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Postdoc In Computer Science

Software Engineer as a Postdoc in data reduction and machine learning

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Hamburg (DE)


German TV-AVH

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Research ScientistSenior ScientistStaff Scientist

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Closing date

8 July 2023

Software Engineer as a Postdoc in data reduction and machine learning

Limited: 2 years | Starting date: earliest possible | ID: FSPO009/2023 | Deadline: 27.06.2023 | Full-time/Part-time | Remote work possible

DESY, with more than 2900 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.

The Photon-Science Detector Group designs and builds innovative and state-of-the-art area detectors for the photon sources in Hamburg and world-wide. The group works in close collaboration with world leading research groups in photon-science, as well as with other detector groups world-wide. Because of the exponentially increasing data volumes, we have started a program in high-speed image correction and data reduction. For this program we are looking for a PostDoc or software engineer with experience in high performance computing.

About your role:

  • Develop image correction software for high-speed X-ray cameras with extremely high data rates
  • Support efficient implementation of machine learning methods developed by colleagues (for example, rejection of bad images)
  • Develop and evaluate software for data compression
  • Investigate hardware acceleration (e.g. GPU or FPGA) for these tasks using frameworks such as CUDA, Xilinx high-level synthesis etc.
  • Contribute to development of a strategy for handing future data rates

About you:

  • PhD or equivalent in electronic or software engineering, physics, computer science or similar qualification
  • Experience in dealing with large data volumes or data rates
  • Experience in a programming language suitable for high-performance computing (e.g. C++)
  • Knowledge of English
  • Excellent team player

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, job-sharing models and participation in mobile work. 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 German job ticket at both locations.

    For further information please contact David Pennicard at +49 40 8998-4544 (

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

    Please kindly submit your complete application documents including your salary expectations.

    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: Click Here

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

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