Nicole Seifert
Phone: +49 351 260 2083
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Place of work:

Working hours:
39 h/week

14 July 2020

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 58/2020 (982)

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.

Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

Researcher/PostDoc (f/m/d) in Accelerator Mass Spectrometry with focus on one of the following topics: sample preparation techniques, nuclear astrophysics and environmental application

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,200 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

The Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research conducts basic and applied research for a wide range of topics, including the detection of the smallest traces of radionuclides for applications in nuclear astrophysics, in geology and in environmental science.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and Isotope Research, offers positions as Researcher/PostDoc (f/m/d) in Accelerator Mass Spectrometry with focus on one of the following topics: sample preparation techniques, nuclear astrophysics and environmental application.

The positions will be available as soon as possible. These employment contracts are limited to three years with the options of prolongation.


  • will require either experience in accelerator mass spectrometry, in sample preparation techniques or proven knowledge in nuclear astrophysics, terrestrial environmental and geological research areas. They relate to future plans of the Department such as:

    • the installation of a dedicated compact and ultra-sensitive AMS system

    • an ion cooler and a setup for an ion-laser interaction for the new AMS system

    • new sample preparation capabilities, in particular new laboratories for actinides

    • new applications in nuclear astrophysics, e.g. Supernova-produced radionuclides

    • dedicated research in geological and environmental applications

    • further development of new isotopes capabilities for AMS


  • PhD in physics, chemistry or related areas
  • experience in one or several of the following:
    • accelerator mass spectrometry applications
    • earth and environmental research
    • experimental nuclear astrophysics
    • sample preparation for (accelerator) mass spectrometry
    • radionuclide or rare isotope detection techniques
    • laser-ion beam interactions or ion cooler applications
    • single particle detection techniques
    • software engineering or programming languages for accelerator facilities, e.g. Python or similar

We offer:

  • exciting work environment on an attractive research campus

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence

  • salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TVöD-Bund

  • 30 vacation days per year

  • company pension scheme (VBL)

  • a good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the shape of:

    • possibility to work part-time

    • flexible working hours

    • in-house health management

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

Online application English / German