Postdoc in FEL Physics

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, 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 offered postdoctoral position will focus on the implementation of advanced lasing concepts for the European XFEL.Particularly the generation of ultra-short, strong, and multi-color pulses due to selective lasing suppression. The hired candidate achieves this goals by simulation campaigns as well as development on the real machine. His duties will cover the entire range from implementation to further enhancement and evolution of the concept.

The position

Implementation of advanced FEL schemes at EuXFELCreation of simulation framework to further evolve existing concepts and envision new onesTake part in machine development shiftsSupport the operation of the EuXFELIndependent research and presentation of the achieved results


PhD in accelerator or FEL related fieldResearch background in beam dynamics or FEL physicsExperience with numerical simulations (Elegant/Genesis/…) and high level scripting languages (Python/Matlab)Good command of English, knowledge of German is a benefitExcellent teamwork abilities in an International environment

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 MPO001/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: MPO001/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:

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Quote Reference: MPO001/2019