Postdoc (f/m/diverse) Gamma-ray Astronomy Group at Zeuthen

German Electron Synchrotron DESY - DESY - Helmholtz Association

Zeuthen bei Berlin, Berlin, 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 at its Zeuthen location near Berlin is a leading center for astroparticle physics with a focus on gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy, and the development of new detectors and detection technologies for future astroparticle physics experiments. DESY hosts one of the largest groups world-wide in gamma-ray astronomy and is strongly involved in preparations for the CTA observatory. lt is further involved in VERITAS, MAGIC, HESS, as well as the Fermi gamma-ray space telescope. The gamma-ray astronomy group also hosts an independent R&D effort for future space and ground based gamma-ray detectors.

The position

Participation in the development of a prototype for a small form factor detector for MeV gamma rays that can be launched into space on-board a mini-satellite (CubeSat)Taking a leading role in the design and development of the read-out and data acquisition (DAQ) electronics for the prototype detector


Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or electrical engineeringExperience in the design and development of readout and DAQ electronics for detectors used in high-energy or astroparticle physicsExperience in modern software programmingExcellent communication skills and knowledge of EnglishOutstanding 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 FHPO027/2018, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FHPO027/2018 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:

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Quote Reference: Helmholtz-FHPO027/2018