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Novità sul sito della Commissione S&C!

Da oggi (12 settembre) pubblicheremo le offerte di lavoro, borse di studio e positions varie, prese dalle più comuni mailing lists.

Mailing lists e siti inclusi:

  • AIC
  • MSA (Mineralogical Society of America)
  • Rietveld mailing list
  • ESRF
  • ILL
  • Elettra
  • BNL
  • Neutron mailing list
  • Pagina Linkedin di Daniel Chateigner

Se siete a conoscenza di altre opportunità, fatecelo sapere. Se ci sono altre mailing list da seguire, mandateci una mail o commentate questo post!

Monica, Rosanna e Andrea


Post doc in crescita cristalli a Bruxelles

Intitulé du poste : Post-doc in crystal growth : Crystal growth from a substrate to the bulk
Ville : Bruxelles
Laboratoire/Institut : Université Libre de Bruxelles – Free University of Brussel
Description du poste : Geerts group works on crystal engineering and crystallization of molecular materials in specific conditions to control thin film structure and ultimately optoelectronic properties. See

Summary of “2Dto3D” research project: The occurrence of polymorphism is ubiquitous to various classes of organic compounds. Examples of polymorphism are known in numerous application fields, such as food, explosives, pigments, semiconductors, fertilizers, and pharmaceutical drugs. Polymorphs exhibit sometimes very different physical properties, chemical reactivity, and biological functions. Understanding and controlling polymorphism is therefore very important. Simple questions, such as “How many polymorphs has a given compound?” or “What drives polymorph selection?” remain unanswered yet. In this scientific context, scientists have started to explore the occurrence of substrate-induced polymorphism, i.e. the formation of polymorphs that exist only near solid substrates. In particular, 2Dto3D has the ambition to elucidate how positional and orientational order of molecules propagate from the substrate to the upper crystal layers. Epitaxy and absence of epitaxy are both considered. Chiral symmetry breaking is also used as a tool. In this manner, 2Dto3D will gain a fundamental understanding of polymorphism at the interface with solid substrates. For a recent review see: “Substrate-Induced and Thin-Film Phases: Polymorphism of Organic Materials on Surfaces” A. Jones et al. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26, 2233.

Candidate: A talented highly motivated young chemist or physicist with a Ph.D. in the field of crystal growth of organic molecules is actively searched. The candidate must have a sound knowledge of crystal structures, and diffraction methods. He/she must be hard at work, easy-going, rigorous, and have strong laboratory skills. He/she must be fluent in English and be able to write high-quality publications.
The successful applicant is expected to develop an innovative research program in close collaboration with Resel group ( that is also part of the 2Dto3D project. He or she will get a monthly fellowship of around €2300, after tax.

The position is for an initial duration of one year and could be extended upon mutual agreement.

To apply, candidates must send to Prof. Yves Geerts,  a curriculum vitae, a letter explaining his/her motivations, a list of publications, and the name and email address of three reference persons. There is no application deadline. The position will be filled in as soon as possible.

Durée du contrat : 1 year at least
Date de prise de fonction: as soon as possible
Personne à contacter : Yves Geerts
Téléphone :
Email : Yves Geerts

Cristalli e Metamorfosi: AIC al Festival della Scienza a Genova

L’Associazione Italiana di Cristallografia sarà presente da giovedì al Festival della Scienza di Genova, con la sponsorizzazione della mostra Cristalli e Metamorfosi, curata dalla Professoressa Alessia Bacchi e dal Dottor Paolo Mazzeo, del Dipartimento SCVSA dell’Università di Parma, grazie a un contributo di AIC. Il filo conduttore della mostra si inserisce nel tema del Festival 2018: Cambiamenti.

Un diamante è per sempre, recita uno slogan pubblicitario di grande successo: i cristalli sono da sempre considerati il paradigma dell’immutabile. In realtà la struttura dei cristalli è soggetta a mutamenti, che possono avvenire nell’arco di ere geologiche, oppure in pochi istanti sotto ai nostri occhi.
Cristalli e Metamorfosi è un percorso che illustra il tema dei cambiamenti a cui sono soggetti materiali cristallini che spaziano dal campo dei minerali, all’arte, alla salute, all’ambiente, alla nutrizione e alla tecnologia. La mostra sarà presentata al Museo del Mare Galata di Genova, dal 25 ottobre al 4 novembre, come evento del Festival della Scienza .

La mostra è realizzata con il supporto del Sistema Museale di Ateneo dell’Università di Parma, Museo di Cristallochimica, con il patrocinio di European Crystallographic Association e International Union of Crystallography.


offerta di lavoro alla Polycrystalline

Scientist R&D stato solido

Polycrystalline spa, valuta candidature per una risorsa da inserire nel gruppo di Solid State R&D come Scientist.

