Scientist at the Hard X-ray Micro/Nano-Probe Beamline P06

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Hamburg (DE)
German TV-AVH
June 09 2021
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For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

Scientist at the Hard X-ray Micro/Nano-Probe Beamline P06

Limited: 2 years | Starting date: 01.07.2021| ID: FSMA039/2021 | Deadline: 18.06.2021 | Full-time

DESY, with its 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.

For high-end synchrotron radiation applications, the 3rd generation source PETRA III is available since 2009 as one of the most brilliant hard X-Ray sources worldwide currently operating 23 undulator beamlines for experiments utilizing the extreme source brilliance. The "Hard X-Ray Micro/Nano-Probe" beamline P06 is dedicated to multimodal imaging of elemental distributions and structural/chemical phases of complex samples on the micrometer and nanometer length scale.

About the role:

  • Development of own independent research program in X-ray microscopy and participation in collaborative projects with external groups
  • Technical support and user support at the scanning X-ray microscopy experiment (X-ray fluorescence, ptychography, diffraction, spectroscopy)
  • Develop and support data acquisition and data analysis software

To be successful in this role:

  • PhD in physics or related disciplines
  • Experience with X-ray microbeam methods using synchrotron radiation
  • Experimental skills and interest in instrumentation development
  • Knowledge in Python or a similar programming language
  • Excellent 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. 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 according to the collective labour agreement (TV-AVH).

For further information please contact Dr. G. Falkenberg at +49 40 8998‑96106 (

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

DESY promotes the professional development of women and therefore strongly encourages women to apply for the position to be filled. In addition, severely handicapped persons with equal aptitude are given preferential consideration. The advertised positions are basically suitable for part-time employment.

You can find further information here:

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