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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Research at Nuclear Physics Institute of ASCR

INSTRUMENT SCIENTIST (Postdoc)
at a neutron diffractometer for characterization of microstrains and deformation mechanism

The Neutron Physics Laboratory (NPL) at the Nuclear Physics Institute, Řež near Prague, Czech Republic, invites applications for an instrument scientist position in neutron diffraction. The position is open to candidates who have (or are about to receive) a PhD in physics, chemistry, material science and engineering or related areas, and have a proven record of experience with experimental research in materials science. The candidate should preferably have a background in neutron or X-ray diffraction methods and good technical and communication skills.

The successful candidate will participate in the research and development work associated with neutron scattering instrumentation at the neutron diffractometers dedicated to characterization of microstrains and deformation mechanism in technologically important materials. Responsibilities will include the cooperation with visiting researchers in conducting experiments and data reduction in the subjects like microstrain characterization of materials within the open access user program of CANAM. She/he will also participate in the instrumental equipment and software upgrade projects at the diffractometer. The instrument scientist is also expected to develop her/his own research program using the diffractometer and/or other facilities at NPL, preferably in the field of characterization of microstrains and deformation mechanism in alloys and related topics.

The initial appointment starts in October 2017 for 2 years with possible renewal for a 3rd year upon mutual agreement. (The gross salary offer is 30000 CZK per month + 4000 CZK for housing)

Candidates should send by email their curriculum vitae, publication list, copy of PhD diploma, statement of research interests, and two reference letters to E_mail onf@ujf.cas.cz before application deadline on the 15th September 2017.

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Pavel Strunz (strunz@ujf.cas.cz).

Pavel Strunz, Nuclear Physics Institute, ONF, CZ-25068 Řež near Prague, Czech Republic, phone: +420-2-6617-2034, fax: +420-2-2094-0141, e-mail: strunz@ujf.cas.cz

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The Nuclear Physics Institute ASCR, public research institution, is a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. With about 250 employees, it hosts the user infrastructure CANAM, which includes also Neutron Physics Laboratory (NPL). The NPL research team combines expertise in the field of materials science with the power of neutron physics. The user facilities of NPL are open to both national and international guest scientists - at least 40% of the instrument beam time is reserved for external research proposals.

Additional information about the CANAM infrastructure is at http://canam.ujf.cas.cz/ . Information specific to the NPL laboratory is at http://neutron.ujf.cas.cz/en/instruments/lvr15 . Information specific to the TKSN-400 stress/strain diffractometer is at http://neutron.ujf.cas.cz/en/hk9 .

 


 

Structure analysis using neutron powder diffraction

Neutron powder diffraction is a very efficient tool for studies of crystal structures including magnetic ordering in condensed matter. It is therefore widely used in many research fields, such as crystallography, mineralogy, geochemistry, solid-state physics, chemistry or material science & engineering. The Department of Neutron Physics at NPI operates the neutron powder diffractometer MEREDIT (http://neutron.ujf.cas.cz/meredit). It serves both internal and external users to study crystal structures in-situ under various sample conditions (high and low temperatures, mechanical loading). A post-doctoral position is open for an instrument scientist who will take part in the operation and further development of the diffractometer MEREDIT and related experimental methods, including in-situ techniques and data analysis methods. The successful candidate will be co-responsible for the support of external users, which usually includes participation in the experiment with neutrons as well as collaboration on data analysis and publication of results. The candidate is also expected to develop his/her own research program in the area related to the scientific scope of the diffractometer MEREDIT.

Specific requirements for this position:

  • PhD in a relevant scientific field such as material physics, crystallography or material engineering
  • Ability of autonomous scientific work, flexibility and teamwork
  • Fluent communication in English
  • Experience with diffraction methods and programs for Rietveld analysis is most welcome

Special questions to this topic aim at: Dr. Jan Šaroun, saroun@ujf.cas.cz

The initial appointment starts in November 2017 for 2 years with possible renewal for a 3rd year upon mutual agreement. (The gross salary offer is 30000 CZK per month + 4000 CZK for housing)

Candidates should send by email their curriculum vitae, publication list, copy of PhD diploma, statement of research interests, and two reference letters to E_mail onf@ujf.cas.cz before application deadline on the 15th October 2017.

