Three physicist with a German “Diplom” or a Master graduation (05/10-7)

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is the National Metrology Institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with scientific and technical service tasks. It furthers progress and reliability in metrology for society, economy and science.

PTB uses synchrotron radiation of the electron storage rings Metrology Light Source (MLS) and BESSY II in Berlin-Adlershof for metrological purposes. Within the scope of national and international research projects, the Departments 7.1 “X-ray Metrology with Synchrotron Radiation” and 7.2 “Radiometry with Synchrotron Radiation” are looking for

three physicists with a German “Diplom” or a Master graduation

to join them as soon as possible. The posts are limited in time; you may have the opportunity to obtain a doctor’s degree (PhD). The tasks are in compliance with the characteristics of Group IIa of the BAT remuneration scheme; the remuneration will be paid according to the regulations of the TVöD (85 % for PhD candidates).

(1) Development and application of quantitative methods of grazing-incidence
small-angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS) for the investigation of nanostructures
and nanoparticles on surfaces

(2) Study of the interaction between X-ray lasers and matter via ion- and
fluorescence spectroscopy on gases, and further development of
radiometric methods for the characterisation of femtosecond lasers
in the X-ray range

(3) Development and application of IR microspectrometry at a newly
created measuring facility of MLS for the characterisation of layer-
and other systems


* Completed university studies of physics with a very good grade (German “Diplom” or Master)
* Knowledge and practical experience in at least one of the following fields: X-ray scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, IR spectrometry, synchrotron radiation, free-electron laser, surface analysis, atomic and molecular spectroscopy
* Interest in the realisation and interpretation of complex experiments
* A particular ability to work in a team, and a good command of English

For further information, please contact
(1) Dr M. Krumrey, +49 (0)30 6392 5085 or
(2) Prof. Dr M. Richter, +49 (0)30 6392-5084 or
(3) Dr G. Ulm, +49 (0)30 3481 7312.

The PTB promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women.

Disabled persons will be given priority if they have the same occupational aptitude.

Within the scope of the official feasibilities, PTB offers flexible part-time work schemes in order to support in particular the compatibility of family and profession.

Are you interested? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you. Please send your detailed application by 18 February 2010 to the address below, quoting the reference number 05/10-7.

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
– Institut Berlin –
Abbestr. 2-12
10587 Berlin