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Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Hamburg, Germany (on-site)
28 days ago
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Hamburg, Germany (on-site)
28 days ago


For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

Physicist / Engineer for laser Controls / CEP Stabilization

Limited: 3 years | Starting date: earliest possible | ID: FSMA070/2022 | Deadline: 15.01.2023 | Full-time/Part-time

DESY, with more than 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.

High power, high repetition rate ultrafast lasers are essential for generating and manipulating the electron beams and for most of the science experiments at the X-Ray Free Electron Laser facilities FLASH and European XFEL. In a joint R&D project between DESY and the European XFEL we are advancing ultrafast fibre and solid-state laser front-ends for powering our high-energy, high-repetition rate laser systems which are operating 24/7 with excellent availability. All our laser systems need to be remote controlled and provide excellent timing stability to the facility main oscillator. For a future application in attosecond X-ray generation also carrier-envelope-phase (CEP) stability is required. For developing advanced laser controls and to research future advanced control schemes using machine learning techniques, we are seeking a highly motivated physicist or engineer with focus on ultrafast laser feedback controls.

About your role:

  • Develop laser control hardware (optics, electronics, software) from prototype to fully-engineered, highly available device
  • Research novel control methods for improved laser stability
  • Develop laser synchronization and CEP stabilization controls


About you:

  • Master's degree in physics, electrical, software or controls engineering or equivalent qualification or Bachelor's degree with relevant practical experience
  • Strong experience with feedback control systems
  • Experience in FPGA and Python programming
  • Practical experience with optics and lasers is a plus

Good reasons to join:

Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. We attach particular importance to appreciative cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work-life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time and job-sharing. You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public funded employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our compre­hensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH. DESY offers its employees a financial supplement for a job ticket at both locations.

For further information please contact Dr. lngmar Hartl (

Please submit your complete application documents (letter of motivation, CV and relevant certificates) via our application portal.

We look forward to receiving your application via our application portal.

DESY promotes equal opportunities and diversity. The professional development of women is very important to us and therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the vacant position.
Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified.

You can find further information here:

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

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67556653
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
  • Company Name For Job: Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
  • Position Title: Physicist / Engineer for laser Controls / CEP Stabilization
  • Industry: Other
  • Job Function: Aerospace and Electronic Systems,
    Computer Engineering,
    Computer Programming/Systems,
    Electronics Engineer,
    Engineering and Physical Science,
    Lasers and Electro-Optics
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
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