Chemist for chemical characterization of materials and surfaces

£6585.55 - £7837.00 per month
06 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
CERN European
Job Type

As a Material Science/Chemical Engineer or 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.
  • Take the opportunity to join and promote R&D projects related to chemistry in the domain of accelerator technology, as for instance qualifying new appropriate gases/liquids for electronics refrigeration, improving radiation resistance of organic materials, monitoring cleanliness of ultra-high-vacuum systems.
  • Collaborate with the surface finishing team for the chemical analyses related to quality control and developments.
  • Get the support from the teams in charge of other CERN facilities, as the surface analysis, the electron microscopy and metallurgy team.
  • Interact with the CERN collaborators to provide guidance in chemistry related matter.
  • Have the possibility in the future to coach technical students and PhD students.
  • Stimulate the collaborations with external institutes to access techniques, which are not available at CERN.
  • Document the work in scientific and technical reports or publications.

Qualification required

PhD in Chemistry or MSc with equivalent experience.

Experience and competencies

The experience required for this post is:

  • Proven experience of chemical analytical methods applied to organic and inorganic compounds, gases, liquids and solids by FTIR, GC-MS, ICP-OES, DSC, XRF and classical wet chemistry methods.
  • Proven experience in analysis instrumentation as advanced user.
  • Proven experience in leading scientific projects or technological developments.
  • Industrial experience or equivalent experience in research institute would be an advantage.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Knowledge of organic materials and polymers.

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 22.04.2018.

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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:

  • Work in radiation controlled areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

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