[Neutron] Postdoc position at HMI

K. Diederichsen diederichsen at hmi.de
Thu Aug 16 10:24:26 CDT 2007

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the Berlin Neutron 
Scattering Center BENSC of the Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin. The 
Hahn-Meitner-Institut is a German National Laboratory and a member of 
the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres (HGF) 
and has about 600 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 condensed matter, BENSC provides the national and international 
research community with state-of-the-art neutron scattering equipment 
and expertise. 30% of the beam time at BENSC is reserved for in-house 
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, neutron or X-ray scattering techniques. The ability to carry 
out independent research, to develop new techniques and instruments, 
experience with Monte Carlo simulations will be important assets.
The department SF1 (Methods and Instruments) successfully operates the 
Time-of-Flight (TOF) spectrometer NEAT (see http://www.hmi.de/bensc/). 
The innovative instrument development program at BENSC aims at further 
enhancing the capabilities of the instruments. Initial work associated 
with the position will focus on optimization of neutron optical 
components, including the neutron guide and chopper system, with the 
help of state-of-the--art numerical simulation software tools. The work 
will further include the development of a large position sensitive 
detector system, data acquisition and visualisation.
The successful candidate will also participate in the research work 
associated with spectrometer NEAT in the framework of the BENSC user 
program. She/he will also conduct her/his own research program in the 
field microscopic dynamics and functionality of nanostructured materials 
for energy transport and storage, primarily using neutron scattering 
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 Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin, Abt. Personal und Soziales, Glienicker 
Str. 100, D-14109 Berlin, Germany, quoting reference NO. SF2007/17 
(email: personalabteilung at hmi.de). The deadline for applications is 15 
September  2007.
For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Margarita Russina (phone: 
+49-30-8062-3159, email: margarita.russina at hmi.de) or Dr. Catherine 
Pappas (phone: +49-30-8062-2046, email: pappas at hmi.de)

Karen Diederichsen
Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin GmbH
Abt. SF1
Glienicker Str. 100
D-14109 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 -- 8062 2031
Fax: + 49 (0) 30 -- 8062 2523

Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin GmbH
Mitglied der Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.
Vorsitzende des Aufsichtsrats: 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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