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

PostDoc (m/w/d) Experimental Solid-State Physics for 2 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

We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoc who will strengthen our team in research and experimental development in the framework of our ERC StG “distort-to-grasp”.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: 01.02.2024
application deadline:

Your tasks:

  •  Experimental research in the field of nematicity and superconductivity, with a focus on thermodynamic and transport-properties
  • Contribution to the development of a new capacitance-based high-resolution technique targeting lattice distortions and elastic moduli of novel materials
  • Setup and operation of high-field Helium cryostats
  • 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 experimental skills in 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.

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

Part-time positions are possible following the wish of the applicant.

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).

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 Böhmerr, Phone: +49234 32 23649

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

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

W ANR: 2628 until 05.12.2023
Are you interested? Please send your documents to: Required documents are: Curriculum vitae, list of publications, Letter of motivation, references, Doctoral certificate.

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