Laser Scientist for pump-probe experiments at FLASH

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DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science,
particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. DESY’s laser science and technology group is responsible for research, development and operations of high power femtosecond and picosecond lasers related to particle accelerators and free electron lasers (FEL). We also provide  experiment specific tailored optical laser pulses. For our fast growing, international team of scientists, engineers and technicians, we are seeking a self-driven highly motivated laser scientist (f/m/d).

The position

Research and development of versatile ultrafast laser sources for pumpprobe experiments at FEL beamlines and novel nonlinear conversion schemes to extend the ultrafast laser spectral coverage from VUV to THz.
Support pump-probe ultrafast laser – XUV FEL experiments at DESY’s XUV Free Electron Laser FLASH


  • PhD in physics, electrical engineering or similar discipline with several
    years of experience
  • Excellent knowledge of demonstrated experience inultrafast laser technology and/or ultrafast laser spectroscopy
  • Ability to develop an active research program compatible with existing
    research infrastructure

For further information contact Dr. Ingmar Hartl at
The position is limited to 3 years.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. Vacant positions at DESY are in general open to part-time-work. During each application procedure DESY will assess whether the post can be filled with part-time employees.
We are looking forward to your application quoting the reference code preferably via our electronic application System: Online-Application

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department
Code: FSMA050/2018
Notkestraße 85
22607 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392
Deadline for applications: until the position is filled.

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