[Neutron] Postdoc Position Detector Development at HZB

K. Diederichsen diederichsen at helmholtz-berlin.de
Thu Dec 16 13:18:06 CET 2010

Postdoc Position Detector Development

In the framework of a German wide BMBF funded project related to 
instrumentation developments for the future European spallation source 
ESS we are looking for a Postdoc to join corresponding efforts at the 
Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de).

The candidate is expected to participate in the optimization and test of 
high performance readout electronics for position sensitive neutron 
detectors. The detectors are designed for global rate capabilities of up 
to 108/s and suited to cope with highest demands of special experiments 
at the European Spallation Source ESS. The read-out electronics is based 
on a CMOS ASIC and signals are further processed by state-of-the-art 
FPGA technologies (e.g. Xilinx Virtex-5). Tests of readout electronics 
and performance evaluation of the detector will be an important task 
carried out in laboratory and at the detector test station of HZB. We 
are offering a very interesting work at the leading edge of detector 
development and provide a laboratory with up-to-date equipment. The 
project is part of the Redesign Phase of ESS and funded by BMBF.

The successful candidate holds a degree in physics, engineering or 
related subjects. You should be highly motivated and have a basic 
knowledge of nuclear measurement techniques. His/her responsibility in 
the project will be the optimization of a high speed FPGA based readout 
board, which requires the usage of advanced design and layout techniques 
for printed circuit boards. In order to carry out an appropriate testing 
of his/her developments, knowledge of VHDL and other programming 
languages are advantageous. Good oral and written English skills and a 
capacity for  teamwork in a project with national and international 
partners are expected.

The appointment is for three years. Applicants should send a letter of 
application, CV, copies of diploma and PhD certificates and a list of 
publications to Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Abt. Personal und Soziales, 
Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, D-14109 Berlin, (e-mail: 
personalabteilung at helmholtz-berlin.de) before 14 January 2011 quoting 
reference No. G2010/18.

For further details about the position please contact Dr. Thomas Wilpert 
(e-mail: wilpert at helmholtz-berlin.de) or Dr. Klaus Habicht (e-mail: 
habicht at helmholtz-berlin.de

Karen Diederichsen
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
Abt. G-I1
Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1
D-14109 Berlin

Tel.: +49-30-8062 42031

Mitglied der Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher 
Forschungszentren e.V.
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Joachim Treusch
Stellvertretende Vorsitzende: Dr. Beatrix Vierkorn-Rudolph
Geschäftsführer: Prof. Dr. Anke Rita Kaysser-Pyzalla, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. 
Wolfgang Eberhardt, Dr. Ulrich Breuer
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Berlin

Handelsregister: AG Charlottenburg, 89 HRB 5583


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