Research Scientist (m/f/d) for Focused Ion Beam and Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB/SEM)

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research

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  • Research facilities
  • Closing date 01 Jun 2020

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Job ref: 2020/WP 3 – 50018915_4

Reference code: 2020/WP 3 – 50018915_4
Commencement date: as soon as possible
The place of employment is Hamburg.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) 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, HZG jointly operates the High Energy Materials Science Beamline (HEMS, P07), the Imaging Beamline (IBL, P05) and the Nanofocus Endstation of Micro- and Nanofocus X-ray Scattering Beamline (MINAXS, P03) along with supporting laboratory instrumentation.

One part of this supporting instrumentation is our combined crossed-beam focused ion beam milling / scanning electron microscope (FIB/SEM) system. It is used for the preparation of microscopic samples for synchrotron experiments, for high resolution FIB tomography and for element analysis. The FIB/SEM system is currently installed at HZG in Geesthacht and it will be relocated permanently to our outstation at DESY, Hamburg.

We invite applications for a Research Scientist (m/f/d) in our outstation at DESY Hamburg. The position is initially limited to 3 years.

Your tasks
  • operation and operator specific maintenance of our FIB/SEM system
  • on-demand microfabrication of customized samples for synchrotron tomography and diffraction experiments in accordance with the requirements of researchers from within and outside of HZG
  • systematic studies of ion-beam induced damage in sample matter and development of suitable counter-strategies
  • preparation of 3D renderings of recorded data for the purpose of visualization
  • coordination of the relocation from Geesthacht to Hamburg and subsequent recommissioning of the FIB/SEM system
  • pursuit of an own, beamline related scientific project within the scope of Helmholtz Program Oriented Funding (POF IV)

Your profile
Essential qualifications:
  • PhD in physics or in a related discipline
  • experience with operation of a FIB or a SEM machine
  • good German and English language skills
Desirable qualifications:
  • knowledge of the physics involved in electron diffraction or X-ray diffraction
  • experience with X-ray tomography or X-ray diffraction experiments
  • hands-on experience with instrumentation development

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 further questions, contact Dr. Christina Krywka (christina.krywka@hzg.de).

Interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number 2020/WP 3.

Please start the online application process for this offered position via www.hzg.de category Career & Campus by clicking on the red apply button above.

Closing Date: June 1st, 2020
Contact: Erika Krueger

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