Positions

The DESY theory group regularly offers positions at the PhD, postdoctoral and junior staff levels. 

5 Year Fellows

There is currently no position available.

Fellows

The DESY Theory Group in Hamburg announces a Fellowship Program for young scientists in theoretical particle physics. The fellowships normally start in October and are awarded for two years. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the time of appointment.

The research programme of the group includes collider phenomenology (in particular Higgs physics, physics beyond the Standard Model, flavour physics, QCD, Monte Carlo generators), particle cosmology, axions and other nonstandard light particles, string theory and mathematical physics (in particular gauge-string dualities, conformal field theories and integrable models).

The application deadline for fellowships starting in the autumn of 2019 will be in early December 2018.

Information about the application procedure shall be posted on this website in due time. Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. DESY operates flexible work schemes. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. There is a bilingual Kindergarten on the DESY site.

PhD positions

The DESY theory group offers the possibility of Ph.D. positions in theoretical particle physics. Successful candidates, who must be accepted as Ph.D. students at a university, will receive a salary from DESY. The group has close connections in particular to the University of Hamburg and participates in the graduate school of the Collaborative Reserach Center "Particles, Strings and the Early Universe" (SFB 676). Interested candidates are encouraged to directly contact a staff member of the theory group whose research is closest to their interest, including a CV that specifies their previous scientific training. Applications can be sent at any time. Positions are awarded subject to the availability of supervision and funding. Salaries and benefits at DESY are commensurate with those of public service organizations in Germany. DESY operates flexible work schemes. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.