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Postdoc/Temporary scientist, CoSAXS at MAX IV

(Posted 20/02/2019)

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Diffraction & Scattering Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light. As a national laboratory, MAX IV is operated in agreement with governmental regulations, and in compliance with major funders such as the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Wallenberg Foundation. 250 people are currently employed at MAX IV Laboratory, and 16 beamlines are funded. The facility is in a ramp-up phase with 3 beamlines now receiving users and 13 more scheduled to be commissioned and built to receive users within the next few years. The facility is dimensioned for 25-28 beamlines. The CoSAXS beamline will be a state-of-the-art multipurpose Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) instrument with opportunities to use the inherent high coherence properties of the MAX IV machine through X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS) experiments. It will offer high brilliance, monochromatic and tuneable X-rays, with outstanding performance in low beam divergence and high X-ray flux. This high-performance X-ray beam will be complemented by an exceptional pool of sample environments and detector systems. Several techniques will be available through modular operation: USAXS/SAXS/WAXS, protein solution SAXS, time resolved SAXS and XPCS amongst others. It will meet the demands of a large and broad community of users. Tasks The successful postdoc/temporary scientist will join the team at CoSAXS, as the beamline moves from installation through commissioning and user operation. The candidate will strengthen the IT skills within the beamline team. You will develop software projects, working closely with the Controls and IT (KITS) team at MAX IV, to implement advanced data acquisition strategies (detectors data stream, preprocessing, live view, data and meta storage) and integrate sample environment controls. The candidate will implement data reduction pipelines for simultaneous SAXS/WAXS data from materials science and biological scientific experiments. You will explore the potential for virtual experiments to support the SAXS experiments. The candidate will lead these developments from design and implementation through to testing, documentation and publication, ensuring that solutions are delivered in a timely and effective manner, adopting the strategies and software methodologies already in place within the KITS environment at MAX IV. To summarize, we are looking for a self-motivated person to increase the functionality and reliability of the CoSAXS beamline, through the development of IT projects within the beamline team. You should have a strong knowledge of SAXS/WAXS techniques and will have the opportunity for scientific research and to form collaborations with different beamlines, method experts, and expert users in academia and industry. Qualifications PhD in relevant field (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Biology, IT). Essential requirements: - Demonstrated experience of SAXS and WAXS - Experience of synchrotron techniques - Computer programming skills, with demonstrated experience of programming python, matlab, java, or GUIs. - Documented experience of automation and control of, for example, sample environments - Fluent in English (written and spoken) - Demonstrated ability to work in teams and interact with a diverse group of scientists and technical staff in a dynamic environment. Additional requirements are considered assets: Experience of: - Image processing and 2D detectors - Data storage and distributed file systems - GIT, Unit tests, CI/CD - Other programming languages: C, C++14, LUA, GO... - Electronics: DAC, ADC, CCD, CMOS ... - Parallel Computing such as DASK, OpenCL, GPU or FPGA. - Network and System: TCP/IP, Linux, GPFS, Infiniband - An Open source project collaboration - A Software development for scientific applications - An Agile team environment Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the doctoral degree or equivalent is completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. For candidates with longer experience, appointment will be as a temporary scientist. This is a 2 year temporary employment. On call services may apply in the future. Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts. Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader Contract type Full time Number of positions 1 Working hours 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2019/370 Contact Ann Terry, +46703264498 Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62 SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64 Published 28.Jan.2019 Last application date 18.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET __________________________________________________ Ann Terry Group Manager, Diffraction and Scattering, Beamline Scientist, CoSAXS Beamline MAX IV Laboratory Lund University P.O. Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden Visiting address: Fotongatan 2, 224 84 Lund Mobile: +46 703 26 44 98


Job advertisement TUM-FRM II, instrument scientist SANS-1

(Posted 23/01/2019)

The Technical University Munich operates the high flux Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) located at the scientific campus in Garching, Germany. The neutron source itself, its research instruments as well as the irradiation facilities provide unique possibilities for the scientific and industrial use of neutron beams.
Within the collaboration of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) we operate jointly, together with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, the small angle scattering instrument SANS-1. For the operation and further development, we invite applications (full time position 40.1 h/week) as

