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50059922_1 - 2021/WP 2

Postdoc (m/f/d) for the study of Multi-Scale Material Systems with scattering methods

Start of announcement23.04.2021
End of announcement24.05.2021
Institute or departmentInstitute of Materials Mechanics
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Applicant managementErika Krüger

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon operates an outstation at DESY in Hamburg in order to provide access to highly brilliant synchrotron radiation within its German Engineering Materials Science Center (GEMS). At the PETRA III synchrotron radiation source, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon jointly operates the High Energy Materials Science Beamline (HEMS, P07), the White Beam Engineering Materials Science Beamline (WINE, P61A), the Imaging Beamline (IBL, P05), and the Nanofocus Endstation of Micro- and Nanofocus X-ray Scattering Beamline (MINAXS, P03) along with supporting laboratories.

The diffraction instruments at P07 and P03 offer techniques with a strong focus on material science and life science applications and are actively used by members of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre project SFB 986 "Tailor-Made Multi-Scale Materials Systems – M³". Their unique beam characteristics promote novel applications of small and wide angle scattering techniques, ultra-fast in-situ measurements as well as highest spatial resolution.

Within the framework of the SFB 986 project, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) with a focus on scattering methods for material analysis. The appointment is initially limited to 3 years and may be extended.

Your tasks

  • support of SFB 986 users at the HZG diffraction beamlines in the field of SAXS and WAXS measurements
  • support of SFB 986 users for data analysis
  • acquisition of scientific collaborations within SFB 986, implementation of new sample environments based on the demand of the user community, exploration of new optical concepts for high-energy X-ray SAXS and WAXS
  • further development of diffraction techniques at the existing experimental setups
  • pursuit of an own scientific project within the scope of Helmholtz program-oriented funding or SFB 986

For further questions, contact

Dr. Peter Staron

or Dr. Imke Greving (SFB 986)

Your profile

  • PhD in physics or a related discipline
  • experience in using SAXS and WAXS for materials research, ideally at synchrotron beamlines
  • working knowledge in the processing of large amounts of diffraction data
  • programming skills in a high-level computer language
  • hands-on experience with experimental instrumentation
  • excellent communication skills
  • excellent oral and written English skills, good German language skills

We offer you

  • multinational work environment with over 1,100 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits

Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number 2021/WP 2. Application deadline: May24th, 2021

Apply now