The GKSS Research Centre is running a centre
for materials research based on the complementary use of synchrotron radiation
and neutron radiation operating the Geesthacht Neutron Facility GeNF (http://genf.gkss.de)
in Geesthacht, an outstation at DESY in Hamburg and an expanding outstation
at the Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) in Garching
(close to Munich), the most powerful German neutron source. As a collaborating
research group there, we are currently co-responsible for building a new
small-angle scattering instrument, SANS-1, in close collaboration with
the Technical University Munich. In this framework we are looking for a
Scientist (Postdoc, second instrument
responsible) - Garching
Code-No. 2009/WP 1
who will strengthen and further develop our activities in materials science
using neutrons. You will participate in the construction, commissioning
and technical as well as scientific development of the new state-of-the-art
SANS-1 instrument, which will be one of the leading SANS instruments in
the world due to its link to the reactor FRM II with its high flux, to
its design and its various novel components. Full user operation is expected
in 2010. You will be responsible for the design and maintenance of novel
sample environment for in situ studies such as fatigue loading, furnaces,
welding, cryostat etc.
Together with external collaborations from universities, industry groups
and strong internal cooperation with the home institute in Geesthacht you
are expected to develop an innovative in-house research program for engineering
materials science (e. g. in the field of new alloys) using SANS, which
should exploit the unique features of the beamline and its various sample
environments. A background in SANS applications in soft matter and biological
sciences would also be desirable.
Good skills in instrumentation, especially in software development and
instrument control (particularly using LabView) and experience in small-angle
scattering instrumentation at neutron sources are a benefit. In addition
you are expected to provide support to external users within your working
field at SANS-1. International collaborations as well as cooperation with
staff members and other scientists at GKSS are highly encouraged.
A Ph.D. or equivalent in materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry
or a related field is mandatory. Beside good communication skills also
in publishing or presenting results at international conferences, the position
requires experience in the respective scattering and/or instrumentation
techniques using synchrotron radiation and flexible team work. We expect
good English language skills; German language skills are an asset.
The position will initially be for three years with the option of an extension.
We offer an appropriate salary, related to TV-AVH, as well as the usual
public sector social benefits. As equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer we seek 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 Prof. Dr. Martin Müller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please send your application with CV and references using code-no. 2009/WP
1 to our Personnel-Division.
Closing date for applications: April,