Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht 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; http://gems.hzg.de). At the PETRA III synchrotron radiation source, HZG operates the High-Energy Materials Science Beamline (HEMS/P07; jointly with DESY), the White Beam Engineering Materials Science Beamline (WINE/P61A; 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.

In the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 project EASI-STRESS, we are looking for a postdoc (m/f/d) in the field of residual stress analysis with high-energy X-rays. The scope of EASI-STRESS is to develop European-wide characterization standards, protocols and data exchange procedures to facilitate synchrotron X-ray and neutron diffraction-based residual stress characterization tools for industrial use. The position will initially be limited to three years with the option for an extension. The place of employment is Hamburg.

Your tasks

  • using our synchrotron beamlines for residual stress analysis
  • taking responsibility for a task within the framework of the EU project
  • working together with the project partners in different European countries
  • taking part in regular project meetings
  • preparing reports for the project coordinator
  • publishing scientific results and presenting them at national and international conferences

Your profile

  • PhD in physics, materials science or a related discipline
  • mastery of diffraction techniques for residual stress analysis
  • experience with diffraction experiments at synchrotron beamlines
  • experience with metallic materials
  • programming skills in a high-level computer language
  • capability of analysing large amounts of data
  • 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 



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