PhD physicist (m/f)

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research - GSI - Helmholtz Association

Darmstadt, Germany

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Starting date:


Job description:

The Helmholtz Institut Mainz (HIM) is a physics research institute jointly funded by the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH in Darmstadt and the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGU). HIM's research focuses on the structure, symmetry and stability of matter and antimatter. GSI is a research institution supported by the federal government and the states of Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia and is a member of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.

For the section ACID (Accelerators and integrated detectors) in HIM in Mainz, we are looking at the next possible date, for a:

PhD physicist (m/f)
Posting-ID: 4301-18.172

for the active cooperation in the accelerator project "Prototype for the 8MeV electron cooler at HESR/PANDA". In the next few years, in cooperation with colleagues from the Budker Institute in Novosibirsk (BINP), a new type of high-voltage generator based on gas turbines is to be commissioned, which will additionally enable potential-free power supply of loads at high potential. In contrast to existing dc accelerators, the limitations with regard to available power and cooling at high potentials have been lifted, making experiments in basic research and application possible that were hitherto considered unfeasible. The first test runs with the 600kV prototype are planned for 2019.

Your tasks:

Coordination of the construction of the HV generator at HIM in Mainz and the following extension to beam operation with beam outputs of up to 1 megawatt and energy recuperation in cooperation with BINPBeam-Dynamic design work for electron cooling at HESR for PANDA and SU-ED beams (Spin-polarized Ultrafast Electron Diffraction) Planning and design of possible applications in medicine and industryCommissioning of diagnostic systems for ultra-intensive electron beams in the megawatt range

Your qualifications:

Doctorate in physics or a related subjectKnowledge of computer programs for the simulation of particle dynamics in linear acceleratorsPractical experience with accelerator physicsKnowledge in the field of vacuum technology, beam diagnosis and data acquisition is an advantage. Due to the international integration of the activity, a good knowledge of English is absolutely necessary

Please contact Prof. Dr. Kurt Aulenbacher (Tel. +49-6131-3925804, if you have any questions.

The location is the Helmholtz Institute Mainz in Mainz.

The position is initially limited to 3 years. The salary is based on the GSI collective agreement TVöD (federal government).

GSI and HIM promote the professional development of women and welcomes the fact that women feel particularly addressed by the call for proposals.

Severely handicapped persons with the same qualification are given preference.

If you find this position interesting, please send your full application documents, including the desired salary, with information of your earliest possible starting date and the Posting-ID above to the following address by January, 11th 2019 to:

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

or to:

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-4301-18.172