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Postdoc (m/w/d) as Deputy Leader of the Young Investigator Group "MaXRay: Magnetism and Coherent X-Ray Imaging"

Reference No.: QM 2022/10

Nanometer-scale solitonic spin textures, such as magnetic domain walls and skyrmions and their 3D analogues, are promising candidates for applications in data storage, neuromorphic computing, and sensorics. In the Young Investigator Group “MaXRay: Magnetism and Coherent X-Ray Imaging” at HZB, we aim to observe and understand such solitonic spin textures at the smallest length and timescales. We develop x-ray imaging techniques with unsurpassed spatial and temporal resolution, derive analytical models to predict suitable materials to host these nanotextures, grow the corresponding magnetic films with precisely controlled properties, and integrate the materials into functional nano-electronic devices.

Antiferromagnetic materials are particularly attractive in this context because they allow for a much higher density of spin textures and much higher speeds of operation compared to existing ferromagnetic materials. Likewise, 3D magnetic textures appeal because of the much higher connectivity that can be realized in 3D. However, in both cases, the materials to control such spin textures and the experimental techniques to study them are only now becoming available. This is the field in which our group aims to make relevant progress.

The group will soon establish a second branch of research as the main PI, Dr. Felix Büttner, will start a professor position at the University of Augsburg.

In this context, we are looking to hire a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher who shall not only conduct own high-impact research in the aforementioned areas but also become the deputy group leader of our team.

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Fixed term contract for 42 months. The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

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Applications should be in English or German and include:
We look forward to receiving your application via our application management system by 15.07.2022. For reasons of data protection regulations, we are unfortunately unable to consider applications that reach us by email or by mail in the application process.

We strive to increase the proportion of female employees and are therefore particularly pleased to receive applications from women. Disabled applicants with equal aptitude are given preference.

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