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PhD Student (m/f)

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The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (HZDR) has an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for research in the sectors health, energy and matter with more than 1,100 employees. HZDR is a member of Germany`s largest research organisation – Helmholtz Association (HGF). Further information can be found at http://www.hzdr.de.

The Institute of Radiation Physics invites applications as

PhD Student (m/f)

The position will be available from August, 2016. The employment contract is limited to three years. The regular weekly 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.

  • Master degree or Diploma in theoretical physics with exellent marks in quantum statistical description of many particle systems
  • excellent programming skills and proficiency in spoken and written English
  • knowledge in strategies to solve Schroedinger-type equations are highly appreciated

The project aims to solve the two-particle electron-hole problem in warm dense matter. The solution of the related Bethe-Salpeter equation for the polarization function gives input to calculate the dynamic structure factor as measured via x-ray scattering and can be related to energy transfer rates as needed to describe temperature relaxation in Iaser produced warm dense matter.
The successful applicant will run existing simulation software as well as program new code in this regard. The project is part of the HIBEF initiative and there will be collaboration with other theory efforts as well as with experimental groups in Germany and abroad.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please submit your complete application (cover letter, CV, certificates,…) by 23 May 2016 via Online application https://www.hzdr.de/jobs.
Send application to
For further information, please contact Mr. Jan Vorberger, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 2495 and Prof. Dr. Thomas Cowan, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 2270.

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