Vacancy Notice No. 49E/2016

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (HZDR) has an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for research in the sectors health, energy and matter with more than 1,100 employees. HZDR is a member of Germany`s largest research organisation – Helmholtz Association (HGF).

Further information can be found at http://www.hzdr.de.

The Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory invites applications as

Solid-state physicist (m/f) at the HIBEF facility

The position will be available from now. The employment contract is limited to 2 years. The regular weekly working time will be 39 hours per week. The salary is based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund. The place of work is Hamburg.

The HZDR will develop and operate a new experimental facility, the "Helmholtz International Beamline for Extreme Fields (HIBEF) at the European XFEL". This infrastructure will allow for performing a new generation of advanced x-ray experiments under extreme sample conditions. The installation will be operated as a large scale user facility with access for the worldwide research community. The applicant will essentially contribute in the development of this novel infrastructure.


  • PhD degree with very good marks and science focus in condensed matter physics
  • expertise in X-ray diffraction techniques using synchrotron or XFEL radiation,
  • experience in pulsed-magnetic field exeriments
  • experience as local contact at synchrotron or XFEL facilities
  • experience in development of experimental setups and new methods in X-ray scattering and spectroscopy
  • strong communication and organisation skills, self-confidence, English is mandatory


  • design and installation of an X-ray diffraction experiment for extreme sample conditions (pulsed magnetic fields) in close collaboration with European XFEL, DESY and the HIBEF User Consortia and its operation in user service
  • active research in utilizing XFEL radiation at high magnetic fields
  • development and adaption of experimental X-ray measurement techniques for the use in pulsed magnetic fields
  • organisational and user support tasks
  • working places are Hamburg (XFEL, mainly) and HZDR (intermittent)

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Thomas Herrmannsdörfer, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 3320 or Prof. Dr. Joachim Wosnitza, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 3524.

Kindly submit your completed online application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) by 30 November 2016 via Online application (English / German).

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

Zertifikat Audit Beruf und FamilieHelmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Personnel Department
PO Box 51 01 19
01314 Dresden