Postdoc (m/f/d) as research scientist for fast white-beam imaging

Beginn der Ausschreibung29.09.2020
Ende der Ausschreibung26.10.2020
Institut bzw. BereichInstitut für Werkstoffforschung
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BewerbermanagementHerr Tristan Tietz

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) operates an outstation at DESY in Hamburg in order to provide access to highly brilliant synchrotron radiation within its German Engineering Materials Science Center (GEMS). At the PETRA III synchrotron radiation source, HZG operates the High Energy Materials Science Beamline (HEMS/P07; jointly with DESY), the Imaging Beamline (IBL, P05) and the Nanofocus Endstation of the Micro and Nanofocus X-ray Scattering Beamline (MiNaXS, P03) along with supporting laboratories.

Recently, DESY and HZG have built the new beamline P61 for use with white X-ray beams. The HZG part of the new beamline (P61A) focuses on engineering materials research. Among others, experiments for residual stress analysis, spatially and time-resolved phase analysis, and high-speed radiography will be offered to users. Within an international project for „Real-time tracking of electron beam additive manufacturing“ the beamlines have to be extended by an X-ray detector for high-speed imaging.

Within this framework, we are looking for a postdoc (m/f/d) as research scientist for fast white-beam imaging. The position will initially be limited to three years with the option for an extension.

Your tasks

  • developing of a detector for high-speed radiography
  • characterizing and optimization of the system with respect to the X-ray flux at different beamlines
  • development of a concept for high-speed phase-contrast radiography and tomography
  • supporting external users during the experiment
  • pursuing own scientific research in the field of high-speed imaging
  • publishing scientific results and presenting them at national and international conferences

Your profile

  • PhD in physics or in a related discipline
  • experience with X-ray imaging techniques, especially tomography, and phase-contrast techniques
  • experience with synchrotron beamline instrumentation
  • programming skills in a high level computer language
  • excellent communication skills
  • excellent English language skills; good German language skills

We offer

  • 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.

Interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number 2020/WP 11. Closing date 26.10.2020

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