Research Associate / PhD Student, Faculty of Physics

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
26 May 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Physics, Institute of Solid State and Materials Physics, the Chair of Ultrafast Solid State Physics and Photonics offers three positions as

Research Associate / PhD Student (m/f/x)

(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

at the earliest possible date until December 31, 2026 with the with the with the option for extension. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The positions comprise 75 % of the full-time weekly hours and aims at obtaining further academic qualification (usually PhD).

Tasks: The new group member will support the Chair of Ultrafast Solid State Physics and Photonics ( in their research activities. The Chair is part of the Collaborative Research Center "Correlated Magnetism: From Frustration to Topology" (SFB 1143, Project C11 Projekt C11 Exotic Excitations from Linear and Non-linear THz Spectroscopy) and started an ERC-CoG project „T-Higgs – Phase-Resolved THz-Higgs Spectroscopy on Superconductors“. The projects are in the field of optical control and spectroscopy on quantum magnets and superconductors using ultrashort MIR and THz pulses. The projects are suitable as possible PhD-thesis projects.

Requirements: university degree in physics (master/diploma). For possible routes with a bachelor degree please get in contact. Interest in optics and solid state science/quantum materials. Relevant experience in the field of ultrashort pulse lasers and time resolved experiments as well as interest in solid-state research at table-top experiments and at large scale facilities is expected.

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

Please submit your detailed application with the usual documents by June 28, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf file to or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Physik, Institut für Festkörper- und Materialphysik, Professur für Ultraschnelle Festkörperphysik und Photonik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaiser, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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