[Neutron] Position at HMI Berlin

K. Diederichsen diederichsen at hmi.de
Fri Sep 21 13:48:56 CDT 2007

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 will be dedicated to neutron scattering 
research at unprecedented high magnetic fields.

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 650 employees. It hosts the Berlin Neutron Scattering 
Centre (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 research opportunities. The 
successful candidate will assume scientific and technical responsibility 
for carrying out the user program, develop neutron scattering 
instrumentation and techniques, will support BENSC users in studies of 
condensed matter, and will pursue his/her own research program in the 
field of complex matter by using neutron scattering techniques. The 
position is open to confirmed scientists who hold a PhD in

experimental Physics, Chemistry or Material Science
The position is available as of 1 December 2007 with the possibility of 
an unlimited term contract in case of qualification.

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 
research reactor BER-II at HMI. The instrument will start user operation 
as an innovative, variable 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

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 

For further details about the post please contact Dr. Catherine Pappas 
(+49(30)8062-2046). Applicants should send a letter of application, CV 
and a list of publications to Abteilung Personal und Soziales, 
Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Glienicker Str. 100, D-14109 Berlin) before 11 
October 2007 quoting reference No. SF2007/23.

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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