Postdoc in Multi-Messenger Astronomy

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Zeuthen, Berlin, 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.

The DESY astroparticle groups are involved in the major neutrino (lceCUBE) and gamma-ray observatories (H.E.S.S., MAGIC, VERITAS). lt is among the leading institutions in CTA and participating in the construction of this future major observatory. The experimental groups are accompanied by a vibrant astroparticle theory group.

The position

Contribute to the development of a joint framework for the analysis of data from neutrino and gamma-ray experimentsContribute to the development of joint metadata and data formats suitable for longterm archiving of data from astroparticle experimentsPerform physics analysis using data from lceCube, H.E.S.S., MAGIC, and VERITAS


Ph.D. in physics or astronomyExperience in astroparticle, astronomy or particle physicsExperience in analysis for astroparticle physics experimentsKnowledge of programming (e.g. python) and high-performance computingExcellent 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 APPO003/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: APPO003/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2019/10/31

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: APPO003/2019