2 Ph.D. students for the ATLAS Group

For our location in Zeuthen we are seeking:

2 Ph.D. students for the ATLAS Group

Limited: 3 years | Starting date: earliest possible | ID: FHDO012/2021 | Deadline: 04.07.2021 | Part-time

DESY, with its 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 programme of DESY includes strong contributions to the LHC experiments at CERN and the preparation of future experiments. The experimental programme is enhanced by collaboration with a strong theory group. The DESY ATLAS group in Zeuthen is involved in data analyses focusing on searches for dark matter and precision measurements using top-quarks. In addition, the group is involved in the operation of the ATLAS Silicon Strip detector, the development of the ATLAS ITk Strips Detector for the High Luminosity LHC and in tracking and b-tagging in ATLAS.

About the role:

  • Analysis of ATLAS data
  • Contributions to performance studies, operation or upgrade of the ATLAS 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 in according to the regulations of the TV AVH.

Limited: 3 years

To be successful in this role:

  • Diploma/Master in Physics with excellent grades
  • Knowledge in particle physics experiments
  • Teamwork, communication and presentation skills
  • Good English language skills

For further information please contact Dr. Klaus Moenig (klaus.moenig@desy.de) or Dr. Priscilla Pani (priscilla.pani@desy.de).

Please arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the DESY human resource department (recruitment@desy.de), clearly stating your name and the position identifier (FHDO012/2021) or use our online tool for additional application documents.

DESY in Zeuthen does not grant doctoral degrees directly but collaborates with Humboldt university in Berlin. Candidates for thesis research will have to satisfy the universities terms of admission for doctoral theses.

PhD students receive a monthly salary of two third of the payment of the remuneration group 13 of Annex A to the TVöD (Federal Government).

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: 04.07.2021