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Theoretical physics at Bremen

Postdoctoral position in theoretical physics at Bremen, Germany

The Research Training Group „Models of Gravity“ (MOG) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in theoretical physics, salary group (Entgeltgruppe) 13 TV-L, at the University of Bremen beginning as early as April 1st, 2017. The appointment is limited to about 4 years, until the end of the funding period on March 31st, 2021.

Overview: 

MOG is a joint graduate school of gravity groups working at the Universities of Bremen, Oldenburg, Bielefeld, Hannover, Copenhagen, as well as at the Jacobs University Bremen. We intend to obtain a better understanding of Einstein’s General Relativity and of generalized theories of gravity as given by, e.g., string theory. These investigations are also related to observations. More information can be found on the website www.models-of-gravity.org.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to continue her/his academic career in theoretical physics in the area of gravitational physics. She/he will contribute in several aspects to the RTG research program, in particular on analytical methods in the context of relativistic field equations, with an emphasis on relativistic hydrodynamics. The candidate will also work with the RTGs graduate students on relevant projects and participate in the qualification programme of the RTG. She/he is expected to contribute to the teaching programme of the Research Training Group. 

Job Description:

This position includes research in the area of relativistic field equations using analytical methods, with an emphasis on relativistic hydrodynamics. Additional experience in solutions to Einstein field equations are appreciated.

Further tasks include publishing research results, working with the graduate student on relevant projects, contribute to the teaching program of MOG, participating in the MOG scientific qualification program (courses, colloquia, workshops, schools, etc.) and presentations on national and international scientific conferences. 

Employment conditions:

  • PhD in physics, mathematics, or a related field
  • research experience in gravitational physics or in analytical methods for differential equation

Beneficial qualifications include:

  • further research experience inrelati black holes and neutron stars and the creation of jets near compact objects
  • analytical solutions of field equations in black hole spacetimes
  • discussion of stability properties of solutions of the Einstein field equations
  • educational experience
  • good communication skills
  • ability to work in a team 

The University Bremen aims, in particular, to promote women within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invites qualified women to apply for this position. Severely disabled applicants are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. Applicants with a migration background are highly welcome.

For further information, please contact  Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl.

Application:

The application with a curriculum vitae, certifications, a description of the scientific interest, a conception of the own career, and a list of publications should be sent as one single pdf document, together with two letters of reference, via e-mail to

Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl

ZARM
Universität Bremen
Am Fallturm 2
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49(0)421-218-57834
claus.laemmerzahl(at)zarm.uni-bremen.de
www.zarm.uni-bremen.de/

The deadline is February 12th, 2017. However, later applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Gravitational Physics

Field of Interest: gr-qc, hep-th

Deadline: 2016-11-15
Region: Europe, Bremen

Job description: 

Research Assistant, Salary Group (Entgeltgruppe) 13 TV-L 66%, to be  appointed January/February 2017. The positions are limited up to three years.

The Research Training Group consists of gravity groups working at the  Universities of Bremen, Oldenburg, Bielefeld, Hannover, Copenhagen, as well as at the  Jacobs University Bremen. We intend to obtain a better understanding of Einstein's General  Relativity and of generalised theories of gravity as given by, e.g., string theory. These  investigations are also related to observations.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work towards a  doctoral degree in Gravitational Physics. They are expected to contribute to the teaching  programme of the Research Training Group.

Employment conditions:

To qualify for the position, applicants must hold a Master's degree or a  Diploma in Physics, Mathematics or any other relevant discipline, with an above-average  success in the present courses of studies. We expect high dedication and teamwork.

All participating universities aim, in particular, to promote women  within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invite qualified women to  apply for these positions. Severely disabled applicants are given preferential  consideration in the event of equal qualification. Applicants with a migration background are highly welcome.

Application:

The application with a curriculum vitae, certifications, a description  of the scientific interest, a conception of the own career, and, if applicable, a list of  publications should be sent as one single pdf document via field e-mail to secretariat@models-of-gravity.org Also two letters of reference should be sent. Closing date is November  15, 2016.

Contact: Prof Domenico Giulini, Prof Peter Schupp

Email: secretariat@models-of-gravity.org

Letters of Reference should be sent to: secretariat@models-of-gravity.org