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 Zeuthen we are seeking:

3 Ph.D. students for the ATLAS Group

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 programme of DESY includes strong contributions to the LHC experiments at CERN and the preparation of future experiments. The experimental programme is enhanced by collaboration with a strong theory group. The DESY ATLAS group in Zeuthen is involved in data analyses focusing on searches for dark matter and precision measurements using top-quarks. In addition, the group is involved in the operation of the ATLAS Silicon Strip detector, the development of the ATLAS ITk Strips Detector for the High Luminosity LHC and in tracking and b-tagging in ATLAS.

The position

  • Analysis of ATLAS data
  • Contributions to performance studies, operation or upgrade of the ATLAS detector


  • Diploma/Master in Physics with excellent grades
  • Deep interest in particle physics experiments
  • Teamwork, communication and presentation skills
  • Good English language skills

Please arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the DESY human resource department (, clearly stating your name and the position identifier (FHDO005/2021) or use our online tool for additional application documents.

DESY in Zeuthen does not grant doctoral degrees directly but collaborates with Humboldt university in Berlin. Candidates for thesis research will have to satisfy the universities terms of admission for doctoral theses.

PhD students receive a monthly salary of two third of the payment of the remuneration group 13 of Annex A to the TVöD (Federal Government).

For further information please contact Prof. Cigdem Issever ( or Prof. Klaus Moenig (

The positions are 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: FHDO005/2021
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: Untill the positions are filled.