Postdoc in Detector R&D

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Zeuthen, Berlin, Germany

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Scientific / postdoctoral posts

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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 Zeuthen location of DESY has a strong focus on astroparticle and particle physics (gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy and collider particle physics). The experimental groups are accompanied by a strong theory group. DESY Zeuthen is responsible for developing and delivering silicon-based detectors for astroparticle and particle physics experiements (e.g. ULTRASAT, ATLAS), and is actively engaged in R&D for future applications.

The position

Active role in CMOS sensor development and testing for scientific applicationsOpportunity for active role in the ULTRASAT CMOS camera developmentOpportunity for silicon MAPs R&D for future particle physics applications (e.g. ATLAS)Supervise graduate students conducting detector research


PhD in astroparticle or particle physics with an emphasis on instrumentation or equivalent qualificationsExperience in collaborative scientific projects and project managementGood knowledge of English and the willingness to learn GermanWillingness to travel and participate in working meetings and conferences abroad

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 APPO001/2020, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: APPO001/2020 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:

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Quote Reference: APPO001/2020