Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
A Research Centre of the Helmholtz Association
For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:
Lead Senior Scientist (W3 salary level) – Head of FLASH
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.
DESY operates the Free-Electron Laser FLASH, which is one of the pioneering facilities in its field. In the next few years FLASH goes through an in-depth upgrade program covering all aspects of the facility. After finishing the FLASH 2020+ project the facility will offer even more superior experimental possibilities for the international user community.
DESY is seeking a lead senior scientist (W3) with the following responsibilities:
Leading the user operation and inhouse research activities at the Free-Electron Laser FLASH
Leading a scientific group active in soft X-ray FEL research fields
Representing the facility and research at national and international conferences
Fostering and enlarging the user community at FLASH
Contributing to the strategic development of the facility and the research centre
Acting on international advisory boards on behalf of DESY
Exploring options for third party fund raising on national and international level
Engagement in education and training of young scientists, engineers and technicians
PhD in natural sciences, preferably in physics or chemistry or equivalent
Long standing experience in X-ray Laser science
Proven track record in condensed matter physics or atomic, molecular or cluster physics
Long standing experience in leading scientific groups
Solid knowledge of the international large-scale research landscape
Persons with disabilities 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.