Scientist (f/m/diverse) for the BELLE II experiment

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.

The particle physics program of DESY includes strong contributions to the Belle II experiment at KEK in Japan that will start its physics run in early 2019. The experimental program is enhanced by collaboration with a strong local theory group. The DESY Belle II group is involved in data analyses focusing on B- and tau-physics as well as Dark Matter searches. In addition, the group is involved in the commissioning of the Belle II pixel vertex detector, and software development for the tracking detectors and the electromagnetic calorimeter. DESY is searching an experimental particle physicist that is taking a leading role in physics analysis of B-decays and in the development of tracking algorithms for Belle II.

The position

Active role in the Belle II experimentLeading role in measurements of inclusive semileptonic and radiative B meson decaysDevelopment of tracking algorithms for Belle IIParticipation in the supervision of students


PhD and long-term and comprehensive experience in experimental Particle PhysicsExtensive experience in data analysisExperience in software developmentOutstanding teamwork abilitiesExcellent communication skills and knowledge of EnglishAbility and eligibility to travel to Japan

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 FHMA038/2018, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FHMA038/2018 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2018/11/30

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Quote Reference: Helmholtz-FHMA038/2018