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:

Scientist for optical synchronization

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 group MSK is responsible for the controls, feedback regulations and synchronization of the particle accelerators at DESY. We are an international team of technicians, engineers and scientists who develop, install and operate complex instruments for the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser, FLASH and PETRAIII.

The position

  • Development, operation and maintenance of femtosecond-precision optical synchronization systems for the accelerator facilities European XFEL and FLASH
  • Research and development of novel laser diagnostic methods and technologies
  • Technical documentation of the complex systems


  • PhD degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Laser Engineering, Photonics or similar discipline
  • Hands-on experience in fiber optics, optical system design
  • Experience in electronics
  • Experience in RF technology
  • Experience in a high-level programming language (Python and/or Matlab)
  • Self-motivated, driven individual with high quality consciousness, distinct team and communication abilities
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills

For further information please contact Jost Müller at 040-8998-2832.

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. Persons with disabilities 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.

We are looking forward to your application via our application system:
Online Application
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Code: MMA081/2020
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: Until the position is filled.