Ph.D. students for the ATLAS Group

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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. More than 2400 employees work at our two locations Hamburg and Zeuthen in science, technology and administration.

The particle physics programme of DESY includes strong contributions to the LHC experiments at CERN and the preparation of future experiments. The experimental programme is enhanced by collaboration with a strong theory group. The DESY ATLAS group is involved in data analyses focusing on W and Z production, Higgs, top quark and Beyond Standard Model physics. In addition, the group is involved in the operation of the ATLAS Silicon Strip detector and the development of the ATLAS ITk Strips Detector for the High Luminosity LHC. The group is also working on the development of silicon tracking detectors for future particle physics experiments.

The position

  • Analysis of ATLAS data or detector development for future particle physics experiments
  • Contributions to operation and/or upgrade of the ATLAS detector

Requirements

  • Diploma/Master in Physics with excellent grades
  • Deep interest in particle physics experiments
  • Teamwork, communication and presentation skills
  • Good English language skills

For further information please contact atlas-contact@desy.de or use this link http://atlas.desy.de/.

Please arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the DESY human resource department (recruitment@desy.de), clearly stating your name and the position identifier (FHDO005/2020).

DESY in Hamburg does not grant doctoral degrees directly but collaborates with several universities. Candidates for thesis research will have to satisfy the universities terms of admission for doctoral theses.

PhD students receive a monthly salary of half of the payment of the remuneration group 13, level 2 of Annex A to the TVöD (Federal Government).

The position is limited to 3 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: Online Application