The German DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1083 „Structure and Dynamics
of internal interfaces“ is announcing - on condition of approval for continued funding - 5
parttime positions (50 - 75 % of regular full-time) as
Research Assistant (PhD-student).
Starting date for contracts is as soon as possible for a duration of 3 years, unless qualifying
times need to be considered. Salary and benefits commensurate with a public service
position in the states (E13).
SFB 1083 brings together more than 60 chemists and physicists from Marburg, Gießen,
Münster and Jülich. Jointly they investigate solid/solid interfaces of a variety of organic
and inorganic materials. Their goal is a detailed microscopic understanding of the chemical
bonding, the electronic coupling, and the dynamics of energy transfer for model systems
of different classes of hetero-interfaces. Duties include scientific services in research and
teaching, in particular the investigation of interfaces of organic films, which are prepared
and characterized under controlled UHV-conditions and the spectroscopy of van der Waalscoupled
2D semiconductors. Duty locations are Philipps-Universität Marburg (groups of
Prof. Höfer and Prof. Witte), Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (Prof. Dürr) and the Peter
Grünberg Institute at FZ Jülich (Prof. Tautz).
The position is limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral
degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the
independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation
complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.
Candidates should hold an excellent academic degree (diploma, master or equivalent)
in physics or material sciences and have experience in one or more of the following
topics: organic thin film growth, UHV technology and surface analysis, ultrafast laser
spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy. Successful
applicants are enthusiastic and self-motivated. They have a genuine interest in basic
experimental research and like working in an interdisciplinary environment. Excellent
language skills in English, flexibility and the ability for teamwork are required. Disposition
to achieve the next-higher academic qualification (PhD) is expected.
Further information on SFB 1083, its principal investigators, and research projects is available
or directly from the spokesman, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Höfer via
We support women and particularly invite them to apply. Applicants with children are
welcome - the Philipps-University is certified as a family friendly university. A reduction
of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs.
2,3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs cannot