Doctoral Student (m/f/d)

Start of announcement07.09.2020
End of announcement04.10.2020
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Applicant managementHerr Tristan Tietz

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) operates an outstation at DESY in Hamburg and provides access to highly brilliant synchrotron radiation to its own researchers and guests within its German Engineering Materials Science Centre (GEMS). An emphasis is on unique sample environments for in-situ measurements to observe materials under processing conditions and in operation. A current research project deals with the description of the microstructure and precipitation state of aluminium alloys resulting from solid-state thermo-mechanical processing. In this project, sample production, experimental characterization and numerical modelling are combined.

For this research, we are looking for a doctoral student (m/f/d) for experimental investigations into the microstructure and precipitation state of aluminium alloys doing experimental investigations at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Hamburg. The position is initially limited to three years. The place of employment is Hamburg. Commencement date: January 1st, 2021.

Your tasks

  • producing thermo-mechanically treated samples from different Al alloys
  • characterization of microstructure (electron microscopy), mechanical and physical properties
  • the main task will be carrying out small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) experiments for the characterization of the spatial distribution of precipitates
  • performing in situ SAXS experiments to elucidate the influence of temperature and deformation on the precipitation kinetics
  • evaluating and interpreting the SAXS data using existing or own programs
  • presenting and publishing scientific results

Your profile

  • university degree in physics, materials science or a related discipline qualifying for a Doctor degree at a German university
  • experience with metallic materials, metallographic specimen preparation and microscopy
  • experience with small-angle scattering techniques will be beneficial
  • programming skills and experience with the analysis of large amounts of data will be an asset
  • ability to interact with an international team
  • excellent communication skills
  • very good English language skills; German language skills will be an asset

We offer you

  • multinational work environment with over 1,000 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i.a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector

The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number code no. 2020/WP 9. Closing date for applications is October 4th, 2020. Please use the following registration link to upload your complete application documents:

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