Chemist in Material Analysis

£6685.26 - £9546.11 per month
22 Aug 2017
19 Sep 2017
CERN European
Chemical, Sciences
Job Type

As a Chemist in the TE-VSC-SCC Section, you will:

  • Perform material analysis in the chemistry laboratory at CERN, give advice on the best techniques to be applied and contribute to the improvement of the equipment and methods.
  • Give advice to improve the operation and monitoring of the waste water treatment plant.
  • Interact with the CERN collaborators to provide consulting on chemistry and radio-chemistry related problems.
  • Take a leading role in the R&D, production and testing, analysis, surface finishing and development in the field of solids-, liquids- and gas-analysis, surface modifications by chemical methods, gas-monitoring systems for particle detectors, monitoring radiation induced modifications of materials.
  • Collaborate with the surface finishing team for the chemical analyses related to quality control and developments.
  • Collaborate with teams in charge of other CERN facilities of physical-chemical analysis, as the surface analysis team and the microscopy team.
  • Promote the collaborations with external institutes to access to techniques which are not available at CERN.
  • Document the work in scientific and technical reports or publications.

Qualification required

PhD or Master's degree in the field of Chemistry or Chemical Physics, or equivalent.

The experience required for this post is:
  • Proven experience of chemical analytical methods applied to organic and inorganic compounds, gases, liquids and solids.
  • Proven experience in analytical instrumentation as for instance FTIR, GC-MS, ICP-OES, DSC, XRF and classical wet chemistry methods.
  • Proven experience in leading scientific projects or technological developments.

The technical competencies required for this post are:
  • Knowledge of inorganic chemistry.
  • Knowledge of organic chemistry.
  • Maintenance & operation of water treatment plants: knowledge of waste water treatment.
  • Knowledge of radio-chemistry.
  • Knowledge of surface properties: surface science, surface finishing and materials for ultra high vacuum technology would be an advantage.

The language competencies required are:
  • Good knowledge of English is required; Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations.
  • Basic knowledge of French or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

Eligibility conditions

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.

We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 17.09.2017.

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Note on Employment Conditions

We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry. Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • These functions require work in Radiation Areas.
  • These functions require interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence is required.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.