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Date: Fri Aug 13 11:57:06 2021
Subject: 21.08.13 Computational Crystallographer, European Spallation Source(ESS), Copenhagen, Denmark

Computational Crystallographer, European Spallation Source(ESS), Copenhagen, Denmark

The European Spallation Source, ESS, a partnership of European countries, is hiring motivated and inspired people to plan, design, and construct the worlds most powerful neutron source. We seek ambitious, talented people in different fields who are excited about playing a part in the future of science in Europe.

ESS can offer a variety of things, such as passionate and international colleagues, a vibrant melting pot of diversity, and a challenging, exciting and high paced work environment. We value and need expertise, innovative minds and great ways of leading and interacting with people from all over the world.

Come and change the world with us!
The ESS has jointly with Lund University been fortunate to receive a grant from the Swedish Research Council to research and develop new methodologies for processing and analysing data from the instrument NMX. NMX is optimized for neutron macromolecular crystallography and is currently under construction.

For this reason, the ESS, Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC) in Copenhagen, Denmark invites applications for a Computational Crystallographer in the Data Reduction, Analysis, and Modelling (DRAM).

The DMSC is a division of the Science Directorate and is responsible for the design, development and construction of the computer software and hardware to be used for the operation and data analysis of the experiments to be carried out on the neutron scattering and imaging instruments to be constructed at ESS.

The DRAM group is in charge of providing support and software for data reduction, analysis and modelling for all the beamlines at ESS. It currently has about 15 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 program. Examples of such projects are scipp ( ), easyscience ( ), and SasView ( ). As indicated by those projects, the groups preferred programming languages (and that of the field) are Python and C++ with graphical user interfaces developed in the Qt framework. In the future the group will support users of ESS with analysis and modelling associated with their experiments, as well as developing software and further developing the field.

Main responsibilities
In this role your main responsibility will be the design and development of a data processing pipeline optimized for the ESS instrument NMX, which is optimized for neutron macromolecular crystallography. The data pipeline should:

New methods will be developed in close collaboration with Prof. Ulf Rydes group at Lund University ( ), the NMX instrument team at ESS ( ), and colleagues at DMSC. Collaboration is also expected with the DIALS team ( ) at Diamond Light Source and the ISIS Muon and Neutron Source in the UK.


Desirable qualifications include:

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

Duration & Location
The position is time limited for minimum two years, but negotiable within the terms of the grant.
Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Application & Contact
Apply on line at:
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.
For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process in general, please follow this link
For further information regarding the position, please contact the recruiting manager, Group Leader Data Reduction, Analysis, and Modelling, Thomas Holm Rod, Thomas.HolmRod()
For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Karin Vandenborre, karin.vandenborre()

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