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:

PhD position for variational quantum computer simulations

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 offering a PhD position for performing quantum computing simulations in experimental and theoretical particle physics. The successful candidate will be involved in designing algorithms for this task and in the development of methods for quantum error mitigation and the analysis of the expressivity of quantum circuits.


    • Your profile is a completed university study in theoretical physics, mathematics or information science (Master of Diploma degree) or equivalent qualification

    For further information please contact Karl Jansen at +49 33762 77286 (

    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: APDO001/2021
    Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany
    Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

    Deadline for applications: 14.03.2021