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The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is the National Metrology Institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with scientific and technical service tasks. It furthers progress and reliability in metrology for society, the economy and science.

In Division 6, “Ionizing Radiation”, in Braunschweig, the position of

Head of Department 6.4, “Neutron Radiation”

is to be filled as soon as possible. The position/post is rated according to Salary Group B2 BBesO. Applicants who do not comply with the requirements for a career as a federal civil servant at the time of their appointment will, correspondingly, be remunerated outside the collective bargaining agreement; such an employment contract is limited to 2 years for probation reasons.

Your tasks:
Our department deals with metrological and scientific issues associated with neutron radiation for radioprotection, radiotherapy and radiobiology as well as for research and technology. For these tasks, we operate irradiation facilities with neutron sources and an ion accelerator facility (tandem, cyclotron) with which neutron and high-energy photons are generated by nuclear reactions. The different radiation fields (among which a micro ion beam apparatus) are also used by other departments of PTB and by external interested parties.

Your tasks:

  • Heading our department which currently has approx. 25 members of staff and is divided into four working groups
  • Planning and coordinating the human and financial resources
  • Coordinating the scientific activities
  • Coordinating and organizing the Department’s testing, calibration and expertise activities in a customer-oriented way in order to supply effective services, taking European developments into account
  • Responsibility for the strategic development of the department
  • Raising funds for research projects
  • Own scientific activities, i.e. research, publications and presentations, within the department’s range of tasks
  • Representation of PTB in the department’s fields of activity, especially in national and international committees

Your qualifications:

  • You have completed university studies and obtained a doctorate in physics or a related subject
  • You can document the internationally accepted research results you have obtained by means of relevant publications and presentations
  • You have excellent expert knowledge of the measurement of ionizing radiation, especially for neutrons, and of accelerator technologies
  • You have good knowledge and experience in the field of metrological services, including legal metrology
  • You are familiar with the supervision of larger working groups; you will have to demonstrate these abilities within the scope of an assessment center
  • You have experience in conceiving and implementing new technical tasks
  • You are familiar with raising funds for and implementing research projects
  • You are able to motivate scientific and technical staff and have a cooperative approach to management
  • You exhibit professional demeanor and have excellent written and oral communication skills, both in German and in English
  • You are able to take a leading role in national and international committees and to represent PTB’s positions
  • You have good skills in cooperation, organization and administration
  • You are highly committed; you have a profound sense of responsibility and demonstrate decisiveness as well as assertiveness

For further information on this position, please contact:
Dr. J. Stenger, phone: +49 (0)531 592-3000, e-mail: joern.stenger@ptb.de.

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PTB promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women.

Within the scope of the official feasibilities, PTB offers flexible part-time work schemes in order to support in particular the compatibility of work and family life.

Disabled persons will be given priority if they have the same occupational aptitude.

Are you interested? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Please use our online application form or send us your application to the following postal address:

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Referat “Personal”
Reference number 16-058-6
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
Germany

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications sent via e-mail.

The closing date for applications is 2 June 2016.

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