Postdoc for the HIBEF detector for EXFEL

Hamburg (DE)
German TV-AVH
November 05 2021
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For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

Postdoc for the HIBEF detector for EXFEL

Limited: 3 years | Starting date: earliest possible | ID: FSPO020/2021 | Deadline: 30.11.2021 | 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 Photon-Science Detector Group designs and builds innovative and state-of-the-art area detectors for the photon sources in Hamburg and world-wide. The group works in close collaboration with world-leading research groups in photon-science, as well as with other detector groups world-wide. One of the main projects currently is the development of a 1-Million pixel camera for high-energy X-rays for the HIBEF user consortium at the European XFEL. The design is in its final stage, and in the coming years the system will be assembled, commissioned and deployed at the European XFEL.

About your role:

  • Coordinate and participate in the assembly, testing and commissioning of the HIBEF detector
  • Detector calibration and data analysis
  • Evaluate performance of sensors for hard X-rays
  • Participate in the first user experiments at the European XFEL
  • Write scientific presentations, and give presentations at conferences

About you:

  • PhD in physics, electronics or equivalent
  • Experience in developing sophisticated scientific instrumentation
  • Experience in treatment and analysis of large data volumes
  • Knowledge of X-ray-matter interactions is highly appreciated
  • 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. 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 compre┬şhensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Heinz Graafsma at +49 40 8998-1678 (

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.

You can find further information here:

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