron diffraction method development.

HEIMDAL is a thermal neutron powder diffractometer with cold small angle scattering and imaging add-ons. As the Instrument Scientist you will be working with the HEIMDAL Lead Engineer and partner institutes - Centre for Materials Crystallography, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark and the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, to deliver the HEIMDAL instrument into hot commissioning (TG5).

Your tasks will, include but not be limited to:
• Provide scientific guidance and support to HEIMDAL work package team.
• Lead the HEIMDAL work package and drive its implementation.
• Delegate work packages to Technical Groups and In-Kind partners.
• Provide final approval of technical designs.
• Manage scientific and technical project changes in accordance with project goals.
• Represent the project during Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) and Scientific Advisory Committee reviews.
• Assist in tracking and ensuring timely project deliveries using ESS processes and appropriate tools.
• Monitor, communicate, and report on progress according to the ESS Construction Project requirements.
• Participate in risk reviews and help manage risks.
• Provide requirements to ensure the integration of the scientific capabilities of the instrument software, sample environment and support labs.
• Conduct your own research using neutron powder diffraction and small angle neutron scattering.
• Participate in teaching and outreach activities.

The successful candidate will have:

  *   PhD in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science
  *   Experience in neutron powder diffraction
  *   Experience in building and maintaining experimental infrastructure.
  *   Experience of working in an international environment.
  *   Excellent oral and written English skills.

As part of a dynamic team of people with different knowledge and backgrounds, you will need strong interpersonal skills and a focus on collaboration, as well as the ability to work individually. It is important that you are structured, well organised and able to adapt to change. This is a great opportunity to be part of a unique project in a diverse work environment.

Duration & Location
The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period

Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.

Start date
The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae in English by clicking on “apply” and follow the instructions.

Please note that we only accept applications via the ESS website.

For some roles at ESS health check-ups and security clearance are required, and thus this might be applicable in the final parts of the recruitment process. The applicant is expected to be fit to perform the applicable tasks of this recruitment.

The deadline for applications is 15 August 2021.

For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process, please follow this link https://europeanspallationsource.se/ess-recruitment-process.

For further information regarding the position, please contact the Recruiting Manager, Andrew Jackson, Group Leader Instrument Scientists, andrew.jackson[at]ess.eu

For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Karin Vandenborre, karin.vandenborre[at]ess.eu.

For trade union information please contact Unionen / Conny Wendt at +46 72 179 24 63.

or SACO / Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers/ Johan Waldeck at +46 72 179 21 65.

We look forward to receiving your application!



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