Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in the field of X-ray and optical scattering from functional colloids

INM’s research group Structure Formation investigates how molecules, polymers and colloidal particles join to form materials. We focus on fundamental processes of structure formation and apply them to prepare new materials from liquid precursors. In a new project funded by DLR (German Aerospace Center) we are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in the field of X-ray and optical scattering from functional colloids

The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany, is an internationally leading center for materials research. With around 250 employees from all over the world, the INM is an attractive employer and creative partner in numerous collaborations with science and industry.

INM’s research group Structure Formation investigates how molecules, polymers and colloidal particles join to form materials. We focus on fundamental processes of structure formation and apply them to prepare new materials from liquid precursors. In a new project funded by DLR (German Aerospace Center) we are seeking a

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

in the field of X-ray and optical scattering from functional colloids

(starting date: February 1, 2021, salary level 13 TV-L, 39,5h/week, contract limited to two years, with possible extension).

Your tasks

  • analysis of data from light and X-rax scattering on functional colloids
  • supervision of a laboratory small angle X-ray scattering beam line
  • development of a light scattering set-up for a sounding rocket in cooperation with DLR
  • supervision of PhD and master students
  • communication and collaboration with academic partners

Your profile

  • successful PhD in materials science, physics, or a related field
  • strong and proven interest in scattering experiments (especially with X-rays and light)
  • experience in neutron scattering is useful, but not required
  • interest in model development for the evaluation of scattering data
  • very good communication and writing skills
  • thorough command of the English language – German language knowledge is beneficial

Your benefits

  • an exciting position in a dynamic research team that interacts with leading researchers and companies
  • strong support to perform high-quality research and to present and publish your research results
  • an interdisciplinary and international workplace with excellent infrastructure
  • living and working at the heart of the Greater Region Germany/France/Luxemburg/Belgium
  • flexible working hours, mobile working, company pension scheme, job ticket, social events, …

Interested? We are looking forward to receiving your application (CV, publication list, motivation letter, at least two references) by Dezember 15, 2020. Please send it via e-mail (single pdf file < 5 MB) to

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kraus  •  E-mail: tobias.kraus@leibniz-inm.de  •  Reference: “PostDoc: Arnim2”

The INM is an equal-opportunity employer with certified family-friendly policy. We promote professional opportunities for women and strongly encourage them to apply. Full time jobs can be generally divided.

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