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 Materials Imaging and Dynamics (MID) group at the European XFEL facility is looking for a
Postdoctoral Scientist (f/m/d) for X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy
Contribute to developing MHz X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS) and ultrafast X-ray Visibility Spectroscopy (XSVS) at MID
Development of XPCS and XSVS with the MID group
Participation in in-house research and local contact for user experiments
Design and commissioning of instrumentation of relevance for the project
PhD degree in physics, physical chemistry or equivalent
Knowledge of X-ray scattering and diffraction
Previous experience with soft matter, photon correlation techniques, X-rays, synchrotron radiation, and FELs is an asset
The 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 here.
Become part of a vibrant international and multicultural 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.
Reference number: S-370
Duration: This appointment is limited to 3 years and may – subject to a later decision – be prolonged by two years.
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.
Deadline: 13 June 2021
Internal Number: S-370
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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