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Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dres­den-Ros­sen­dorf e.V.

Through cut­ting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MAT­TER, Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dresden-Rossen­dorf (HZDR) solves some of the press­ing soci­etal and indus­trial chal­lenges of our time. Join our 1.400 employ­ees from more than 50 nations at one of our six research sites and help us mov­ing research to the next level!

The Insti­tute of Radi­ation Phys­ics con­ducts research for states of mat­ter under extreme con­di­tions and in very small dimen­sions.

As part of the Insti­tute, the Depart­ment of Laser Particle Accel­er­a­tion invites applic­a­tions as PhD stu­dent (f/m/d) Devel­op­ing radi­ation trans­port mod­ule for sim­u­la­tion code PICon­GPU.

The pos­i­tion will be avail­able from 1 Septem­ber 2022. The employ­ment con­tract is lim­ited to three years.

PhD stu­dent (f/m/d) Devel­op­ing radi­ation trans­port mod­ule for sim­u­la­tion code PICon­GPU

Working field:

  • Work on Com­pu­ta­tional Phys­ics to develop a radi­ation trans­port mod­ule for our sim­u­la­tion code PICon­GPU
  • Spe­cial aim will be on applic­a­tion to European XFEL ( scat­ter­ing and XFEL or self emis­sion pec­tro­scopy prob­ing meth­ods, such as SAXS, Faraday Rota­tion, and XRTS
  • Work together with the exper­i­mental team to ana­lyze data and develop new exper­i­mental ideas, both for Helm­holtz Inter­na­tional Beam­line for Extreme Fields (HIBEF)-related XFEL exper­i­ments and exper­i­ments on our HZDR laser sys­tems DRACO and PENELOPE


  • Mas­ter`s degree in Com­pu­ta­tional Phys­ics or closely related dis­cip­line
  • Deep under­stand­ing of particle-in-cell codes and photon inter­ac­tion/trans­port phys­ics
  • Exper­i­ence in large scale sim­u­la­tions on high per­form­ance com­puter clusters
  • Thor­ough under­stand­ing of the phys­ics of inter­ac­tions of high power lasers with solids
  • Work­ing with Git­hub in a large col­lab­or­a­tion
  • Help­ful is know­ledge of C++, tem­plate pro­gram­ming, python, ALPAKA lib­rary, pro­gram­ming for accel­er­at­ors

What we offer:

  • A vibrant research com­munity in an open, diverse and inter­na­tional work envir­on­ment
  • Sci­entific excel­lence and extens­ive pro­fes­sional net­work­ing oppor­tun­it­ies
  • A struc­tured PhD pro­gram with a com­pre­hens­ive range of con­tinu­ing edu­ca­tion and net­work­ing oppor­tun­it­ies - more inform­a­tion about the PhD pro­gram at the HZDR can be found here:
  • The employ­ment con­tract is lim­ited to three years
  • Salary and social bene­fits in accord­ance with the col­lect­ive agree­ment for the pub­lic sec­tor (TVöD-Bund) includ­ing 30 days of paid hol­i­day leave, com­pany pen­sion scheme (VBL)
  • We sup­port a good work-life bal­ance with the pos­sib­il­ity of part-time employ­ment and flex­ible work­ing hours
  • Numer­ous com­pany health man­age­ment offer­ings
  • An employer sub­sidy for the VVO job ticket

How to apply:

Kindly sub­mit your com­pleted applic­a­tion (includ­ing cover let­ter, CV, dip­lo­mas/tran­scripts, etc.) only via our Online-applic­a­tion-sys­tem: