Scientist/ Beamline Manager Beamline P02.1 Tenure Track

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

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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.

For high end-synchrotron radiation applications, the 3rd generation source PETRA III is available since 2009 as one of the most brilliant hard X-ray sources worldwide. The PETRA III beamline P02.1 is dedicated for structure determinations of condensed matter using high energy X-ray powder diffraction and total scattering experiments. lt has a fixed photon energy of 60 keV.

The position

You will be in charge of operating the state-of-the-art X-ray powder diffraction and total scattering beamline P02.1You will be responsible for the installation, commissioning, optimization and automatization of X-ray optics, beamline hardware and infrastructure with a special emphasis on high and medium resolution X-ray diffraction including high through-put applicationsYou will manage and provide the support of external and internal user groups at P02.1You will manage research programs on enabling X-ray technology and in the field of high and medium resolution X-ray diffraction at P02.1You will be leading a group of PostDocs and engineers


PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related fieldSubstantial experience in designing, installing and commissioning of medium to high resolution hard X-ray powder diffraction beamlines at 3rd generation synchrotron radiation sourcesSubstantial experience in high-resolution X-ray diffraction and scattering methods with hard X-ray photonsExperience with beamline control softwareExperience and deep understanding of data treatment software including modellingExcellent communication skills in 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 FSMA077/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FSMA077/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:

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Quote Reference: FSMA077/2019