Open positions and projects


Projects for bachelor, master and doctoral theses

We offer diverse projects for bachelor, master and doctoral theses. An overview about the subject areas of possible theses is given by our Reserach areas. Projects for theses can be chosen according to individual interests and previous knowledge. Regarding the methods that will be applied, a thesis in our group can have a focus on theory or simulation, or be assigned to both areas. Please contact us if you are interested.

Projects for postdoctoral researchers

For postdocs there are diverse opportunities to do research in our group. Please contact us to discuss possible joint research projects.


In addition to the positions offered below, excellent PhD students and postdocs can get funded through a PhD fellowship (e.g., from the German National Academic Foundation) or research fellowship (e.g., from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), respectively. We are happy to support suitable candidates in their application for such a fellowship. Please contact us if you are interested.

Postdoc positions

Prospectively, a position for a postdoc will be available soon. Please contact us if you are interested. Outstanding candidates can also be funded through a research fellowship (see further above).

PhD positions

Positions for PhD students as research associates are sometimes available. Salary is according to TV-L E13 (50 %). A master degree or German diploma with grades far above average in physics or a related area as well as a good ability for teamwork and communication skills are expected. Knowledge in the areas “statistical physics”, “soft matter” and “active colloidal particles” is helpful. Furthermore, good programming abilities, experience in numerical simulations and interest in the development of theoretical models are advantageous. Depending on the successful applicant’s experience and interests, the work can have a focus on computer simulations and/or modeling.

We offer challenging tasks in a current research area, a cooperative environment and intensive supervision. You can obtain further information about these positions from Jun. Prof. Dr. Raphael Wittkowski.

Please send applications with a short cover letter and a CV (including information about the grades of obtained degrees as well as grades, titles and supervisors of theses) via email to raphael.wittkowski(at)