Postdoc (f/m/diverse) Particle Physics

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

Work group:


Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Job description:


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.

The particle physics programme of DESY consists of strong contributions to the LHC experiments ATLAS and CMS, the Belle-II Experiment in Japan and to the preparation of future experiments. The experimental programme is enhanced by collaboration with a strong theory group. DESY is seeking an outstanding researcher to fill a postdoctoral position working on the CMS experiment. The successful candidate is expected to take a leading role in the data analysis, particularly in top quark physics, interpretations in the context of effective field theory and software developments.

The position

Active role in the CMS experimentEngagement in top quark measurementsParticipation in supervising students


Ph.D. in Experimental Particle PhysicsExperience in LHC physics data analysisStrong motivation to participate in innovative projectsExcellent teamwork abilities, good communication skills and knowledge of English

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 FHPO004/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FHPO004/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:


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Postdoc (f/m/diverse) Particle Physics