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The institute Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials is looking for:

Postdoctoral research scientist f/m in synthesis and investigation of quantum materials

Reference No.: EM 2017/31

The institute of Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials undertakes world leading research in quantum and frustrated magnetism, multifunctional materials and unconventional superconductivity. As well as operating several X-ray and neutron instruments, it also offers a state-of-the-art materials synthesis program and the full range of standard sample characterization facilities including X-ray Laue and powder diffraction, magnetization, specific heat and transport measurements.


We are looking for a postdoctoral research scientist to synthesize and investigate quantum and frustrated magnets. The primary goal is to make new materials with novel and interesting properties in powder and single crystal form using a variety of techniques. The magnetic and physical behaviors of these materials will then be investigated using in-house laboratory methods, and if appropriate with X-ray and neutron scattering.


The candidate should have a doctorate in solid state physics, chemistry or materials science. He or she should have good knowledge of and experience with the powder preparation of new materials as well as the growth of single crystals using a variety of methods. Familiarity with the analysis techniques to assess powder and single crystal quality is also necessary. Experience of measuring bulk physical properties is desirable , while knowledge of x-ray and neutron scattering methods is useful.

What we offer

Fixed term contract for 24 months . The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

We particularly welcome applications from women. Preference will be given to handicapped applicants provided equal suitability.

How to apply

Have we sparked your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 31.12.2017.

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Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1
14109 Berlin