Postdoc on laser technology / accelerator physics for PITZ

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 Photo lnjector Test Facility PITZ in Zeuthen (near Berlin) develops high brightness electron sources for Free Electron Lasers (FELs) like FLASH and European XFEL. The main focus of the research program at PITZ is on further improvement of pulsed photo injectors and on developments towards future CW electron sources. We also work on beam driven plasma wakefield acceleration and on applications of high brightness electron beams.

The position

Work in one of the world-leading international groups of physicists and engineers for the further development of photo injectorsParticipate in the upgrade of the photocathode laser systems and develop innovative concepts and techniques for the diagnostics of high-quality laser and electron beamsPerform numerical simulations to support the accelerator R&D program at PITZ or to optimize subcomponents of the photo injector towards applications of high brightness electron beamsParticipate in the shift operation of PITZ for accelerator R&D


Excellent university degree in accelerator physics with PhDVery good knowledge in laser technology, accelerator physics and accelerator technologyStrong background in beam dynamics simulations of space charge dominated beams as well as in numerical methodsVery good knowledge of English is required and knowledge of German is of advantage

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 APPO005/2020, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: APPO005/2020 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:

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Quote Reference: APPO005/2020