Staff Scientist in Neutrino Astrophysics

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Zeuthen, Berlin, Germany

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Scientific / postdoctoral posts

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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 DESY astroparticle physics groups focus on a broad range of topics in multi-messenger astronomy, with strong experimental and/or theoretical activities in neutrinos, optical, gamma-ray and gravitational waves. The neutrino astrophysics group is among the leading institutions involved in the lceCube observatory and has key responsibilities in the construction of the lceCube Upgrade, a low-energy extension that will provide unprecedented sensitivity for studying neutrino flavor mixing. Furthermore, the group is deeply involved in preparations for lceCube-Gen2 and the radio detection of neutrinos, including a Gen2-Radio pathfinder array in Greenland.

The position

Lead the DESY efforts conceming the measurement of fundamental neutrino properties with low-energy atmospheric neutrinosManage development and production of the mDOM sensors to be deployed in the lceCube Upgrade


Ph.D. in physics or astronomy or equivalentStrong experience in the analysis of data from large scale particle or astroparticle physics instrumentsSignificant experience in project coordination / managementExcellent communication skills and 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 APMA002/2020, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: APMA002/2020 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2020/03/15

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Quote Reference: APMA002/2020