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The Chair of Experimental Physics IV at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a 

postdoc (m,f,x) Experimental Solid-State Physics 2 for years, 39,83 hours per week, TVL E13

At the Chair for Experimental Solid-State Physics IV, we perform research in the area of quantum materials. Our expertise ranges from the synthesis of single crystals to the low-temperature thermodynamic and transport properties of electronically correlated materials. For more information on our group and the current research topics please refer to www.ep4.rub.de

We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoc who will strengthen our team with research in the field of new quantum materials and our ERC StG “distort-to-grasp”.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: 01.07.2024
application deadline:
30.04.2024

Your tasks:

  • Experimental research in the field of new materials discovery: single-crystal synthesis, characterization, and physical properties
  • Experimental research in the field of quantum materials, nematicity and superconductivity
  • Support of younger group members

Your profile:

  • University degree in solid-state physics or a related subject
  • High self-motivation for independent research
  • Very good skills in single-crystal synthesis and characterization
  • Very good skills in experimental low-temperature physics
  • Very good communication skills (oral and written) in English

Our offerings:

  • a high-profile research environment at one of the largest German research universities
  • work in a young, international, and dynamic team
  • a family-friendly work environment
  • opportunities for international networking
  • participation in a high-risk, high-gain European research project

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews. https://www.wpr.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).
https://www.daf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/sbgk/index.html.en

You can find information about TVL at: https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Prof. Dr. Anna Böhmer, Phone: +49234 32 23649

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process.

ANR: 3152 until 30.04.2024
Are you interested? Please send your documents to: sekretariat-ep4@rub.de. Required documents are: Curriculum vitae, list of publications, Letter of motivation. Part-time positions are possible following the wish of the applicant.

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