PhD students (f/m/diverse) for PITZ in Zeuthen

German Electron Synchrotron DESY - DESY - Helmholtz Association

Zeuthen bei Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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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 Photo Injector Test Facility PITZ in Zeuthen (near Berlin) develops high brightness electron sources for Free Electron Lasers (FELs) like FLASH and European XFEL. The main focus of the research program at PITZ is on further improvement of pulsed high brightness photo injectors and on developments towards future high brightness CW electron sources. We also work on beam driven plasma acceleration for particle and astroparticle physics.

The position

Work in one of the world-leading international groups of physicists and engineers for the development of photo injectorsWork topics are preferably characterization of different kinds of photocathodes inside high gradient guns, thermal emittance studies and space charge dominated photo emission, alternatively studies on accelerator based THz production, or 6D phase space characterization, or Generation and application of ultra short bunches with low chargePerform numerical simulations and compare with data from experiments done with the PITZ acceleratorParticipate in the shift operation of PITZ for accelerator R&D


Excellent university degree in physics or engineeringKnowledge of accelerator physics and accelerator technologyExperience in beam dynamics simulations and numerical methods is usefulGood knowledge of English is required and knowledge of German is of advantage

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 MDO010/2018, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: MDO010/2018 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:

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Quote Reference: Helmholtz-MDO010/2018