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Postdoctoral Researcher for Development of MHz X-ray Microscopy (f/m/d)

European XFEL is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Single Particles, Clusters and Biomolecules and Serial femtosecond crystallography (SPB/SFX) group

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 23 Aug 2020
  • Germany | European XFEL GmbH
  • Date posted: 03 Jul 2020
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Optics, lasers & photonics 

Join the European XFEL
European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques.

The Single Particles, Clusters and Biomolecules and Serial femtosecond crystallography (SPB/SFX) group of the European XFEL Facility is developing and constructing one of six scientific instruments. Within recently acquired internal R&D grant MHz X-ray Microscopy we are searching for a Postdoctoral researcher for development of MHz X-ray microscopy (f/m/d).

The position

  • contribution to the development of XFEL X-ray microscopy, particularly for the data processing and visualization pipeline
  • collaboration with external partner laboratories on hardware and software integration
  • exploration of novel approaches for modelling of dynamic phenomena, especially in fluids, and comparison with experimental data


  • PhD in experimental, theoretical or computational physics or related discipline
  • knowledge and experience in scientific computing and programming languages, especially Python
  • ability to conduct independent work and research in collaborative environment
  • highly developed communication skills and willingness to work in a diverse team of international scientists, engineers and technicians
  • strong self motivation for conducting research in the challenging environment of a large international research facility

For additional information please contact Patrick Vagovic (

Working place will be Schenefeld in the Hamburg metropolitan area. General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found here.

Our offer
Become part of a vibrant international and multi-cultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress, participate in our international networks and shape your life upon trust based flexible working times and telecommuting options. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect.

Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme, broad relocation benefits as well as subsidized job-tickets and meals at our company restaurant. The European XFEL GmbH intends to achieve a widely international staff. Company language is English, non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.

Reference number: E-306

Duration: This appointment is limited to 3 years.

Please apply online and provide a cover letter next to a CV in English, as well as your reference letters in one single PDF file.

Applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.

Deadline: 23 Aug 2020


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