2 Scientists (f/m/diverse) at Beamline P11, PETRA III

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.

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. The 'Bioimaging and Diffraction Beamline P11' provides extremely high flux denisities allowing for ultra fast 3D structure determination of biological samples. We are seeking two highly motivated scientists (f/m/diverse) to enhance our macromolecular crystallography research team at this state-of-the-art beamline.

The position

Develop and pursue own independent research projects in the field of macromolecular and serial crystallographyCommissioning of new instrumentation and implementation of new techniques and software applications at the beamlineWork in an interdisciplinary team in very close collaboration with the user communityUser support at P11


PhD in biochemistry, chemistry or a related fieldStrong background in X-ray crystallography and protein structure determination using synchrotron radiation and/or free electron lasers are requiredGood experimental skills and strong interest in instrumentation development are beneficialProgramming skills in Python or C++ would be an assetExcellent oral and written communication skills in English and teamwork abilities

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 FSPO020/2018, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FSPO020/2018 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2018/12/05 www.desy.de

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Quote Reference: Helmholtz-FSPO020/2018