[Neutron] Scientist position at HMI

Marie Haltod haltod at hmi.de
Fri Nov 19 15:15:12 CST 2004

Department of Magnetism
Scientist PH.D.
(Physicist, Chemist)
Reference No. SF 2004/16

The Hahn-Meitner-Institut invites applications for a postdoctoral 
position 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, and will support BENSC users on the E9 high resolution 
powder diffractometer. He/she 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 is 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.

The appointment is for 3 years and is renewable for another 2 years. The 
salary is in the range of 36.000 – 40.000 EUR per annum depending on age.
Applicants should send a letter of application, a detailed CV, a list of 
publications, and copies of degrees to Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin, 
Abt. Personal und Soziales, Glienicker Str. 100, D-14109 Berlin, Germany 
before 12 December 2004 quoting reference No. SF 2004/16.

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. D. Argyriou (phone 
+49-30-8062-3016, email argyriou at hmi.de) or Dr. H.A. Graf (phone 
+49-30-8062-2778, e-mail graf at hmi.de).

Marie Haltod
Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin
Abt. SF2
Glienicker Str. 100
14109 Berlin
Tel. +49-30-8062-2689
Fax  +49-30-8062-2999

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