This list of vacancies is not intended to be comprehensive, it simply features vacancies in SAXS/SANS, GISAXS/GISANS, XR/NR and SESANS/SERGIS/SESAME that the CanSAS Portal Team are aware of or are notified about.

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Postdoctoral Position on the Small Angle X-ray Scattering Beamline NCD at ALBA

(Posted 08/09/16)


We have open a position for a postdoctoral position on the Small Angle X-ray Scattering Beamline NCD at ALBA. The post is mainly dedicated for materials science candidates.

The description of the position is available at:

The deadline is 11th October 2016.


Marc Malfois
NCD beamline responsible - Experiments

Carrer de la Llum 2-26 | 08290 | Cerdanyola del Vallès| Barcelona | Spain
(+34) 93 592 4324 |



Post-doctoral on Membrane Proteins in Solution Analyzed with BioSAXS (m/f) at SOLEIL

(Posted 26/08/16)

Note: The deadline for submission is September, 30th, 2016.

SOLEIL is the French national synchrotron facility, located on the Saclay Plateau near Paris. It is a multi-disciplinary instrument and a research laboratory, whose mission is to run research programs using synchrotron radiation, to develop state-of-the-art instrumentation on the beamlines, and to make those available to the scientific community. SOLEIL, a unique tool for both academic research and industrial applications across a wide range of disciplines including physics, biology, chemistry etc., is used by over 5 000 researchers coming from France and abroad. It is based on a state-of-the-art synchrotron source, both in terms of brilliance and stability. The facility is a “public” company employing about 500 people, founded by the CNRS and the CEA, and partner of the Paris-Saclay University.

The SWING beamline, using radiation from an in-vacuum U20 undulator installed in a short straight section, is dedicated to Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS). It operates in the energy range 5-16 keV. The beamline was designed to reach extremely small Q values (e.g. 5.10-3 nm-1). Optimal data collection conditions for proteins are provided by a unique and dedicated on-line purification (SEC-HPLC) system.

1. Missions
In the past years, the BioSAXS group at Soleil has developed new concepts to study membrane proteins structures in detergent solutions and their interactions with soluble partners using SEC-SAXS. We are now seeking a highly motivated scientist with a background in structural biology and strong skills in programming. The main project of the accepted candidate will focus on the structural characterization of membrane proteins using SAXS. (S)he will be involved in several ongoing collaborative projects with French and international partners in this area. On the methodological side, (s)he will contribute to improve our dedicated software tools : Memprot, a program recently released to model the detergent corona within the protein/detergent complex, and Dadimodo, our domain docking program. As a member of the SWING beamline team, (s)he will also contribute to the beamline operation. For further information, contact:

2. Qualifications and Experience
The candidate should hold a PhD. related to physics or structural biology, and experience in X-ray scattering. Expertise in scattering methods applied to biology will be much appreciated. Good communication skills in English are mandatory.

3. General conditions
The offer concerns a Post-doctoral contract for a two year-period. The place of work will be at Synchrotron SOLEIL (Saint-Aubin, 91, France). This position is open to people with disabilities.

Applications should include a motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae with the addresses of two referees, and should be registered directly on the SOLEIL internet web site:

Contact: Human Resources
Hayette Musard
Tel: 33 (0)

Best regards,
Javier Pérez

Javier Pérez, PhD
Beamline SWING
Synchrotron SOLEIL
L'Orme des Merisiers
Saint-Aubin - BP 48
91192 Gif sur Yvette Cedex

Tel : +33 (0)1 69 35 96 19 (office)
+33 (0)1 69 35 97 53 (beamline)



Post-doctoral position: self-consistent modelling for neutron scattering applications at Chalmers University

(Posted 26/08/16)

Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) currently has a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher on self-consistent modelling for neutron scattering applications. The position is shared between the Departments of Physics and Applied Mechanics.


Self-consistent modelling based on crystal plasticity is commonly used to analyze the detailed response of polycrystals to externally imposed deformation during neutron scattering experiments. The objective of the project is to develop and implement a state-of-the-art self-consistent framework capable of handling the specific conditions occurring during high-temperature and thermo-mechanical deformation conditions, which will accessible at future ESS beamlines such as BEER. This includes phenomena such as time-dependence (stress relaxation, creep), varying temperatures, and complex strain paths in multi-phase engineering materials (typically high-temperature alloys such as austenitic steels, precipitation strengthened superalloys and multi-component high entropy alloys). Another important part is the interface to experimental data and optimization routines for parameter estimation.


You are looking for a candidate with a strong background in computational mechanics with a PhD degree from an internationally recognized university. Knowledge and research experience in continuum mechanics, material mechanics and multi-scale modeling of materials are essential, and experience in crystal plasticity and/or self-consistent models is a significant advantage. Insight into material science and in particular neutron diffraction experiments is also meritorious.


More details on the position and how to apply are available at The deadline for application is September 30th.


Best regards,


Magnus Hörnqvist Colliander
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Division of Materials Microstructure
Phone: +46 (0)31 772 3306
Mobile: +46 (0)705 825 892


Chalmers University of Technology
SE-41296 Göteborg