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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 (

PhD position in Grenoble (Institute of Earth Sciences)


Post-doc @ Cambridge uni (from MSA)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the University of Cambridge funded by a grant from EPSRC to Prof. Michael Carpenter in a collaborative venture with colleagues from Queen’s University,Belfast, the University of Warwick and the University of St. Andrews on “Ferroelectric, ferroelastic and multiferroic domain walls: a new horizon in nanoscale functional materials”. The experimental part of this project in Cambridge involves investigation of the elastic properties of small samples as simultaneous functions of temperature and magnetic field, primarily using unique facilities for Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS).

The RUS technique allows elastic and anelastic properties of single crystal and ceramic samples to be determined over wide temperature intervals and in a magnetic field up to 14 Teslas. The scientific objectives are to investigate the role of elastic strain and strain relaxation dynamics associated with phase transitions in bulk samples and the dynamics of strain related domain walls within them.

Familiarity with the specific research involved is not a prerequisite but prior experience of phase transitions in magnetic or ferroelectric materials would be an advantage. The successful candidate will either have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. materials physics, solid state chemistry, engineering) and will have a track record of publication in peer-reviewed international journals, together with good communication skills for presenting results at international meetings.

The position is for one year with a flexible starting date in early 2019.

Please apply online from:

Further information can be obtained from Prof. M.A.Carpenter:

Please quote reference LB16846 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University and the Department are committed to equality and diversity, the University holds an institutional Athena-SWAN silver award and the Department is a bronze award holder. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at:


Closing date:  31 October 2018

From Daniel Chateigner

Post post at Sorbonne University:


Dear Sir or Madam,

Please find attached hereto the vacancy notices for the following new opportunities available at the ESRF:

* Senior Mechanical Engineer, permanent position, ref. 8196

* Payroll Assistant, a fixed-term contract position, ref. CDD/NG

We would very much appreciate if you could bring these vacancy notices to the attention of possible candidates and give them wide publicity through your internal communication procedures.

Thank you for your assistance and please let me know if you would prefer to be removed from this email distribution list.

Kind regards,

Lauranne BERNE
Recruitment & Onboarding Officer

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From BNL

From BNL

Soft Inelastic scattering beamline scientist

Soft Inelastic scattering post-doc

Model magnonic devices scientist

MAUD school

A Trento si svolgerà la tradizionale scuola di MAUD, per analisi in diffrazione da polveri.

MAUD 2018
Materials Characterization by the Combined Analysis
Trento, 26-29 November, 2018


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