Scientist Gamma-ray Group Tenure-Track

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Zeuthen, Berlin, 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.

At its Zeuthen location, DESY has a strong focus on astroparticle physics ( In particular, we are a lead participant in CTA ( and other gamma-ray telescopes.

The position

Lead science exploitation of existing and future gamma-ray instrumentsLeading role in development of instrumentation for gamma-ray astronomyLead contributions to institute’s preparation efforts for the CTA observatory, in particular in the online and control software project ACADALead role in and coordination of Human Machine Interface software of CTACode development and software quality assuranceSoftware integration and commissioning in the CTA ACADA team


PhD in astronomy, astroparticle physics, or high-energy physics or equivalent qualificationExperience in and excellent knowledge of high-energy astrophysicsExperience in analysis data from and / or developing instruments for large astronomical projectsExcellent skills in object-oriented programming (e.g. C++, Java, Python) and scripting languagesProfound experience in developing graphical user interfacesGood knowledge of English and the willingness to learn GermanExperience working in large collaborationsWillingness to participate in expert and working meetings and conferences abroad

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 APMA010/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: APMA010/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2019/12/01

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Quote Reference: APMA010/2019