Forschungszentrum Jülich pursues cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on the pressing issues of our time. It helps to solve
the grand challenges facing society in the fields of energy and environment as well as information and the brain. With more than
5,900 employees, Jülich - a member of the Helmholtz Association - is one of the large interdisciplinary research centres in Europe.
The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) operates at the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching near Munich a suite of
high performance neutron scattering instruments. It provides access to these instuments for scientists from universities and research
institutions in Germany and throughout the world. Within the user program more than 1000 scientists visit the MLZ every year to perform
experiments in the physical, chemical, biological and materials sciences. In addition, JCNS is actively pursuing a research program in
the field of soft matter science and condensed matter physics.
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc to join the team of the polarized diffuse scattering time-of-flight neutron spectormeter
DNS as an instrument scientist to support the user operation and further instrument developments, and to actively perform own research
in close cooperation with the JCNS Institute JCNS-2 in the fields of frustated magnets and topological quantum materials, nanomagnetism
and functional correlated electron materials.
We are looking to recruit as soon as possible an
for Polarized Diffuse Scattering Time-of-Flight Neutron Spectrometer
DNS, Postdoc in Physics or Materials Physics
- perform high level experiments supporting national and international user groups
- support further instrument development and improvements
- develop an own scientific profile and visibility pursuing research projects in the above mentioned fields
- work actively on expanding the user base at MLZ
- a University degree with an additional PhD degree in Physics, Materials Physics or related discipline
- strong background in experimental condensed matter physics, particularly in magnetism and/ or strongly correlated electrons
- experience in neutron or X-ray scattering
- experience in high-pressure scattering experiments or in time-of-flight Neutron spectroscopie techniques with skills and interests in computer programming such as Python would be an advantage
- very good command of written and spoken English
- initiative character, creativity, good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, results orientation and analytical skills
- ability to work independently and as a player in the DNS Team
- readiness to work on-call-duty during the user operation periods
Place of employment:
- a comprehensive further training programme, including English language courses
- flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
- limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
- full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
- salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)
- exciting working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated close to the City of Munich
- the position represents an excellent opportunity to carry out research in condensed matter using neutron scattering in a multidisciplinary team at MLZ
- promoting professional development through various training programs
Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
We look forward to receiving your application, preferably via our online recruitment system
on our career site, quoting the reference number 2017-228
Tel.:+49 2461 61 9700