European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques. User operation will start in September 2017.
The HiBEF user consortium at European XFEL will install and commission a 100 J class, 10 Hz, ns-laser at the High Energy Density experiment station. Dynamic compression experiments at this station determine the requirements for the laser and its performance with respect to temporal pulse shaping and spatial properties. Expertise is required to ensure that suitable laser performance enables state-of-the-art experiments.
For this purpose, we are seeking to employ an experienced
High Energy Laser Scientist (f/m)
The Position The candidate will
liaise between the Optical Laser and High Energy Density science groups at European XFEL and the HiBEF User Consortium
be responsible for interfacing with the experimenters to determine the critical performance goals and drive to enable these
elaborate / improve / maintain schemes for laser beam delivery in order to maintain laser-machine safety and meet experimental requirements (diagnostics, optical isolation, spot conditioning, frequency conversion, temporal ramping, etc.)
participate in installation, commissioning and operation of the high energy ns-laser system in user-facility-mode
participate in regular maintenance activities
participate in experimental campaigns
Requirements The candidate ideally has
a PhD-degree or equivalent academic or industrial experience in laser physics or a similar discipline
proven hands-on experience with the operation of high energy ns-laser systems and the associated measurement, characterization and experimental methods including shock diagnostics
experience in designing and performing ns-laser shock- and ramped compression experiments
proven scientific track-record
excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary team
For additional information please contact Max Lederer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Working place will be Schenefeld in the Hamburg metropolitan area.
General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found here.
Reference number: S-181
Duration: This appointment is initially limited to 3 years and may – subject to a later decision – become permanent.
Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme, as well as broad relocation benefits. The European XFEL GmbH intends to achieve a widely international staff. Non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.
Handicapped persons will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.
English is the working language, knowledge of German is considered an asset. Application: Please apply online here and provide a motivation letter next to a CV in English, your list of publications, as well as your work certificates in one single pdf-file.
Deadline: September 30th 2017
European XFEL GmbH Holzkoppel 4, 22869 Schenefeld, Germany www.xfel.eu
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme, as well as broad relocation benefits.
The European X-Ray Free Electron Laser Facility GmbH (European XFEL GmbH) is a multi-national non-profit company. It will make available X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. Located in the Hamburg area, Germany, it will comprise scientific instruments for a wide range of experimental techniques. Construction of the Eur...opean XFEL is underway, user operation starts in 2016.
The European XFEL will generate photon beams in the X-ray energy range, with a so far unrivalled brilliance, making high demands on the detector systems. We have established an international collaboration with the goal to develop imaging detectors for our scientific experiments.