Job opportunity: AMS position available at TU Dresden / HZDR

A position for a Research Associate / PhD student / Postdoc (m/f/x) in Accelerator Mass Spectrometry is available at TU Dresden / HZDR

starting as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to 2 years with 100% of the full-time weekly hours for a Postdoc resp. 3 years with up to 75% of the full-time weekly hours for a PhD student, with the option of extension. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (usually PhD/habilitation thesis).

Topics: At the Chair of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and Isotope Research (AMS), new technologies are being developed and a state-of-the-art AMS system with the highest sensitivity for a range of rare radionuclides is being set-up in collaboration with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). Our main research focus areas include:

  • Nuclear Astrophysics: how are the elements made in nature? Detection of nearby Supernovae
  • Environmental Research: anthropogenic and natural radionuclides as environmental markers
  • Climate of the Past & Geological Applications: cosmogenic radionuclides in terrestrial archives
  • Fundamental Physics: search for Dark Matter, neutrinos in the past, nuclear properties

Responsibilities: Development of new measurement strategies for ultra-sensitive low-energy AMS. This includes

  • new measurement strategies for AMS of rare earth elements and actinides using an ion cooler
  • automated tuning procedures (in collaboration with Univ. of Vienna and HZDR)
  • developments of machine learning (ML)-algorithms for optimization of beam parameters and control of relevant components
  • remote or autonomous measurements requiring a high degree of automation of controlling the measurement process as well as data acquisition and analysis.
  • The work will be performed in close collaboration with the AMS colleagues at HZDR

Applications are accepted until 23 June 2023.

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