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The DFG research training group “Strong and Weak Interactions - From Hadrons to Dark Matter” at the University of Münster, Germany is seeking to fill several positions for

Doctoral Research Associates
Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in
(salary level TV-L E 13, 75%)

commencing on 1 August 2021 or thereafter and tied to working towards a doctorate (PhD). We are offering fixed-term, part-time positions (75%) for up to three years. Currently, the regular working time for full (100%) employment is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week.

The structure of the DFG-funded research training group (Graduiertenkolleg) is based on joint education and research undertaken by theoretical and experimental physicists, working on nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics, computer scientists and mathematicians ( In relation to strong interactions, we aim for precision in experiments and theoretical predictions in the following areas of investigation: the transition from the quark gluon plasma into bound hadrons, the parton distributions in cold nuclear matter and the properties of mesons. In relation to 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;
  •  two letters of reference;
  •  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 in 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. The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application via email by  16 May 2021 in PDF format to the spokesperson of the research training group:

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Institute of Theoretical Physics
Prof. Dr. Michael Klasen
Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 9
48149 Münster