Research Associate / Postdoc, Faculty of Physics (m/f/x) job with TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN)

TUD Dresden University of Technology, as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Physics, Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, the Chair of Nuclear Physics offers a position as

Research Associate / Postdoc (m/f/x)

(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting on January 1, 2024. The position is initially limited to 3 years and can be extended by up to 3 additional years. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (usually habilitation thesis).

The Chair of Nuclear Physics is engaged in measurements of the rarest nuclear decays and the corresponding development and characterization of high-purity radiation detectors. Our research focuses on the determination of physical properties of atomic nuclei, lepton flavor physics and neutrino physics with special emphasis on neutrinoless double beta decay.

Tasks: The selected candidate is expected to play a leading role in a significant part of the research spectrum of the Chair of Nuclear Physics. This includes co-supervision of PhD students and students as well as writing of third-party funding proposals. The position includes teaching at university level and contributions to the academic organization of the Chair of Nuclear Physics.

Requirements: university and PhD degree in physics, or an equivalent qualification; an integrative and cooperative personality with high teamwork abilities, self-motivation skills and organizational talent; interest in fundamental research on a broad range of topics in nuclear and neutrino physics; experience in advanced data analysis techniques and knowledge of modern computing languages (e.g. C++, preferably also ROOT-framework, Geant4-framework); ability to work in a research environment and prepare research results for publication and presentation at scientific meetings; aptitude for outstanding research work and for coordinating a research group; aptitude for independent teaching in German and English. Knowledge of working with high-purity detectors (e.g. HPGe) and digital signal and data processing is desirable.

For further information about the position, you are invited to send an email to [email protected].

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

Please submit your detailed application (including a Curriculum Vitae, a brief proposal describing your research experience and interests, a list of publications with own contributions, a copy of the certificate of your highest academic degree and recommendation letters by two referees) with the usual documents by September 29, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service or the time stamp on the email server of TUD applies), preferably via the TUD SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf file [email protected] or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Physik, Institut für Kern- und Teilchenphysik, Professur für Kernphysik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Kai Zuber, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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