Job offers

Job offers

DESY offers challenging tasks in an international setting

For versatile and challenging tasks in an international environment DESY is seeking dedicated employees in the field of natural sciences, engineering and also in the technical and commercial sector.

For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

PhD student - Belle II

Remuneration Group 13


DESY, with its 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 particle physics program of DESY includes strong contributions to the Belle II experiment at KEK in Japan that started its physics run in early 2019. The experimental program is enhanced by collaboration with a strong local theory group. The DESY Belle II group is involved in data analyses focusing on B- and tau-physics as well as Dark Matter searches. In addition, the group is involved in the commissioning of the Belle II pixel vertex detector, and software development for the tracking detectors and the electromagnetic calorimeter.

The position

  • Analysis of Belle II data with focus on B decays, in particular measurement of the CKM matrix element Vub
  • Contributions to the commissioning and operation of the new Belle II Pixel detector


  • Diploma/Masters in Physics with excellent grades
  • lnterest in particle physics experiments
  • Good teamwork and communications skills
  • Good English language skills
  • Ability and eligibility to travel to Japan

Please include in your application your CV, letter of motivation, as well as transcripts and certificates from your Bachelor and Master studies. In addition, please arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to, mentioning the reference code FHDO001/2021.

For further information please contact Kerstin Tackmann (

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.

We are looking forward to your application via our application system:
Online Application
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Code: FHDO001/2021
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: Until the position is filled.