Postdocs (f/m) in Gamma-ray Astrophysics

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.

Ihr Aufgabengebiet:

  • Active role in the CTA consortium 
  • Contributions to one of the small telescope camera projects (CHEC): hardware, firmware, and/or reconstruction software and performance aspects 
  • Preparing for science with CTA 
  • Gamma-ray data analysis and interpretation of existing telescopes within the institutes gamma-ray group


For further information please contact Dr. David Berge (

The position is limited initially to 2 years with the possibility of an extension.



Ihr Profil:

  • Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or astroparticle physics 
  • Experience in instrumentation, data acquisition, data analysis or simulations in astroparticle physics, high-energy physics or astrophysics

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: FHPO008/2017
Notkestraße 85
22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392
Deadline for applications: Until the positions are filled.

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