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Postdoc (m/f/d) in the field of residual stress analysis with high-energy X-rays



Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht 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; http://gems.hzg.de). At the PETRA III synchrotron radiation source, HZG operates the High-Energy Materials Science Beamline (HEMS/P07; jointly with DESY), the White Beam Engineering Materials Science Beamline (WINE/P61A; jointly with DESY), the Imaging Beamline (IBL, P05) and the Nanofocus Endstation of the Micro and Nanofocus X-ray Scattering Beamline (MiNaXS, P03) along with supporting laboratories.

In the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 project EASI-STRESS, we are looking for a postdoc (m/f/d) in the field of residual stress analysis with high-energy X-rays. The scope of EASI-STRESS is to develop European-wide characterization standards, protocols and data exchange procedures to facilitate synchrotron X-ray and neutron diffraction-based residual stress characterization tools for industrial use. The position will initially be limited to three years with the option for an extension. The place of employment is Hamburg.

Your tasks

• using our synchrotron beamlines for residual stress analysis
• taking responsibility for a task within the framework of the EU project
• working together with the project partners in different European countries
• taking part in regular project meetings
• preparing reports for the project coordinator
• publishing scientific results and presenting them at national and international conferences

Your profile

• PhD in physics, materials science or a related discipline
• mastery of diffraction techniques for residual stress analysis
• experience with diffraction experiments at synchrotron beamlines
• experience with metallic materials
programming skills in a high-level computer language
• capability of analysing large amounts of data
• excellent communication skills
• excellent English language skills; good German language skills

We offer

• multinational work environment with over 1,000 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
an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector

The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information please refer to: www.hzg.de

HZG is one of the 19 national institutions of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres e.V. (HGF). Around 1,000 employees carry out basic research and development work in close cooperation with national and international research institutions, research-oriented clinics and economic and public institutions.

At the Institute of Materials Research some 200 scientists conduct research in the five sub-institutes "Materials Mechanics", "Materials Physics", "Materials Technology", "Magnesium Innovation Centre MagIC" and "Metallic Biomaterials".

For inquiries, please contact
Dr. Peter Staron ([email protected])

Interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number 2020/WP 15.

Please start the online application process for this offered position via www.hzg.de category Career & Campus.

Apply now
Closing date: December 20th, 2020
Contact: Mr. Tristan Tietz


Reference code: 50043403_2 – 2020/WP 15
Commencement date: as soon as possible
The place of employment is Hamburg.


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