Location: European Photon and Neutron (EPN) Science Campus, Grenoble, France
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Fixed Term (5 years)
Start date: 1st October 2021
Advert closing date: 30th June 2020
The Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) is an international neutron scattering research facility, based around a nuclear reactor. As the world’s flagship centre for neutron science, the ILL provides scientists with a very high flux of neutrons feeding some 40 state-of-the-art instruments.
The ILL makes its facilities and expertise available to visiting scientists. Every year, about 1400 researchers from over 40 countries visit the ILL and 640 experiments selected by a scientific review committee are performed. Research focuses primarily on fundamental science in a variety of fields: condensed matter physics, chemistry, biology, nuclear physics and materials science, etc.
The ILL is a French private company in Grenoble, France underpinned by an intergovernmental convention signed by France, Germany and the UK. The ILL is owned and funded by the Associates: France, Germany and the UK; with additional funding provided by another ten countries.
The UK Associate of the ILL (the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation [UKRI]), is seeking to recruit a Director for the ILL, a post that will become vacant from the 01 October 2021. The appointment is for a fixed term of five years and will be based in Grenoble.
We are seeking a scientist of international standing, with experience of neutron scattering, who can bring vision, leadership and strong management skills to the role to ensure that the ILL remains at the forefront of world activity. As the UK nominee, the post-holder will also be required to act as the interface between the ILL and the STFC. It is therefore expected that the applicant will have a good knowledge of the UK Research Council system and of the UK research community. A good working knowledge of French, or a willingness to become proficient on appointment, is essential for this post. Knowledge of German would be desirable but is not essential.
For further information and for the full job description, please visit/contact: https://www.ill.eu/careers/all-our-vacancies/job-vacancies/.