Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 150/2023
Closing date: 2023-06-30


Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The numerical relativity group of the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena anticipates the availability of up to two

PhD Positions in Numerical Relativity

commencing in September 2023. The positions are TV-L/E13 part-time positions at 50% (20 hours per week), limited to 3 years. The positions are associated with the research group of Prof. Bernd Brügmann at the Institute for Theoretical Physics Jena

Your responsibilities:

    • Work on your own scientific qualification project, .e.g. doctorate
    • Teaching for two hours per week during the semester

Your profile:

    • Applicants with a background in numerical relativity, especially in the area of gravitational wave science or associated computational and mathematical methods are especially encouraged to apply.
    • Master’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science

We offer:

    • The position is associated with the research group of Prof. Bernd Brügmann at the Institute for Theoretical Physics Jena. There is the opportunity to participate in a wide range of research activities in the area of general relativity and related fields.
    • Flexible working hours (flexitime and, if applicable, teleworking)
    • A comprehensive further and continuing education programme and individual qualification and development measures
    • A Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs
    • A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office ‘JUniFamilie’ and flexible childcare (‘JUniKinder)
    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale E13 — depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications—, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Are you eager to work for us? Then submit your detailed written application, preferably by email (one PDF file), stating the vacancy ID 150/2023 by 30 June 2023, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled to:

Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Max Wien Platz 1
D-07743 Jena
or by email to:

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