Computer scientist beamline P21.2

Hamburg (DE)
German TV-AVH
Closing date
Oct 6, 2022

For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

Computer scientist beamline P21.2

Limited: 3 years | Starting date: 01.01.2023 | ID: FSMA055/2022 | Deadline: 13.10.2022 | Full-time/Part-time

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.

DESY is one of the world's leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. With the storage ring PETRA III and the Free-Electron-Laser FLASH, DESY offers a unique combination of photon sources to the scientific community. PETRA III, one of the most brilliant hard X-ray facilities worldwide, currently provides 25 undulator beamlines for experiments utilizing the extreme source brilliance. High-energy X-rays are a powerful tool for the characterisation of polycrystalline materials and are utilized at beamline P21.2 using high-end automated experimental setups.

About your role:

  • Support of the computer-based experiments at beamline P21.2, including creation and provision of dedicated software solutions for specific experiments
  • Training of beamline staff and external users in terms of software
  • Development of software related to synchronization of fast detectors with actuators and monitoring devices
  • Development of tools for data reduction and feedback for automated data acquisition and visualization
  • Documentation of the software
  • Pursue a scientific project in relation to ongoing work at P21.2

About you:

  • Completed master's degree with Ph.D. in physics, materials science, computer science or related fields or equivalent experience and education
  • Knowledge in and experience with computer based positioning, controls, digital data acquisition and analysis, and networks, preferentially at large scale science facilities with focus on experimental physics
  • Well-founded knowledge in programming, particularly in Python
  • Experience in and ability to program in a structured way
  • Good English communication skills, team player
  • Interest to work in a scientific environment

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 publicly funded 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.

For further information please contact Ulrich Lienert at +49 40 8998-3165 (

Please submit your complete application documents (letter of motivation, CV and relevant certificates) via our application portal.

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

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