Laser Scientist

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

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Scientific / postdoctoral posts

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DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. More than 2400 employees work at our two locations Hamburg and Zeuthen in science, technology and administration.

DESY’s laser science and technology group is responsible for research, development and operations of high power femtosecond and picosecond lasers related to particle accelerators and free electron lasers (FEL). Ultrafast laser technology is one of the key enabling technologies for many science experiments at the soft X-ray FEL facility FLASH and the hard-X-ray FEL facility European XFEL. It is required for ultrafast-laser-X-ray pump-probe experiments at few femtosecond time resolution. In a joint R&D project between the European XFEL and DESY we will be developing and evaluating novel femtosecond oscillators for driving high power, high repetition rate ultrafast lasers for pump-probe experiments at those facilities. For this project we are seeking a self-driven highly motivated laser scientist.

The position

Advance low timing jitter femtosecond fiber oscillatorsDevelop pulse picking techniques for high-repetition rate oscillators Characterize and evaluate timing-jitter of in-house developed and commercial femtosecond oscillators


PhD in physics, electrical engineering or similar disciplineExcellent knowledge of ultrafast fiber laser technology Hands-on experience with electro-optical modulators and of timing-jitter measurement techniques Proven scientific track record

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.

Please send your application quoting the reference code FSMA087/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FSMA087/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2020/01/31

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Quote Reference: FSMA087/2019