[Neutron] Postdoctoral Opportunity at BENSC

Oleksandr Prokhnenko prokhnen at fzu.cz
Mon Jul 28 17:14:46 CEST 2008

 Dear colleagues, 
Berlin Neutron Scattering Centre (BENSC) has an immediate opening 
in the field of neutron scattering. Please find below a detailed job and 
requirements description.

Postdoctoral position (SF 2008/12)

Physics, chemistry, material science

The position is for 3 years and immediately available

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the Berlin Neutron 
Scattering Centre, BENSC, at the Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and 
Energy (known before as Hahn-Meitner-Institut), Berlin, Germany. The 
Helmholtz Centre Berlin is a German National Laboratory and a member of 
the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres and has 
about 800 employees. BENSC (http://www.hmi.de/bensc/) is 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 EXtreme Environment Diffractometer (EXED) is a new neutron 
diffractometer, primarily designed for powder and single crystal neutron 
scattering research at extreme environments such as high magnetic fields. 
The instrument will start user operation as an innovative, variable and 
ultrahigh resolution time-of-flight diffractometer in 2009. In 
collaboration with the high field magnet team it will be developed into a 
dedicated station to open up new opportunities for neutron scattering 
research at unprecedented high magnetic fields.

We are particularly interested in highly motivated candidates who will 
take an active part in commissioning EXED and developing appropriate data
analysis tools, and join the existing HZB research activities in the field 
of transition-metal magnetism. Knowledge of computer programming and 
single crystal diffraction is highly desirable, background in neutron or 
X-ray scattering, magnetism, crystallography, and/or neutron 
instrumentation would be advantageous. The scientific objectives will 
partly focus on powder and single-crystal neutron diffraction studies of 
strongly correlated materials. Staff at BENSC has access to 30% of the 
beamtime on all neutron scattering instruments for their own research.
The position provides young scientists with an excellent opportunity to 
broaden their experience and develop their expertise. The position is 
tenable for three years with a salary ranging from 35.000 to 50.000 EUR 
(gross income per annum) depending on age, family status and 
qualification. For further information about the position please contact 
Dr. Oleksandr Prokhnenko (+49-30-8062-3068, e-mail: 
prokhnenko at helmholtz-berlin.de) or Dr. Catherine Pappas (+49-30-8062-2046; 
e-mail pappas at helmholtz-berlin.de). Applicants should send a letter of 
application, a detailed CV, a list of publications, and copies of degrees 

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
Abteilung Personal und Soziales V1
Glienicker Straße 100
14109 Berlin

e-mail: personalabteilung at helmholtz-berlin.de

quoting reference No. SF 2008/12. The deadline is August 22, 2008.

The Helmholtz Centre Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.

With the best regards,
Oleksandr Prokhnenko

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