Research Associate within the Hallwachs-Röntgen Postdoc Program

Dresden (DE)
06 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The newly established Dresden-Würzburg Center for Topological Quantum Matter Research invites applications for

Research Associates within the Hallwachs-Röntgen Postdoc Program
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to TV-L)

The positions are available immediately fixed-term for a duration of three years. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschafts zeitvertrags gesetz - WissZeitVG). The positions offer the chance to obtain further academic qualification.

The Hallwachs-Röntgen Postdoc Program is intended to form a link between two of the most active research environments on topological condensed matter physics worldwide – the Technische Universität Dresden together with its external research institutes (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe) and the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.

Information about participating research groups can be found here:
SFB1143 @ TU Dresden:
SFB1170 @ Würzburg:
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf:
Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung:
Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme:
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe:

Tasks: The successful candidate is expected to perform ground-breaking research in the area of topological quantum physics, either experimental or theoretical. They will spend 2 years at one partner location (either Dresden or Würzburg) and the remaining year with the other partner. Therefore, he/she will be able to directly profit from interactions with the two complementary research environments.

Requirements: We are looking for exceptional young scientists of great promise and expect the following: university and recently awarded doctoral degree in physics (or a closely related discipline); in-depth research experience in topological physics, quantum materials, and/or correlated-electron physics; very good written and oral English language skills (knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite); ability to work independently and in a team.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Please send your application documents (CV, publication list, research statement, three references) preferably as a single pdf document to and (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data) or alternatively by regular mail to TU Dresden, Fakultät Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Matthias Vojta, 01062 Dresden or to Universität Würzburg, Physikalisches Institut, Herrn Prof. Dr. Ralph Claessen, 97074 Würzburg.

The application deadline is August 31, 2017.

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