DESY, with its 2700 employees at its two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, is one of the world's leading research centres. Its research focuses on decoding the structure and function of matter, from the smallest particles of the universe to the building blocks of life. In this way, DESY contributes to solving the major questions and urgent challenges facing science, society and industry. With its ultramodern research infrastructure, its interdisciplinary research platforms and its international networks, DESY offers a highly attractive working environment in the fields of science, technology and administration as well as for the education of highly qualified young scientists.
The Photo Injector Test Facility PITZ in Zeuthen (near Berlin) is one of the leading international groups in developments on modern photo injectors and their applications. Current R&D goals of PITZ include improving electron source brightness beyond state of the art and demonstration of accelerator-based THz pump sources for high repetition rate X-ray Free-Electron Lasers (FELs) like FLASH and European XFEL. Such efforts require reliable and comprehensive electron beam characterization, i.e. a detailed reconstruction for both projected and time-resolved phase space measurements. The focus of the offered position will be on further developments of tools for the characterization of high brightness electron beams and/or start-to-end beam dynamics simulations for e.g. commissioning the new THz SASE FEL beamline.
The position is limited to 2 years at the beginning.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Persons with disabilities 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.