[Neutron] Postdoc position at HMI Berlin

Marie Haltod haltod at hmi.de
Wed Jul 4 11:00:26 CDT 2007

Department of Magnetism
Postdoc position
(Physicist, Chemist)

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the Berlin Neutron 
Scattering Centre BENSC at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin, Germany. 
The Hahn-Meitner-Institut is a German National Laboratory and a member 
of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres 
and has about 800 employees. It hosts the Berlin Neutron Scattering 
Center (BENSC) (http://www.hmi.de/bensc/), a user facility open to 
scientists from all over the world. To probe the structure and dynamics 
of solids and liquids, BENSC provides the national and international 
research community with state-of-the-art neutron scattering equipment 
and expertise.

We are seeking a highly motivated young scientist with a strong interest 
in strongly correlated oxides. The successful candidate will join the 
Novel Materials Group, whose activities focus on strongly correlated 
magnetic oxides such as multiferroic manganites, sodium cobaltates 
oxides as well as frustrated magnetic systems. The group operates a 
solid-state synthesis laboratory featuring two floating zone furnaces 
for crystal growth while state of the art sample characterization 
equipment such as x-ray diffraction, PPMS(14T), specific heat (12T) etc. 
are available within the department.

The successful candidate will also be expected to provide support for 
users of the BENSC facility at our high-resolution powder diffractometer 
E9 (no more than 20% of time). The candidate should have a broad 
knowledge in condensed matter physics or chemistry. A background in 
neutron or x-ray scattering, magnetism, crystallography or solid-state 
synthesis methods are also highly desired. Staff at BENSC have access to 
30% of the beamtime on all neutron scattering instruments for their own 
research. Internal beam time is also available at the HMI beam lines at 
the BESSY synchrotron.

The appointment is for 3 years, and the salary is according to the 
tariff system TVöD. Applicants should send a letter of application, a 
detailed CV, two academic references, a list of publications and copies 
of degrees to Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin, Abt. Personal und Soziales, 
Glienicker Str. 100, D-14109 Berlin, Germany, quoting reference No. SF 
2007/14 (email: personalabteilung at hmi.de). The deadline for the 
application is 1st August 2007.

Details on the BENSC facility can be found on the web under the URL 
http://www.hmi.de/bensc/. Activities of the Novel Materials Group can 
also be found under http://www.hmi.de/people/argyriou .

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Dimitri Argyriou (phone: 
+49-30-8062-3016, email: argyriou 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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