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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) Per­form­ing and ana­lyz­ing large scale par­al­lel sim­u­la­tions on HZDR laser sys­tems DRACO and PENELOPE.

PhD Stu­dent (f/m/d) Per­form­ing and ana­lyz­ing large scale par­al­lel sim­u­la­tions on HZDR laser sys­tems DRACO and PENELOPE

Working field:

  • Assist the under­stand­ing of exper­i­ments from our HZDR laser sys­tems DRACO and PENELOPE by per­form­ing and ana­lyz­ing large scale par­al­lel sim­u­la­tions
  • Work in our team on Com­pu­ta­tional Phys­ics, sim­u­lat­ing and under­stand­ing fun­da­mental pro­cesses that occur dur­ing the inter­ac­tion of high power lasers with solids or near crit­ical dens­ity tar­gets
  • Develop new mod­ules for PICon­GPU accord­ing to the exper­i­mental needs, e.g. to sim­u­late new prob­ing detector sig­nals (e.g. spec­tro­met­ers)
  • Par­ti­cip­ate in our team's effort to develop new exper­i­mental ideas includ­ing taylor­ing the inter­ac­tion pro­cess, prob­ing the self emis­sion of the laser irra­di­ated plas­mas, or per­form­ing prob­ing exper­i­ments at HIBEF (EuropeanXFEL)


  • Mas­ter`s degree in Com­pu­ta­tional Phys­ics or closely related dis­cip­line
  • Exper­i­ence in com­puter sim­u­la­tions, ideally pre­vi­ous exper­i­ence on com­puter clusters
  • lnterest in the under­stand­ing of the phys­ics of inter­ac­tions of high power lasers with solids, ideally you have know­ledge on plasma phys­ics or radi­at­ive prop­er­ties of warm to hot mat­ter
  • You are com­fort­able in Eng­lish lan­guage
  • Help­ful, but not required is the know­ledge of C++, python, and 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: