Vacancy No. 12/11-EMRP
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, economy and science.
Within the scope of a European research project of the European Metrology Programme EMRP involving research institutes from 7 countries, Department 8.4 "Mathematical Modelling and Data Analysis" is looking for a
specialised in applied mathematics, statistics, theoretical physics or a comparable theoretical engineering science to join in as soon as possible. The post is limited to 3 years. The remuneration will be paid up to remuneration group 14 TVöD Bund (85 %) according to your personal preconditions. If you are interested, you may be given the opportunity of obtaining a doctoral degree (PhD) (remuneration group 13 TVöD Bund / 85 %). You will be employed at our Berlin site.
For modern systems, the form of optical elements such as lenses or mirrors must frequently be known with nanometer accuracy. This is a very demanding task, in particular when the surfaces are strongly curved. In this context, the sponsored EMRP project aims to develop a novel interferometer to be used in sub-aperture optical form measurement. The development is based on a mathematical modelling of the measurement and on using simulation procedures to
perform virtual experiments. In addition, Department 8.4 is involved in the analysis of measurements carried out by project partners. At PTB, the project is attended in particular by Department 8.4 "Mathematical Modelling and Data Analysis" and Department 4.2 “Imaging and Wave Optics”.
• Mathematical modelling of optical form measurements
• Development of virtual experiments
• Statistical data analysis
• Completed university studies in a relevant subject
• Aptitude for the mathematical/statistical analysis of experiments and measurement
• Experience with at least one of the potential key activities
• Passion for independent scientific work, as well as for team and project work
• Readiness to cooperate with European institutes and industrial partners
• Very good command of English and ability to present results convincingly in spoken and
Further information can be obtained from:
Dr Markus Bär, tel.: Dr. Markus Bär, tel.: +49 (0)30 3481-7687, e-mail: [log in to unmask] or
Dr Clemens Elster, tel.: +49 (0)30 3481-7492, e-mail: [log in to unmask]
PTB promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women.
Disabled persons will be given priority if they have the same occupational aptitude.
Within the scope of the official feasibilities, PTB offers flexible part-time work schemes in order to support in particular the compatibility of family and profession.
PTB intends to consider suitable candidates from this selection process also for other vacancies with comparable requirement profiles. If you disapprove of this for your application, please indicate this disapproval explicitly in your written application.
Are you interested? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you. Please send your detailed application to the address below by 7 August 2011, quoting the reference number 12/11-EMRP.
- Institut Berlin -
Fax: +49 (0)30 34 81 7490, phone: +49 (0)30 34 81 7380
or via e-mail: [log in to unmask]
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