The Friedrich Schiller University Jena is a scientifically recognized university with over 17,500 students. Jena is a young and vibrant university town with dynamic business activities, successful scientific innovation centers and a vibrant cultural scene around a traditional university. The Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena has from 1st of January 2021 one position as
Post - Doctoral Researcher Position (m/f)
The position is associated with the research group of Prof. Sebastiano Bernuzzi at the Theoretical Physics Institute Jena. The candidate is expected to work on the topic of binary neutron star coalescence in general relativity, including computational aspects in numerical relativity, gravitational waveform modeling and data-analysis applications. The successful candidate have the opportunity to join the Virgo Collaboration and participate to the LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave astronomy programme. The group is also part of the computational relativity (CoRe) collaboration.
The appointment will be for two years. Candidates with experience in analytical and numerical relativity, gravitational-wave modeling and data analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.
University health promotion and a family-friendly working environment with flexible working hours.
Severely handicapped people are given preference for equal qualifications, aptitude and professional qualifications. Friedrich Schiller University Jena is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and therefore especially encourages them to apply.
Applications should be received by May 1st, 2020, but will be considered until the positions are filled.
Please send applications to:
Max Wien Platz 1
D-07743 Jena, Germany
Please use the string “Application for PD position – SURNAME NAME” in the email subject and use the PDF format for all your files.
Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of three potential referees, who may be contacted separately.
The Junior Research Group "Decoherence in gravitating and gravity-exposed quantum systems" at the Theoretical Physics Institute, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany invites applications for a
PhD position in theoretical physics
starting mid 2020 (flexible start date).
The Junior Research Group led by Dr André Großardt studies effects of gravitational decoherence in laboratory quantum systems comparing quantised and classical gravitation, possible ways of coupling quantum matter to classical gravity, as well as the relevance of gravitational decoherence effects for the measurement problem in quantum mechanics.
The contract will be fixed-term for 3 years with 30 working hours weekly (75% of full-time position).
Severely disabled people are given preference, equal capabilities, aptitude, and professional qualification provided.
A complete application (in English or German) includes
Please send in your application by the end of 15 March 2020 addressed to
Dr André Großardt
andre.grossardt AT uni-jena.de
(email applications are preferred)
Applications arriving after the deadline will be considered until the position has been filled.
Please, do not hesitate to ask any questions concerning the research project or the application process by email.