Vacancy No. 414/2022

chemist / physicist / material scientist with PhD degree (f/m/d)

Job description

You will be involved in the technical upgrade and commissioning of the multi-crystal X-ray emission spectrometer (XES) operated at the ACT station of the CAT-ACT wiggler beamline at the KIT Light Source, KARA storage ring, KIT Campus North. You will support the INE research group “High resolution X-ray emission spectroscopy” and our cooperation partners in performing experiments at the INE operated experimental stations at KARA, dedicated and optimized for the analysis of radionuclide bearing materials. Your personal research will focus on structural and electronic properties of highly radioactive materials like spent nuclear fuel employing XAS and XES techniques. This will include the application of spatial resolution and in situ setups, e.g., to study the effect of the electrochemical potential on actinide speciation. Furthermore, you will instruct internship and master students to perform XAS/XES or inelastic X-ray scattering experiments to study actinide compounds.

Personal qualification

You have a university degree in chemistry, physics, material science or related (university diploma / master degree) with a completed PhD. You have experience in the application of X-ray absorption spectroscopy techniques and related data treatment. Experience with X-ray emission spectroscopy is an advantage. Personally, you convince with strong communication skills, organizational skills, ability to work in a team and ability for interdisciplinary cooperation.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE)

Starting date


Contract duration

2 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Tonya Vitova, phone +49 721 608-24024.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 414/2022 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Ratzel
phone: +49 721 608-25544,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.