PhD position in Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of Hamburg • I. Institute for Theoretical Physics • Hamburg

Germany Universities
November 30, 2022
Offerd Salary:Salary level: EGR.
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Time Span 01 Feb 2023 for 3 years Application Deadline 30 Nov 2022 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Individual Supervisor
  • Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Subjects Physics Description Research Associate for the Project “Seeing Excitons in Motion” § 28 Abs. 3 HmbHG

    Institution: Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, I. Institute for Theoretical Physics

    Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L

    Start date: 01.02.2023, fixed for a period of three years (This is a fixed- term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG).

    Application deadline: 30.11.2022

    Scope of work: part-time

    Weekly hours: 65 % of standard work hours per week


    Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

    Specific Duties

    The goal of the project "Seeing excitons in motion" is to invent methods to follow motion of excitons in photovoltaic materials by means of ultrashort light pulses. A quantum-mechanical analysis will be employed to obtain tools to extract the details of exciton dynamics with sub-femtosecond temporal and sub-nanometer spatial resolution. The successful candidate will describe the interaction of attosecond x-ray pulses with excitons in photovoltaic materials. This task will involve a theoretical analysis using quantum electrodynamics, simulations using ab initio simulation packages and development of codes for computations.


    A university degree in a relevant field.

    Applicants should have or be expecting to achieve a Master Degree or equivalent in physics or in a related field next months and before the start of employment. Good English skills, spoken and written, are mandatory. Good programming skills. Experience in solving quantum-mechanical problems computationally and/or analytically is expected.

    For further information, please contact

    Prof. Dr. Daria Gorelova or consult our website at https: // www1.physik.uni- All applications will be reviewed after the application deadline and a decision on an application will be sent only afterwards. Interviews could be performed online.

    We offer

    Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements Continuing education opportunities University pensions Attractive location Flexible working hours Work-life balance opportunities Public transport pass (ProfiTicket) and much more Health management Educational leave 30 days of vacation per annum

    As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

    The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.

    Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

    Reference number: 480


    Notkestr. 9 22607 Hamburg

    Application deadline 30.11.2022

    Send us your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates, the transcript of records of Bachelor and Master Diplomas and if necessary ID attesting to your disability or proof of equivalent status) via the online application form only:

    https: // www. uni-

    If the Master degree or equivalent is not yet awarded, the expectation award date must be stated in the application.

    Working Language

  • English
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • More Information https: // www. uni-

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