Open Positions

The DFG Research Training Group
Strong and Weak Interactions -
from Hadrons to Dark Matter

invites applications for
PhD positions (TV-L E13, 75%, up to 3 years)
to start on 1 October  2017 or later.

The structure of the newly founded Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) is based on joint education and research of theorists and experimentalists in nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics as well as computer scientists and mathematicians (

In strong interactions we aim at precision in experiments and theoretical predictions. Examples are the transition from the quark gluon plasma into bound hadrons, the parton distributions in cold nuclear matter or properties of mesons. In weak interactions we investigate more speculative questions beyond the Standard Model, especially those related to dark matter and neutrinos.

Applicants with a very good master's degree or diploma in physics are expected to submit the usual application documents (curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and certificates) as well as two letters of reference and a letter explaining their motivation to join our research training group and their research interests.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Applications should be sent by 18 August 2017 to the spokesperson of the Research Training Group preferentially by e-mail:

Prof. Dr. Christian Weinheimer,
Institut für Kernphysik,
Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 9,
D-48149 Münster