Subject: [Neutron] Postdoc position for EXED at Helmholtz Centre Berlin
From: Marie Haltod
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:18:56 +0200

Division of Magnetic Materials
Institute of Complex Magnetic Materials
Scientist PhD.
(Physicist, Chemist, Material Scientist)

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the Neutron Scattering Centre at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Germany. We seek a highly motivated young scientist to work at the EXtreme Environment Diffractometer (EXED). EXED is a highly innovative time-of-flight diffractometer designed for powder and single crystal neutron scattering research at extreme environments including the highest magnetic fields for neutron scattering worldwide. Together with the High Field Magnet project, EXED will offer a unique and dedicated experimental facility which will open up new applications for neutron scattering research at unprecedented high magnetic fields.

The successful candidate will play an active role in developing the research at EXED whilst also supporting the user program including conducting experiments with visiting researchers. Knowledge of neutron or x-ray scattering techniques is essential and familiarity with neutron instrumentation is highly desirable. In addition, a background in magnetism and programming would be advantageous. The position will allow the successful candidate to develop a strong scientific program by taking advantage of the excellent in-house capabilities including neutron and x-ray instrumentation and support laboratories, particularly those focused on magnetism research such as sample preparation (solid state synthesis and crystal growth) and characterization techniques, and physical properties measurements (thermodynamic measurements up to 17-Tesla and from 10 mK up to 1000 K). In the case of neutron activities up to 30% of the beamtime is reserved for such own research.

The Helmholtz Centre Berlin is a German National Laboratory and a member of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres and has more than 1000 employees. It hosts the research reactor BER II and the synchrotron source. These user facilities are open to scientists from all over the world. To probe the structure and dynamics of solids and liquids, we provide the national and international research community with state-of-the-art neutron scattering equipment and expertise.

The appointment is for 3 years, although a long-term perspective may be discussed in due time. Applicants should send a letter of application, a detailed CV, two academic references, a list of publications and copies of degrees to Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Abteilung Personal und Soziales, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin, Germany (e-mail: quoting reference No. M 2010/1. The deadline for the application is 10 May 2010.
For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Oleksandr Prokhnenko (


Marie Haltod
Institut für Komplexe magnetische Materialien

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Institut für Komplexe magnetische Materialien
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1
14109 Berlin, Germany
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
Mitglied der Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V
Vorsitzende des Aufsichtsrates: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Joachim Treusch
Geschäftsführer: Prof. Dr. Anke Rita Kaysser-Pyzalla, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Eberhardt, Dr. Ulrich Breuer
Sitz Berlin, AG Charlottenburg, 89 HRB 5583

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