GNeuS project launches its first call for postdoc positions in neutron science

On 1 September, the Global Neutron Scientists (GNeuS) project was launched. Over five years, GNeuS will train a new generation of neutron scientists through a structured, interdisciplinary postdoctoral research programme, which will be delivered by MLZ partners with 19 hosting institutions worldwide.

Copyright Bernhard Ludewig, FRM II / TUM.

Research with neutrons, with its interdisciplinary approach, is indispensable for modern science. Taking into consideration tremendous changes in the European neutron landscape and assuming responsibility for sustainability, the neutron community is facing an important task to ensure long-term perspectives that depend on its ability to create a new generation of innovative highly-skilled researchers.

To tackle this challenge, Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Technical University Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon (Hereon), partners at the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), are running the Marie-Skłodowska Curie Acton (MSCA) COFUND project “Global Neutron Scientists” (GNeuS) that trains young neutron scientists through the establishment of a well-structured post-doctoral research programme with a strong interdisciplinary and intersectoral approach and global outreach. Within GNeuS, postdoc grants are offered to address grand challenges in areas such as environment, energy, key technologies, and life science; as well as improving existing instrumentation and ancillary equipment; and developing new sources or optimising the existing ones.

During the 5-year project lifetime and 3 calls, the 3 MLZ Partners offer a total of 45 fellowships each with a duration of 24 months.

The first call for applicants for the GNeuS fellowship programme is open from 1 November 2021 until 15 January 2022.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034266.