Postdoctoral Researcher for the development of MHz X-ray microscopy (f/m/d)

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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.

In the context of the Horizon Europe Project Mhz-TOMOSCPY funded by the European Union under grant agreement no. 101046448 we are looking for our SPB/SFX group for a Postdoctoral Researcher for the development of MHz X-ray microscopy (f/m/d).

The position

  • Development of the forward modelling pipeline for image formation in X-ray multi-projection imaging
  • Data processing and online/offline analysis for MHz microscopy using novel data processing approaches
  • Participation in demonstration and user-proposed MHz microscopy experiments at the European XFEL and other international X-ray facilities
  • Dissemination of results in peer-reviewed journals and at scientific conferences


  • PhD in physics, X-ray imaging or a data modelling related discipline
  • Sound knowledge of data processing and image analysis
  • Excellent programming skills in Python or C++, especially in related modelling applications e.g. wave propagation and image analysis
  • Ability to interpret experimental and model data
  • Ability to conduct independent work and research in a collaborative environment
  • Willingness to work in a diverse team of international scientists, engineers and technicians
  • Experience in participating in experiments at free-electron laser, synchrotron or other major research facilities as well as experience in coherent optics will be an asset

For additional information, please contact Richard Bean ( or Patrik Vagovic ( .

Working place will be Schenefeld in the Hamburg metropolitan area. General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found under

Our offer

Become part of a vibrant international and multi-cultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress, participate in our international networks, and shape your life upon trust based flexible working times and telecommuting options. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect.

Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme, broad relocation benefits, as well as subsidized job-tickets and meals at our company restaurant. The European XFEL GmbH intends to achieve a widely international staff. Company language is English, non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.

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This appointment is limited to 25 months.


03 April 2023


Please apply online and provide a cover letter next to a CV in English, as well as your work certificates in one single pdf-file.

Applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.

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