Ph.D. student position (f/m/diverse) in Astroparticle Physics

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY - DESY - Helmholtz Association

Zeuthen bei Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Area of research:

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.

DESY at its Zeuthen location is an active participant in the CTA consortium and the VERITAS collaboration. More information about DESY activities on both projects can be found at and veritas . The PhD position will include data analysis on VERITAS, as well as analysis and reconstruction development work and sensitivity studies for CTA. The position is offered in the context of a Helmholtz Young investigator group based at DESY Zeuthen. The position will also be based at DESY Zeuthen, with the degree granted by the University of Potsdam.

The position

Several research projects are available, focusing on physics sensitivity studies for CTA and data analysis for VERITASDevelopment work in scientific computing for CTA is expected to be a component of the Ph.D. projects


Masters degree in physics or astronomyBackground in astrophysics, astronomy, or particle physicsCoding skills (C++, python)Proficiency in 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 FHDO033/2018, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FHDO033/2018 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2019/02/28

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Quote Reference: Helmholtz-FHDO033/2018