Mössbauer Employment Positions Available

Mössbauer Effect Data Center (MEDC), Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Mössbauer Effect Data Center (MEDC) was moved to Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) within Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on July 1, 2010. To further its development and Mössbauer research in DICP, we heartily invite senior professors, excellent young scientists and post doctors to work with us. The hosts are Prof. Tao Zhang (http://www.taozhang.dicp.ac.cn/english/Member/zhangtao.htm) and Prof. Junhu Wang (http://www.taozhang.dicp.ac.cn/english/Member/Wangjh.htm). Prof. Tao Zhang is the current directors of DICP and MEDC. If you are interested in these positions, please send us your curriculum vitae and publication lists. After carefully reviewing, we will recommend you to apply one suitable position to you, officially offered by CAS. You also welcome to introduce your colleagues, students and friends to apply these positions. Here please note you have two chances for applying the positions per year. The first is from March 1-15 and the second from September 1-15. The deadline for this year's application is September 15, 2010.

Below are our favorite research topics:

  1. In situ Mössbauer combined with other spectroscopic studies (such as XAFS and so on) on the structural properties and mechanism of iron and/or tin containing TiO2 photocatalytic materials;
  2. Development and characterization of novel catalytic materials and catalytic reactions;
  3. Development and characterization of apatite-based nano-composite materials, especially application for catalysis and biomedicine;
  4. Database research and journal publication, especially Mössbauer database & Mössbauer Effect Reference and Data Journal (MERDJ) (http://www.medc.dicp.ac.cn/)

Further information of CAS fellowships, see http://english.bic.cas.cn/AF/Fe/, and Prof. Tao Zhang's group is http://www.taozhang.dicp.ac.cn/.

Faculty Position / Postdoctoral Researcher in Materials Science and Engineering
Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany

The Institute of Materials Engineering, Department Materials for Electronics (Prof. Dr. Peter Schaaf), at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, invites applications for a Faculty Position (Akademischer Rat auf Zeit). The preferred starting date is September 1, 2009. The initial appointment is for three years and a prolongation is foreseen. The salary follows the German public service scheme (A13 ThürBesG) and is quite attractive. The position is meant for further scientific and academic qualification (Habilitation).

The Institute is seeking an active researcher with a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Material Physics, or similar fields. The successful candidate should represent the field in research and teaching. The research should focus on modern materials in electronics and information technology, nanotechnology, or micromechanics. The candidate will be also cooperating with the interdisciplinary Institute of Micro and Nanotechnologies as well as the Institute of Materials Engineering. Both institutes provide excellent facilities and possibilities for cooperation. The department houses powerful electron microscopes, x-ray analytics, and scanning probes with appropriate sample preparation techniques, including an FIB.

Desired qualifications include a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics, Electronics, or similar fields, extended knowledge and experience in materials science, measurement, analysis, and technical applications, the ability to guide research assistants and associates, the ability to work independently, but also be part of a team, good knowledge of English (knowledge of German or readiness of learning German is a plus), and readiness to perform administrative tasks.

Please send your application with the usual documents (application, CV, certificates, references, list of publications, research ideas) mentioning the code xx/2009 by mail to the address given below or by email to <peter.schaaf@tu-ilmenau.de>. Deadline is July 1, 2009.

Technische Universität Ilmenau
Dezernat für Personalangelegenheiten
PF 10 05 65
98684 Ilmenau

For further information, please contact Professor Dr. Peter Schaaf at <peter.schaaf@tu-ilmenau.de>.

Ph.D. Position in Physics
University of Iceland

The thin film and semiconductor physics group at the Science Institute University of Iceland and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Århus, Denmark, have one vacant position for a Ph.D. student in defect-related magnetism in wide-bandgap semiconductors. The main focus of the research work will be sample preparation and characterisation for study with 57Fe emission Mössbauer spectroscopy following implantation of radioactive 57Mn. The Mössbauer measurements are performed at the ISOLDE facilities at CERN, Switzerland.

The student must have completed a M.Sc. degree or an equivalent degree in physics or electrical engineering. The Ph.D. student will be project-funded employee of the Science Institute at the University of Iceland. The period of employment is 3 years with a possibility of extension, depending on successful project funding. The student will stay 60% of the time in Iceland, 20% in Århus, and 20% at CERN.

The 57Mn collaboration at ISOLDE/CERN consists of scientists from institutes in Europe (Denmark, Iceland, Belgium, Germany, and Italy) and South Africa. The aim of the group is to utilize the 57Mn beam at ISOLDE/CERN for Mössbauer studies of specific materials. Given the current high interest in diluted magnetic semiconductors, this has been the main subject of the group in recent years.

Please e-mail your CV to Prof. H.P. Gunnlaugsson <hpg@phys.au.dk>. Please include a publication list and names/e-mail addresses of at least two senior academic persons who are able and willing to give references. Supplementary documentation will be required from selected applicants. Applicants from outside the EU/EEA should allow for up to 3 months for handling of immigration documents. The application deadline is May 10, 2008.

Further information about the position can be found at <http://www.phys.au.dk/~hpg/Phd_iceland.htm>.

Post-Doc Position
Braunschweig University of Technology

The research group "Solid State Chemistry" at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Braunschweig University of Technology, offers a Post-Doc position with the subject "Mössbauer Spectroscopy.“ The salary will be TVÖD 13 (full-time). The project’s duration is about 16 months; an extension could be possible. The subject of this project is the investigation of iron nitrides. In addition to their equilibrium properties, their formation kinetics is in the center of interest. We are looking for candidates with knowledge in Physical Chemistry of Solids. As a special requirement for his project we expect theoretical knowledge and experimental experience in Mössbauer Spectroscopy.

Please direct questions or applications to: Prof. Dr. K. D. Becker, Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Hans-Sommer-Str. 10, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany. Phone +49/531/391-5341/-5342, e-mail: <k-d.becker@tu-braunschweig.de>. More information can be found at <http://www.tu-braunschweig.de/pci/forschung/becker>.

If you have information about possible employment positions for Mössbauer researchers, please send the relevant information to us at medc@dicp.ac.cn. Please include all pertinent information, and the Web site address for the position, if one is available.

This site is supervised by Mössbauer Effect Data Center, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023, China. Contact email: medc@dicp.ac.cn