PhD student in experimental particle physics

PhD student in experimental particle physics

Germany 28 Feb 2021


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DESY, with its 2700 employees at its two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, is one of the world's leading research centres. Its research focuses on decoding the structure and function of matter, from the smallest particles of the universe to the building blocks of life. In this way, DESY contributes to solving the major questions and urgent challenges facing science, society and industry. With its ultramodern research infrastructure, its interdisciplinary research platforms and its international networks, DESY offers a highly attractive working environment in the fields of science, technology and administration as well as for the education of highly qualified young scientists.

The particle physics programme of DESY includes strong contributions to the LHC experiments at CERN and the preparation of future experiments. The experimental programme is enhanced by close collaboration with a strong theory group. The DESY FTX group is at the center of the preparation for future experiments covering a wide range from accelerator and detector R&D to software development and physics case studies. The group in addition has a leading role in operating the DESY II Test Beam and the FLASHForward facility.

The position
  • Participate in R&D on detector or plasma-wakefield accelerator technologies, software and algorithm research, or physics studies oriented towards future experiments
  • Pursue a PhD degree in connection with your work
  • Opportunity to participate in the operation and development of the scientific infrastructure supporting R&D work

  • Master or equivalent in physics or similar field with very good or excellent grade
  • lnterest in detector, software and/or analysis techniques used to study large scale experiments in particle physics
  • Excellent teamwork, communication and presentation skills
  • Good English language skills

For further information please contact Dr. Felix Sefkow ( ).

The position is limited to 3 years.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Persons with disabilities 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.

We are looking forward to your application via our application system:

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Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Code: FHDO003/2021
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: Until Feburary, 28 2021 or until the position is filled.

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