Postdoc at Dynamics Beamline P01

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 looks back on a long tradition in synchrotron radiation experiments in a wide range of applications and has developed into one of the leading centres in this field worldwide. For high-end synchrotron radiation applications, the 3rd generation source PETRA III is available since 2009 as one of the most brilliant hard X-ray sources worldwide. The beamline P01 – DYNAMICS hosts an end station for Nuclear Resonant Scattering (NRS) which profits from a highly intense X-ray beam, which in combination with micro focusing allows for a new generation of experiments. We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist to support the user program, to contribute to our in-house research program by own research projects and to commissioning of the NRS technique at the beamline.

The position

Work in a team-oriented environment in close collaboration with the user communitySupport users at P01Development and pursue of an own in-house research programParticipation in the instrumental development and data analysis of the NRS program


PhD or comparable qualification in physics, chemistry or material scienceProfound knowledge in instrumentation for 3rd generation synchrotron beamlinesKnowledge and experience in experimental physics in the field of X-ray scatteringWritten and oral communication skills in EnglishExperience in Nuclear Resonant Scattering experiments and/or profound knowledqe in X-ray optics are favorable

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 FSPO003/2020, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FSPO003/2020 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2020/04/12

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Quote Reference: FSPO003/2020