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[SA_Scat] Postdoctoral scientist for scattering experiments at highmagnetic fields at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin

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  • From: Stephen King - UKRI STFC <stephen.king@stfc.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:02:04 +0000
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The department High Field Magnet is looking for:

Postdoctoral scientist (f/m/d) (physics or chemistry) for scattering
experiments at high magnetic fields

Reference No.: NP 2019/1

HZB is pursuing a program of X-ray and neutron scattering experiments at high magnetic fields. The High
Field Magnet Department operates a unique facility to perform neutron scattering experiments at magnetic
fields up to 26T – the highest continuous fields available for neutrons worldwide. The magnetic fields are
produced by our hybrid magnet (HFM) permanently located at our time-of-flight EXtreme Environment
Diffractometer (EXED), which is capable of neutron diffraction, small-angle-neutron-scattering (SANS) and
spectroscopy. In addition HZB is in the process of establishing pulsed high magnetic field (30-50T) at the
BESSYII synchrotron source. Pulsed field measurements will be performed in combination with resonant
X-ray diffraction to explore field-induced magnetic structures and phases.

We invite applications for a two year postdoctoral position in the area of experimental condensed matter
physics. The position is to use primarily the experimental techniques of X-ray and neutron scattering to
explore the phenomena of correlated electron systems such as quantum and frustrated magnets,
superconductors and multiferroic materials at high magnetic fields. X-ray and neutron experiments will
take place both in-house and at external sources, and bulk properties measurements can be performed inhouse
as complementary techniques.

The candidate will form part of the team operating the EXED instrument where neutron diffraction, SANS
and spectroscopy can be performed up to continuous fields of 26T and down to temperatures of 0.5 K. He
or she should support external users of this facility as well as perform own experiments. He or she will also
join the team setting up pulsed high magnetic field measurements in combination with resonant X-ray
scattering techniques at BESSYII. The goal here is to investigate magnetic phenomena in modern
materials under conditions of high magnetic fields and to make this facility available to external users. A
significant part of the postdoc time is available for own research and it is expected that the candidate will
have strong scientific interests and will also develop collaborations with colleagues both inside and outside

Applicants should have or be close to finishing a PhD in physics or chemistry. Experience in X-ray and/or
neutron scattering techniques is important, experience in high magnetic fields is useful.
Please enclose with your application the following documents:
Motivation letter, CV and the contact details of at least two academic references.

How to apply
Deadline for application: 26.02.2019


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