Physicist, Chemist, Material Scientist (m/f/d) (PhD) with management responsibilities

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht - Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG)

Geesthacht, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Polymer Research

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Starting date:


Job description:

Physicist, Chemist, Material Scientist (m/f/d) (PhD) with management responsibilities

At the Institute of Polymer Research membranes for gas and liquid separations are developed. With its interdisciplinary approach the institute covers the entire spectrum from basic research to industrial application. A large and modern infrastructure is available in microscopy, polymer synthesis and characterization, as well as in process engineering. In addition digitization and computer simulation play an increasingly important role.

For our group Instrumental Structure Analysis we are looking for a leader – from February 1st 2020, unlimited. The group characterizes the morphology and chemical structure of nanostructured polymers and nanocomposites. A wide range of microscopic methods are available at the institute (scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, optical microscopy, Raman microscopy). In addition morphological studies are carried out by synchrotron X-ray scattering at DESY.

Your tasks
? Head of Instrumental Structural Analysis, including Human Resources and Budget Responsibility
? Order management from the order clarification, the consultation with microscopic questions over the control of the execution up to the reporting
? Methodical development of preparation techniques as well as analysis methods for the identification of material properties on complex material systems
? Conception, sample preparation, execution and evaluation of examinations up to publication maturity

Your profile
? Completed scientific higher education in the field of physics, chemistry or materials science with doctorate
? Relevant professional experience with microscopy, ideally on polymeric materials and preferably with leadership experience
? In-depth knowledge in the physics and chemistry of polymers
? Experience in computer simulation is an advantage
? Very good German and English skills
? Systematic and structured working style with a self-responsible working method
? Passion for the microscopic methods, a high quality awareness as well as patience and pleasure in precise fine motor activity
? Social competence in dealing with people in an international scientific environment

We offer
? multinational work environment with over 1000 colleagues from more than 50 nations
? extensive options of vocational training (i.e. expert seminars, language courses)
? flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
? excellent infrastructure, including labs, research vessel, computer cluster, scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
? an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is an equal opportunity employer and particularly strives to increase the percentage of women in the science sector. Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be considered preferentially.

Geesthacht is located 35 km southeast of Hamburg in Northern Germany. Its location combines proximity to Germany?s second largest city and its cultural offerings with easy access to numerous outdoor activities in a beautiful setting. We are a family-friendly employer and operate our own kindergarten on campus.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (including CV, a statement of interest and copies of master/diploma/university certificates) indicating job offer code no. 2019/P 8.

Closing date for applications is December 13th, 2019.


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