We are looking for the Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS) as soon as possible, limited to 3 years, for a
25-2020-IPS PhD Position:
Synchrotron-Based X ray Imaging
Focus: Laminographic 3D characterization of flat objects for application to hot topics of materials science – multiscale and in situ.
The Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) develops and applies most modern X-ray characterization methodology, both at laboratory and synchrotron radiation sources. Our interdisciplinary and international imaging group is a team of physicists, computer scientists and researchers in materials and life sciences, taking advantage of a large variety of cutting-edge X-ray imaging methodology. In particular, there is a unique portfolio of so-called laminographic 3D imaging techniques available. These represent a powerful generalization of conventional 3D computed tomography for the non-destructive high-resolution characterization of flat and laterally extended objects, with outstanding capabilities for in situ and operando studies of materials and devices under real-world conditions.
In the framework of the German-French LAMBDA-Project, together with one of the world leading groups at MINES ParisTech, the IPS aims at the development and application of novel imaging approaches for multi-scale in situ investigation of the damage formation and evolution in flat sheet materials under different loading conditions.
Contribution to the commissioning of a new, dedicated laminography station at the KIT synchrotron source
Elaboration and implementation of X-ray imaging methodology for 3D in situ laminography, with a focus on multi-scale (mm-m-nm) and multi-contrast modes
Theoretical investigation of the physical processes involved in the image contrast formation
Implementation of suitable algorithms for 2D/3D image processing and data analysis
Contribution to the preparation and execution of experiments at KIT and other European synchrotron radiation facilities like the ESRF (Grenoble) and PETRA3 (DESY/Hamburg)
Analysis, interpretation, visualization, and publication of the measured data together with the world leading experts on the field
Master in physics or in materials science (with deep knowledge in physics)
Experience and skills with complex instrumentation
IT-affinity and advanced programming skills (preferably MATLAB, Python, C++, and/or CUDA / OpenCL)
Experience with 2D/3D/4D image processing and analysis
Fluency in both spoken and written English
We offer you an attractive and modern workplace with access to the excellent equipment of the KIT, a varied work, a wide range of training opportunities and a casino / cafeteria.
We prefer to balance the number of female and male employees. Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.
Please apply online until 15.10.2020 using the vacancy number 25-2020-IPS and the reference number 6 to Ms Kaiser, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Human Resources (PSE), Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Tilo Baumbach, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Elias Hamann, email@example.com
You can find further information on the internet: www.kit.eduKIT – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association