Nuclear Physicist f/m

Fixed-term contract of 5 years

Your tasks
Working within the “Nuclear and Particle Physics (NPP)” group, you will:
  • Act as co-responsible for the LOHENGRIN instrument (recoil separator of fission products)
  • Act as co-responsible for the FIPPS instrument (FIssion Product Prompt gamma ray Spectrometer)
  • Support visiting scientists with their fission and gamma ray spectroscopy experiments, and act as Local Contact
  • Pursue your personal research programme in nuclear physics
  • Establish new scientific collaborations for nuclear physics instruments by promoting neutron-induced reactions and nuclear spectroscopy at ILL
  • Contribute to new developments of nuclear physics instrumentation in the NPP-group
  • Contribute to the processing and interpretation of experimental data
  • Supervise Master’s and PhD students in nuclear physics working on ILL’s instruments.
You will receive training on the recoil separator LOHENGRIN and the gamma-ray spectroscopy programme at FIPPS, allowing you to familiarise yourself fully with the scientific possibilities of the entire instrument suite for experiments involving fission and other neutron-induced reactions.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of the NPP group: Dr. Michael Jentschel - e-mail: (please do not send your application to this address).

Your profile
You hold a PhD in physics and have a strong knowledge of experimental nuclear physics. Some professional experience as a Post-doc in a research institution would be an advantage. The post represents an excellent opportunity for a postdoctoral scientist to develop expertise, broaden his/her experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world. Applications from more experienced scientists able to obtain a secondment period from their home institution will also be considered.

What we offer

Quality of life
A hub for research and technology, the city of Grenoble is ideally located in the heart of the French Alps (just 3 hours from Paris/Provence by train, 1 hour from Lyon international airport and 1 ½ hours from Geneva). It is important for us that our staff achieve a healthy work-life balance. We therefore offer home working (under certain conditions), generous annual paid leave entitlement and a host of other benefits that you will discover when you arrive!
We guarantee you a stable fixed-term contract of 5 years in a multicultural scientific environment.
We offer generous social benefits (expatriation allowance, excellent health cover), moving and relocation assistance (under certain conditions) and an annual productivity bonus. We also offer language courses for you and your partner and subsidies for the use of public transport and the staff canteen, as well as for holidays and a variety of cultural and sports activities.

Sounds interesting?

Then why not take your next career step with us by applying online - preferably in English - via our career portal by 28.08.2022, quoting reference number 22/18 with a list of publications and the names of 3 referees, including one from your present work place. Please note that all applicants are subject to administrative screening. For this post, medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required.
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.