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19,5 h/week

14 July 2022

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Job-Id: 2022/113 (1457)

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Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

PhD student (f/m/d) Developing radiation transport module for simulation code PIConGPU

Through cutting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MATTER, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) solves some of the pressing societal and industrial challenges of our time. Join our 1.400 employees from more than 50 nations at one of our six research sites and help us moving research to the next level!

The Institute of Radiation Physics conducts research for states of matter under extreme conditions and in very small dimensions.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Laser Particle Acceleration invites applications as PhD student (f/m/d) Developing radiation transport module for simulation code PIConGPU.

The position will be available from 1 September 2022. The employment contract is limited to three years.

Your tasks:

  • Work on Computational Physics to develop a radiation transport module for our simulation code PIConGPU
  • Special aim will be on application to European XFEL (Link) scattering and XFEL or self emission pectroscopy probing methods, such as SAXS, Faraday Rotation, and XRTS

  • Work together with the experimental team to analyze data and develop new experimental ideas, both for Helmholtz International Beamline for Extreme Fields (HIBEF)-related XFEL experiments and experiments on our HZDR laser systems DRACO and PENELOPE

Your profile:

  • Master`s degree in Computational Physics or closely related discipline
  • Deep understanding of particle-in-cell codes and photon interaction/transport physics
  • Experience in large scale simulations on high performance computer clusters
  • Thorough understanding of the physics of interactions of high power lasers with solids
  • Working with Github in a large collaboration
  • Helpful is knowledge of C++, template programming, python, ALPAKA library, programming for accelerators

Our offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • A structured PhD program with a comprehensive range of continuing education and networking opportunities - more information about the PhD program at the HZDR can be found here
  • The employment contract is limited to three years
  • Salary and social benefits in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund) including 30 days of paid holiday leave, company pension scheme (VBL)
  • We support a good work-life balance with the possibility of part-time employment and flexible working hours
  • Numerous company health management offerings
  • An employer subsidy for the VVO job ticket

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