The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information please refer to: www.hzg.de
HZG is one of the 19 national institutions of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres e.V. (HGF). Around 1,000 employees carry out basic research and development work in close cooperation with national and international research institutions, research-oriented clinics and economic and public institutions.
At the Institute of Materials Research some 200 scientists conduct research in the five sub-institutes "Materials Mechanics", "Materials Physics", "Materials Technology", "Magnesium Innovation Centre MagIC" and "Metallic Biomaterials".
Scientist (m/f/d) for neutron scattering instrument development
code no. 50011927_4 – 2020/WP 1 Commencement date: as soon as possible The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) operates the German Engineering Materials Science Centre (GEMS), a centre for synchrotron and neutron radiation materials research. Recently Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is involved in two projects dealing with neutron scattering instrumentation at new neutron sources. The Cremlinplus project is looking into instrumentation for a reactor based neutron source in Russia and the High Brilliance neutron Source (HBS) project is dealing with instruments at a new planned compact accelerator driven neutron source in Germany.
Within this framework we are looking for a PostDoc as Scientist (m/f/d) for neutron scattering instrument development. You will work in close cooperation with the project partners, e.g. the PNPI or the Forschungszentrum Ju?lich.
The position will initially be limited to four years.
You will be responsible for the development of neutron scattering instruments by numerical calculation and Monte-Carlo ray-tracing simulations. The emphasis will be on the development of neutron instruments for engineering materials research, e.g. the analysis of stress and texture
development of instrument concepts
numerical calculation of instrument performance
simulation of instrument performance with Monte-Carlo ray-tracing programmes
virtual experiments to validate the instrument performance
pursue own scientific research in the field of engineering materials science within the scope of our Helmholtz programme-oriented funding
presenting and publishing scientific results
PhD in physics or a related discipline
experience with neutron scattering instrumentation
experience with Monte-Carlo ray-tracing programmes (e.g. McStas, Vitess)
background knowledge with diffraction techniques
background knowledge in materials science, especially with residual stress and texture analysis will be beneficial
very good communication skills
good English language skills
Russian language skills will be beneficial
We offer you
multinational work environment with over 1,000 colleagues from more than 50 nations
extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector
The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.
Interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the code no.2020/WP 1.
Additional Salary Information: salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH)
Internal Number: 2020/WP 1
About The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG)
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG) and is one out of 19 autonomous research centers of the Helmholtz Associciation. The HZG is a non-profit making research institute with limited liability.
As a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the largest scientific organization in the country, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is engaged in long-term activities in the fields of materials and coastal research that are making a major contribution to resolving the large and pressing issues facing society and the scientific and business worlds.
The main site of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht lies in the south of Schleswig-Holstein in Geesthacht, directly at the River Elbe. More than 50 small and large buildings are scattered over about six square kilometres to house the numerous laboratories, workshops and offices. In Geesthacht, at the site in Teltow near Potsdam, and at outposts in Hamburg and Munich, the Centre provides around 1000 employees from around 50 nations a modern and international working environment.
The Research Centre was founded back in 1956 and today is the largest non-university research facilit...y in Schleswig-Holstein. It has a budget of more than 90 million Euros a year, around 65 million of this financed by the German federal government and the four federal states. The state of Schleswig-Holstein pays around 5% of this, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg around 2%, and the states of Lower Saxony and Brandenburg each pay 1%. The majority, amounting to 90%, comes from federal funds awarded via the Helmholtz Association in an evaluated procedure.
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