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Location: Bremen, Oldenburg, Bielefeld - Germany

PhD positions in gravitational physics in Germany and Denmark

The DFG Research Training Group “Models of Gravity” invites applications for 11 positions

Research Assistant, Salary Group (Entgeltgruppe) 13 TV-L – 66%, to be appointed on April 1st 2012. The positions are limited up to three years.

The Research Training Group consists of gravity groups working at the Universities of Bremen, Oldenburg, Bielefeld, Hannover, Copenhagen, as well as at the Jacobs University Bremen. We intend to obtain a better understanding of Einstein’s General Relativity and of generalised theories of gravity as given by, e.g., string theory. These investigations are also related to observations. More information can be found on the website http://www.models-of-gravity.org

Responsibilities and Duties:
The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work towards a doctoral degree in Gravitational Physics. They are expected to contribute to the teaching programme of the Research Training Group.

Employment conditions:
To qualify for the position, applicants must hold a Master’s degree or a Diploma in Physics, Mathematics or any other relevant discipline, with an above-average success in the present courses of studies. For qualified candidates with a Bachelor’s degree also a fast-track program is applicable. We expect high dedication and teamwork.

All participating universities aim, in particular, to promote women within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invite qualified women to apply for these positions. Severely disabled applicants are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. Applicants with a migration background are highly welcome.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Claus Laemmerzahl or Prof. Dr. Jutta Kunz.

Application:
The application with a curriculum vitae, certifications, a description of the scientific interest, a conception of the own career, and, if applicable, a list of publications should be sent as one single pdf document via e-mail to

Prof. Dr. Claus Laemmerzahl
ZARM
University Bremen
Phone: 0421-218-8687
claus.laemmerzahl[AT]zarm.uni-bremen.de
http://www.zarm.uni-bremen.de

or

Prof. Dr. Jutta Kunz
Institute for Physics
Carl von Ossietzky-University Oldenburg
Phone: 0441-798-3184
jutta.kunz[AT]uni-oldenburg.de
http://www.physik.uni-oldenburg.de/

Also two letters of reference should be sent. Closing date is November 15, 2011.