The High Field Magnet Department operates a unique and world leading facility to perform neutron scattering experiments at continuous high magnetic fields up to 26T – the highest continuous fields available for neutron scattering worldwide. The magnetic fields are produced by our hybrid magnet (HFM) permanently located at the EXtreme Environment
Diffractometer (EXED), which is a multipurpose time-of-flight neutron instrument capable of neutron diffraction, small-angle-neutron-scattering (SANS) and spectroscopy.
Applications are invited for a two and a half year postdoctoral position in the area of experimental condensed matter. The position is to use primarily the experimental techniques of x-ray and neutron scattering to explore the physics of correlated electron systems such as quantum and frustrated magnets, superconductors and multiferroic materials. Emphasis will be given to research in high magnetic fields. X-ray and neutron experiments will take place both in-house and at external sources, and bulk properties measurements can be performed in-house as complementary techniques. It is also expected that the candidate will have strong scientific interests and can perform his/her own research as well as develop collaborations with colleagues both inside and outside HZB.
The candidate will form part of the team operating the EXED instrument where neutron diffraction, SANS and spectroscopy can be performed up to fields of 26T and down to temp¬eratures of 0.5 K. He or she should perform own experiments and support external users. He or she will contribute to the further development of the instrument, especially in the improvement of its performance and the implementation of new research areas.
A fixed term contract for 30 months is offered. The employment contract is based on contracts for the German civil service (TVöD-Bund).
Applicants should have or be close to finishing a PhD in physics or chemistry. Experience in X-ray and/or neutron scattering techniques is important, experience in high magnetic fields is useful.
Prof. Bella Lake
Please submid your application online by using the e-recruitment
portal in the intranet (www.helmholtz-berlin.de).
Deadline for applying: 08/07/2016
Please enclose with your application the following documents: Motivation letter, CV and the contact details of at least two academic references.
Applications from women are particulary welcomed. Preference will be given to handicapped applicants provided equal suitability.