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Advertising division: JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Reference number: 2018-168


The Juelich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) operates at the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching near Munich a suite of high performance neutron scattering instruments. It provides access to these instruments for scientists from universities and research institutions in Germany and throughout the world. Within the user program more than 1000 scientists visit the MLZ every year to perform experiments in the physical, chemical, biological and materials sciences. In addition, JCNS is actively pursuing a research program in the field of soft matter science and condensed matter physics.

In the Scientific Computing Group of JCNS at MLZ we develop software for the analysis of scattering experiments. We support instrument users, and participate in exemplary data analyses. We closely cooperate with other European research centres.

We are looking to recruit a as soon as possible a

Physicist / Mathematican / Crystallographer as Research Software Engineer

Your Job:

  • develop open-source software to reduce, visualize, model and fit experimental data
  • lead the development of software used at specific diffractometers or spectrometers
  • cooperate with instrument scientists to improve data-analysis procedures
  • participate in exemplary studies from experiment through analysis to publication

Your Profile:

  • PhD in physics, mathematics, or crystallography
  • communicative personality with broad interests
  • good command of spoken and written English
  • track record in software development, equivalent to at least one year full-time dedication
  • Sound knowledge of C++ under Unix/ Linux

experience with any of following would be a plus:

  • Python, Qt, CMake, git, Latex
  • test-driven development, cross-platform development; numerical mathematics, condensed-matter physics, scattering, spectroscopy, crystallography

Our Offer:

  • challenging and varied work in a growing multicultural team of enthuasiastic professionals
  • visibility of our products in the web ( ) and through scientific publications
  • promoting professional development through participation in national and international conferences and through various training programs
  • A comprehensive further training programme, including German language courses
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • Limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

Place of employment: Garching (Munich)

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 28.06.2018, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Judith Dresen
Telefon: +49 2461 61 9700