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Stellenausschreibung / Job advertisement

The condensed matter theory group ( at the University of Oldenburg (institute of physics) offers a

PhD-position (m/f/d)
(E13 TV-L, 66 %)

for 36 months starting as soon as possible.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in giving tutorials for the standard theory courses. The main purpose of the position will be the theoretical description and modelling of near-field thermal radiation in nanoscale many-body systems within the framework of fluctuational electrodynamics or macroscopic quantum electrodynamics. Furthermore the position is part of the larger research network DyNano of the Center of Nanoscale Dynamics (CeNaD, Collaborations within this network are mandatory. More details concerning the project can be found under part B4 on the CeNaD webside

The position should lead to a successful dissertation. We expect the successful applicant to have completed a qualifying scientific university degree (diploma, master or equivalent) in theoretical physics. knowledge in the fields of quantum optics or nano-optics are useful. Further knowledge in the fields of fluctuational electrodynamics or macroscopic quantum electrodynamics are a plus but not necessary. Since the project is based on analytical and numerical methods, good skills in analytical calculations and basic skills in programming like C/C++ are necessary. Good written and oral English skills are also indispensable for cooperation in the DyNano project network. Basic knowledge of the German language is helpful in daily life, but is not a criterion for being accepted or not.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of women in science. Therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. According to § 21 III NHG (legislation governing Higher Education in Lower Saxony) preference will be given to female candidates in cases of equal qualification. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

Please send your application preferred in one single pdf document (letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, certificates) to University of Oldenburg, PD Dr. Svend-Age Biehs, Fakultät V, Institute of Physics, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str. 9-11, D-26129 Oldenburg, Germany, email:

Applications must be submitted by June 30th, 2023.


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