The China Spallation Neutron Source

Neutron scattering Computer/Data scientist

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Engineering material neutron diffractometer (EMD) is a dedicated engineering science facility at China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS), located at Dongguan, China. The EMD provides a world-class platform for measuring and analyzing the stress in large and complex engineering materials.

The primary aim of this position is to develop a software solution for user-friendly and efficient, automatic processing of large numbers of TOF neutron diffraction datasets. The automated processing includes single peak fitting, interpolation and a fundamental analysis for strain/stress visualization, texture pole figure calculation. In addition to developing workflows for streamlining common tasks, you will have the opportunity to engage with users and staff to develop new ways for working with their data that enable them to translate their measurements more effectively into knowledge.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • to develop the aforementioned software solution and implement it at our beamlines and as a standalone program with data analysis group
  • to implement the required functionality in close collaboration with beamline staff and users
  • to document the software, train and support our scientists and users in its use
  • to present the progress and results at national/international conferences and workshops

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Physic, Engineering, Mathematics or other related field.  proficiency in at least one programming language
  • experience in software development
  • ability to generate performance-optimized code and ergonomic user interfaces
  • ability to interact well with people of all backgrounds and experiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • experience with diffraction data analysis
  • experience with working at a neutron/synchrotron beamline

We offer you:

  • Salary is negotiable.
  • We can reimburse you for international moving expenses.

Requirements for application:

Interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.).

For inquiries, please contact
Dr. Xiaohu Li ( )
Prof. Junrong Zhang ( )

Commencement date: as soon as possible The place of employment is Dongguan, China

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Neutron scattering Computer/Data scientist
1 Zhongziyuan Road, Dalang Dongguan, China
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