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Date: Mon Jul 2 05:17:19 2018
Subject: 18.07.02 Developer at the ESS Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC) - Copenhagen - Denmark
The European Spallation Source ERIC, with 15 member- and observer
countries, is committed to the goal of collectively building and
operating multi-disciplinary, large-scale research infrastructure based
on the worlds most powerful neutron source. The European Spallation
Source (ESS), will provide scientists with unique and powerful neutron
scattering instruments for the study of a large range of materials 
from polymers and pharmaceuticals to membranes and molecules. ESS,
hosted by Sweden and Denmark, is being built in Lund in collaboration
with European scientists and engineers. ESS will initiate the user
programme in 2023 and will have more than 500 employees when in

The Data Analysis & Modelling Group at the European Spallation
Source ERIC invites applications for Scientific Software Developer in
the Scientific Directorate at the Data Management and Software Centre
in Copenhagen.

Description of directorate/division
The European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS) is currently under
construction in Lund, Sweden, and will become the most powerful neutron
source in the world once in full operation. ESS will run a user
programme that will serve thousands of materials scientists per year,
who will make use of the unique properties of neutrons to investigate
structural and dynamic properties of materials ranging from atomic to
macroscopic scale.

The Data Analysis and Modelling (DAM) group of ESS is located in
Copenhagen, Denmark at the ESS Data Management and Software Centre in
the Science Directorate. The DAM group is in charge of providing
support and software for data analysis and modelling for all the
beamlines at ESS. It currently has eight members with a mixed
background in areas such as scientific computing and software
development, (computational) chemistry and physics, molecular biology
and hard condensed matter. The group engages in international open
source software and research projects, particularly with other European
neutron sources, but also with photon sources and universities, all
with the aim of increasing the scientific impact of the ESS user
programme. The group is planned to grow to about 20 members in the next
few years and in the future will support users of ESS with analysis and
modelling associated with their experiments, as well as developing
software and further developing the field.

The groups preferred programming languages (and that of the field) are
Python and C++ with graphical user interfaces developed in the Qt
framework. The group has over the last few years successfully adapted a
collaborative agile development methodology with some freedom for the
individual to specialize in specific domains and perform research on
their own in areas of interest for ESS. In this context, all group
members are expected to contribute to the further development of the
group and its capacities along with development of their own individual

We are currently looking into expanding our group with a new member,
who is a skilled software developer and have a solid background in
materials science (biochemistry, chemistry, physics, engineering, or
similar at minimum PhD level) and who can contribute to the success of
the group. Ideally, the person has experience with distributed software
projects using Python, C++, and Qt, best practice software development,
and experimental work at photon or neutron sources including data
analysis. However, many different backgrounds can be envisioned for
this position.

Experience of working in an international environment is essential.
Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge
of other European languages would be an advantage.

Our work environment is characterized by fast growth, fast pace of
work, and an international atmosphere with highly skilled personnel.
You must therefore enjoy the diversity of such an environment and have
a personality suited for the challenges it presents. Our work
environment is exciting and forward thinking and relies heavily on
personal initiative.

What ESS can offer
At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to
be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility
for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation
conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and
good opportunities to further enhance your skills, you will also enjoy
being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports
internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful
collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues
to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant
environment welcoming people from all across the world.

Duration & Location
The positions are permanent with three months initial probationary
period. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. The
positions are to be filled as soon as possible.
Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by
clicking on apply and following the instructions. Please note we only
accept applications via the ESS website or ESS intranet. Internal
candidates are encouraged to apply through the intranet.

ESS will start to review applications on August 1, 2018, but it will be
possible to apply until the positions are filled.

For further information regarding the open position, please contact
recruiter, Lanre Odunlami, lanre.odunlami[at] . Please also
visit our Vacancies Page at
to apply on line.

For further information regarding the open positions, please contact
Section Leader for the Data Analysis & Modelling Group, Thomas Holm Rod,
Thomas.HolmRod[at] .

We look forward to receiving your application!

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