Postdoc in Particle Physics

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Starting date:


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 includes strong contributions to the ATLAS, CMS and Belle II experiments as well as detector R&D for future particle physics experiments. Innovation and technology transfer in detector development is fostered to increase the societal benefit of such research. To this end, a new imaging modality using GeV electrons is currently under study making use of the DESY testbeam facilities. DESY is seeking a researcher (f/m/diverse) interested in advancing the marketability of this new imaging modality. The successful candidate will be intensively involved in the development of experimental methods, software development and data analysis.

The position

Leading role in the development of an imaging technique using high energy particlesPreparation and realisation of testbeamsSoftware development for online track reconstruction and testbeam simulation frameworksMethod refinement for data analysisIterative reconstruction methods for tomographic imaging


Ph.D. in experimental particle physicsExperience in data acquisition systems and particle tracking at testbeamsGood knowledge of modern C++ and PythonStrong motivation to participate in innovative, applied physics projectsExcellent teamwork abilities, very good communication skills and knowledge of EnglishExperience in tomographic image reconstruction is beneficial

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 FHPO007/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FHPO007/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:

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Quote Reference: FHPO007/2019