PhD Position - Theoretical condensed-matter physics

Updated: 4 months ago

Your Job:

  • Modeling and simulation of magnetic topological insulator-based hybrid nanodevices and superconducting qubits
  • Participation in international conferences in Germany and abroad (incl. presenting your research results)
  • Exchange with internal and external as well as national and international project partners, both theorists and experimentalists
  • Preparing scientific publications and project reports
  • Mentoring students

Your Profile:

  • Master`s degree in physics, ideally with a specialization in condensed-matter physics
  • Scientific expertise: Expertise in quantum mechanics, solid-state physics
  • Methodological competence: Experience with programming
  • Fluent command of written and spoken English
  • High degree of independence and commitment
  • Very reliable and conscientious style of working
  • Excellent ability to cooperate and work in a team

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:

  • A highly motivated working group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe’s largest research establishments
  • Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure
  • Opportunity to participate in (international) conferences and project meetings
  • Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisors
  • A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
  • Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. through an extensive range of training courses; a structured program of continuing education and networking opportunities specifically for doctoral researchers via JuDocS, the Jülich Center for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors:
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

Further information on doctoral degrees is available at: and

The position is initially for a fixed term of 3 years. You will receive an 18-month contract at FZJ, followed by an 18-month contract at UL, with a competitive salary package at both institutions.

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

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