Postdoc in FEL Physics


For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

Postdoc in FEL Physics

Remuneration Group 13 | Limited: 2 years | Starting date: 01.02.2022 | ID: MPO004/2021 | Deadline: open | Full-time/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.

This postdoctoral position focuses on the implementation of advanced lasing concepts at the European XFEL as a member of the FEL R&D group at DESY. Particularly, simulations towards the generation of sub-fs X-ray pulses through various methods are envisioned. The project is still in development and the hired researcher will be able to influence it both in the design as well as during the commissioning stage.
The FEL R&D group is embedded into the European XFEL accelerator operations group and you will also be part of the daily operation challenges for this unique facility.

About your role:

  • FEL and beam dynamics simulation studies on both chirp/taper and eSASE
  • Being part of the commissioning team of the system
  • Support the operation of the EuXFEL
  • Independent research and presentation of the achieved results

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: 2 years

About you:

  • PhD in accelerator or FEL related field or equivalent qualification
  • Research background in beam dynamics or FEL physics
  • Experience with numerical simulations (Elegant/Genesis/Ocelot ... ) and high level scripting languages
  • Good command of English, knowledge of German is a benefit
  • Excellent teamwork abilities in an international environment

For further information please contact Marc Guetg +49-40-8998-4346.

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: