PhD student - Belle II


For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

PhD student - Belle II

Limited: 3 years | Starting date: earliest possible | ID: FHDO001/2021 | Deadline: open | Part-time

DESY, with more than 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 program of DESY includes strong contributions to the Belle II experiment at KEK in Japan that started its physics run in early 2019. The experimental program is enhanced by collaboration with a strong local theory group. The DESY Belle II group is involved in data analyses focusing on B- and tau-physics as well as Dark Matter searches. In addition, the group is involved in the commissioning of the Belle II pixel vertex detector, and software development for the tracking detectors and the electromagnetic calorimeter.

About your role:

  • Analysis of Belle II data with focus on B decays, in particular measurement of the CKM matrix element Vub
  • Contributions to the commissioning and operation of the new Belle II Pixel detector

Good reasons to join:

Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. We attach particular importance to appreciative cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time and job-sharing. You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our comprehensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH. DESY offers its employees a financial supplement for a job ticket at both locations.

Limited: 3 years

About you:

  • Diploma/Masters in Physics with excellent grades
  • lnterest in particle physics experiments
  • Good teamwork and communications skills
  • Good English language skills
  • Ability and eligibility to travel to Japan

For further information please contact Kerstin Tackmann (

Please include in your application your CV, letter of motivation, as well as transcripts and certificates from your Bachelor and Master studies. In addition, please arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to, mentioning the reference code FHDO001/2021.

We look forward to receiving your application via our application portal:

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DESY promotes equal opportunities and diversity. The professional development of women is very important to us and therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the vacant position. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified.

You can find further information here:

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestraße 85
22607 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: