PhD Position (all genders welcome) (Collaborative Research Center CRC 1073 “Atomic scale control of energy conversion” )
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Göttingen, DE
vor 3 Tg.

The Collaborative Research Center CRC 1073 Atomic scale control of energy conversion at the Georg-August Universität Göttingen and associated institutions invite applications for a

PhD Position (all genders welcome)

Salary group 13 TV-L , 66%, i.e., 26.5 h / week) in the project B03, Relaxation, thermalization, and condensation in highly excited solids.

The position is available starting February 1st, 2022, and is limited to three years.

The CRC consists of a team of more than 50 doctoral students, post-docs, and professors from different scientific disciplines working together to investigate the fundamental mechanisms of energy conversion in complex materials at the atomic scale.

Through a series of cutting-edge research projects, we aim to understand and control the elementary steps of energy conversion in materials with tuneable excitations and interactions.

For further information, please refer to our website :

Job profile : You will work in a team of young highly motivated researchers. Our research addresses timely problems in the theoretical description of materials with strong electron-electron correlations in and out-of-equilibrium.

The focus of this project is to apply and develop computational many-body techniques to the study of time-dependent spectral functions and the investigation of the quasiparticle picture in non-equilibrium situations of strongly correlated quantum systems, e.

g. the formation and relaxation behaviour of excitons in the presence of strong interactions. The approach is mainly using and developing matrix product states (MPS) methods and exact diagonalization techniques for the problems of interest.

Specific research topics may include the study of the intensity and temperature dependence of the excitation and relaxation behavior in manganite-related models, and to investigate the role of interactions in time-resolved ARPES measurements in collaboration with participating experimental groups in the CRC.

You have completed your scientific university studies with a master’s degree in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics and ideally you have previous expertise with computational quantum many-body methods such as exact diagonalization methods for time-evolution or tensor network / MPS methods.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in the structured doctoral program of the CRC and to closely interact with the other PhD students in the program.

You are expected to present their work at national and international conferences and to publish in peer-reviewed international journals.

Further, a very good command of written and spoken English is required.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women.

Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life.

The University aims to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

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