Job Offer "Staff scientist (Nuclear Chemist or Physicist) (all genders) – Tenure Track" (deadline expired)

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt is one of the leading particle-accelerator laboratories for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research), one of the world's largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed to conduct world-class science.

The GSI SHE Chemie department is looking for a

Staff scientist (Nuclear Chemist or Physicist) (all genders) – Tenure Track

Posting ID: 22.83-1220

The “Superheavy Element Chemistry” research department is active in the study of production, nuclear stability and chemical properties of the heaviest elements, entertaining a vibrant research program at GSI Darmstadt as well as at collaborating institutions in Europe and worldwide.

The position is focused on studies of the chemical and nuclear properties of the heaviest elements. The SHE Chemistry department operates the gas-filled recoil separator TASCA and its ancillary detection setups, e.g, the COMPACT gas chromatography and detection system. These are equipped with a state-of-the-art digital electronics data acquisition system based on sampling ADCs. The successful candidate will be integrated into the chemistry program of the department and will also be active in all experimental activities of the department at TASCA and elsewhere.


Your Tasks:

  • conception, preparation, execution and publication of interdisciplinary studies of the superheavy elements including their production and chemical study at GSI and at collaborating research centers
  • supervision of students and doctoral candidates
  • occupational safety and radiation protection duties, safe handling and examination of actinide targets


After successful tenure-track evaluation, the candidate will assume the position of Radiation Safety Officer according to StrlSchV for the experimental areas of the SHE Chemistry Department.


Your Qualification:

  • PhD, preferably in chemistry with specialization in nuclear chemistry, or alternatively in physics with specialization in low energy nuclear physics
  • qualified candidates have several years of independent research experience, preferably in an international collaboration. Candidates from any field of nuclear chemistry or low-energy nuclear physics are invited to apply
  • knowledge of the chemical and/or nuclear properties of the heaviest elements, experience with nuclear electronics, data acquisition systems, and physical recoil separators would be advantageous
  • good command of spoken and written English and a good command of the German language; fluency in German (oral and writing) will be required latest for a successful tenure track evaluation
  • experience with radiation protection regulations is advantageous
  • careful working, reliability, flexibility, good communication and organizational skills, initiative, ability to work under pressure as well as the ability to work in a team.

We offer an interesting tenure-track position in an international environment, initially for five years. After successful evaluation, the position will become permanent. The starting date is 1st April 2023.

Salary and benefits are based on the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD Bund) effective at GSI.

GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.

Information about FAIR and GSI is available at and

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Christoph Düllmann (c.e.duellmann[at]

If you find this position interesting, please send all application documents (a CV, a list of publications, including a commented selection of the three most significant ones, a research interest and achievements statement, names of at least two colleagues willing and able to provide qualified assessments of the candidate) stating the Posting-ID above until 13th November 2022 to:


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