Scientist/Beamline Manager (f/m) Tenure Track

DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics.

For high end synchrotron radiation applications, the 3rd generation source PETRA III is available since 2009 as one of the most brilliant hard X-ray sources worldwide. The ”Variable Polarization XUV Beamline” (P04) is a world-class soft X-ray beamline at PETRA III. Besides having open ports for roll-in user experiments it serves a number of dedicated instruments set up by user-consortia in collaboration with the beamline team.

Ihr Aufgabengebiet:

  • You will be in charge of operating the state-of-the-art variable polarization XUV beamline P04 
  • You will be responsible for the installation, commissioning, optimization and automation of X-ray optics, beamline hardware, infrastructure and software with a special emphasis on the various scientific fields covered by the available techniques, such as ion spectroscopy, ARPES, XMCD, RIXS, soft X-ray diffraction and imaging methods, including X-ray holography and STXM 
  • You will manage the support of external and internal user groups at P04 including the organization of regular dedicated workshops for the soft X-ray community at PETRA 
  • You will manage the research programs utilizing soft X-rays at PETRA arid on enabling soft X-ray technologies 
  • You will be leading a group of beamline scientists/postdocs and engineers

Ihr Profil:

  • PhD in physics or a related field 
  • Substantial experience in designing, installing and commissioning of soft to tender X-ray beamlines at 3rd generation synchrotron radiation sources 
  • Substantial experience in one or more P04 related scientific fields 
  • Substantial knowledge in conducting research in these fields 
  • Interest in research directions exploiting the benefits of diffraction limited storage rings 
  • Experience with beamline control software 
  • Very good communication skills in English language 
  • Excellent team player

For further information please contact Dr. Oliver Seeck (
The position is limited to 3 years (Tenure Track).
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. There is a bilingual kindergarten on the DESY site.
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: FSMA055/2017
Notkestraße 85 22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392
Deadline for applications: 14 August 2017

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