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Research Scientist (f/m/d) Optimised Formability of Magnesium Nanocomposites
Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH
for a Changing World
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Optimised Formability of Magnesium Nanocomposites
Reference code: 50076140_4 – 2022/WD 1
Commencement date: as soon as possible
Work location: Geesthacht (near Hamburg)
Application deadline: March 9th, 2022
At the Institute of Material and Process Design, lightweight
materials are being developed as part of the project
"OptUm-MagNa – Optimised Formability of Magnesium
Nanocomposites", approved by the Federal Ministry of Economics
and Climate Action, which extend their range of applications
into the area of semi-finished products for forming through the
addition of ceramic nanoparticles. This serves the increased use
of magnesium alloys in the automotive and aerospace industries,
resulting in lower fuel consumption due to the reduction of
Equality of opportunity is an important part of our personnel
policy. We would therefore strongly encourage qualified women to
apply for the position. The position can be filled part-time in
You will develop the magnesium nanocomposite at Hereon through a
hybrid process. In the course of the project, the material will
be transferred to suitability for industrial forming processes.
In doing so, you will investigate the materials by means of
mechanical testing, optical and electron microscopy as well as
You will optimise the processes for producing and manufacturing
You contribute to the cross-industry transfer of
knowledge and technology by producing films or PR material that
is shown at trade fairs, industrial workshops or scientific
You publish scientific results in peer-reviewed
journals and at international conferences.
You cooperate and
communicate with the partners (SME and university) in this
collaborative project in a way that is beneficial to the success
of the project.
university degree (diploma or master's degree) and ideally a
doctorate in materials science, materials engineering, physics
or a comparable field of study
strong knowledge in the field of light metals technology
(preferably magnesium) or metal-matrix composites
initial experience in project leadership or project management
independent, structured and organised way of working
high degree of team spirit
very good written and spoken German and English language
enjoy working in an international team
experience in supervising young researchers
goal-oriented and structured way of working combined with high
competence in solving problems
high level of commitment, initiative, creativity and
We offer you
multinational work environment with ca. 1,100 colleagues from
more than 50 nations
extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert
seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
flexible working hours and various models to ensure the
compatibility of family and career
excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house
library as well as modern work spaces
remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage
agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits
free employee advice – Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Welcome Office, guest accommodation
canteen at the Geesthacht location
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon conducts cutting-edge international research for a changing world: Around 1,100 employees contribute to the tackling of climate change, the sustainable use of the world's coastal systems and the resource-compatible enhancement of the quality of life. From fundamental research to practical applications, the interdisciplinary research spectrum covers a unique range.
Institute of Material and Process Design
The Institute of Material and Process Design is dedicated to the sustainable and ecological development of innovative materials and manufacturing processes, especially for the transportation sector and medical technology.
To this end, materials are tailored and manufacturing processes are designed to conserve resources – from the modeling of material behavior to the development of the material to the finished component.
Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number 2022/WD 1.