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Scientist (m/f/d) for neutron scattering instrument development

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research

  • Germany
  • €Attractive
  • Research facilities
  • Closing date 23 Feb 2020

Job ref: 2020/WP 1

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, researchoriented clinics and economic and public institutions.

At the Institute of Materials Research some 200 scientists conduct research in the ve sub-institutes "Materials Mechanics", "Materials Physics", "Materials Technology", "Magnesium Innovation Centre MagIC" and "Metallic Biomaterials". Scientist (m/f/d) for neutron scattering instrument development
code no. 50011927_4 – 2020/WP 1 Commencement date: as soon as possible The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) operates the German Engineering Materials Science Centre (GEMS), a centre for synchrotron and neutron radiation materials research. Recently Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is involved in two projects dealing with neutron scattering instrumentation at new neutron sources. The Cremlinplus project is looking into instrumentation for a reactor based neutron source in Russia and the High Brilliance neutron Source (HBS) project is dealing with instruments at a new planned compact accelerator driven neutron source in Germany.

Within this framework we are looking for a PostDoc as Scientist (m/f/d) for neutron scattering instrument development. You will work in close cooperation with the project partners, e.g. the PNPI or the Forschungszentrum Jülich.

The position will initially be limited to four years.

Your tasks
  • You will be responsible for the development of neutron scattering instruments by numerical calculation and Monte-Carlo ray-tracing simulations. The emphasis will be on the development of neutron instruments for engineering materials research, e.g. the analysis of stress and texture
  • development of instrument concepts
  • numerical calculation of instrument performance
  • simulation of instrument performance with Monte-Carlo ray-tracing programmes
  • virtual experiments to validate the instrument performance
  • pursue own scientic research in the eld of engineering materials science within the scope of our Helmholtz programme-oriented funding
  • presenting and publishing scientic results

Your role
  • PhD in physics or a related discipline
  • experience with neutron scattering instrumentation
  • experience with Monte-Carlo ray-tracing programmes (e.g. McStas, Vitess)
  • background knowledge with diffraction techniques
  • background knowledge in materials science, especially with residual stress and texture analysis will be benecial
  • team spirit
  • very good communication skills good English language skills
  • Russian language skills will be benecial

We offer you
  • 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 scientic in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benets for the public employment sector
Interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certicates etc.) indicating the reference number code no. 2020/WP 1 . Please start the online application process

Closing date: 23.02.2020
Workplace: Geesthacht
Contact: Erika Krüger
Email: personal@hzg.de

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.

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