Postdoctoral positions in gamma-ray / high-energy astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
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 Zeuthen location of DESY has a strong focus on astroparticle physics, particularly gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy. The experimental groups are accompanied by a strong astroparticle theory group.

The position

  • Active role in H.E.S.S. and CTA
  • Gamma-ray data analysis and interpretation within the institute’s H.E.S.S. group
  • Preparing for science with CTA
  • Contribution to CTA preparation efforts matched to the institute’s CTA programme


  • Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or astroparticle physics
  • Experience in data analysis and interpretation, instrumentation and R&D, or data acquisition in astroparticle physics, high-energy physics or astrophysics

The position is limited to 2 years with the possibility of an extension. 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 quoting the reference code preferably via our electronic application System: Online-Application Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Code: FHPO001/2018

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Stefan Ohm (, David Berge (