Physicist or Chemist (f/m/diverse)

Deutsches Elektronen-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.

Looking back on a long tradition in research with synchrotron radiation, DESY is one of the leading centres in the field of photon science worldwide. With the storage ring PETRA III and the Free-Electron-Laser FLASH, DESY offers a unique combination of photon sources to the scientific community. PETRA III, one of the most brilliant hard X-ray facilities worldwide, currently provides 20 undulator beamlines for experiments utilizing the extreme source brilliance. A new X-ray undulator beamline for chemical crystallography methods has recently been opened for users and DESY is seeking a scientist for the further development and implementation of innovative instrumentation and methology at this new facility.

The position

Implementation of novel X-ray diffraction methods in close collaboration with external groupsDevelopment of a user-friendly software application layer for experiment controlCommissioning of new instrumentation at the beamlineDevelopment of own independent research and participation in collaborative projects with external groups


PhD in physics, chemistry or a related disciplineExperience with X-ray diffraction methods using synchrotron radiationExperimental skills and interest in instrumentation developmentGood practical knowledge of Linux and experience of modern programming languages such as C, C++ and Python also for instrument controlAbility to work as part of a multidisciplinary Team and excellent 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 FSMA059/2018, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FSMA059/2018 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2019/01/07

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-FSMA059/2018