Physics: High Energy, Physics: Instrumentation and Measurement, Physics: Soft Matter
4 Year Degree
Shaping the future
European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km-long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques.
The SXP (Soft X-ray Port) scientific instrument is under construction at the European XFEL. It embraces several fields of ultrafast X-ray science and their applications by ultrafast pump–probe spectroscopic experiments on timescales below 100 femtoseconds. Angle- and spin-resolved photoemission is going to be the main experimental technique at SXP. The anticipated research program is devoted to dynamic studies of electronic structure of complex quantum materials and chemical reactions mainly in solid-stat applications as well as of highly-charged ions. In difference to other European XFEL instruments, SXP does not possess permanent experiential stations and will serve users bringing their own setups for experiments. We are now offering the position
Group Leader SXP Instrument (f/m/d)
We are looking for a scientific leader that will :
build the SXP group acting in strong cooperation with other soft X-ray instruments
contribute to the final definition of the technical infrastructure of the SXP instrument
lead definition, installation and commissioning of optical refocusing system, diagnostics tools, optical pump laser system and other permanent instrumentation components in the experimental hutch
take responsibility for economic and cost conscious/resource saving acting as well as for planning and control of spending on construction and operation budget for instrument activities
support user experiment, engage in tight collaboration with the user community in bringing the science performed at SXP to a world class level
foster a strong user community, engage in outreach activities to further broaden the user base
develop vision for future scientific directions and be responsible for definition, design and construction of all related refurbishments and upgrades to the SXP instrument
develop in-house research program in collaboration with the user community
be a well-established leader in a related scientific field
possess proven record in applications of synchrotron, free-electron laser or high power optical laser radiation
experience in development and use of the related instrumentation
high-level managerial capabilities
strong record of cooperation with research groups of different nationalities
Working place will be Schenefeld in the Hamburg metropolitan area. General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found under www.xfel.eu/careers.
Become part of a vibrant international and multi-cultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress, participate in our international networks, and shape your life upon trust based flexible working times and telecommuting options. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect.
Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme, broad relocation benefits, as well as subsidized job-tickets and meals at our company restaurant. The European XFEL GmbH intends to achieve a widely international staff. Company language is English, non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.
This appointment is permanent.
20 August 2020
Please apply online and provide a cover letter next to a CV in English, as well as your work certificates in one single pdf-file.
Applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany
Internal Number: S-309
About European XFEL
European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km-long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the lifesciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques. User operation has startedin September 2017.
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