[Neutron] Senior Scientist position

Marie Haltod haltod at hmi.de
Tue Mar 27 18:28:38 CDT 2007

Department of Magnetism
Senior Scientist PH.D. (Physicist)
NO. SF 2007/5

The Hahn-Meitner Institute is a research centre of the Federal Republic 
of Germany and the land Berlin with about 800 employees working at 
Berlin-Wannsee and Berlin-Adlershof. A key activity is basic research on 
the structure of condensed matter using neutron scattering at the 
research reactor BER II (Berlin-Wannsee) and synchrotron radiation 
techniques at BESSY (Berlin-Adlershof). The Hahn Meitner Institute hosts 
the Berlin Neutron Scattering Center (BENSC), a user facility open to 
scientists from all over the world as well as operating a series of 
leading instruments at BESSY for the study of magnetic ordering.

The Hahn-Meitner-Institute (HMI) invites applications for a permanent 
position with a two-year probation period. The HMI seeks an outstanding 
candidate to lead a research group in the area of magnetic thin films 
and nanostructures. The candidate will be responsible for a team of 
staff scientists, postdocs, and students working on basic research 
problems in low dimensional magnetic materials with particular emphasis 
on the utilisation of soft xray synchrotron techniques and their 
combined use with neutron and laboratory techniques. The department of 
magnetism at HMI operates a world leading xray diffractometer/ 
spectrometer on the UE46 undulator beamline at BESSY with unique high 
field (7 Tesla) and low temperature capabilities, and the organisation 
of operation and further development of this instrumentation is one of 
the main activities of the research group. In addition, at the Berlin 
Neutron Scattering Center (BENSC) a suite of complementary neutron 
scattering instrumentation including small angle neutron scattering and 
reflectivity is available. Extensive sample preparation and physical 
properties measurement facilities for thin films and nanostructures are 
also available as well as in situ molecular beam epitaxy for neutron and 
xray studies.

The department of magnetism has internationally leading research 
activities in the fields of quantum magnetism and novel transition metal 
oxides. The group leader will be responsible for building up a 
complementary research programme in magnetic thin film and 
nanostructures. Essential prerequisites for a successful application 
are: Extensive experience in studies of magnetic thin films and 
nanostructures. Soft xray synchrotron radiation techniques, preferably 
in the use of reflectometry and/or diffraction and circular dichrosim. 
An interest in synchrotron technique development, broad knowlegde field 
of magnetism, and a proven track record in the instigation, organisation 
and achievement of excellent research projects.

Remuneration will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and 
scientific achievements. Applications including a full curriculum vitae 
and two academic references should be sent under NO. SF 2007/5 to 
Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin, Abt. Personal und Soziales, Glienicker 
Str. 100, 14109 Berlin, Germany (email: personalabteilung at hmi.de). The 
deadline is 30 April 2007.

Informations about the instrumentation at BENSC can be found under 
http://www.hmi.de/bensc/. For informal inquiries, please contact Prof. 
Dr. Alan Tennant (phone: +49-30-8062-2741, e-mail: tennant at hmi.de).

Marie Haltod
Abt. SF2 - Magnetismus
Glienicker Str. 100
14109 Berlin

phone +49-30-8062-2689
fax   +49-30-8062-2999

Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin GmbH
Mitglied der Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher
Forschungszentren e.V
Vorsitzende des Aufsichtsrates: Dr. Beatrix Vierkorn-Rudolph,
Stellvertreter: Senatsdirigent Wolfgang Eckey
Geschäftsführer: Prof. Dr. Michael Steiner, Dr. Ulrich Breuer
Sitz Berlin, AG Charlottenburg, 89 HRB 5583

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