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Open PhD positions

Overview of PhD projects at the ILL

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble (France) is an international research laboratory that operates the world's most intense neutron source

We are offering fully funded 3-year PhD projects for doctoral students in a variety of scientific fields (condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials science, particle & nuclear physics, biology & health, soft condensed matter, Instrumentation) using different techniques in neutron scattering (neutron diffraction, neutron spectroscopy, triple-axis, time-of-flight, backscattering, spin-echo, small angle neutron scattering, neutron reflectivity).

The successful PhD candidate will work mostly at the ILL in Grenoble but be enrolled in a university from one of the ILL's member countries: France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Sweden, Belgium, Slovakia, Denmark, Poland, Slovenia.  However, the PhD student does not need to have any particular nationality.

Scientific domains of the ILL's PhD projects

MAG Magnetism & Superconductivity
MAT Materials Science
SCM Soft Condensed Matter  
B&H Biology & Health  
NPP Nuclear & Particle Physics  
IME Instruments, Methods & Engineering

PhD projects offered in 2022

The following PhD projects have been made available in 2022, and are looking for suitable student candidates.
If you are interested in applying for one of the open PhD positions, please click on the project title for information on how to apply, or contact directly the academic and ILL supervisors by clicking on their names.

PhD Number

Domain

Title of PhD project 
(click for description and application instructions)

University

Academic/External SupervisorILL/Local SupervisorStatus
SPEC-1-2022SCM

Dynamics, kinetics and assembly of model intrinsically disordered proteins from a polymer physics perspective (IDPXN project) (docx - 7.68 Ki)

Université Grenoble AlpesT. Seydel
J-L. Barrat
T. SeydelSTUDENT APPOINTED

PhD projects offered in 2020

The following PhD projects have been made available in 2020, and some of them are still looking for a suitable student candidate.
If you are interested in applying for one of the open PhD positions, please click on the project title for information on how to apply, or contact directly the academic and ILL supervisors by clicking on their names.

NOTA BENE:  In addition to the PhD positions for our nominal PhD programme tabled below, this year we offered 20 additional PhD positions as part of the InnovaXN PhD programme that emphasizes exciting innovative use of modern x-ray and neutron scattering techniques in collaboration with industrial partners.  The InnovaXN PhD positions are listed on our InnovaXN website (see individual adverts for remaining application deadlines in early November 2020).

PhD Number

Domain

Title of PhD project 
(click for description and application instructions)

University

Academic/External SupervisorILL/Local SupervisorStatus
LTV-01-2020NPPVerifying the Weak Equivalence Principle in the quantum range (qBOUNCE) (pdf - 256 Ki)TU Wien  AustriaH. AbeleT. JenkeOPEN