[Neutron] Postdoc Position at HMI
diederichsen at hmi.de
Mon Aug 12 15:33:26 CDT 2002
The Hahn-Meitner-Institut invites applications
post-doctoral position in the area of the structure
condensed matter, with special emphasis on the
microscopic dynamics and functionality in
The Hahn-Meitner-Institut is a German National Laboratory and a
member of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of National
Research Centres and has about 850 employees. It hosts the Berlin
Neutron Scattering Centre (BENSC), a user facility open to
scientists from all over the world. To probe the structure and
dynamics of condensed matter, BENSC provides scientists with
state-of-the-art neutron scientific research opportunities .
Research in the field of microscopic dynamics and
functionality in biological matter.
(the position is available for three years starting 1st October 2002)
candidates should be interested in :
- experimental physics, physical chemistry, biophysics
- collaboration with other scientists in a team
- theoretical analysis and computer modelling of experiments
This position is open to post-doctoral candidates who are looking for
an entry position in fundamental research with an interdisciplinary
character. The activities of the successful candidate will be centered
around dynamic structure studies in life sciences (including e.g.
biological macromolecules such as proteins, enzymes, as well as
membranes, etc.). Research methods comprise neutron scattering
techniques, especially wide-angle and small-angle time-of-flight
spectroscopy and include computer model calculations. Various
complementary sample characterization techniques (e.g. DSC,
Laser flash spectroscopy and broadband dielectric spectroscopy)
areavailable. The successful candidate will also participate in
experiments of user groups, who carry out research with the
time-of-flight spectrometer NEAT in many different areas of
condensed matter research, concerning e.g. the dynamics of
molecular crystals, ionic conductors, clathrates and intercalates,
polymers,phospholipid-surfactant systems, etc. He/she will regularly
participate in the scientific discussions of the Biology and Soft
Matter Collegium at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut.
Successful candidates must hold a PhD degree in physics,
chemistry, biophysics or biochemistry. Familiarity with computer
programming and data analysis is essential. A background in a
spectroscopic technique (FTIR, Raman, Diel. Spectr., neutron
scattering, etc. ...) would be an advantage.
For further information about the post, contact Univ. Doz. Dr. R. E.
Lechner (+49(30)8062-2780), e-mail: lechner at hmi.de)
Applicants should dispatch a letter of application, CV, names and
addresses of two referees, and a list of publications to
Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Abt. V1, Glienicker Str. 100,
D-14109 Berlin, Germany
before August 31, 2002.
Please also send a copy of the letter of application to
Univ. Doz. Dr. R. E. Lechner, Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Abt. SF 1,
Glienicker Str. 100, D-14109
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