Postdoc in theoretical astroparticle physics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
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Job Description

For our location in Zeuthen we are seeking:

Postdoc in theoretical astroparticle physics

Limited: 2 years | Starting date: earliest possible | ID: APPO006/2021 | Deadline: 25.10.2021 | Full-time/Part-time

DESY, with its more than 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.

DESY at its Zeuthen location near Berlin is a leading center for astroparticle physics with a focus on gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy, and the development of new detectors and detection technologies for future astroparticle physics experiments.The activities of astroparticle theory group include: particle transport and acceleration, plasma astrophysics.

About your role:

  • Postdoctoral appointment in astroparticle physics. We are particularly interested in scientists working in any of the following areas:
  • Particle transport and/or acceleration processes
  • Plasma astrophysics

About you:

  • Ph.D. in physics or astronomy or equivalent qualification
  • Experience with modeling/analysis of particle transport process/high energy phenomena or numerical studies of plasma processes
  • Good command of English

Good reasons to join:

Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. We attach particular importance to appreciative cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time and job-sharing. You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our comprehensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Huirong Yan at +49 33762-7 7422 ([email protected]).

You can find further information here: 

Applications should include a CV, a statement of research, a list of publications, and the names and contact info of at least 3 references.

We look forward to receiving your application via our application portal.

DESY promotes equal opportunities and diversity. The professional development of women is very important to us and therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the vacant position. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified. 

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY 
Notkestraße 85 
22607 Hamburg 
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2021 Aug 31
Application Deadline
2021 Oct 25


Prof. Dr. Huirong Yan