Postdoc / Beamline Scientist (f/m/d)

Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin


December 31, 2021


Postdoc / Beamline Scientist (f/m/d)

Reference No.: PS 2021/12

The joint research group "Ultrafast Dynamics" at HZB is closely linked to the research group "UDKM" at the University of Potsdam (https: // www. uni- We are looking for creative scientists who would like to advance our investigations into various problems in physics and to conduct state-of-the- art research at our synchrotron in a responsible and team oriented way. Do you enjoy solving fundamental problems in physics, and are you fascinated by the complex technology behind time-resolved X-ray experiments? Then this position offers excellent development potential, with you gradually taking on more responsibility. You are expected to advance at least one of the key issues of the research group at HZB:

  • Heat transport on nanoscales by electrons, phonons and other quasiparticles
  • Couplings of the crystal lattice to ferroelectricity and (anti-)ferromagnetism
  • Structural phase transitions
  • The focus will be on time-resolved X-ray experiments at the KMC3-XPP station and at the laser-driven plasma source with sub-picosecond time resolution. The employment contract is initially limited to 2 years with the option of extension.

    Your tasks
  • You will develop the KMC3-XPP beamline through novel experiments and foster a focused user community.
  • You will support the external users of the KMC3-XPP beamline.
  • You will perform complementary time-resolved x-ray experiments at the synchrotron and at the laser-based plasma source in order to gain a complete picture of the structural dynamics.
  • You will collaborate with the ultrafast dynamics group at the University of Potsdam regarding (time-resolved) experiments and modeling of ultrafast dynamics.
  • Your profile
  • PhD in Physics or a related discipline
  • Good knowledge in solid state physics
  • Experience with the use of synchrotron radiation sources is welcomed
  • Experience in controlling complex measurement setups is desirable
  • Interest or expertise in ultrafast science
  • Experience with laser spectroscopy or X-ray diffraction is helpful
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Your benefits at HZB
  • Working in a renowned research institution in Germany's science metropolis Berlin to contribute to a climate-friendly future
  • Technology development at the highest level with new equipment and a variety of very well-equipped laboratories
  • Working in an international team with highly motivated colleagues
  • Work-life balance through flexible working hours and mobile working
  • Various qualification opportunities
  • Health management and company sports offers
  • Company pension scheme (VBL) and capital-forming benefits
  • A motivated team which looks forward to working with you!
  • Fixed term contract for 24 months. The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

    How to apply

    We look forward to receiving your application via our application management system by 31.12.2021. For reasons of data protection regulations, we are unfortunately unable to consider applications that reach us by email or by mail in the application process.

    We strive to increase the proportion of female employees and are therefore particularly pleased to receive applications from women. Disabled applicants with equal aptitude are given preference.

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