Instrument scientist
Description of position Your task is the operation of the SANS-1 instrument and user support for external and internal researchers. You are involved in further development of the instrument and its scientific use and are part of the core instrument team as co-responsible instrument scientist. You collaborate closely with scientists and engineers from different groups and research areas. You pursue your own research topics related to soft-matter physics or biology based on the use of scattering techniques, especially on small angle neutron scattering.
Qualification and Experience You have a degree in physics, chemistry, material science or related fields, ideally completed with a PhD / doctorate degree. You have knowledge and experience in the application of scattering techniques especially with neutrons or synchrotron radiation. You gained experience in the research of soft matter systems or questions related to biology. Persuasive communication skills and ability to work in a team in an international environment are mandatory. Good oral and written English skills are required, German language skills are an asset.
The appointment is initially limited; a prolongation is possible. The payment is based on the German pay scale TV-L. The Technical University Munich is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants having an equivalent experience will be preferred.
Further information is given by Dr. Sebastian Mühlbauer, phone +49 89 289 10784, sebastian.muehlbauer at
Applications will be reviewed after February 8th, 2019 and are accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should send a letter of interest describing relevant experience including detailed curriculum vitae by regular or electronic mail (merged to a pdf file) stating the reference number ISANS012019 to:
Technische Universität München Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) Personalabteilung Lichtenbergstraße 1; D-85747 Garching Phone: +49 89 289 14614 E-Mail: jobs at<mailto:jobs at><> -- Dr. Sebastian Mühlbauer SANS-1 Project Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) Technische Universität München Lichtenbergstr. 1, D-85747 Garching, Germany phone: 049-(0)89-289-10784 email: sebastian.muehlbauer at

Scientist (f/m/diverse) (Anomalous-) Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Beamline (P62)

(Posted 09/01/2019)

DESY is one of the world's leading research centres for photon science, 
particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. More 
than 2400 employees work at our two locations Hamburg and Zeuthen in 
science, technology and administration.

Looking back on a long tradition in research with synchrotron radiation,
DESY is one of the leading centres in the field of photon science

With the storage ring PETRA III and the Free-Electron-Laser FLASH, DESY 
offers a unique combination of photon sources to the scientific community.

PETRA III, one of the most brilliant hard X-ray facilities worldwide,
currently provides 20 undulator beamlines for experiments utilizing the extreme 
source brilliance. A new Small-Angle X-ray Scattering beamline (P62) is 
presently under construction and will receive first X-rays in 2020. lt is
in particular designed for anomalous scattering (3.5- 35.0 keV) as well as
computed tomography of combined SAXS/WAXS experiments in hard
and soft condensed matter research. We want to strengthen the P62 team 
and are looking for a candidate to support the installation and
commissioning of the new beamline, to lead relevant scientific projects and to work
closely with external collaborators. The work includes design and implementation
of new instrumentation such as sample environments, development of 
experimental control, data reduction and evaluation software. These tasks 
will proceed in close collaboration with the beamline team members and 
technical service groups.

** The position

- Support the installation and commissioning of a new SAXS/WAXS beamline 

- Take part in the development of experiment control software based on
Tango/Sardana/Spock macros 

- Design and implement new instrumentation / sample environments 

- Develop own independent research using SAXS/WAXS techniques and
participate in collaborative projects with external groups at the beamline

** Requirements

- PhD in physics, chemistry or related disciplines 

- Experience with small-angle X-ray scattering (preferably hard condensed
matter) using synchrotron radiation 

- Experimental skills and interest in instrumentation development 

- Good knowledge of data acquisition control software and scientific
programming techniques 

- Excellent knowledge of English and teamwork abilities

For further information please contact Dr. Sylvio Haas,
+49-40-8998-4214 (sylvio.haas at, or visit
for further information.

