Postdoc (f/m/d) Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Department Name: 
A Research Centre of the Helmholtz Association
Brandenburg / Dahme-Spreewald
Job Announcement Text: 

For our location in Zeuthen we are seeking:

Postdoc (f/m/d) Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)

DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. More than 2,400 employees work at our two locations Hamburg and Zeuthen in science, technology and administration.

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next generation very-high-energy gamma-ray observatory. It will include over 100 telescopes at both a northern site at La Palma and a southern site in Chile. DESY, at its Zeuthen location, is a lead participant in CTA (see We are advertising a postdoc (f/m/d) position to work on the high-energy telescopes of CTA (SST), focused on but not exclusively restricted to instrumentation.

The position:

Active role in the CTA consortium

Contributions to the small telescope camera project: commissioning, testing, simulations, data analysis, reconstruction software and performance aspects

Preparing for science with CTA

Gamma-ray data analysis and interpretation of current-generation Cherenkov telescopes within the institute's gamma-ray group


Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or astroparticle physics or equivalent qualification

Experience in instrumentation, data acquisition, data analysis or simulations in astroparticle physics, high-energy physics or astrophysics

Good knowledge of English and the willingness to learn German

Willingness to participate in expert and working meetings and conferences abroad, as well as occasionally in measurement and commissioning campaigns at the CTA sites

For further information please contact David Berge +493376277291, e-mail:

The position is limited to 2 years.

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: APPO002/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany

Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: 2019/07/10

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, August 5, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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