Scientist for Beamline P23

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

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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 23 insertion device beamlines for experiments utilizing the extreme source brilliance. For the in-situ diffraction beamline (P23) we are seeking a scientist for the user operation and to strengthen the surfaces and thin films science program.

The position

Scientific user support at Beamlines P23Commissioning and setting up instrumentation at beamline P23Working closely with DESY staff, external users and collaborators performing scientific projects e.g. related to thin films and/or surfaces


PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related fieldsProven science skills on investigation of thin films and surfaces with X-ray scattering and/or diffraction methodsKnowledge and hands-on experience in synchrotron X-ray surface diffraction and scattering techniquesExperience with data acquisition and control software in particular using PythonExcellent knowledge of English and teamwork abilities

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 FSMA015/2020, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FSMA015/2020 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2020/04/19

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Quote Reference: FSMA015/2020