Il/La candidato/a dovrà:
– Eseguire autonomamente attività di laboratorio nell’ambito dello studio del polimorfismo, sali e co-cristalli di API sotto la supervisione del responsabile R&D.
– Interpretare i dati relativi alla caratterizzazione chimico fisica di forme cristalline tramite XRPD, DSC, TGA, FT-IR.
– Contribuire alla corretta gestione del laboratorio
– Discutere regolarmente i risultati delle attività con il responsabile di progetto.

Il/La candidato/a deve essere in possesso di:
– Laurea (o dottorato di ricerca) in chimica, chimica industriale o altro ambito scientifico
– Buona padronanza delle lingua inglese nella produzione scritta
– Ottima autonomia all’interno del laboratorio chimico
– Propensione al lavoro di gruppo

L’esperienza nell’ambito dell’industria farmaceutica e/o dello studio della chimica dello stato solido saranno valutati come plus.

Inoltrare candidatura e CV a:

Offerta di lavoro al CNR Trieste

Da Daniel Chateigner:

Postdoc at Elettra, Trieste: Operando characterization of materials systems by electron microscopy and combined synchrotron spectroscopies in different environments:

Due offerte per Small Angle Scattering@ORNL


Job Posting Title
Senior R&D Staff – SANS Instrument Scientist / NB50693637
Posted Date
End Posting Date
The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor
(HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor-based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s
most intense pulsed accelerator-based neutron source. Within this directorate, the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD)
operates the 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, studying a diverse range of materials using elastic and inelastic
neutron scattering, small angle neutron scattering (SANS), neutron reflectometry and neutron imaging techniques. Each year,
more than 1,000 experiments are carried out at HFIR and SNS in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical
sciences. Scientific research areas include quantum materials, soft matter and polymers, catalysis and interfacial chemistry,
materials and engineering, biological materials and systems and applications of computing, modeling and data analytics to
analysis of neutron scattering data. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To
learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to:
The Large Scale Structures Group of the Neutron Science Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking
an outstanding candidate as an Instrument Scientist who can participate on an SANS instrument team and build a robust
science user program. We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated, and have good interpersonal communication and
presentation skills. You should also demonstrate an ability to interact effectively with research staff at all levels, and to work
within a multidisciplinary team.
Major Duties/Responsibilities
* Participate in user support, instrument development, and research activities at HFIR and/or SNS SANS instruments.
* Assist users as a local contact for experimental setup, data acquisition, user education as appropriate and will ensure
users are provided with analyzable data.
* Champion developments of neutron scattering instrumentation with various biological and/or soft condensed matter
characterization tools in order to further develop the user program in SANS at ORNL.
* Develop a high-quality personal research program that is well aligned with the mission of the NScD and exploit the myriad
of experimental opportunities at ORNL.
* Publish research results in scientific journals, maintain a strong commitment to the implementation of ORNL values and
ethics and ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements.
Qualifications Required
Basic Qualifications:
* Ph.D. in Biollogy, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Materials Science or related fields
* 5 or more years of experience with X-ray or neutron scattering post Ph.D
* Demonstrated ability to communicate research results in peer-reviewed publications.
* Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment tackling complex problems.
Preferred Qualifications:
* Knowledge about the structure of biological and/or soft condensed matter is a distinct advantage.
* 6 or more years of relevant scattering experience.
* A track record of successful user support at a neutron or x-ray scattering facility is a distinct advantage.
* Ph.D.-level or post-doctoral experience at a neutron scattering or synchrotron facility is desired.
* Demonstrated ability to work with graduate students, post docs and other research scientists from academia and industry.
* Demonstrated ability to work with support and technical groups to advance sample environment, or data reduction or
analysis of SANS data.
Work Directions and Interfaces
This position will report to the Large Scale Structures Group Leader in the Neutron Scattering Division. The candidate is
expected to take advantage of opportunities to build collaborations with other Directorates within ORNL.

From BNL

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Electron Microscopy and Quantum Materials

Job ID 1499 Date posted 10/19/2018




A new vacancy for a scientist in the Science Division / Spectroscopy Group (ref 18/49) has just been published on our site:


 Python Software Engineer position, time-limited position (3 years maximum), ref. COD/OASYS



