The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (European XFEL GmbH) is a multinational non-profit company. It provides X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. Located in the Hamburg area, Germany, it comprises scientific instruments for a wide range of experimental techniques. European XFEL user operation has started in September 2017 and its science program is now developing. In the starting operation phase European XFEL strives to combine excellent operation performance, an outstanding science program and the continuous development of state-of-the-art instrumentation for x-ray FEL science applications.
For this challenging and exciting task we are looking for a
Doctorate Candidate (f/m/d)
Studying of high pressure rock materials at conditions in the Earth's and Super Earth's
Participating in developing dynamic compression experiments at the HED Science Instrument at European XFEL
Sample and instrument design including hydrodynamics simulations of proposed sample geometries
Performing experiments at extreme conditions beamlines (at FEL and synchrotron sources)
Studying material at extreme conditions using X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction techniques
Preparation of PhD thesis and participation in the PhD program of European XFEL
Master’s degree in Earth Sciences (Mineralogy/Geochemistry), Physics, Chemistry or equivalent qualification
First experience with high-pressure experiments (diamond anvil cells or dynamic compression)
Experience with synchrotron radiation experiments, X-ray diffraction is beneficial
Good communication skills and ability to work in an international and multi-disciplinary team with English as working language
For additional information, please contact Dr. Karen Appel (email@example.com).
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 http://www.xfel.eu/careers.
This appointment is initially limited to 3 years.
The PhD research will be conducted within the HED Group of the European XFEL in Schenefeld, operating under scientific supervision of Dr. Karen Appel. The student will be enrolled at the University of Rostock.
The PhD position is fully funded for 3 years (75% EG 13 TVöD) and is part of the Germany-wide research group FOR2440 funded by DFG. Working conditions are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition, European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme and broad relocation benefits. The European XFEL GmbH employs a diverse, broadly international staff. The starting date of this position is negotiable.
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.
Please apply here and provide a motivation letter next to a CV in English, as well as your reference letters in one single pdf-file.
Handicapped persons 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 for application:15 August 2020
Internal Number: S-303
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 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. User operation has started
in September 2017.
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