PhD Positions in QFT and GR at Jena/Leipzig, Germany

More info:  external link
Deadline:  2019-07-01

Location:  Jena/Leipzig, Germany

The new Research Training Group (RTG) 2522 “Strong Dynamics and Criticality in Quantum and Gravitational Systems” jointly hosted at the Institutes for Theoretical Physics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and at Leipzig University offers 12 PhD positions, available 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The RTG 2522 offers a structured PhD program on the basis of a research program at the interface of quantum field theory and gravitational theory. Preferably, the candidates should have a strong background in quantum field theory and/or general relativity and corresponding theoretical, mathematical, and computational methods. Participating principal investigators of the RTG include M. Ammon, S. Bernuzzi, B. Bruegmann, D. Cadamuro, H. Gies, S. Hollands, R. Meinel, B. Rosenow, R. Verch, and A. Wipf. More information about the research program of RTG 2522 can be found on the website:, see also (TPI Jena) and (ITP Leipzig).

Employment conditions: to qualify for the position, applicants must hold a Master’s degree or a Diploma in Physics or Mathematics.

Applicants should submit (preferably via E-mail and as a single PDF document) a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, a transcript of records, a certificate of the master’s degree (or a statement concerning when it is due), and arrange for 1-2 reference letters. Important: In your cover letter, please state your preferences for one or more principal investigators, acting as supervisors for the corresponding PhD projects.

Selected candidates will receive a three-year position according to the German public service salary scale (E13 TV-L 65%). The RTG wants to promote women in science and is particularly looking forward to receiving applications by qualified female candidates. Applications of handicapped people will be given preference in the selection among equivalently qualified competitors.

Correspondence address:
Prof. Dr. Holger Gies, TPI, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena, Germany, E-mail: RTG2522[AT]