PostDoc or PhD position in the field of condensed matter research with neutrons

Updated: 11 months ago
Location: Germany,
Deadline: 10 Nov 2019

Work group:

JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Job description:

Your Job:

We are looking for candidates interested in joining our international team to perform exciting research with neutrons in the focal areas of JCNS. PhD students will be co-supervised by scientists from Garching and Jülich. Research subjects may include, but are not limited to:In the area of soft matter:

  • in situ, time-resolved scattering experiments on self-assembly processes
  • binary 2D- and 3D-polymer nanocomposites
  • folding and phase behavior of intrinsically disordered proteins

In solid state research:

  • coupling between order parameters in multiferroic and multicaloric materials
  • interface effects in heterostructures of correlated electron systems
  • exotic magnetic order and emergent excitations in quantum materials

Your Profile:

  • Master (for application as PhD student) or Doctorate (for application as Postdoc) in condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials sciences and engineering or related fields e.g. crystallography
  • Strong written and oral English communication skills
  • Proven track record in soft matter or solid-state research
  • Knowledge of scattering methods is desired, but not mandatory
  • Initiative character, creativity, good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, result orientation and analytical skills

Our Offer:

  • Opportunity to work on topical challenges with access to cutting-edge and partly unique instruments, laboratory facilities and the excellent infrastructure of one of Europe’s largest research establishments
  • Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training programme
  • Participation in conferences and in experiments at international large-scale facilities
  • Attractive flexible working hours and a broad offer to arrange business and family
  • For the PhD program: Usually a contract for the duration of 3 years in line with a 75% of the salary 13 TVÖD Bund position; the successful candidate will receive the PhD from the RWTH Aachen University
  • For the Postdoc program: Temporary employment for 2 years with the option for a Prolongation. Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant`s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade 13 or 14 TVöD-Bund
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours

Place of employment: Garching (Munich)Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


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