[Neutron] 3 Postdoc Positions at GKSS in the Field of Neutron
klaus.pranzas at gkss.de
klaus.pranzas at gkss.de
Tue Apr 24 17:00:50 CDT 2007
The GKSS Research Centre is located in Geesthacht near Hamburg, Germany,
with a further centre in Teltow near Berlin, and is a member of the
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. With its approximately
700 employees it undertakes, in collaboration with universities and
industry, research and development in the areas of coastal research,
materials research, regenerative medicine, and structure research with
neutrons and synchrotron radiation.
The GKSS Research Centre operates the Geesthacht Neutron Facility GeNF
using the reliable medium flux neutron source FRG-1 (http://genf.gkss.de)
and runs a centre for materials research based on the complementary use of
synchrotron and neutron radiation in Geesthacht and at the GKSS outstation
at DESY. In addition we operate a growing outstation at the new neutron
source FRM 2 in Garching close to Munich participating at various neutron
The radiography and tomography instrument GENRA-3 is an outstanding
instrument at GeNF with in-house and external research projects and a
large number of industrial applications, e.g. in the fields of damage
analysis and NDT. In this framework we are looking for a
Scientist (Postdoc) - Code-No. W 7 (Geesthacht)
who will be in charge of operating the Genra-3 instrument, including the
further development of radiographic and tomographic methods.
In this position you will support external users during the experiment,
including evaluation and publication of results, and deal with orders from
industry. This position will allow you to continue and develop your own
scientific research program using neutron and X-ray radiography and
tomography. Within this context, international collaborations as well as
cooperation with staff members and other scientists at GKSS are highly
In addition we are looking for a
Scientist (Postdoc) - Code-No. W 8 (Geesthacht)
in the field of residual stress analysis with diffraction methods who will
take part in operating and further developing the strain scanner ARES-2.
In this position you will support external users during experiment,
evaluation, and publication of results as well as deal with scheduled
orders from industry. Opportunities for gaining additional qualifications
by cooperation with internal partners, especially in the field of joining
techniques, are available. Current topics in this field are friction stir
welding as well as laser beam welding for aircraft construction. In
addition, you will also deal with fundamental problems of
diffraction-based stress analysis. Ideally, you already have a working
knowledge in the mechanics of materials and experience with diffraction
methods for residual stress analysis.
Furthermore we are looking for a
Scientist (Postdoc) - Code-No. W 9 (Garching close to Munich)
in the field of nanomagnetism, soft matter and/or biology who should have
experience with (polarised) neutron reflectometry and diffuse scattering
for the study of vertically and laterally structured thin layers in the
mentioned research fields. You will be co-responsible for our neutron
reflectometer REFSANS at FRM 2 with the mission to take care of external
users as well as to contribute to further instrumental development of
REFSANS for polarized and inelastic reflectometry. In addition you will be
integrated into exciting research efforts in the fast moving field of
characterizing nanostructures in cooperation with external partners.
For all three positions a Ph.D. or equivalent in materials science and
engineering, physics, chemistry or a related field is mandatory. Besides
good communication skills, the positions require excellent experience in
the respective scattering techniques using neutrons or synchrotron
radiation, ideally in the field of materials research. We expect good
English language skills; German language skills are an asset.
A fast familiarization with new topics is a personal challenge for you.
You should be familiar with complex experiments and control software. You
have adopted a purposeful and result-oriented way of working and are able
to realize this in a team. You are flexible and communicative in your
approach with collaborators and you give priority to the success of a
project and your team. You are used to publishing the results of your work
and presenting them at international conferences.
All three appointments will initially be for 3 years with the possibility
of extension. We offer an appropriate salary, related to TV-AVH, as well
as the usual public sector social benefits.
The GKSS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer seeking to
increase the proportion of female faculty members. Qualified women are
therefore especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped persons with equal
qualifications will be preferred.
For inquiries please contact Dr. Klaus Pranzas (pranzas at gkss.de).
Please send your application with reference to the corresponding code
including CV with photo and references to the email address given above or
to our Personnel-Division. The closing date for applications is two weeks
after publication of this advertisement.
GKSS • FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT
MAX-PLANCK-STRASSE 1 • 21502 GEESTHACHT/GERMANY
Dr. P. Klaus Pranzas
GKSS Research Centre
Member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Institute of Materials Research
Tel: +49 (0)4152 87 1326
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87 4 1326
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