Date Posted
15 Nov 2024

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PhD Project
Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt

PhD position in strongly correlated quantum many-body systems (m/f/d) (E13 TV-G-U, 50% part-time)

15 Nov 2024

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Position Description

The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest universities in Germany with around 44,000 students and with about 5,700 employees. Founded in 1914 by Frankfurt citizens and since 2008 once again proud of its foundation status Goethe University possesses a high degree of autonomy, modernity and professional diversity. As a comprehensive university, the Goethe University offers a total of 16 departments on five campuses and 154 degree programs along with an outstanding research reputation. Furthermore, the Goethe University is part of the Group of Rhine-Main-Universities (RMU).

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

PhD student (m/f/d) (E 13 TV-G-U, 50% part-time)

available starting from 01.04.2024. The duration of the contract will be initially for three years. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-G-U).

Prerequisite for the application is a Master’s degree in Physics. The successful candidate should have a strong research background in one or several of the following areas: quantum manybody systems, in particular quantum phases of ultracold atoms, numerical simulation techniques for strongly interacting quantum many-body systems, strongly correlated electron systems. It is expected that the candidate shows special commitment to teaching and has the ability to work independently in scientific research.

Knowledge of the German language is not essential but advantageous, and the successful candidate is expected to learn German or to improve his*her German language skills.

The Goethe University is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for both men and women alike, and therefore encourages particularly women to apply for the position/s offered. Individuals with severe disability will be prioritized in case of equal aptitude and ability.

How to Apply

Please send your curriculum vitae and a description of research interests until 08.01.2024 to Prof. Dr. Walter Hofstetter, Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Goethe-Universitaet, Campus Riedberg, Max-von-Laue-Str. 1, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main or to

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