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Scientist/Electrical Engineer for Beam Guiding Magnets

DESY is looking to recruit a Scientist/Electrical Engineer to join its Machine and Experiment Setup Group

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 10 Sep 2020
  • Germany | DESY
  • Date posted: 11 Aug 2020
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Engineering & instrumentation

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 Machine and Experiment Setup Group (MEA) is involved in the technical project planning of new accelerators and experiments as well as in the technical support of the existing facilities. This includes everything from planning, coordination and scheduling of the construction, to conversion and maintenance work of existing facilities.

The position

  • You will be the contact person for the electromagnetic beam-guiding magnets of the accelerators, from development of the complete technical designs to procurement.
  • Simulate, analyse and optimize magnetic fields and magnetic pole contours using 2D and 3D programs (preferably with EMSTUDIO or OPERA).
  • Compare and evaluate calculations with the measured results of the fabricated magnets.
  • Be involved with interdisciplinary cooperation with project managers and machine coordinators, hall engineers and a small team of CAD experts.
  • Support the CAD NX magnet models.
  • Present results in meetings and at international conferences.


  • Scientific degree (TU), preferably doctoral degree either in the field of electrical engineering, physics or equivalent skills and experiences.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with complex simulations and magnets.
  • Good knowledge of EM-STUDIO and/or OPERA preferred.
  • Experience in project-oriented work and an affinity for consulting and support activities.
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic international environment with ambitious project schedules.
  • Good knowledge of English, aptitude test G25 & G41 required.

For further information please contact Dr Markus Körfer at +4940-8998-3714.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organizations 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: MMA044/2020
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: Until the position is filled.


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