Careers at European XFEL

Working in an international environment for the world’s brightest X-ray source

European XFEL will be a new research facility of superlatives. It will generate ultrashort and extremely bright X-ray flashes for studies in disciplines like physics, chemistry, life sciences, and materials research.

The European XFEL comprises a superconducting electron accelerator, magnet structures for the generation of the X-ray radiation, photon beamlines, and scientific instruments for a wide range of experimental techniques.

Research and development of the technology and instruments used is progressing steadily while the facility is under construction. User operation will start in 2017.

European XFEL staff and council on 30 June 2017.