Postdoctoral experimental physicist (m/f/d)

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching

Type of Job

Young Researchers

Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Job Code: 22/055

Job offer from September 10, 2022

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics as an institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (registered association) is the largest centre for fusion research in Europe with about 1100 employees in Garching near Munich and Greifswald. The scientists are investigating the physical principles for a fusion power plant which - like the sun - generates energy from the fusion of light atomic nuclei. The research is carried out in seven experimental and theoretical projects aimed at developing nuclear fusion into an inexhaustible and safe source of energy for the future.

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching offers within the division "Plasma Edge and Wall" (E2M) a position for a Postdoctoral experimental physicist (m/f/d)

Your tasks

  • Construction and commissioning of a femtosecond laser system for depth profiling of hydrogen in metals
  • Optimization of the diagnosis of released hydrogen using mass spectroscopy
  • Characterization of the treated surfaces with scanning electron microscopy
  • Study of hydrogen retention in tungsten

Your profile

  • PhD in experimental physics
  • Good knowledge of plasma-material interaction
  • Good knowledge of handling and using ultrashort pulse lasers
  • Knowledge of metallography and surface diagnostics

Your abilities

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Independent goal-oriented way of working
  • Ability to present complex scientific and technical issues verbally and in writing
  • Willingness to work and experience in international projects

We offer

  • An interesting job at one of the largest research institutes for fusion research
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunities for further education and training
  • Company pension scheme by the Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder
  • Family service & childcare facilities on the company premises
  • Further social benefits (e.g. capital-forming benefits, discounted public transport tickets and travel allowance)
The full-time position starts as soon as possible and is limited to a duration of two years. The salary is based on the assignment of tasks and qualifications and goes up to pay group E13 according to the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD Bund). The IPP seeks to increase the proportion of employed women in those areas where they are underrepresented and explicitly encourages women to apply for this position. The IPP is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

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Are you currently interested?

Then we are looking forward to your complete online application until 16.10.2022.
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