Scientist (f/m/diverse) for the BELLE II experiment


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DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. At our two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen work more than 2400 employees in science, technology and administration.

The particle physics program of DESY includes strong contributions to the Belle II experiment at KEK in Japan that will start its physics run in early 2019. The experimental program is enhanced by collaboration with a strong local theory group. The DESY Belle II group is involved in data analyses focusing on B- and tau-physics as well as Dark Matter searches. In addition, the group is involved in the commissioning of the Belle II pixel vertex detector, and software development for the tracking detectors and the electromagnetic calorimeter. DESY is searching an experimental particle physicist that is taking a leading role in physics analysis of B-decays and in the development of tracking algorithms for Belle II.

The position

  • Active role in the Belle II experiment
  • Leading role in measurements of inclusive semileptonic and radiative B meson decays
  • Development of tracking algorithms for Belle II
  • Participation in the supervision of students


  • PhD and long-term and comprehensive experience in experimental Particle Physics
  • Extensive experience in data analysis
  • Experience in software development
  • Outstanding teamwork abilities
  • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of English
  • Ability and eligibility to travel to Japan

For further information please contact Kerstin Tackmann via Email kerstin.tackmann@desy.de.

Your application should include a resume and the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications and copies of university degrees). Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent before the application deadline to the DESY human resource department.

The position is limited to 5 years.
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 via our application system:

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Code: FHMA038/2018
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: 30.11.2018

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