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The Ultrafast solid-state quantum optics and nanophotonics group (Prof. Rudolf Bratschitsch) in the Institute of Physics at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a


Doctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in
(salary level TV-L E 13, 65%)


at the earliest possible date. We are offering this fixed-term part-time position (65% FTE) for 3 years. Full time employees are required to teach 4 hours per week during the semester.


Your tasks:

  • Experimental investigation of the ultrafast dynamics of 2D materials and their heterostructures under high pressure
  • Dissemination of project results in scientific publications and through contributions to workshops and conferences


This position is tied to working towards a doctorate.


Our expectations:

  • A graduate degree (master’s or German Diplom) in physics is required.
  • Experience with photocapacitance and photoluminescence measurements on III-V semiconductor  nanostructures is required.
  • Experience with measurements of the 2D coherence of light using optical interferometers is  required.
  • Experience with back focal plane imaging is required.
  • Experience with measurements at cryogenic temperatures is required.
  • Knowledge in Bose Einstein condensation is required.
  • Experience with LabView and python programming is required.
  • Profound knowledge of solid-state physics and quantum optics is required.
  • A self-motivated, independent and structured work style with a strong technical leaning and the ability to work in a team is required.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required, while proficiency in written and spoken German is desirable.


The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions.

We actively encourage applications by women. Women with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered unless these are outweighed by reasons which necessitate the selection of another candidate.

Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application comprised of the usual documents (including CV, certificates and transcripts of record, short motivation statement, names and contact information of two references) by 8 March 2024 via email, at:

University of Münster
Institute of Physics
Prof Rudolf Bratschitsch
Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10
48149 Münster
Reference code “pressure24”

Please send your application as a single PDF file (file size max. 10 MB, no password protection).
Please note that we cannot consider other file formats.