Vacancy Notice No. 62E/2017

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter. All research is conducted in close collaboration with other members of the Helmholtz Association as well as with universities, non-university affiliated research institutes, and industry.

For additional information please visit: https://www.hzdr.de.

The Institute of Radiation Physics invites an application as

Research Associate (m/f)

The position will be available from 1 January 2018. The employment contract is initially limited to two years. The regular weekly working time will be 39 hours. The salary is based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund. The place of work is Dresden-Rossendorf.


  • very good PhD degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Physics or related fields
  • experience in developing analytic methods in imaging
  • experience in developing algorithms in imaging
  • experience with parallelization of algorithms on many-core hardware
  • preferred experience:
    • image reconstruction techniques with focus on X-ray scattering
    • multi-model sensing/imaging methods with focus on joint inversion
    • forward and inverse methods for noisy and uncomplete data and data with large error
    • reconstruction from partially unknown models / generation of effective models
    • usage of high performance computers & many-core architectures (GPUs)
    • in-depth knowledge of C++ (incl. template metaprogarmming) and Python
    • supervision of students, thesis supervision, collaboration with experiment teams


  • development and implemenation of advanced algorithms for forward and inverse problems in multimodal sensing and imaging in the field of plasma science with high intensity Iasers
  • optimization of said algorithms on current and future many-core architectures with respect to execution speed, scalability, robustness and reliability
  • strong interaction with both plasma simulation scientists and experimental scientists on data analysis implementation and optimization and data assimilation
  • research on and development of mathematical and data analysis methods with regard to combining multiple experimental diagnostics including Iaser diagnostics, plasma and beam diagnostics and X-ray diagnostics, with special images on
  • building and supervising of a small team of students and engage in collaboration with experimental teams

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michael Bussmann, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 2616 or Prof. Dr. Thomas Cowan, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 2270.

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) by 30 September 2017 only 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
Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden