Laser scientist (f/m/diverse)

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.

CFEL focuses on research in the field of applications of these X-ray sources. The CMI group develops innovative methods to obtain full control over molecules and nano-particles. These are exploited in fundamental studies to unravel the underlying mechanisms of chemistry and biology by watching molecules at work and aiming for control and optimization of chemical processes.

The position

Planning, developing, building, extending, operating, and maintaining advanced ultrashort-pulse-laser and optical setups in the laboratory and at enduser stations of X-ray facilitiesDevelopment of novel laser-based control schemes of moleculesSupport in preparing and performing experiments for controlling molecules with ultrashort laser pulses


Significant experience in ultrashort pulse laser SystemsKnowledge in optics, vacuum techniques, quantum mechanics and molecular physics are a plusPhD in experimental physics, laser physics or related fieldTeam player with excellent communication skills in EnglishGood knowledge of German or willingness to obtain this

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 FSMA043/2018, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FSMA043/2018 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-FSMA043/2018