Ph.D. student positions (f/m/diverse) in the CMS group

German Electron Synchrotron DESY - DESY - Helmholtz Association

Hamburg, Germany

Work group:


Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts,PHD Thesis

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 CMS group is involved in data analysis focusing on Higgs, top quark and QCD measurements, and searches for physics beyond the Standard Model with focus on Dark Matter and Supersymmetry. In addition, the group is involved in the CMS detector operation and in developments for future upgrades, especially the construction of one tracker endcap.

The position

Analysis of CMS data and/or detector development for the CMS UpgradesContribution to the operation of the CMS detector


Diploma/master in Physics with excellent gradesDeep interest in particle physics experimentsTeamwork, communication and presentation skillsVery good 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 FHDO026/2018, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FHDO026/2018 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2018/11/30

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-FHDO026/2018