An­ge­bot 266 von 412 vom 29.03.2018, 00:00


RWTH Aachen - Institute of Crystallography

The Institute of Crystallography at RWTH Aachen University and the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) jointly operate two Single-Crystal Diffractometers (SCD) at the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching near Munich. These diffractometers, HEiDi and POLI, are two of the most state-of-the-art scientific instruments worldwide for detailed analysis of crystalline and magnetic structures using neutron diffraction. For their scientific co-supervision (second instrument scientist) - in particular of the SCD HEiDi - we are looking for a scientist (PostDoc) on a full-time position from June 1st, 2018. 

Research Assistant/Associate


Your res­pon­si­bi­li­ties include:
  • The qua­li­fied sci­en­ti­fic and metro­lo­gi­cal advice and sup­port to exter­nal and inter­nal users of the dif­frac­to­me­ters.
  • The par­ti­ci­pa­tion in the pre­pa­ra­tion, imple­men­ta­tion and eva­lua­tion of expe­ri­ments and the publi­ca­tion of sci­en­ti­fic results.
  • The metho­do­lo­gi­cal and sci­en­ti­fic deve­lop­ment of the instru­ments and their com­po­n­ents.
She/he will be invol­ved, in close co-ordi­na­tion with the first instru­ment sci­en­tist(s) and the other staff mem­bers, in the sche­du­ling of the mea­su­ring time of the users and the pro­vi­sion of spe­ci­fic sam­ple envi­ron­ments, resour­ces and equip­ment requi­red for the indi­vi­dual user expe­ri­ments. In addi­tion, she/he will be res­pon­si­ble for the instruc­tion of the users at the instru­ments and par­ti­ci­pate in the obser­vance of the work safety, as well as the legal con­di­ti­ons and regu­la­ti­ons (nuclear faci­lity, radia­tion pro­tec­tion).
In addi­tion, she/he will have the oppor­tu­nity to con­duct her/his own rese­arch. In par­ti­cu­lar, she/he will gain access to the various methods of inves­ti­ga­tion at the insti­tute in Aachen its­elf, as well as the scat­te­ring methods with neu­trons at the out­sta­tion in Gar­ching.
To a les­ser extent, she/he will par­ti­ci­pate in teaching assi­gn­ments, like con­duc­ting work­shops or gui­ding stu­dents and Ph.D. stu­dents. In addi­tion, she/he will repre­sent the instru­ments ope­ra­ted by RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity and JCNS and rela­ted activi­ties at sci­en­ti­fic con­fe­ren­ces, etc.

Er­war­te­te Qua­li­fi­ka­tio­nen:

App­li­cants must have a doc­to­rate/Ph.D. or equi­va­lent.
Requi­re­ments for admis­sion are a uni­ver­sity degree (Mas­ter or equi­va­lent) in phy­sics, che­mis­try, mate­ri­als sci­ence or simi­lar and a doc­to­rate in the field of crys­tal­lo­gra­phy. Ide­ally, she or he alre­ady has some expe­ri­ence in neu­tron scat­te­ring, like sin­gle-crys­tal dif­frac­tion or stu­dies on magne­tic struc­tu­res. We expect a strong inte­rest in instru­men­tal and metho­di­cal deve­lop­ment. Basic know­ledge of at least one pro­gramming lan­guage is also wel­come. Good com­mu­ni­ca­tion and team skills com­plete her/his pro­file. Source and instru­ments ope­rate on a 24h/7d basis; rea­di­ness to be pre­sent out­s­ide regu­lar office hours is expec­ted. Because of the inter­na­tio­nal working envi­ron­ment, excel­lent Eng­lish skills are com­pul­sory.
Since this posi­tion is loca­ted in a nuclear faci­lity, a secu­rity check will be per­for­med. The suc­cess­full can­di­date is aware of her/his res­pon­si­bi­lity and wil­ling to co-ope­rate clo­sely with the radia­tion pro­tec­tion team.

Un­ser An­ge­bot:

The posi­tion is offe­red on a tem­porary con­tract for initi­ally 3 years and is to be fil­led by June 1, 2018. This is a full-time posi­tion.

The salary cor­re­sponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity is cer­ti­fied as a "Family-Fri­endly Uni­ver­sity". We par­ti­cu­larly wel­come and encou­rage app­li­ca­ti­ons from women, disa­b­led per­sons and eth­nic mino­rity groups, reco­gni­zing they are under­re­pre­sen­ted across RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity. The prin­ci­ples of fair and open com­pe­ti­tion apply and appoint­ments will be made on merit.

Hin­wei­se zur Be­wer­bung:

For further details, please contact
Dr. Martin Meven
Tel.: +49 (0) 89-289-14727
Fax: +49 (0) 89-289-13972

Dr. Vladimir Hutanu
Tel.: +49 (0) 89-289-12153
Fax: +49 (0) 89-289-13972

Please send your application by April 15, 2018 to
Prof. Dr. Georg Roth
Institut für Kristallographie
RWTH Aachen
Jägerstraße 17-19
52066 Aachen

You can also send your application via email to Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.