Current Job offers

Professor (W2) in Theoretical Physics in the area of Gravitational Theory

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena would like to fill by fall 2017 the position of

Professor (W2) in Theoretical Physics in the area of Gravitational Theory

Focus area of the position is the theory of general relativity, especially its modern applications in gravitational wave astronomy. The University of Jena searches for an excellent young scientist with outstanding scientific record in the named research field. The candidate should be able to make substantial contributions to research and education in the area of Gravitational Theory as well as academic administration at the Theoretical Physics Institute of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree, possess pedagogic skills and be able to perform excellent scientific work, which is demonstrated by a habilitation or equivalent work in gravitational physics. Experience in raising research funds and the coordination of research projects are highly appreciated. In case this is the first professorial position of the candidate, the appointment is initially limited in time, although exceptions are possible.

The university wants to promote women in science and education and is particularly looking forward to receive applications from qualified female researchers. Applications of handicapped people will be given preference in the selection among equivalently qualified competitors.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae with details on the scientific career, a list of publications, presentations, teaching and successful grant applications, as well as a description of scientific interests and research plans for the future. Applications should be received
by March 27, 2017, and be addressed to

Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Max-Wien-Platz 1
07743 Jena

PhD Position in Numerical Relativity at Jena

The numerical relativity group at the University of Jena anticipates
the availability of a PhD position in October 2017.

The position is associated with the research group of Prof. Bernd
Bruegmann at the TPI Jena. There is the opportunity to participate in
a wide range of research activities. Applicants with a background in
numerical relativity, especially in the area of gravitational wave
science or associated computational and mathematical methods are
especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of
publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of
three potential referees, who may be contacted separately.

Applications should be received no later than May 1, 2017, but
applications will be considered until the position is filled. In a
situation where two candidates have otherwise equal qualifications,
preference will be given to women, minorities, and handicapped

Please send applications referring to Reg.-Nr. 36/2017 to:

Lisann Schmidt
Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Jena
Max Wien Platz 1
D-07743 Jena


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