Scientific researcher for the development of high frequency synchronization systems

Hamburg (DE)
German TV-AVH
15 Nov 2021
16 Feb 2022

For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

Scientific researcher for the development of high frequency synchronization systems

Limited: 3 years | Starting date: 01.04.2022 | ID: MMA073/2021 | 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.

The MSK group is responsible for the control, synchronization and feedback systems of the accelerators at DESY. Our international team of technicians, engineers and scientists develops and operates state-of-the-art control and diagnostic devices for the European X‑Ray Free-Electron Laser, FLASH and the storage ring PETRA.

About your role:

  • Development of devices, components and diagnostics for the synchronization systems providing femtosecond accuracy for the EuXFEL
  • Collecting requirements on precision RF signals for the future storage PETRA IV
  • Develop conceptual and technical design for the PETRA IV synchronization system meeting high availability demands
  • Integration of the RF synchronization system into PETRA IV timing system
  • Electronic design, prototype development, characterization and concept evaluation

About you:

  • Completed scientific university education in electrical engineering, physics or equivalent specialist knowledge, skills and experience
  • Very good expertise in the design and construction of lownoise RF electronics in the MHz and GHz range
  • Very good expertise in RF synchronization with high precision
  • Professional experience in the field of analog and digital electronics in the low- and high frequency range
  • Experience with modern RF measuring devices and CAD Software (e.g. Altium)
  • Work experience in creating specifications for a larger high frequency project
  • Experience in building accelerators is an advantage
  • High level of commitment at work and great flexibility to find solutions of very different tasks within a team
  • Very good knowledge of English

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.

For further information please contact Frank Ludwig at +49 40 8998‑4919 (

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

 Apply now!

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
Human Resources Department | Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

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