Curatore di museo alla Penn State

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) at Penn State’s University Park campus is seeking a Director who will promote the mission of the EMS Museum and Gallery, namely “to preserve and promote the diverse collections of Penn State’s College of Earth & Mineral Sciences by serving as an informed resource for science and art education.” The EMS museum possesses a world-class collection of mineral and rock specimens, original artwork of historic significance (including the noteworthy Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art), and significant collections of fossils, ceramics, glass, and artifacts of science and industry. The museum is currently in the process of applying for accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. The responsibilities for this position include: oversight of the collections; development of exhibits that reflect the expertise and research innovations of the College’s five departments and three institutes; writing and managing successful grant proposals to develop and care for the collections, exhibits, and technical projects; partnering with the Office of Development to coordinate development and revenue-generating activities to foster the museum’s growth; supervision of museum staff and volunteers; maintaining up-to-date web content; participation in the teaching and research mission of the College; creation of K-12 educational materials and programs; and community outreach. The directorship is a fixed-term multiyear academic position open to all ranks, with excellent prospects for renewal beyond the initial appointment. The Director is expected to hold a terminal degree appropriate for their field of expertise at the time of appointment. Faculty appointment in one of the College’s academic departments (Geosciences, Geography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy and Mineral Engineering) is possible. To apply, please upload 1) a cover letter and concise vision statement for the EMS Museum and Gallery, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information of at least three referees. We will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2018 and will continue to receive and review applications until the position is filled. For additional information on the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences go to Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering excellence in diversity and equity as well as engagement in creating an inclusive workplace environment.
Use this link to apply:


ADD2019: da Michela Brunelli

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce ADD2019, the 4th edition of the School and Conference on Analysis of Diffraction Data in real-space:

co-organized by the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and the European Synchrotron (ESRF), and taking place 17 to 22 March 2019 at the European Photon and Neutron (EPN) campus in Grenoble, France.

Building on the positive experience of ADD2011 (12-14 October 2011), ADD2013 (18-22 March 2013) and ADD2016 (7-11 March 2016), the 5-day programme of ADD2019 includes 2-1/2 days for the School followed by 2-1/2 days for the Conference, basically the same format as for ADD2016.

The ADD2019 School and Conference aim to deepen the understanding and to further the training of the various communities working on real-space data analysis for neutron and x-ray diffraction techniques. Fourier transformation of diffraction data into real-space, traditionally used for the structural determination of liquids and glasses, is now increasingly employed for partially-disordered crystalline powder samples.

The scientific scope of ADD2019 pertains to both x-ray and neutron diffraction techniques, and will again include single-crystal diffuse  scattering as an integral part of the School and the Conference.  The  School proposes pedagogic lectures on real-space data-analysis techniques followed by 7 parallel sessions of hands-on tutorials for training with various data-modelling software packages: DISCUS, PDFgui, DiffpyCMI, EPSR, Spinvert, RMCProfile, and Yell.  The Conference proposes 8 invited talks and about 16 additional oral contributions, as well as a poster session.

Real-space analysis of total-scattering data or “PDF-analysis” provides  a snapshot of the local structure within the sample, and is therefore sensitive to both static and dynamic atomic correlations, and hence complementary to the space-time averaged structure provided by the well-known Rietveld refinement of diffraction data.  PDF-analysis now enjoys a wide field of application, in particular to nano-structured materials.

More detailed information, including on-line registration and a preliminary programme, can be found on the webpage link given above.
Note that registration will soon open, and that the deadline for abstract submission is 27 January 2019 (oral and poster contributions), and 24 February 2019 for late abstract submission (posters only).

Looking forward to seeing you in Grenoble,

The organizers:
Michela Brunelli (DUBBLE/ESRF)
Gabriel Cuello (ILL)
Henry Fischer (ILL)
Gavin Vaughan (ESRF)

From MSA

Postdoctoral positions and PhD scholarships available in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry at Curtin University

Following the award by the Australian Research Council of a Future Fellowship to Dr Raffaella Demichelis and a Laureate Fellowship to Prof. Julian Gale, we are now seeking to appoint outstanding candidates to a number of post-doctoral positions. Research will be focus on the topics of “Producing clean energy through geomimetic chemistry” and “Predictive simulation of crystallisation”. Candidates with prior experience in the fields of enhanced sampling methods for molecular dynamics, solid-state quantum mechanics and/or the theory of crystallisation/interfacial chemistry would be particularly welcome to apply. Other desirable attributes would include knowledge of high performance computing, including GPUs, and a proficiency in either programming or scripting. Candidates must hold a doctoral qualification in an appropriate discipline.

All positions will be within the Computational Materials and Minerals group (, which is part of the Curtin Institute for Computation, and based in the Resources and Chemistry Precinct at Curtin University. Candidates will be expected to interact with the broader geoscience, computing an physics communities.

If you are interested, please follow this link:

Application closes at 5pm on November 5 (Western Australia time zone).

Several PhD scholarships are also available for those seeking to undertake research training in the above fields.

For further information regarding these positions please contact either Dr Raffaella Demichelis ( or Prof. Julian Gale (

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