Job Offers at DESY

At DESY Photon Science in Hamburg (Germany), the new high brilliance synchrotron radiation source PETRA III will provide short-wavelength X-ray radiation of especially high brilliance. PETRA III will offer excellent research opportunities for various applications – from medicine to materials research. It took up user operation in 2010.

In addition a new device - the free-electron laser FLASH will offer extreme short and intense pulses in the soft X-ray regime and is in operation since 2005. Structural studies, especially using X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction, represent a main field of research at DESY Photon Science.

DESY, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, and the University of Hamburg established together a Center for Free-Electron Laser Science CFEL on the DESY campus. CFEL will focus on developing and exploiting the scientific applications of the new radiation sources with outstanding properties.

The X-ray free-electron laser European XFEL in Schenefeld (near Hamburg) will produce high-intensity ultra-short X-ray laser-like flashes. As an international project, it will be run by an independent research organization, the European XFEL GmbH. In this organization DESY is one shareholder with a share of more than 50 percent. User operation will start in 2017.

All this unique light sources will open up exciting new possibilities at DESY Photon Science. If you are interested in an


please get in touch with the DESY Human Resources Department ('Personalabteilung') , phone: +49 40 8998 3392)

or contact the DESY Photon Science secretaries' office (phone +49 40 8998 2304 or e-mail:

DESY supports the careers of women and therefore encourages especially women to apply.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with public service organisations (TVöD = Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst). DESY pay scale table ('DESY Entgeldtabelle') (in German ).

We are also looking for students at DESY Photon Science (Bachelor Diploma/ Master/ PhD Theses). Please contact Dr. Tim Laarmann (