Institution: Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, I. Institute for Theoretical Physics
Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L
Start date: as soon as possible, the initial fixed term is three years. (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).
Application deadline: 2022-09-29
Scope of work: part-time
Weekly hours: 75 % of standard work hours per week
66.67% of standard working hours in accordance with Section 28 subsection 1: Research associates will be expected primarily to teach and conduct research. The research associate will also have the opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctoral dissertation. At least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the research associate’s own academic work.
33,33% of standard working hours in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3: Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualification.
A candidate will theoretically describe state-of-the-art experiments, which can be performed at Free-Electron Lasers such as EuXFEL in Hamburg. In particular, the focus would be on the quantum-mechanical description of time-resolved photoelectron momentum microscopy of charge transfer dynamics at hybrid interfaces. This task would include computations with quantum-mechanical packages, writing own computational codes and analytical work. A candidate would have to teach 2 hours per week, teaching in English is, in principle, possible.
A university degree in a relevant field.
Applicants should have or be expecting to achieve a Master Degree or equivalent in physics or in a related field before the start date. Good English skills, spoken and written, are mandatory. Previous research experience in theoretical physics or in theoretical chemistry is highly desirable. Experience in simulations using a quantum-mechanical software package and/or code development to describe physical problems is a plus.
Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
Reduced rates available for a HVV-Proficard (transit pass) and much more
30 days of vacation per annum
As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.
As this position has been created as part of the Universität Hamburg Equal Opportunity Plan and the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences own equal opportunity plan to encourage women in the field and increase the number of women early career researchers in the faculty, qualified women are explicitly encouraged to apply.
Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.
For more information, please visit
Prof. Dr. Daria Gorelova
+49 40 42838-2842
Send us your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificate[s] and if necessary ID attesting to your disability or proof of equivalent status) via the online application form only.
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