Researcher for cryogenic experiments Tenure Track

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

Work group:


Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts,Scientific support staff

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.

Our group at DESY is in charge of developing, constructing and operating novel experiments addressing fundamental questions of elementary particle physics in national and international cooperation. To strengthen our team we look for an expert in cryogenics. The successful applicant for this position is expected to closely collaborate with Hamburg University in context of the exellence cluster "Quantum Universe".

The position

Development of cooling concepts for the mirrors of future gravitational wave interferometers and realization of corresponding test experimentsConceptual design, construction and operation of a cryoplatform to host the mirror tests and other experimentsParticipation in the development, construction and operation of future experiments at the cryoplatform


PhD in physics or comparable qualificationWell-founded knowledge in cryogenic experiments at liquid He temperaturesExpertise in process measurements and controls of cryostatsExperience in fundamental science experimentsFluent German and English in spoken and written

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 FHMA038/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FHMA038/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2019/11/01

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: FHMA038/2019