Vacancy No. 31/2020

Physicist (f/m/d) with doctoral qualification

Job description

The scientific aim of the activity is a basic understanding of growth processes in semiconductor nanostructures as a function of growth conditions. In particular, your duties include the development of in-situ capable X-ray scattering measurement routines and their implementation/integration into suitable synchrotron radiation measuring stations and in-situ growth chambers. Your area of ​​responsibility is the ex-situ and in-situ characterization of the growth processes of semiconductor nanostructures using X-ray scattering methods using synchrotron radiation, focusing on the application and further development of so-called reciprocal space mapping in a wide variety of scattering geometries such as GID, GISAXS and CDI. In addition, you will be actively involved in the advancement and coordination of scientific research collaborations and you will take over the acquisition and coordination of national and international research projects in the field of modern X-ray physics and nanosciences.

Personal qualification

You hold a university degree in physics (diploma (university)/master) and a completed doctorate. Professional experience in characterization using X-ray scattering methods and/or knowledge in the manufacture or characterization of semiconductor structures, in particular using X-ray scattering, will be advantageous.


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

Organizational unit

Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

3 years.

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Tilo Baumbach, phone 0721 608-26820 or Dr. habil. Anton Plech, phone 0721 608-28665.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 31/2020 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Kaiser
phone: +49 721 608-22438,

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.

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.