Postdoc Multi-Messenger Astronomy

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Zeuthen, Berlin, 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 DESY astroparticle groups are involved in the major neutrino (lceCube) and gamma-ray observatories (H.E.S.S., MAGIC, VERITAS), and among the leading institutions in the future projects CTA and lceCube-Gen2. Furthermore, DESY is member of the Zwicky Transient Facility, with a central activity in multimessenger astronomy performed in realtime. The experimental groups are accompanied by a vibrant astroparticle theory group.

The position

Contribute to the development of a realtime multimessenger framework for the combined analysis of data from optical surveys, as well as neutrino and gamma-ray experimentsImplementation of prototype analysis within the realtime multimessenger framework


Ph.D. in physics or astronomyExperience in analysis of data from astroparticle, astronomy or particle physics experiments/observatoriesKnowledge of programming (e.g. python) and high-performance computing Excellent 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 APPO005/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: APPO005/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2019/10/25

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: APPO005/2019