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 2021 and are awarded for two years (with a possible extension for a 3rd year). 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, gravitational waves, string theory and mathematical physics (in particular gauge-string dualities, conformal field theories, scattering amplitudes and integrable models).
The research activities are embedded within the Cluster of Excellence "Quantum Universe".

Applications can be submitted via this web interface and should include a statement of research interests, CV, list of publications, as well as the names of three referees who will be asked to upload letters of recommendation. In case of technical problems, you may contact pd-app-desyt@desy.de.

There will be additional positions funded through the new Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Universe” for two years with a possible extension to a third year. The Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Universe” performs research to understand mass and gravity at the interface between quantum physics and cosmology. The research team includes leading scientists from mathematics, mathematical physics, particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology at Universität Hamburg and DESY.

The deadline for applications is 1 December, 2020.
The deadline for applications for ERC-funded positions is 20 December, 2020.
(Applications already submitted for the general Fellowship Program will be automatically considered for the ERC-funded positions. In this case, do not submit another application.)

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.

PhD positions

Regular DESY 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 Quantum Universe Research School (QURS) of the Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe. 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.

 

PhD positions in the Quantum Universe Cluster

DESY and Universität Hamburg announce several PhD positions in Theoretical Particle Physics as part of the new Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Universe”.

The cluster performs research to understand mass and gravity at the interface between quantum physics and cosmology. The research team includes leading scientists from mathematics, particle physics, string theory, astrophysics, and cosmology at Universität Hamburg and DESY.

The fellowships will start in the summer or in the fall 2021 and are awarded for three years. Applicants must hold a Master in theoretical physics at the time of appointment. 

See https://www.desy.de/career/job_offers/index_eng.html?joboffer=125179

Applications can be submitted via the following link and should include a statement of research interests, CV, transcript of records as well as the names of at least two referees who should send letters of recommendation to recruitment@desy.de before the deadline. In case of technical problems, you may contact: pd-app-desyt@desy.de
 
Deadline: February 14th 2021.
Contact: Julia Herrmann