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The Chair of Theoretical Physics II of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a

phd researcher (m,f,x) for 3 years with 26,29 hours per week (TV-L E13)

The Institut of Theoretical Physics II invites outstanding candidates to apply for a PhD researcher position for the theoretical research focused on three-nucleon scattering in the effective field theory framework.

The position will be embedded in the Project funded from the ERC Advanced Grant "NuclearTheory". The PhD project is devoted to performing theoretical studies of low-energy three-nucleon scattering in the framework of the Faddeev equations. The tasks include the investigation of electromagnetic, strong isospin-breaking and relativistic effects in the three-body continuum using the methods of chiral effective field theory.

extent: part-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline:
02.01.2023

Your tasks:

  • extend the existing scattering codes to take into account electromagnetic, strong isospin-breaking and relativistic corrections,
  • perform theoretical studies of low-energy three-nucleon scattering in the framework of chiral effective field theory.

Your profile:

  • a completed M.S. degree in physics with excellent grades,
  • strong background in theoretical nuclear and/or particle physics,
  • a profound interest in effective field theories,
  • interest in computational physics,
  • experience in the development of algorithms (ideally using Python or Fortran),
  • proven analytic skills,
  • keen and willing to work in a competitive international environment,
  • oral and written proficiency in English,
  • motivated to organize and write scientific documents describing the work.

Our offerings:

  • Support from and cooperation with competent colleagues,
  • team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team,
  • a modern equipped workplace,
  • flexible working hours,
  • extensive opportunities for continuing education and training.

Additional information:

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

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

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. Evgeny Epelbaum, Phone: +49234 32 28707

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.

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 1284 until 02.01.2023, send by e-mail to the following address: evgeny.epelbaum@rub.de

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