[Neutron] Postdoctoral Position at the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy
haltod at helmholtz-berlin.de
Mon Feb 2 16:24:04 CET 2015
Postdoctoral Position in
X-ray and Neutron Scattering studies of Correlated Electron Systems
at the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy EM2015/5
The Department of Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials undertakes world leading research in quantum and frustrated
magnetism, multifunctional materials and superconductivity. As well as operating several X-ray and neutron instruments
it also offers a state-of-the-art materials synthesis program and the full range of standard sample characterization
facilities including X-ray Laue and powder diffraction, magnetization, transport and thermal measurements.
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of experiment condensed matter. The position is to use
primarily the experimental techniques of X-ray and neutron scattering to explore the physics of correlated electron
systems and emphasis will be given to the investigation of quantum and frustrated magnets. X-ray and neutron experiments
will take place both in-house and at external sources, and bulk properties measurements will be used as complimentary
techniques. Experimental data will be used to test and develop current theoretical models. The candidate should have or
be close to achieving a PhD in condensed matter physics. Experience of X-ray and neutron diffraction as well as rietveld
refinement of crystal and magnetic structures is important. The appointment is for two years, with a salary based on the
German Collective Agreement of the Public Service (TVöD-Bund).
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) operates two large scale research infrastructures, the
neutron source BER II and the photon source BESSY II. These facilities serve an international user community from many
scientific disciplines, hosting more than 3000 external users per year. HZB staff performs accelerator research,
develops science-driven designs of new instruments and investigates novel methods using neutron scattering and
synchrotron radiation in the VUV and soft X-ray regime primarily for materials and energy research. Materials and energy
research at HZB focuses on photovoltaics and solar fuel generation, fundamental aspects of energy storage and energy
efficiency as well as on new materials systems relevant for information technologies. (www.helmholtz-berlin.de).
As HZB endeavours to increase the number of women working in the scientific field, women are especially encouraged to
apply. Applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference to others of equal qualification.
For informal inquiries, please contact Prof Bella Lake (email: bella.lake at helmholtz-berlin.de, phone +49-(0)30-8062-42058).
The deadline for application is 6th March 2015. Applicants should send a cover letter, detailed CV and the contact
details of three academic referees to Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Abt. Personal und
Soziales, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, D-14109 Berlin, Germany, (Email: personalabteilung at helmholtz-berlin.de) quoting
reference no. EM 2015/5.
Abteilung Quantenphänomene in neuen Materialien
Department Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials
email haltod at helmholtz-berlin.de
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
Mitglied der Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.
Aufsichtsrat: Vorsitzender Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Joachim Treusch, stv. Vorsitzende Dr. Beatrix Vierkorn-Rudolph
Geschäftsführung: Prof. Dr. Anke Rita Kaysser-Pyzalla, Thomas Frederking
Sitz Berlin, AG Charlottenburg, 89 HRB 5583
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