The Chair of Applied Solid State Physics of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a 

PhD student (m,f,x) for DFG Exzellenzcluster "Matter and Light for Quantum Computing", till 31.12.2025, 29,8725 hours per week, TVL E13

The Chair of Applied Solid State Physics is involved in the research of semiconductors both with regard to fundamental physical phenomena and the development of innovative devices.

In the project, we plan to experimentally demonstrate a coherent interface between a photonic state and a gate defined spin qubit.

extent: part-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline:

Your tasks:

  • The candidate should work on the conceptualization and experimental realization of the according semiconductor heterostructure.
  • a) Conceptualization devices,
    b) discussing concepts with the cooperation partners,
    c) performing band structure simulations,
    d) growing heterostructures,
    e) perform device processing,
    f) perform device characterization and measurements,
    g) communicate results and relate them to actual literature, write reports and papers with input from the PIs

Your profile:

  • We demand a candidate with large self-motivation, self-organization and good communication skills. Willing to travel between Jülich, Aachen and Bochum and performing research at all three places. Participation in standard lab-work including setup calibrations, maintenance, and repair of setups to continue operability is mandatory. The candidate should have a Master degree in (solid state-)physics. Experience in epitaxy, vacuum handling, semiconductors and device processing is not mandatory but will be advantageous .

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high level of personal responsibility
  • A friendly and collegial environment
  • A dynamic environment
  • Employment at one of Germany's largest universities in the University Alliance Ruhr network

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

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

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:

Arne Ludwig  Phone: +49234 32 25864

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 1622 until 03.04.2023, send by e-mail to the following address:

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