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:

DESY-Fellowships Photon Science

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 brillant synchroton source PETRA III as well as the intense free-electron laser FLASH and our inhouse research groups at DESY CFEL offer a broad range of research opportunities, ranging from life science to the study of fundamental physical processes in various areas. DESY offers several career opportunities also in the enabling technologies like detector or laser physics and development.

The position

Fellows are invited to take an active role in one of the experimental or theoretical areas of research at DESYs Photon Science.

  • Condensed matter physics
  • Atoms, Molecules and Optics
  • Laser physics
  • Detector development
  • Structural Chemistry
  • Structural Biology


  • Ph.D. completed within the last 5 years after your doctorate
  • Experience in experimental or theoretical science in one of the areas of the DESY photon science division

DESY-Fellowships are awarded for a duration of 2 years with the possibility of prolongation by one additional year.

Do not hesitate to contact us at DESY Photon Science to get additional information on the current research activities. Further information is available here:

Please submit your application including a resume and the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications and copies of university degrees). Please arrange for three letters of reference to the DESY human resource department.

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. During each application procedure DESY will assess whether the post can be filled with part-time employees.

We are looking forward to your application via our application system:
Online Application
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Code: FSFE001/2021
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: Until the positions are filled.