Postdocs (f/m/diverse) for the Photo Injector Test Facility PITZ in Zeuthen

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY - DESY - Helmholtz Association

Zeuthen bei Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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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 Photo Injector Test Facility PITZ in Zeuthen (near Berlin) develops high brightness electron sources for Free Electron Lasers (FELs) like FLASH and European XFEL. The main focus of the research program at PITZ is on further improvement of pulsed high brightness photo injectors and on developments towards future high brightness CW electron sources. We also work on beam driven plasma acceleration for particle physics.

The position

Work in one of the world-leading international groups of physicists and engineers for the development of photo injectorsPerform numerical simulations to support the accelerator R&D program at PITZ or to optimize subcomponents of the photo injector towards applications of high brightness electron beams for FELs, OR
perform numerical simulations and experimental studies on accelerator based THz generationDevelop innovative concepts and techniques for the diagnostics of high-quality laser and electron beamsFollow up problems occurring during accelerator operation and find solutions with technical expertsParticipate in the shift operation of PITZ for accelerator R&D


Excellent university degree in physics or engineering with PhDExtensive experience in beam dynamics simulations with space charge dominated beams as well as in numerical methodsVery deep knowledge of accelerator physics and accelerator technologyVery good knowledge of English is required and knowledge of German is of advantage

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 MPO006/2018, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: MPO006/2018 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2019/01/31

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Quote Reference: Helmholtz-MPO006/2018