[Neutron] Postdoc position at HMI Berlin

K. Diederichsen diederichsen at hmi.de
Tue Oct 9 14:22:55 CDT 2007

Department Methods and Instruments  SF1
Postdoctoral Position

NO. SF2007/27

The Berlin Neutron Scattering Center BENSC at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut 
Berlin invites applications for a postdoctoral position at the 
triple-axis spectrometer V2 / FLEX. The Hahn-Meitner-Institut is a 
German National Laboratory and a member of the Hermann von Helmholtz 
Association of Research Centres (HGF) and has about 800 employees. It 
hosts the Berlin Neutron Scattering Center (BENSC) 
(http://www.hmi.de/bensc/), a user facility open to guest scientists 
from all over the world. To probe the structure and dynamics of 
condensed matter, BENSC provides the national and international research 
community access to state-of-the-art neutron scattering equipment and 

The position is open to post-doctoral candidates who hold a Ph.D. degree 
in physics, chemistry, biophysics, material science, engineering or 
similar with a strong background in experimental research. Experience in 
neutron or X-ray scattering, NMR, magnetism and polarized neutron 
techniques will be appreciated.

The successful candidate will participate in the research and 
development work associated with state-of-the-art neutron scattering 
instrumentation at the cold neutron triple-axis spectrometer V2 / FLEX 
with polarized neutron and neutron resonance spin echo option (see 
http://www.hmi.de/bensc/). She/he will collaborate with renowned guest 
scientists from all over the world doing research in a broad variety of 
subjects in the framework of the BENSC user program. She/he will 
participate in the instrument development program to further enhance the 
polarized neutron measurement possibilities at FLEX. The candidate will 
also conduct her/his own research program in the field of condensed 
matter research primarily using neutron scattering techniques, in 
particular in the study of dynamic processes, elementary excitations, 
phase transitions and relaxation phenomena in crystalline, soft, 
nano-structured and/or biological matter. At BENSC 30% of the instrument 
beam time is dedicated to in-house research.

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. SF2007/27 (email: personalabteilung at hmi.de). 
Deadline for the application: 5 November  2007.

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Klaus Habicht (email: 
Habicht at hmi.de) or Dr. Catherine Pappas (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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