[Neutron] Instrument scientist (Neutron powder diffraction) at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut

Dimitri Argyriou argyriou at hmi.de
Sun Aug 1 01:51:32 CDT 2004

Instrument scientist (Neutron powder diffraction) at the

The Hahn-Meitner-Institut invites applications for the position of
instrument scientist in the area of neutron powder diffraction. The
successful candidate will be the responsible scientist for the high
resolution powder diffractometer, E9, at the Berlin Neutron Scattering
Center (BENSC).

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 Center (BENSC)
(http://www.hmi.de/bensc/), a user facility open to scientists
from all over the world. To probe the structure and dynamics
of solids and liquids, BENSC provides the national and
international research community with state-of-the-art neutron
scattering equipment and expertise. The successful candidate
will develop neutron scattering instrumentation and techniques,
will support BENSC users on the E9 high resolution powder diffractometer.
The candidate is also expected to participate in an existing research
program on strongly correlated transition metal oxides.

 A broad knowledge in condensed matter physics will be
required as well as experience in neutron scattering instrument
development and operation. A background in neutron diffraction, the Rietveld
method, crystallography and a strong scientific interest in transition metal
oxide physics will be strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have
access and expected to utilize for his/her own research, excellent sample
preparation facilities that include oxide powder synthesis labs (with high
temperature variable atmosphere furnaces), and a floating zone optical
mirror furnace for single crystal growth. Standard sample characterization
facilities are also available (XRD, SQUID, specific heat).  Staff at BENSC
have access to 25% of the beam time on all neutron scattering instruments
for their own research.

For further information about the position please contact Dr. Dimitri
Argyriou (e-mail: argyriou at hmi.de). Expressions of interest and applications
can be submitted via email to Dr. Dimitri Argyriou.


Dr. Dimitri Argyriou
Glienicker str 100
Berlin D-14109, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30 8062 3016
Fax: +49 (0)30 8062 2999/3172

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