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

Reference code: 50059922_2 – 2021/WP 2
Commencement date: as soon as possible
The place of employment is Hamburg.

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 Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon 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: May 24th, 2021

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon conducts cutting-edge international research for a changing world: Around 1,100 employees contribute to the tackling of climate change, the sustainable use of the world's coastal systems and the resource-compatible enhancement of the quality of life. From fundamental research to practical applications, the interdisciplinary research spectrum covers a unique range.

Institute of Materials Physics
The Institute of Materials Physics operates instruments on large-scale equipment for structural investigations of materials and works on the development and characterization of novel light­weight materials for high-temperature applications, for example in aircraft turbines and automotive engines. Hereon has a unique infrastructure for complementary materials research with photons and neutrons.

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.

Application deadline: May 24th, 2021
Job location: Hamburg
Contact: Ms. Erika Krüger

Max-Planck-Straße 1
21502 Geesthacht

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