Detector Support Scientist (f/m)

European XFEL
October 03 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques. Early user operation has started in September 2017.

The European XFEL will generate photon beams in the X-ray energy range, with a so far unrivalled brilliance, making high demands on the detector systems. We have established an international collaboration with the goal to develop high speed 2D imaging detectors for our scientific experiments.


For our detector group we are looking for a

Detector Support Scientist (f/m)


The Position

  • act as an interface between the XFEL detector group, scientific instrument groups and beamline users

  • support the detector group to maintain, operate and calibrate photon and particle detectors for the XFEL scientific instrument with focus on enabling software-side control and calibration of these

  • support the daily reliable operation of detector systems at the scientific instruments

  • participate in scientific experiments

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess