Vacancy Notice No. 38E/2017

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter. All research is conducted in close collaboration with other members of the Helmholtz Association as well as with universities, non-university affiliated research institutes, and industry.

For additional information please visit: https://www.hzdr.de.

The Institute of Radiation Physics invites applications as

Laser Engineer (m/f).

The position will be available from 1 October 2017. The employment contract is limited to two years. The regular weekly working time will be 39 hours. The salary is based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund. The place of work is Dresden-Rossendorf. After an intital training in Dresden-Rossendorf during the first 6 months, this position will be sited permanently at the European XFEL in Schenefeld (Hamburg)


  • BS and M.S., or equivalent in optical or laser physics or engineering
  • Iaser optical design and construction
  • Iaser pulse diagnostics
  • good communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team


The successful candidate will be involved in the installation and operation of the 300 TW Ti:Sapphire and DIPOLE Iaser systems. This includes:

  • beam transport installation
  • opto-mechanical engineering
  • electro-optic engineering
  • controls and interfacing
  • vendor communication
  • Iaboratory preparation
  • Iaser installation and commissioning
  • diagnostics development
  • routine maintenance
  • operations for XFEL-user experiments with highest reliability

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Toma Toncian +49 40 8998 - 6869 or Mrs. Anne Varga, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 3293.

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) by 31 July 2017 only via Online application (English / German).

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

Zertifikat Audit Beruf und FamilieHelmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Personnel Department
PO Box 51 01 19
01314 Dresden