DESY-Fellowships in Experimental Particle Physics

Hamburg, Germany
02 Sep 2022
30 Sep 2022

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.

We participate in leading roles in particle physics projects on our campus and in international laboratories such as CERN or KEK. We develop technologies for detectors and accelerators, and work on scientific computing. We operate important infrastructures such as the Tier2 centre or the test beam facility at DESY.

DESY Fellowships in Experimental Particle Physics are selected twice a year. Interested applicants who have recently completed their PhD are requested to submit their application including the scientific background and the usual documents (letter of motivation, research interest, CV, list of publications, copies of university degrees, three letters of reference) for the respective selection round via our application portal.

Selection Round I. by 31. March and Selection Round II. by 30. September. A decision on the award of a fellowship will be made by 31. May and 30. November at the latest.

About your role:

You are invited to take an active role in one or more of the following projects in Hamburg:

  • The ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN or the Belle II experiment at KEK;
  • Experimental activities on-site (ALPS II, LUXE and preparation of future on-site experiments at DESY);
  • Preparations for future particle physics experiments, in particular detector and technology development;
  • Scientific computing;
  • Accelerator development.

About you:

  • Ph.D. in physics (To be eligible, you have to take up the position at the latest 5 years after your doctorate);
  • Interest in particle physics, accelerator/detector development or scientific computing.

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.Expertise relevant in at least one of the areas listed above

DESY-Fellowships are awarded for a duration of 2 years with the possibility of prolongation by one additional year.

Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the DESY human resource department by using our online tool: Additional application documents.

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

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.

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