The TU Dresden is one of eleven German universities that were identified as an “excellence university”. TUD has about 36.500 students and almost 5319 employees, 507 professors among them, and, thus, is the largest university in Saxony, today.
Having been committed to sciences and the engineering before the reunification of Germany, TU Dresden now is a multi-discipline university, also offering humanities and social sciences as well as medicine.
Research Associates within the
Hallwachs-Röntgen Postdoc Program
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to TV-L)
The positions are available immediately fixed-term for a duration of three years. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschafts-zeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The positions offer the chance to obtain further academic qualification.
The Hallwachs-Röntgen Postdoc Program is intended to form a link between two of the most active research environments on topological condensed matter physics worldwide – the Technische Universität Dresden together with its external research institutes (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe) and the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.
Information about participating research groups can be found here:
SFB1143 @ TU Dresden: https://tu-dresden.de/mn/physik/sfb1143
SFB1170 @ Würzburg: http://www.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de/sfb1170
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf: https://www.hzdr.de
Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung: https://www.ifw-dresden.de
Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme: http://www.pks.mpg.de
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe: http://www.cpfs.mpg.de
The successful candidate is expected to perform ground-breaking research in the area of topological quantum physics, either experimental or theoretical. They will spend 2 years at one partner location (either Dresden or Würzburg) and the remaining year with the other partner. Therefore, he/she will be able to directly profit from interactions with the two complementary research environments.
We are looking for exceptional young scientists of great promise and expect the following: university and recently awarded doctoral degree in physics (or a closely related discipline); in-depth research experience in topological physics, quantum materials, and/or correlated-electron physics; very good written and oral English language skills (knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite); ability to work independently and in a team.
How to apply:
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.
Please send your application documents (CV, publication list, research statement, three references) preferably as a single pdf document to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data) or alternatively by regular mail to TU Dresden, Fakultät Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Matthias Vojta, 01062 Dresden or to Universität Würzburg, Physikalisches Institut, Herrn Prof. Dr. Ralph Claessen, 97074 Würzburg. The application deadline is August 31, 2017.
TU Dresden,Fakultät Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Matthias Vojta,
or to Universität Würzburg, Physikalisches Institut, Herrn Prof. Dr. Ralph Claessen, 97074 Würzburg