Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m) in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Street Line 1: 
Platanenallee 6
Job Announcement Text: 

DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics.
The astroparticle theory group currently has interests in the physics of cosmic accelerators, the propagation of cosmic messengers, neutrino physics and plasma physics. Astroparticle physics is a young research field at the intersection of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. DESY Zeuthen is among the leading institutions in astroparticle physics with a focus on gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy as well as astroparticle theory. DESY offers excellent research opportunities in astroparticle physics through close cooperation with many research groups and major institutions in this field in Germany and abroad. The successful candidate will start in a multi-disciplinary working group at the interface between particle physics and astrophysics funded by the EU research program Horizon 2020 with the ERC grant neutrinos and the origin of the cosmic rays.
The position
We are particularly interested in scientists working in one of the following areas:
- Propagation of cosmic radiation (cosmic rays, neutrinos, gamma-rays)
- Non-thermal sources: radiation modelling
- Multi-messenger astrophysics
- Neutrino physics
- Ph.D. in theoretical physics or astrophysics
- Experience in at least one of the research areas indicated above
- Excellent communication skills and knowledge of English
- Very good teamwork abilities
- Openness to approach new problems in frontier research
For further information please contact Walter Winter (
The position is limited for three years, starting around autumn 2018.
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 position can be filled with part-time employees.
We are looking forward to your application quoting the reference code preferably
via our electronic application system: Online-Application
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Code: FHPO014/2017
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | Germany | Phone: +49 40 8998-3392
Deadline for applications: 17 December 2017

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
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Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m) in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics