Instrument scientist

The Technical University Munich operates the high flux Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz
(FRM II) located at the scientific campus in Garching, Germany. The neutron source itself, its research instruments as well as the irradiation facilities provide unique possibilities for the scientific and industrial use of neutron beams.

For further development and operation of instruments in the area of spectroscopy we invite applications (full time position 40.1 h/week) for two positions.

Your responsibilities

You are co-responsible for the operation of either the spectrometer TOFTOF (cold chopper spectrometer) or MIRA (triple axis spectrometer). In close collaboration with scientists and engineers from other in-house groups, you will be enganged in the upgrade of the instrument and the development and simulations of similar instruments at FRM II. In addition, you pursue your own research interests based on neutron scattering techniques, i.e. neutron spectroscopy. For TOFTOF, research interests ideally are within the area of Soft Matter or Life Sciences, for MIRA research interest in the area of magnetism are beneficial.

Your qualifications

You have a degree in physics, chemistry, material science or related fields, ideally completed with a PhD / doctorate degree. You are experienced in the application of neutron scattering methods or other scattering techniques for the investigation of dynamical properties in condensed matter. Experience in the operation of neutron spectrometers and in simulations using Monte Carlo methods are beneficial. Persuasive communication skills and ability to work in a team in an international environment are mandatory. Good oral and written English skills are required, German language skills are an asset.
The appointment is initially limited; a prolongation is possible. The payment is based on the German pay scale TV-L. The Technical University Munich is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants having an equivalent experience will be preferred.
Further information is given by the head of our instrument group, Dr. Wiebke Lohstroh
(E-Mail:, phone +49 89 289 14735), or the head of the group MIRA,
Dr. Robert Georgii, Tel.: +49 89 289 14986, e-mail


  • Flexible working hours
  • job tickets at a preferencial price
  • employer-funded pension (VBL)

The closing date for applications is November 15, 2019.

Please find more job adverts at

Technische Universität München
Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)
Lichtenbergstraße 1
D-85747 Garching
Tel: +49 89 289 14614