Scientist for Beamline P21.2

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

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Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

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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.

With the storage ring PETRA III and the Free-Electron-Laser FLASH, DESY offers a unique combination of photon sources to the scientific community. PETRA III, one of the most brilliant hard X-ray facilities world wide, currently provides 22 undulator beamlines for experiments utilizing the extreme source brilliance. For the Swedish high-energy X-ray (40-150 keV) material science beamline (P21.2) we are seeking a scientist to strengthen the small angle scattering program.

The position

Strengthen the SAXS program and exploit synergies with the WAXS and imaging activitiesFurther develop relevant instrumentation including X-ray optics and sample environmentsEmploy relevant data reduction and evaluation software, develop software as necessaryPerform scientific projects and work closely with external users and collaborators


PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or related fieldsBackground in SAXS/WAXS investigating hard materialsExperience with synchrotron X-ray (preferred) or neutron diffraction techniquesExperience with data acquisition control software and scientific programming techniques in particular using PythonExperimental skills and interest in instrumentation developmentExcellent 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 FSMA082/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FSMA082/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2019/12/01

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Quote Reference: FSMA082/2019