Postdoc in instrumentation for future MeV gamma-ray satellite

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Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
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For our location in Zeuthen we are seeking:

Postdoc in instrumentation for future MeV gamma-ray satellite

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 pursue R&D studies for future space-based gamma-ray telescopes.

The position:

* Active role in development and tests of the MeVCube detector protype

* Active role in development and tests of readout and data acquisition electronics and software for the CZT sensors of the MeVCube prototype

* Documentation of the development and tests

* Opportunity to participate in CMOS camera tests for the ULTRASAT mission

* Supervision of PhD students working on instrumentation


* PhD in astronomy, astroparticle physics, high-energy physics with a focus on instrumentation or electronics engineering, or an equivalent qualification

* Experience in readout and data acquisition electronics and software

* Experience in detector R&D

* Excellent skills in object-oriented programming (e.g. C++, Java, Python) and scripting languages

* Good knowledge of English and the willingness to learn German

* Experience in working in large collaborations

* Willingness to participate in expert and working meetings and conferences abroad

For further information, please contact Markus Ackermann, or David Berge,

The position is limited to 2 years.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organi­zations 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-time­work. 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: APPO008/2020
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | Germany
Phone: +49 (0)40 8998-3392
Deadline for applications: 2020/04/12

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020
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