 


 

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Research at Nuclear Physics Institute of ASCR

Nuclear Physics Institute of ASCR, Řež, opens a postdoctoral research position in the field of material studies using neutrons.

Job title: Postdoctoral researcher

Job description:
Postdoctoral position for 2 years available for highly motivated candidates with a background in materials science / nuclear physics to join the Group of Materials Research at the Neutron Physics Department of the Nuclear Physics Institute (NPI) Rez. The Group designs and synthesizes progressive functional materials and analyzes and modifies them by neutron and ion beams.

A new project, accepted as one of the key activities of the NPI infrastructure CANAM, will regard fabrication and characterization of novel thin Li-ion batteries that will have enhanced efficacy. The batteries will be prepared by ion sputtering with the use of new prospective materials.

Applicants should hold recent PhD. degree (in materials research, solid state physics or in applied nuclear physics)  and have strong analytical skills. Significant experience in thin film deposition techniques (MBE, PVD, sputtering etc.) and relevant analytical methods (IBA, AFM, SEM etc.) is required.  We are looking for a creative, self-motivated experimentalist who has the ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

Full applications including

  • curriculum vitae
  • duplicate copy of PhD. certificate
  • a brief summary of past, current and future research interests and accomplishments
  • selected reprints of publications
  • two to three references and
  • expected availability date

should be submitted to: Dr. Jiří Vacík (vacik@ujf.cas.cz).

The initial appointment starts in October 2017 and is for 2 years with possible renewal to a 3rd year upon mutual agreement. (The gross salary offer is 30000 CZK per month + 4000 CZK for housing)


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Nuclear Astrophysics Research at Nuclear Physics Institute of ASCR

Nuclear Physics Institute of ASCR, Řež, opens a postdoctoral research position in the field of Nuclear reactions in astrophysics.

Group: Nuclear astrophysics.

Job Description
The position is in experimental fields of low energy nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics. The tasks are connected to accelerators in Rez (U120M cyclotron), Prague (Van de Graaff) and GANIL/SPIRAL2. The research program will include work on preparations and running experiments with astrophysical context, software/hardware development, data analyses. Applicants should have experience in nuclear physics and nuclear reactions, nuclear electronics and detectors, DAQ and programming languages (C++).  Experience with root libraries is welcome for data analysis. Experience with nuclear reaction codes is welcome for the interpretation.

The initial appointment starts in October 2017 and is for 2 years with possible renewal to a 3rd year upon mutual agreement. (The gross salary offer is 30000 CZK per month + 4000 CZK for housing)

Candidates should send by email to Jaromír Mrázek (mrazek@ujf.cas.cz) their curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research interests and send.

Application deadline is 15th September 2017.

Contact: Jaromir Mrazek
Nuclear Physics Institute of ASCR
25068 Rez
Phone: +420-26617-3506
Email: mrazek(at)ujf.cas.cz


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Research at Nuclear Physics Institute of ASCR

Nuclear Physics Institute of ASCR, Řež, opens a postdoctoral research position in the field of Nuclear analytical methods for material science.

Job title: Postdoctoral researcher

Job description:

New open post doc position will be devoted to the study of ion beam interactions with solid state, ion energy stopping studies in various materials, ion beam interaction simulations using SRIM, TRIDYN and FLUX simulation codes with special focus on ion beam channeling studies including ion channeling energy stopping studies and simulations. The researcher will be further responsible for ion beam analytical methods application as RBS, ERDA, RBS channeling and ERDA TOF on various aterials for compositional and structure studies with special attention to RBS channeling in ion beam implanted and irradiated crystalline materials with extraordinary optical and electrical properties, color centres synthesis in crystalline materials, synthetization of new materials using heavy energetic ions and others.

 

Full applications including

  • curriculum vitae
  • duplicate copy of PhD. certificate
  • a brief summary of past, current and future research interests and accomplishments
  • selected reprints of publications
  • two to three references and
  • expected availability date

should be submitted to: Dr. Anna Mackova (mackova@ujf.cas.cz).

Application deadline is 15th September 2017.

The initial appointment starts in October 2017 and is for 2 years with possible renewal to a 3rd year upon mutual agreement. (The gross salary offer is 30000 CZK per month + 4000 CZK for housing)

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  • Monday, 20 September 2010
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    Martin Čarek