Deadline for applications: 31.01.2019


Dr. Sylvio Haas 
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY).
Beamline manager P62 ((A)SAXS - Beamline)
Geb. 46g / R. O1.002
Notkestr. 85
D-22603 Hamburg
Email : sylvio.haas at 
Phone : +49 40 8998 4214
Fax : +49 40 8998 4475

SANS scientific associate position at the NIST CNR

(Posted 20/12/2018)

Dear Colleagues,

The NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) in Gaithersburg, Maryland is a national user facility that develops and operates state-of-the-art neutron scattering instruments with broad applications in materials research for use by the general scientific community.  Over 2000 scientists from all over the world participate in research performed at the NCNR every year. The Macromolecular and Microstructural Sciences team at the NCNR has responsibility for operating and maintaining four neutron scattering instruments: two world class 30m Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) instruments, a new Very SANS (VSANS) instrument, and a world leading ultra SANS (USANS) instrument. It also partners with the NIST Materials and Measurements Laboratory on the nSoft industrial consortium and its 10m SANS, helping to advance neutron-based measurements for manufacturing of soft materials.

We anticipate hiring a scientific associate whose primary responsibility will be the operation and maintenance of one of the 30m SANS instruments. The successful candidate would be responsible for ensuring that the instrument and associated equipment, including SANS sample environments, is in good working order, setting up the instrument and equipment for experiments, and generally supporting the SANS scientists/local contacts and their users, including performing measurements and analysis as appropriate.  Other tasks include leading or participating in instrument improvement and development projects, including software projects, developing and writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other safety documentation, helping with the other SANS and USANS machines as needed, maintaining equipment records and statistics, and aiding in the preparation of reports as appropriate.

A degree in the physical sciences, engineering or an associated field will be required as will  strong organizational and communication skills. Ideal candidates will have experience working in fast-paced, team environments. Specialized skills, including a background in rheology, earth sciences or magnetic materials, programming in C and Python, and/or experience with engineering design in CAD or electrical circuits will be highly desirable but not required.  Experience with scattering, particularly X-ray and/or neutrons would also be a plus. Interested individuals should send a statement of interest and CV to Paul Butler at butler at

Please share with anyone who might be interested.


Paul Butler
Affiliated Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware
Leader, Macromolecuar and Microstructural Sciences Team
NIST Center for Neutron Research


Postdoc (f/m/diverse) opening for the P03/MiNaXS beamline

(Posted 07/12/2018)
DESY is one of the world's leading research centres for photon science,
particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. More
than 2400 employees work at our two locations Hamburg and Zeuthen in
science, technology and administration.

The P03/MiNaXS beamline is the world-leading facility for combining X-ray
micro and nanobeams with small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering with
special focus on in-situ and operando investigations of functional and
hybrid nanomaterials, We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral
researcher (f/m/diverse) for the P03/MiNaXS team.

** The position:
-   Participation in development of micro- and nanofocusing techniques at
-   Development of sample environments for in-situ and operando
investigations of functional and nanoparticle coatings, especially vacuum
deposition and spray coating
-   User support at P03/MiNaXS
-   Pursuing a rigorous in-house research programme in the field of
nanostructured thin films and hybrid nanomaterials with special focus on
polymer-metal interfaces

** Requirements:
-   PhD in physics or comparable sciences
-   lnterest in synchrotron beamline developments
-   Experience at synchrotron sources is highly desirable
-   Experience in surface coating thin film technologies
-   Experience in GISAXS & GIWAXS
-   Experience in atomic force microscopy
-   Business fluent English

For further information please contact Prof. Stephan Roth,
+49-40-8998-2934 (stephan.roth at, or visit for
further information.

Deadline for applications: 07 January 2019

Adj. Prof. Dr. Stephan V. Roth
Photon Science (FS-PE)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Notkestr. 85
D-22607 Hamburg (Germany)
Tel.: +49 40 8998 2934 & +49 151 12071459
Fax : +49 40 8994 2934
Adjunct Professor in Synchrotron Radiation Characterization in Fibre and
Polymer Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology
Teknikringen 56-58, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

eMail: svroth at & stephan.roth at
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