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Research Associate (f/m/d) (PostDoc)


The Institute of Physics of the University of Bonn (RFWU Bonn) invites applications for the position of a

Research Associate (f/m/d) (PostDoc)

with focus on

"Development of low mass superconducting high field magnets and low mass HTS active or passive shielding"

within the framework of the EU-STRONG2020 joint research project "Cryogenic Polarized Target Applications". The position is linked to the working group "Polarized Target" of the Institute of Physics of the University of Bonn and is initially limited to 24 Months. The position is to bee filled as soon as possible.

Our profile

The research field of the working group "Polarized Target" include the development and operation of polarized solid-state targets for scattering experiments at the particle accelerators ELSA (Bonn) and MAMI (Mainz). One focus of current developments is the implementation of small, thin superconducting magnets in the existing dilution refrigerators in the particle scattering experiments. The first magnets are already being used successfully in experiments and are to be further developed with regard to maximum field strength and high homogeneity with minimum coil thickness. The suitability of HTSL structures instead of the thin NbTi superconductors used in the existing dilution cryostats will be investigated. The coils are manufactured in-house and on specially developed winding machines. We are a small, committed team that repeatedly deals with and links exciting topics from the basics and areas of application.

Your profile

  • A university degree (Master's or equivalent) in physics or a closely related field.
  • A completed doctorate
  • Excellent knowledge in the design of LTSL and HTLS magnets
  • Good knowledge in the field of cryo-physics and technology
  • Good programming skills of common programming languages preferably LabVIEW
  • Experience in dealing with Mathematica
  • High interest in the development of small superconducting coils and structures
  • Technical understanding and skill in the manufacturing processes of the coils and the further development of the winding techniques
  • High motivation, ability to cooperate and work in a team as well as the ability to independently, responsibly and successfully implement projects are expected  

Your tasks

  • Simulation and field calculation of thin superconducting coils, preferably analytically with the help of Mathematica
  • Selection of all necessary components for the production of the coils
  • Accompanying and supporting the manufacturing process
  • Testing and measurement of the manufactured coils
  • Preparation and documentation of the obtained measurement and process data
  • Participation in the experimental program of the working group, operation and monitoring of the existing dilution refrigerators

Our offer

Recruitment takes place in the employment relationship. The position is to be filled as soon as possible and initially offered for 24 months. The regular weekly working time is 39,833 hours. The position is rated EG 13 TV-L.

The RFWU is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a variety of health, counselling and prevention services (e.B. university sports) as part of a university health management. There is also an extensive range of further training courses and a job ticket is offered.

The job advertisement is aimed at all genders. The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Its aim is to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented. It therefore urges qualified women to apply. Applications will be treated in accordance with the State Equality Act. The application of suitable people with a proven severe disability and persons treated as such is particularly welcome.

If you are interested in this position, please send your complete and meaningful application documents (cover letter with motivation, tabular CV, copies of certificates and certificates, proof of relevant scientific and non-scientific activities for job suitability) by 30.06.2022 in a PDF file by e-mail to: Dr. Hartmut Dutz, project leader of the Polarized Target research group at the Institute of Physics. If you have any questions in advance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Dutz.

In the interests of equal treatment, we ask you to refrain from taking an application photo.

Job offer (PDF)

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