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:

Postdoc for development of quantum computer simulation applications

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.

We are looking for a theorist for performing quantum computing simulations for complex quantum systems and optimization problems.

The position

  • Design algorithms for quantum computer simulations
  • Develop methods of quantum error mitigation
  • Analyze the expressivity of quantum circuits


  • Completed university study in theoretical physics, mathematics or information science (PhD) or equivalent qualification

Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the DESY human resource department by using our online tool: Additional application documents

For further information please contact Karl Jansen at +49 33762 7-7286 (

The position is limited to 2 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: APPO019/2020
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: 21.03.2021