Hornberger group - Open positions
Postdoc position on quantum interference with molecules and nanoparticles
We are looking for a postdoc to carry out cutting-edge research in the fields of quantum interference with large molecules and nanoparticles, matter-wave decoherence, and precision sensing. Based on a combination of numerical simulation methods and analytical approaches, he/she will investigate the concrete feasibility of quantum interference experiments to measure tiny forces and torques, to detect physics beyond the standard model, and to probe the limits of the quantum superposition principle.
The position is for two years, with a possible extension to a third year.
If you are interested in joining our team, have recently finished your Ph.D. on applied quantum theory, or will be graduating soon, please write with the usual documents (including a CV with year of birth, grades, publication list, contact details of your PhD thesis adviser, and a link to an electronic version of your PhD thesis) to Klaus Hornberger.
There is currently no dedicated PhD position available, but you can always ask.
If you are excited about doing research in the field of molecular quantum optics, nanoscale quantum mechanics, or open quantum systems, please send a cover letter, preferably by email, to Klaus Hornberger with the usual documents attached (including a CV with year of birth, grades, the topic of your master or diploma thesis, contact details of thesis adviser), and a link to an electronic version of your master thesis (preferably in English, French, Spanish, Italian, or German).
Please note: Our PhD program consists of pure research work over a period of 3 years, and it does not require attendance of any courses. It is therefore important that candidates have already proven their ability to do research by having written a substantial master thesis (or by currently writing a thesis) covering one year of research in Theoretical Physics.
If you are excited by the general direction of our research topics, have just finished your Ph.D. (or will be graduating soon), and are interested in joining our team, please write with the usual documents (including a CV with year of birth, grades, publication list, contact details of your PhD thesis adviser, and a link to an electronic version of your PhD thesis) to Klaus Hornberger.