Associate researcher, position “Quantum Critical Matter” with TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN)

The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a university of excellence, is one of the most important and dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, it is today a leading university with a global vocation and rooted in the region, as it focuses on the great challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. 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 particularity, facilitating interdisciplinarity and the transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in education, research, technology and administration. The objective is to promote and develop their individual abilities while allowing everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD, diversity is an essential characteristic and quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who wish to commit their achievements and productivity to the success of the entire institution.

At Faculty of Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physicsthe Junior Research Group “Quantum Critical Matter” offers a position of

Research Associate (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

from the next possible date. The position includes 50% to 100% of full-time weekly hours. The position is limited to 2 years with the possibility of extension to 3 years (subject to available resources). The duration of employment is governed by the law on fixed-term research contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position offers the possibility of obtaining an additional academic qualification. Reconciling family and career is an important issue. The position is generally suitable for candidates seeking part-time employment. Please indicate your request in your application.

Tasks: The junior research group “Quantum Critical Matter” studies new phases and phase transitions in quantum many-body systems. The group is part of the Collaborative Research Center 1143 “Correlated magnetism: from frustration to topology” funded by the DFG and of the Würzburg-Dresden Center of Excellence “Complexity and topology in quantum matter”. Possible tasks for this position include the study of exotic quantum phases in frustrated magnets, the theoretical description of quantum critical matter, as well as the development of predictions for experimental and numerical tests, using numerical or multi-layered analytical techniques. body.

Terms: very good university degree and – if applicable – doctorate, preferably in physics or related fields; interest in theoretical condensed matter problems; willingness to collaborate with experimental and digital groups.

More information about the junior research group can be found under If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Lukas Janssen by phone at +49 351 46336111 or by e-mail [email protected]

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 applicants with disabilities. If more than one applicant is found to be equally qualified, persons with disabilities or equivalent status under German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will be given priority for employment.

Please send your complete application accompanied by the usual documents by December 1, 2022 (the arrival date stamped from the university’s central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Physik, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Nachwuchsforschungsgruppe „Quantum Critical Matter“, Herrn Dr. Lukas Janssen, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden or via the TU Dresden SecureMail portal by sending it as a single pdf document to [email protected] Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Costs incurred to attend interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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