Ph.D. students (f/m/diverse) for the ATLAS Group

German Electron Synchrotron DESY - DESY - Helmholtz Association

Hamburg, Germany

Work group:


Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

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.

The particle physics programme of DESY includes strong contributions to the LHC experiments at CERN and the preparation of future experiments. The experimental programme is enhanced by collaboration with a strong theory group. The DESY ATLAS group is involved in data analyses focusing on W and Z production, Higgs, top quark and Beyond Standard Model physics. In addition the group is involved in the operation of the ATLAS detector and developments for future upgrades, such as the Fast Tracker (FTK) trigger and the ATLAS silicon strip tracker for the High Luminosity LHC.

The position

Analysis of ATLAS data and/or detector development for the ATLAS upgrade(s)Contributions to operation and/or upgrade of the ATLAS detector


Diploma/Master in Physics with excellent gradesDeep interest in particle physics experimentsTeamwork, communication and presentation skillsGood English language skills

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 FHDO005/2018, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FHDO005/2018 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-FHDO005/2018