Postdoc in instrumentation for future MeV gamma-ray satellite

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.

At its Zeuthen location, DESY has a strong focus on astroparticle physics ( In particular, we are a lead participant in CTA ( and pursue R&D studies for future space-based gamma-ray telescopes.

The position

Active role in development and tests of the MeVCube detector protoypeActive role in development and tests of readout and data acquisition electronics and software for the CZT sensors of the MeVCube prototypeDocumentation of the development and testsOpportunity to participate in CMOS camera tests for the ULTRASAT missionSupervision of PhD students working on instrumentation


PhD in astronomy, astroparticle physics, high-energy physics with a focus on instrumentation or electronics engineering, or equivalent qualificationExperience in readout and data acquisition electronics and softwareExperience in detector R&DExcellent skills in object-oriented programming (e.g. C++, Java, Python) and scripting languagesGood knowledge of English and the willingness to learn GermanExperience working in large collaborationsWillingness to participate in expert and 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 APPO008/2020, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: APPO008/2020 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2020/04/12

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Quote Reference: APPO008/2020