Scientist/Postdoc (f/m/diverse)at Beamline P04

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.

DESY looks back on a long tradition in synchrotron radiation experiments in a wide range of applications and has developed into one of the leading centers in this field worldwide. For high end synchrotron radiation applications, the 3rd generation source PETRA III is available since 2009 as one of the most brilliant hard X-ray sources worldwide. The "soft X-ray beamline P04" at PETRA III is dedicated to the use of intense soft X-ray beams for the investigation of fundamental excitations of gases and solids as well as advanced microscopy techniques. Solid State Spectroscopy is performed in collaboration with leading academic research groups using the photoemission station "ASPHERE-III" as well as various instruments for resonnant inelastic X-ray spectroscopy (RIXS).

The position

Development of own independent research program and participation in collaborative projects with external groups at beamline P04Technical and scientific user support of experiments in the fields of synchrotron radiation photoelectron spectroscopy, inelastic X-ray scattering and related X-ray spectroscopic techniques


PhD in physics or equivalent related disciplinesExperience with solid state spectroscopy methods using synchrotron radiationExperimental skills and interest in instrumentation development

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 FSPO019/2018, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FSPO019/2018 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2018/11/26

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Quote Reference: Helmholtz-FSPO019/2018