Scientist at Photoemission Beamline P22

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Limited: 3 years | Starting date: earliest possible | ID: FSMA015/2023 | Deadline: 04.10.2023 | Full-time/Part-time

DESY, with more than 3000 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.

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 23 undulator beamlines for experiments utilizing the extreme source brilliance. High-energy X-rays are used at beamline P22 in four specialized spectrometers to study the electronic and chemical structure of solids. We are seeking to hire a highly motivated scientist with a particular focus on solid state spectroscopy and instrument development. Among other things you will be working with the new time-of-flight momentum microscope (HarMoMic) and the workhorse HAXPES spectrometer.

About your role:

  • Develop your own research fitting to the profile of P22
  • Participate in the development and commissioning of experimental instrumentation for P22 (HarMoMic & HAXPES)
  • Develop and support data acquisition software and data analysis routines to facilitate your scientific projects
  • Coordinate measurement campaigns in collaboration with international stakeholders

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, job-sharing models and participation in mobile work. You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public 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.

About you:

  • Ph.D. in physics, materials science, chemistry or related fields
  • Ability to take a leading role in a diverse and international team
  • Experience with spectroscopy techniques using synchrotron radiation, ideally photoelectron spectroscopy, microscopy and diffraction
  • Knowledge in Python or a similar programming language
  • Excellent knowledge of English

For further information please contact Dr. C. Schlueter at +49 40 8998-5068 (

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

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