Postdoctoral position in reference Layers for Neutron scattering

Uppsala University
January 02, 2023
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Postdoctoral position in reference Layers for Neutron scattering

Published: 2022-11-11

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Duties The project is focused on developing neutron reflectivity methodology, utilising magnetic reference layers. It is a part of the operation of the Super ADAM infrastructure as well as a collaboration efforts with Linköping University, Lund University and ISIS, UK.

We are looking for postdoctoral fellow which will be driving the development of magnetic reference layers, using PVD techniques. The characterisation of the layers will be based on x-ray diffraction and reflectivity as well as magnetisation measurements.

We envisage that the postdoc has some experience of neutron scattering techniques. The intended use of the magnetic contrast layers includes soft matter/life science systems. Understanding of off-specular/grazing incidence neutron scattering would therefore be particularly advantageous.

The postdoctoral position requires visits of ILL, Grenoble, France and ISIS in the United Kingdom.

Requirements Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a similar area of science. Excellent experimental skills are indispensable as well as very good communication.

A strong background in sample growth and characterisation using scattering techniques is required. Good computer skills and knowledge and skills within neutron scattering and mathematics are further merits. Excellent knowledge of English, writing and speaking, is required. Eagerness to learn Swedish is assumed for non-Swedish speaking candidate.

About the employment The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. The employment may be extended for another year. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 February 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

Application procedure Your application must include a personal letter with a short description of yourself and the reasons why you are interested in the position. You must also include a CV, authorized copies of degrees and diplomas, copies of your PhD thesis and other documents, such as publications, that you want to invoke. Names and contact details of at least two scientists that have offered to act as references for you must also be included, with a clear indication of their relationship to you.

For further information about the position, please contact: Björgvin Hjörvarsson (, +46 (0) 18 471 3837) or Jos Cooper (

Please submit your application by 2 January 2023, UFV-PA 2022/4181.

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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben ST/TCO Saco-rådet

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/4181

Last application date: 2023-01-02

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