Date Posted
8 Jul 2020

PhD Project
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

PhD in theoretical physics

8 Jul 2020

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Position Description

The Institute for Theoretical Physics of Goethe-University Frankfurt invites applications for the following vacancy of a

PhD-student position (all gender welcome)
(E13 TV-G-U, part-time).

The contract will start on September 15th, 2020 or later, with an initial duration of three years. Salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales which apply at Goethe-University.

The PhD position will involve research under Prof. Falko Pientka on modern problems in condensed matter theory with particular focus on many-body quantum systems in low dimensions or at mesoscopic scales. Possible research topics include various types of collective modes of many-body systems, quantum transport, topological systems and superconductor heterostructures. The research will be carried out using various analytical and numerical techniques.

The applicant should have a Master’s degree in physics and very good knowledge of quantum mechanics and statistical physics. The candidate will be offered the opportunity to do self-directed research and teaching.

How to Apply

Please send your application, curriculum vitae and a description of research interests until August 15th 2020 via e-mail in a single pdf file to Prof. Dr. Falko Pientka (e-mail: Please be aware that we will not reimburse the cost of travel to a job interview.

Position Category: Mathematical & Physical Sciences. Position Type: PhD Project.

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