Subject: [Neutron] Instrument scientist in Reflectometry at ISIS
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:18:25 +0000

Instrument scientist in Reflectometry at ISIS


Large Scale Structures Group

ISIS Facility, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire

ISIS is a world leading facility for condensed matter research using neutron scattering and muon spectroscopy, with a strong scientific user programme and extensive international links. ISIS operates two target stations which are constantly being developed, including the design of the second phase of instruments for the second Target Station. We are looking for world-class scientists who can make major contributions to our current and future research programmes and instrumentation development.

The Large Scale Structures Group provides neutron scattering facilities and expertise for the study of structure and interfacial phenomena across a diverse range of research areas such as polymers, colloids, biological systems and magnetic/superconducting thin films. The Group currently supports 7 neutron instruments (reflectometry and small angle neutron scattering) and is designing 2 further instruments for phase 2 of the second Target Station Project.

A full-time vacancy exists to support our users of the neutron reflectometers and to ensure the continuous development of the instrumentation and software. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of reflectometry (and complementary techniques) in the areas of soft condensed matter and/or the life sciences.

The position requires a PhD in experimental soft condensed matter/life sciences. Extensive experience of neutron reflectometry techniques is required. An interest in state of the art instrumentation and data analysis is also desirable.

The salary range 26,610 to 29,566 within Research Council Band D. In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found at

Further information about ISIS can be obtained from our web site

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Prof Sean Langridge (Tel. 01235 445269, e-mail: or Prof Robert McGreevy (Tel. 01235 445599, e-mail:

If you are interested in further details or would like to make an application please go to the Alternatively you can request an application pack from the SSC HR Contact Centre tel: 01793 867 003 quoting reference IRC2905.

All applications must be returned by 19th March 2010. 


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