Postdoctoral Scientist (f/m/diverse) accelerator physics

Country: Germany;

City: Hamburg

Vacancy added: 10.10.2018

Employer: Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)



DESY, Hamburg location, is seeking:

Postdoctoral Scientist (f/m/diverse) accelerator physics


DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics.

The European XFEL is the world leading hard x-ray free electron laser installation. The group MXL coordinates the operation of the accelerator in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of physicists and engineers at DESY and European XFEL. We are looking for several postdoctoral fellows to participate in the daily operation of the facility and contribute to the research and development program through their own research.

The position

• Participate in the daily operation of the European XFEL accelerator including shift work

• Independently follow a research subject in the field of numerical beam dynamics simulation, longitudinal diagnostics development or superconducting RF gun development


• PHD in accelerator physics or equivalent

• Knowledge of relevant simulation programs

• Ability to integrate into an international team

• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English

For further information please contact Dr. Winfried Decking, +49-40-8998- 3430, (

The position is limited to 3 years.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. Vacant positions at DESY are in general open to part-time-work. During each application procedure DESY will assess whether the post can be filled with part-time employees.

We are looking forward to your application quoting the reference code preferably via our electronic application System: Online-Application

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Human Resources Department | Code: MPO003/2018

Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | Germany | Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: until positions are filled.

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