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PhD Student (m/f)

Workscope: Research Associate

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A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center's focus in on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter. All research is conducted in close collaboration with other members of the Helmholtz Association as well as with universities, non-university affiliated research institutes, and industry.

For additional information please visit: http://www.hzdr.de.

The Institute of Radiation Physics invites applications as

PhD student (m/f)

The position will be available from 1 December 2016. The employment contract is limited to three years. The regular working time will be 19,5 hours per week. The salary is based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund. The place of work is Dresden-Rossendorf.

  • Diploma or Master's degree or equivalent in physics with very good grades
  • good knowledge of radiation and plasma physics
  • good knowledge of optics and spectroscopy
  • experience with Iasers as well as X-ray and particle diagnostics
  • CAD and programming skills

The PhD student will join the newly established Helmholtz Young lnvestigator Group "Dynamic warm dense matter research with the Helmholtz International Beamline for Extreme Fields (HIBEF)". Particularly, the successful candidate will design, prepare and perform first experiments using HIBEF at European XFEL to investigate highly non-equilibrium excitation and relaxation processes in solid density plasmas created by ultra-high intensity Iasers on femtosecond time scales.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Kindly submit your completed online application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) by 31 October 2016 via online application https://www.hzdr.de/jobs.
Send application to
If you have any questions, please contact , please contact either Prof. Dr. Thomas Cowan, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 2270 or Dr. Dominik Kraus, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 3657.

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Sachsen)
Working place
01328 Dresden
Area of expertise