Postdoctoral position in Neutron scattering
Sort on published: 2017-10-23
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
At the Department of Physics and Astronomy with placement at ILL (Super ADAM instrument), France
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is the second largest at Uppsala University with more than 350 employees and 10 different divisions and is situated at Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala. The Department was formed in January 2010 by merging the former Department of Physics and Astronomy with the Department of Physics and Materials Science. The postdoctoral position is stationed at ILL, Grenoble, France.
About the position: The project is focused on strengthening the Swedish competence within neutron scattering. We are looking for postdoc to be stationed at the Super ADAM instrument at ILL, Grenoble, which is the only fully Swedish owned and operated neutron instrument. Super ADAM is a high-resolution polarized neutron reflectometer suited for both magnetic, hard condensed matter and soft matter, life science investigations. The postdoc is expected to conduct their own research within the field of soft matter and life sciences and to assist Swedish Super ADAM users, mainly in the soft matter/life science field to conduct their experiments promote collaborations with Swedish users in the soft matter/life sciences fields by providing help during their experiments on the SuperADAM instrument. Collaboration and support from researchers at Lund and Uppsala University will be offered. We envisage that the postdoc has experience with neutron scattering techniques within polymer, surfactant, lipid self-assembly, proteins, biomembrane or other fields of interest for the Swedish user community. The detail research field is dependent on the experience and interest of the candidate, but we foresee either study of the nanostructures within responsive polymer films or biofilms. Here the particular advantages of SuperADAM, including using magnetic reference layers for soft matter/life science systems and the use of off-specular/grazing incidence neutron scattering would be particularly advantageous.
The recruited person is expected to collaborate also with scientists from the Large Scale Structures group of ILL and profit from the equipment present in the ILL soft matter labs within the Partnership for Soft Matter initiative which includes several tools for sample preparation and characterization as Langmuir troughs, ellipsometers, QCM-D, light scattering, XRR etc. For more information see: http://www.epn-campus.eu/users/partnership-for-soft-condensed-matter-pscm/
Applicants must hold a PhD in Biophysics, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Chemistry, Materials Science or a similar area of science. Excellent experimental skills are indispensable as well as very good communication to support users and collaborators. A strong background in neutron scattering methods and in particular their application to challenges in soft matter and life science is an advantage. Good computer skills and a solid background in condensed matter physics and mathematics are further merits. Excellent knowledge of English, writing and speaking, is required. The knowledge of a Nordic and/or the French language may complete the profile. Eagerness to learn Swedish is assumed for non-Swedish speaking candidate.
Your application must include a personal letter with a short description of yourself and the reasons why you are interested in the position. You must also include a CV, authorized copies of degrees and diplomas, copies of your PhD thesis and other documents, such as publications, that you want to invoke. Names and contact details of at least two scientists that have offered to act as references for you must also be included, with a clear indication of their relationship to you.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: According to local agreement
Starting: 2018-01-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position: 2 year postdoc.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Björgvin Hjörvarsson (firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 (0) 18 471 3837)
Concerning soft matter facilities and possibilities please contact
Tommy Nylander (Lund) (email@example.com, Phone +46462228158/+46709626099 (mobile)) or Max Wolff (Uppsala), (firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone + 46 (0)18 - 471 3590)
You are welcome to submit your application no later than November 15, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/3586
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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3586
Last application date: 2017-11-15