Scientific Assistant to the Accelerator Division Director

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

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Scientific support staff

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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 Accelerator Division (M-Division) is responsible for the operation of all accelerators at DESY and for their design and construction as well as R&D on novel accelerator concepts and technology. To support the Director of the Accelerator Division in strategic and organisational planning such as the preparation of internal and external appointments and workshops, and strategic roadmaps, a scientitic secretary is needed. The secretary will also take on communication and coordination tasks with external partners and organisations and contribute to scientific reporting.

The position

Strategic and organisational support to the Director for the Accelerator DivisionPreparation and follow-up of internal and external appointments, visits and eventsPersonal accompaniment and representation of the Accelerator Division Director on selected topicsInternal communication and coordination tasks as well as correspondence with external partners and organisationsPreparation of templates, documents, greetings and presentationsSupport in the implementation of the strategy of the accelerator devision, including the organisation of workshops


University degree in natural sciences (MS or PhD) or equivalent skills and experienceKnowledge of the national and international research and innovation landscapeKnowledge of particle accelerators, lasers and/or large-scale infrastructure is desirableExperience in political processes desirableGoal-oriented and structured work as well as a high degree of self-organisationVery good communication and verbal skills as well as a confident appearanceVery good 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 MMA053/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: MMA053/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:

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Quote Reference: MMA053/2019