The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht has bundled its activities in the field of materials science using synchrotron radiation and neutrons at the “German Engineering Materials Science Centre” (GEMS). GEMS is part of the Materials Physics Division of the Institute of Materials Research. It is the user platform which provides external users with unique research instruments for their materials research with a strong focus on challenging in-situ experiments.
The instruments at GEMS are available for the use of research scientists and engineers from universities, research institutes and industry. The synchrotron radiation instruments are operated at the synchrotron ring PETRA III which is located at the outstation of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht at Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg.
The instruments using neutrons are located at the outstation of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht at the research reactor FRM II in Garching near Munich and are partially operated together with the Technical University Munich.
Our instrumentation is optimized for investigating engineering materials and we offer beamtime to external users. Even though the majority of users are from the academic sector, there is an increasing demand by industry. Within the Horizon 2020 project “ACCELERATE” we are promoting industrial research at large scale research facilities, in particular Central Europe (Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Poland).
Within this framework we are searching for an Industrial Liaison Scientist (m/f) based in Hamburg (Outstation at DESY). This position will be starting at the 01.01.2017 and will be initially limited for four years.
You will be responsible for the operation of industrial beamtimes. We expect you to act as “local contact” for beamtimes at our instruments (in close collaboration with our instrument scientists), to prepare scientific reports and publish results. In addition we expect you e.g. to participate in and to present the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht at trade fairs and other events, to proactively approach potential customers from industry.
Profile of qualifications:
Required for the position is a PhD or equivalent in materials science, physics, physical chemistry or related fields, high flexibility and the ability to work independently. Expertise in materials science and/or the application of synchrotron radiation and/or neutrons for diffraction or imaging is also in demand.
Experience in cooperation with industry is an asset. For working with us, you should be a team player and have excellent communication and organizational skills. Good english language skills are required. Skills in German and/or any languages of the partner countries (see above) are an asset.
Please send your application indicating job offer
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