PhD positions in gravitational physics in Germany

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Deadline:  2014-12-10

Location:  Bremen, Oldenburg and Bielefeld, Germany

The DFG Research Training Group “Models of Gravity” invites applications for 5 positions at the Universities of Bremen, Oldenburg and Bielefeld as research assistant, salary group (Entgeltgruppe) 13 TV-L – 66%, to be appointed in April and July 2014. 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. Speakers of the Research Training Group are Prof. Dr. Claus Laemmerzahl (ZARM University of Bremen) and Prof. Dr. Jutta Kunz (University of Oldenburg).

We intend to obtain a better understanding of Einstein’s General Relativity and of generalized 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

Responsibilities and Duties:
The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work towards a doctoral degree in Gravitational Physics. They are expected to participate in the PhD program 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 the coordinator Christine Steinseifer-Jeske.

The application with 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:

Christine Steinseifer-Jeske (coordinator)
ZARM University Bremen
Phone: 0421-218-57756

Also two letters of reference are required and should be sent by the referees directly to: secretariat[AT]