[SA_Scat] Instrument Scientist for PolRef Beamline Oxfordshire, UK

stephen.king at stfc.ac.uk stephen.king at stfc.ac.uk
Sat Jan 16 01:35:58 GMT 2016

A full-time vacancy exists for an Instrument Scientist to assist in the development and running of the PolRef polarised neutron reflectometer at the ISIS Neutron Spallation Source, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. The position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research programmes exploiting the capabilities of neutron reflectometry in the areas of hard/soft condensed matter or the life sciences. In addition to assisting with the development and running of PolRef the successful candidate will be expected to take a lead in the advancement sample environment equipment, data reduction and analysis tools for neutron reflection.

PolRef  is a high throughput polarized neutron reflectometer designed for the study of a broad range of materials science but with a predominant focus on thin film magnetism, superconductivity  and hard condensed matter, but is also developing a magnetic contrast measurement community for soft matter experiments. It was constructed as part of the first phase of instrumentation on the ISIS Second Target station and has been operating since 2009. The instrument has a wide ranging science program and serves a large community of both UK and international users.

PolRef is a world class instrument which delivers a high flux, broad simultaneous wavelength band (0.5-14.5Å unpolarised 1.5-14.5 polarised) The instrument can operate with either a vertical or horizontal scattering geometry and routinely performs measurements using samples with areas <1cm2. A continuous program of upgrades aims to deliver additional significant performance increases that will further decrease samples size or measurement times.

This position is within the Large Scale Structures Group, which provides neutron scattering facilities and expertise for the study of surface 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 8 neutron instruments (small angle neutron scattering and reflectometry) and is designing and constructing 1 further instrument for the second Target Station Project
For more information please contact any of the following Dr john Webster (john.webster at stfc.ac.uk<mailto:john.webster at stfc.ac.uk>), Dr Robert Dalgliesh (robert.dalgliesh at stfc.ac.uk<mailto:robert.dalgliesh at stfc.ac.uk> ) or Dr Christy Kinane ( christy.kinane at stfc.ac.uk<mailto:christy.kinane at stfc.ac.uk> ).

If you are interested in the position please follow the link here<http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc216557_6197.aspx>

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