[Neutron] Instrument Scientist Position

Karen Diederichsen diederichsen at hmi.de
Wed Aug 23 15:21:55 CDT 2006

The Hahn-Meitner-Institut invites applications for the position of an 
instrument scientist in the area of neutron scattering. The candidate 
will be the responsible scientist for the innovative time-of-flight 
instrument station EXED, which is dedicated to neutron scattering 
research at very high magnetic fields.

The Hahn-Meitner-Institut (HMI) is a German National Laboratory and a 
member of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of National Research 
Centres and has about 800 em-ployees. It hosts the Berlin Neutron 
Scattering Centre (BENSC) (www.hmi.de/bensc/), a user facility open 
to scientists from all over the world. To probe the structure and 
dynamics of condensed matter, BENSC provides the national and 
international research community with state-of-the-art neutron 
scattering research opportunities. The successful candidate will be 
responsible for the commissioning, operation, continuous enhancement 
and modernisation of the beyond state-of-the-art extreme sample 
environment diffractometer EXED at the re-search reactor BER-II at 
HMI. The instrument will start user operation as an innovative, vari-
able and ultrahigh resolution time-of-flight diffractometer in 2007. 
Subsequently, it will be developed in collaboration with the high 
field magnet team of HMI into a dedicated station to open up new 
opportunities for neutron scattering research at unprecedented high 
magnetic fields, including new options to be built up for inelastic 
scattering, small angle scattering and reflectometry.

The position is open to confirmed scientists who hold a PhD in

experimental Physics, Chemistry or Material Science.

A broad knowledge in condensed matter physics, neutron scattering 
and/or X-ray methods will be required, as well as experience in 
neutron scattering instrument development and operation, and 
technical project management.

Depending on the qualification, the position might be offered as a 
probationary manager for a period of two years and the option of a 
tenure position. Payment is based on the Tarifver-trag für den 
öffentlichen Dienst (TVöD).

For further details about the post please contact Prof. Dr. F. Mezei 
(+49(30)8062-2031). Ap-plicants should send a letter of application, 
CV and a list of publications to Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Abteilung 
Personal und Soziales, Glienicker Str. 100, D-14109 Berlin, before 25 
September 2006, quoting reference no. SF 2006/23.

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