Scientist Gamma-ray Group Tenure-Track

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Brandenburg / Dahme-Spreewald
Job Announcement Text: 

For our location in Zeuthen we are seeking:

Scientist Gamma-ray Group Tenure-Track


DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. More than 2400 employees work at our two locations Hamburg and Zeuthen in science, technology and administration.


At its Zeuthen location, DESY has a strong focus on astroparticle physics ( In particular, we are a lead participant in CTA ( and other gamma-ray telescopes.

The position

Lead science exploitation of existing and future gamma-ray instruments Leading role in the development of instrumentation for gamma-ray astronomy

Lead contributions to institute's preparation efforts for the CTA observatory, in particular in the online and control software project ACADA

Lead role in and coordination of human machine interface software of CTA Code development and software quality assurance

Software integration and commissioning in the CTA ACADA team



Ph. D. in astronomy, astroparticle physics, or high-energy physics Experience in and excellent knowledge of high-energy astrophysics

Experience in analysis data from and/or developing instruments for large astronomical projects Excellent skills in object-oriented programming (e.g. C++, Java, Python) and scripting languages Profound experience in developing graphical user interfaces

Good knowledge of English and the willingness to learn German Experience in working in large collaborations

Willingness to participate in expert and working meetings as well as conferences abroad


For further information, please contact David Berge +49 33762-77291.


Please submit a cover letter explaining your motivation to apply for this post, a statement of research interests you plan to work on in the gamma-ray group at DESY, a CV, including a list of publications, and two letters of recommendation e-mailed to


The position is limited to 3 years and will become permanent after a successful tenure evaluation.

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:


Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Human Resources Department | Code: APMA010/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany

Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: 2019/12/01

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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David Berge
+49 33762-77291