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Bielefeld University / Helmholtz Center Berlin

The Department of Physics at Bielefeld University and the Helmholtz Center Berlin invite applications for a

Junior Professorship (W1)
in Synchrotron based Materials Research
for Information Technology

starting at the next possible time.

The successful candidate will lead a joint junior research group at Bielefeld University in the Department of Physics and at the Helmholtz Center Berlin within the Joint Lab „Development and Characterization of Energy materials with Synchrotron radiation - BiBer“. The candidates research subjects should cover the development and characterization of new material systems for Information technology with experimental focus on thin film preparation and characterization with synchrotron radiation. Particular preference will be given to research directed towards materials for spintronics and/or energy applications. The junior research group will be supported by two PhD positions and will have access to the thin film and patterning facilities of Bielefeld University and the synchrotron beamline of the Helmholtz Center Berlin. For nanostructured samples, beneficial methods such as photoemission microscopy and soft-x-ray magnetic scattering are available. The scientific interests of the applicant should complement the activities of the Physics department at Bielefeld University.

Applicants should have a PhD preferably in Physics, Material Science, or a related discipline and demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching. Experience with international research collaborations, conference participation/orga­nization, and the supervision of thesis are of advantage. The initial appointment as a Junior Professor is for three years, extendable to six years after positive evaluation.

Applications from suitably qualified handicapped and severely handicapped persons are explicitly encouraged.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognized as a family friendly university. The University welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard both to academic and technical posts as well as positions in Information Technology and trades and crafts. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the state equal opportunity statutes.

Please send your application (including a CV, research plan, list of publications, a statement on your teaching experience and a copy of your doctoral certificate) by March 31st, 2017 to:

Bielefeld University
Dean of Department of Physics
Universitätsstr. 25, 33615 Bielefeld


Closing date: 31.03.2017
Closing date: 31 March 2017 Published on academics.com on date 2 February 2017
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