Subject: [Neutron] Postdoc Position at HZB Berlin
From: "K. Diederichsen"
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 13:14:11 +0200

Institut Methods and Instruments for Neutron Scattering

 Postdoctoral Position

Reference No. G 2010/9

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy GmbH. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy is a German National Laboratory and a member of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres (HGF) and has about 1100 employees. It hosts a user facility with neutron and synchrotron radiation open to scientists from all over the world. To probe the structure and dynamics of condensed matter, the user service provides the national and international research community with state-of-the-art neutron scattering equipment and expertise at the research reactor BER-II. 30% of the beam time is reserved for in-house research.

This position is open to post-doctoral candidates who hold a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, material science, physics, or an engineering discipline and have a strong research interest in condensed matter physics, in neutron or X-ray scattering techniques. The ability to carry out independent research and an innovative outlook on the development of new instruments and techniques will be counted as strong assets.

The institute Instruments and Methods for Neutron Scattering successfully operates the Time of Flight (TOF) spectrometer NEAT. An innovative NEAT upgrade project aims at further enhancing the instruments capabilities. The successful candidate will participate in the development of innovative neutron scattering instrumentation and participate in the research program in the field of nanostructured materials for energy transport and storages using neutron scattering techniques.

The appointment is for 3 years.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a detailed CV,  a list of publications and copies of degrees to Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie Berlin, Abt. Personal und Soziales, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, D-14109 Berlin, Germany, quoting reference G 2010/9. (Email: The deadline for applications  is June 22 , 2010.

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Margarita Russina (phone: +49-30-8062-3159, email:

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

Tel.: +49-30-8062 2031

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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